(On finding good original material for movies): People these days cannot write from scratch. They can adapt a novel or a play.

(On finding good original material for movies): People these days cannot write from scratch. They can adapt a novel or a play. They can even create something from a newspaper clipping. But when it comes to sitting down with no previous source material and saying these are the characters, let’s find a home for them well they can’t do it. (1991) – Bette Midler
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