History Quotes / ExecutiveMeddling

17th Aug '16 2:13:42 AM Mareon
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->''"You know, what pisses me off is that all the things I'm good at are things that everyone assumes they could do if they tried. Playing the bassoon or fluffing a walrus people respect, 'cause there's a specialist skill goes into those, but writing? "Pah! I learnt that in school! Fucking aced it! They made me start doing it all in joined-up letters just to give everyone else a chance! And that, Mr. Croshaw, is why I felt my background production made me qualified to [[ExecutiveMeddling rewrite all the story copy]] you did for us to be more like a recent popular film." "Well, you know what I say to that, Mr. Producer? [[EveryManHasHisPrice Fifty dollars an hour, please!]]" [[MoneyDearBoy Blimey, I wonder how people with integrity get through life]]

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->''"You know, what pisses me off is that all the things I'm good at are things that everyone assumes they could do if they tried. Playing the bassoon or fluffing a walrus people respect, 'cause there's a specialist skill goes into those, but writing? "Pah! I learnt that in school! Fucking aced it! They made me start doing it all in joined-up letters just to give everyone else a chance! And that, Mr. Croshaw, is why I felt my background production made me qualified to [[ExecutiveMeddling rewrite all the story copy]] you did for us to be more like a recent popular film." "Well, you know what I say to that, Mr. Producer? [[EveryManHasHisPrice Fifty dollars an hour, please!]]" [[MoneyDearBoy Blimey, I wonder how people with integrity get through life]]Life.]]
10th Aug '16 11:59:00 PM DavidDelony
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->''"I would like to hear more of the consummate melodic master, but I feel that big business and his record company have had a corrupting influence on his material. The rock and pop thing certainly draws a wider audience. It happens more and more these days, that unqualified people with executive positions try to tell musicians what is good and what is bad music."''
-->--- '''Music/BillEvans''' on Music/MilesDavis
24th Jul '16 9:14:51 PM BananaPancakes
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->''"''Film/{{Watchmen}}'s ''opening was amazing. It would have been great if it only hadn't received the Creator/ZackSnyder Treatment.''

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->''"''Film/{{Watchmen}}'s ''opening ->''"''Film/{{Watchmen}}''’s opening was amazing. It would have been great if it only hadn't received the Creator/ZackSnyder Treatment.''"''



->''"I made him a flushed, dishevelled, bedevilled scallawag, with his helmet at the back of his head, and the living fear of death in his eye, and the blood oozing out of a cut over his ankle-bone. He wasn't pretty, but he was all soldier and very much man. [...]\\\
I did him just as well as I knew how, making allowance for the slickness of oils. Then the art-manager of that abandoned paper said that his subscribers wouldn’t like it. It was brutal and coarse and violent - man being naturally gentle when he’s fighting for his life.\\

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->''"I made him a flushed, dishevelled, bedevilled scallawag, with his helmet at the back of his head, and the living fear of death in his eye, and the blood oozing out of a cut over his ankle-bone. He wasn't pretty, but he was all soldier and very much man. [...]\\\
[…]\\\
I did him just as well as I knew how, making allowance for the slickness of oils. Then the art-manager of that abandoned paper said that his subscribers wouldn’t like it. It was brutal and coarse and violent - -- man being naturally gentle when he’s fighting for his life.\\



I took my "Last Shot" back. Behold the result! I put him into a lovely red coat without a speck on it. [[TrueArt That is Art]]. I polished his boots - observe the highlight on the toe. That is Art. I cleaned his rifle - rifles are always clean on service - because that is Art."''
-->-- '''Dick''', ''The Light that Failed'' by Creator/RudyardKipling.

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I took my "Last Shot" back. Behold the result! I put him into a lovely red coat without a speck on it. [[TrueArt That is Art]]. I polished his boots - -- observe the highlight on the toe. That is Art. I cleaned his rifle - -- rifles are always clean on service - -- because that is Art."''
-->-- '''Dick''', ''The Light that That Failed'' by Creator/RudyardKipling.






