Years ago when working at the trades, one of the most popular features we did was The Horse’s Mouth, where we collected comments and unusual conversations that we had with people across the film and TV industries and shared them with our readers. We also found some Separated at Births (see below). In a town full of remakes and sequels, we have our own. We hope you enjoy these. We’ll never tell, but you know who you are:
Journalist: Do you know the best way to reach John Hughes?
Deadline: Yes, I would try Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium.
Studio exec: If you want a relationship with me, you’re going to have to print everything I say.
Deadline: How can a movie like The Wolf Of Wall Street get an R rating with all the sexual content? I mean, you see a woman going down on a guy while she gets rammed from behind by another guy.
Industry analyst: Well … was the guys’ penis erect or flaccid?
Commenter on Deadline: You think nobody outside of LA or NY is interested in sex or seeing a candle shoved up Leonardo DiCaprio’s ass? … Get some class.
Producer: I can’t believe I was nominated for an Oscar.
Producer: Because I’ve produced such tons of sh*t.
Reporter: Is that the real [budget] number?
Studio exec: What can I tell you? I work for maniacs.
Separated at Birth?
Irving Rosenfeld Len Grossman
William Harper Fast Eddie Felson