Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quote of the Day (Daniel Handler, on His Cluelessness About New Films)

“The trouble is that I see so many more old movies than I do new movies. When I worked on the [Lemony] Snicket movie, they would say, ‘Who do you think would be good for Count Olaf?’ And I would say, ‘James Mason.’ And they would say: ‘James Mason is dead and dead a long time. That is not a helpful thing to say.’”—Daniel Handler, author of the Lemony Snicket book series, when asked whom he would like to adapt his latest series into film, quoted in Andrew Goldman, “Read at Your Own Risk: Daniel Handler on Dictators, Being Fired and the Revival of Lemony Snicket,” The New York Times Magazine, November 25, 2012

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