->'''Crow:''' Okay, ''Film/TheFinalSacrifice: [[RecycledTheSeries The Series]]''--\\
'''Mike:''' The name goes.\\
'''Crow:''' What?\\
'''Mike:''' Never liked the name. The name goes. It's banal.\\
'''Crow:''' But if you’re hoping to connect the series with the movie, Mike--\\
'''Mike:''' I need something like, oh, ''[[PublisherChosenTitle Night Mistress]]''.\\
'''Crow:''' '''''[[FlatWhat Night Mistress]]'''''.\\
'''Mike:''' Yeah, or ''[[NameAndName Cloochie and the Lieutenant]]'', something that’s gonna seduce people, really connect with 'em. We’ll work on that.
-->-- ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', engaging in some frightfully-accurate roleplay during the credits of ''Film/TheFinalSacrifice''

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->'''Crow:''' ->'''Crow''': Okay, ''Film/TheFinalSacrifice: [[RecycledTheSeries The Series]]''--\\
'''Mike:''' '''Mike''': The name goes.\\
'''Crow:''' '''Crow''': What?\\
'''Mike:''' '''Mike''': Never liked the name. The name goes. It's banal.\\
'''Crow:''' '''Crow''': But if you’re hoping to connect the series with the movie, Mike--\\
'''Mike:''' '''Mike''': I need something like, oh, ''[[PublisherChosenTitle Night Mistress]]''.\\
'''Crow:''' '''Crow''': '''''[[FlatWhat Night Mistress]]'''''.\\
'''Mike:''' '''Mike''': Yeah, or ''[[NameAndName Cloochie and the Lieutenant]]'', something that’s gonna seduce people, really connect with 'em. We’ll work on that.
-->-- ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', engaging in some frightfully-accurate frightfully accurate roleplay during the credits of ''Film/TheFinalSacrifice''



-->-- "The Spirit of Radio," '''Music/{{Rush}}'''

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-->-- -->--'''Music/{{Rush}}''', "The Spirit of Radio," '''Music/{{Rush}}'''
Radio"



-->-- '''Music/TheClash''', "Complete Control" [[note]]This ended up as TruthInTelevision, as the record company altered the British version of their debut SelfTitledAlbum, including "Complete Control" in the alternate version released in the U.S., completely oblivious to the fact that the song was an attack on that kind of ExecutiveMeddling.[[/note]]

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-->-- '''Music/TheClash''', "Complete Control" [[note]]This Control"[[note]]This ended up as TruthInTelevision, as the record company altered the British version of their debut SelfTitledAlbum, including "Complete Control" in the alternate version released in the U.S., completely oblivious to the fact that the song was an attack on that kind of ExecutiveMeddling.[[/note]]
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->''To those who understand, I extend my hand\\
To the doubtful, I demand: Take me as I am\\
Not under your command; I know where I stand\\
I won't change to fit your plan; take me as I am''
-->-- '''Music/DreamTheater''', refrain to "As I Am"



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->'''Pip:''' You deal with those types more than me; how is someone so dense granted decision making privileges at all?\\
'''Art:''' I think they give you an IQ test. If they see you cheating to pass it: You're management material.

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->'''Pip:'''
[[folder:Web Comics]]

->'''Pip''':
You deal with those types more than me; how is someone so dense granted decision making privileges at all?\\
'''Art:''' '''Art''': I think they give you an IQ test. If they see you cheating to pass it: You're management material.



->''"If you shoot something in your backyard using a borrowed camera and your buddies, congratulations, you have [[DoingItForTheArt total creative freedom]]. But if you want a big, loud movie with whatever actors the general population wants to have sex with at the time (currently RyanGosling, JenniferLawrence, and Flo from those [[AdvertisingCampaigns Progressive Auto Insurance]] commercials), you're going to need someone else's money. And that someone else? He's got some notes ..."''

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->''"If you shoot something in your backyard using a borrowed camera and your buddies, congratulations, you have [[DoingItForTheArt total creative freedom]]. But if you want a big, loud movie with whatever actors the general population wants to have sex with at the time (currently RyanGosling, JenniferLawrence, Creator/RyanGosling, Creator/JenniferLawrence, and Flo from those [[AdvertisingCampaigns Progressive Auto Insurance]] commercials), you're going to need someone else's money. And that someone else? He's got some notes ..."''notes …"''



