Monday, September 21, 2009

"Okay, you lazy bitch": A 2001 letter from Hunter S. Thompson over production on the "Rum Diaries"


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--This was sent to me by a friend and reader, it's great. Thompson was getting the usual Hollywood treatment of being fucked around and got tired of it, so he dashed this fax off to the production executive at the time on the film. It sums-up what I always thought getting a movie made must be like, just a lot of bullshit, babysitting rich, spoiled assholes and their sycophants. Fuck that, nothing's worth that shit.

A doosie from the transcript:
...Fuck this. We have a good writer, we have the main parts casted & we have a very marketable movie that will not even be hard to make....

And all you are is a goddamn Bystander, making stupid suggestions & jabbering now & then like some half-bright Kid with No Money & No Energy & no focus except on yr. own tits.... I'm sick of hearing about Cuba & Japs & yr. Yo-yo partners who want to change the story because the violence makes them Queasy.

Shit on them. I'd much rather deal with a Live asshole than a Dead worm with No Light in his Eyes....

Couldn't have put it better myself. What a man, what a guy, so wonderfully honest. Get rid of middle-management, yesterday. Redundant. Development hell this, bitch.