Michael Wilson

Rookie (1993 / Irvine, Scotland)

Michael Wilson Quotes

  • ''You'd leave your own mother here, if the rules called for it.''
    Michael Wilson (1914-1978), U.S. screenwriter, Carl Foreman (1914-1984), and David Lean. Shears (William Holden) to Warden (Jack Hawkins), The Bridge on the River Kwai, when Warden asks to be left behind on a mission following his injury (1957). Wilson and Foreman were originally uncredited because they were blacklisted; novelist Pierre Boulle, who spoke no English, received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. A restored version of the film credits all three writers.
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  • ''Men are so disgustingly prompt. I think they do it just to put us women in a bad light.''
    Michael Wilson (1914-1978), U.S. screenwriter, and Harry Brown (1917-1986), U.S. screenwriter. Angela (Elizabeth Taylor), A Place In The Sun (1951).
  • ''The kind of guts that can get us all killed.''
    Michael Wilson (1914-1978), U.S. screenwriter, Carl Foreman (1914-1984), and David Lean. Shears (William Holden), The Bridge on the River Kwai, about the commando chief, Warden (1957). Wilson and Foreman were originally uncredited because they were blacklisted; novelist Pierre Boulle received their Oscar.
  • ''Here lies.... You know, Weaver, I've forgotten who we just buried.''
    Michael Wilson (1914-1978), U.S. screenwriter, Carl Foreman (1914-1984), and David Lean. Shears (William Holden), The Bridge on the River Kwai, in the prison camp graveyard (1957). Wilson and Foreman were originally uncredited because they were blacklisted; novelist Pierre Boulle, who spoke no English, received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. A restored version of the film credits all three writers.

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One Day

The constant blasts of shells.
The constant flash of light.
One day the war will end.
We will win the fight.

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