->''"With ''For the Love of Money'', a decidedly more chipper-sounding Harry announces, after the [[{{Retool}} re-tooled]] opening credit sequence that he's on assignment in Los Angeles (the once doleful theme has been jazzed up to tell us it's "[[LighterAndSofter exciting]]" now). He rents a swank beachside apartment in Santa Monica where he's immediately befriended by [[WorldOfBuxom three bikini-clad girls]]...so it's time for Harry to gradually ditch the bus (his car had [[ImprobablyCoolCar a miraculous recovery]]), and to gradually ease off on the narration, and to gradually start carrying a gun and gradually [[CowboyCop slugging it out with the perps]], with nary a mention of the bullet in his back (in the old episodes, a simple shove from a suspect was enough to [[HollywoodHealing put out Harry's lights]]). Harry casually mentions that his beloved beach bungalow back in Dago has been bulldozed and that Santa Monica is now home plate (uh...a California disability check [[FriendsRentControl buys a beachfront cottage in Santa Monica?]]), and the girls come and go, and increasingly indestructible, [[BoringInvincibleHero increasingly unremarkable]] Harry's adventures become more thoroughly routine with each passing episode."''

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->''"With ''For the Love of Money'', a decidedly more chipper-sounding Harry announces, after the [[{{Retool}} re-tooled]] opening credit sequence that he's on assignment in Los Angeles (the once doleful theme has been jazzed up to tell us it's "[[LighterAndSofter exciting]]" now). He rents a swank beachside apartment in Santa Monica where he's immediately befriended by [[WorldOfBuxom three bikini-clad girls]]...girls]] … so it's time for Harry to gradually ditch the bus (his car had [[ImprobablyCoolCar a miraculous recovery]]), and to gradually ease off on the narration, and to gradually start carrying a gun and gradually [[CowboyCop slugging it out with the perps]], with nary a mention of the bullet in his back (in the old episodes, a simple shove from a suspect was enough to [[HollywoodHealing put out Harry's lights]]). Harry casually mentions that his beloved beach bungalow back in Dago has been bulldozed and that Santa Monica is now home plate (uh...a (uh…a California disability check [[FriendsRentControl buys a beachfront cottage in Santa Monica?]]), and the girls come and go, and increasingly indestructible, [[BoringInvincibleHero increasingly unremarkable]] Harry's adventures become more thoroughly routine with each passing episode."''



->'''Guano:''' But... but you said you'd never tamper with my creative vision.\\
'''Ozu:''' (''Calmly'') I didn't tamper... (''angrily'') ''I lit it on fire -- and danced on the ashes!''

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->'''Guano:''' But... ->'''Guano''': But … but you said you'd never tamper with my creative vision.\\
'''Ozu:''' (''Calmly'') '''Ozu''': [''Calmly''] I didn't tamper... (''angrily'') ''I tamper … [''Angrily''] ''[[NoExceptYes I lit it on fire -- and danced on the ashes!''ashes!]]''



It's something that our lawyers made us say''

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[[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope It's something that our lawyers made us say''say]]''



->'''Milhouse''': Mr. Moore, will you sign my DVD copy of [[SpinOffBabies Watchmen Babies]]? Which of your babies is your favorite?\\
'''Creator/AlanMoore''': You see what the bloody corporations do?! They take your ideas and suck them! Suck them like leeches until they've got every last drop of the marrow from your bones!

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->'''Milhouse''': Mr. Moore, will you sign my DVD copy of [[SpinOffBabies ''[[SpinOffBabies Watchmen Babies]]? Babies]]''? Which of your babies is your favorite?\\
'''Creator/AlanMoore''': You see what the bloody corporations do?! They take your ideas and suck them! Suck them like leeches until they've got every last drop of the marrow from your bones!
bones!



-->-- '''Music/JohnLennon''', expressing his frustration over Music/TheBeatles not legally owning their own songs ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Songs long story...]])

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-->-- '''Music/JohnLennon''', expressing his frustration over Music/TheBeatles not legally owning their own songs ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Songs long story...]])
story …]])



->''"I would like to relay an editorial comment that I received near the end of my time writing the ''Dark Knight [[{{Comicbook/New52}} New 52]]'' series. In one scene, I had written that Batman is sitting on a rooftop during an intense conversation, close to a person who has been injured. The editorial comment: 'We're not sure you are "getting" the character because it's common knowledge that Batman [[AlwaysOnDuty never sits down]].'"''

