Scene, January 29, 2008
From the article "Some of the stars' best lines are scripted
Funny, clever, philosophicalÆââ--the oldes celebs sait it bestÆââ"
Æââ"501 Movie Stars puts together quite a collection of quotes from stars off-camera with nary a screenwriter in sight."
â--Hamilton Spectator, October 29, 2007
From the article â"Some of the starsâ' best lines are scripted
Funny, clever, philosophicalâ--the oldes celebs sait it bestâ"
â"The history of Hollywood film is littered with great catchphrases. A while back, the American Film Institute came out with its list of the top movie quotes of all time, and they ranged from Gone with the Windâ's â"Frankly, my dear, I donâ't give a damnâ" at No. 1 to Titanicâ's â"Iâ'm the king of the world! at No. 100. It doesnâ't take a move maestro to know Clark Gable spoke No. 1 and Leonardo DiCaprio No. 100. But while Gable and Leo will long be identified with the quotes, they only spoke words someone else wrote."
"Writers are the unsung heroes of Hollywood, but a new book shows that Tinseltownâ's biggest stars did have a lot to say on their own. 501 Movie Stars puts together quite a collection of quotes from stars off-camera with nary a screenwriter in sight. The book is also filled with bios and filmographies. And the best quotes come from the oldest stars, adding strength to another old movie phrase, â"They donâ't make â'em like they used toâ'â".
Hamilton Spectator, October 29, 2007