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->''"I would like to relay an editorial comment that I received near the end of my time writing the ''Dark Knight [[{{Comicbook/New52}} New 52]]'' Comicbook/New52'' series. In one scene, I had written that Batman is sitting on a rooftop during an intense conversation, close to a person who has been injured. The editorial comment: 'We're not sure you are "getting" the character because it's common knowledge that Batman [[AlwaysOnDuty never sits down]].'"''



->''"This, by the way, is why screenwriting pays so well. They don't pay me to write. [[DoingItForTheArt I'd write for free]]. They pay me NOT to [[TalkToTheFist punch people in the neck.]]"''

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->''"This, by the way, is why screenwriting pays so well. They don't pay me to write. [[DoingItForTheArt I'd write for free]]. free.]] They pay me NOT to [[TalkToTheFist punch people in the neck.]]"''



->''"What you have to remember is that in the movies there are two types of people 1) the directors, artists, actors and so on who have to do things and are often quite human and 2) [[AndTheRest the other lifeforms]]. Unfortunately you have to deal with the other lifeforms first. It is impossible to exaggerate their baleful stupidity."''

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->''"What you have to remember is that in the movies there are two types of people people: 1) the directors, artists, actors and so on who have to do things and are often quite human and 2) [[AndTheRest the other lifeforms]]. Unfortunately you have to deal with the other lifeforms first. It is impossible to exaggerate their baleful stupidity."''



->'''Creator/GeneRoddenberry:''' ''(throws back script)'' We’re not doing it.\\
'''Ira Behr:''' Why?\\
'''Gene:''' Captain Picard is JohnWayne. And John Wayne is not afraid of growing old or becoming an admiral. He isn’t afraid of anything.\\
'''Ira:''' Hold on a second, Gene: I happen to be quite a fan of John Wayne, and I can show you '''tons''' of his best movies where he’s afraid, where he has doubts, where he’s conflicted--\\
'''Gene:''' [[KnowNothingKnowItAll No, no. That’s not the John Wayne I’m talking about]]. I’m talking about ''John Wayne''. That’s who Picard is. There is no problem! If they made him an admiral, he’d just go, “Fine! I’m an admiral! And that’s just the way it is and I’m not gonna worry about it. And I’ll just do it! Everything’s good!” This story will never get done.\\
'''Ira:''' Okay…\\
'''Gene:''' But I really like this pleasure planet idea! Here’s what I wanna see… [[TestosteronePoisoning We’re going to get him laid.]] And this is what I want. We’re going to get him laid and we’re going to really show this pleasure planet.
-->--Ira Behr on leaving ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Resistance is Futile: Assimilating Star Trek''

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->'''Creator/GeneRoddenberry:''' ''(throws ->'''Creator/GeneRoddenberry''': [''Throws back script)'' script''] We’re not doing it.\\
'''Ira Behr:''' Behr''': Why?\\
'''Gene:''' '''Gene''': Captain Picard is JohnWayne.Creator/JohnWayne. And John Wayne is not afraid of growing old or becoming an admiral. He isn’t afraid of anything.\\
'''Ira:''' '''Ira''': Hold on a second, Gene: I happen to be quite a fan of John Wayne, and I can show you '''tons''' of his best movies where he’s afraid, where he has doubts, where he’s conflicted--\\
'''Gene:''' '''Gene''': [[KnowNothingKnowItAll No, no. That’s not the John Wayne I’m talking about]]. about.]] I’m talking about ''John Wayne''. That’s who Picard is. There is no problem! If they made him an admiral, he’d just go, “Fine! I’m an admiral! And that’s just the way it is and I’m not gonna worry about it. And I’ll just do it! Everything’s good!” This story will never get done.\\
'''Ira:''' '''Ira''': Okay…\\
'''Gene:''' '''Gene''': But I really like this pleasure planet idea! Here’s what I wanna see… [[TestosteronePoisoning We’re going to get him laid.]] And this is what I want. We’re going to get him laid and we’re going to really show this pleasure planet.
-->--Ira Behr on leaving ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Resistance is Is Futile: Assimilating Star Trek''



Sigh. So much lost . . ."''

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Sigh. So much lost . . ."''lost …"''
21st Jul '16 12:24:32 AM Hanz
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->'''Milhouse''': Mr. Moore, will you sign my DVD copy of [[SpinOffBabies Watchmen Babies]]? Which of your babies is your favorite?\\
'''Creator/AlanMoore''': You see what the bloody corporations do?! They take your ideas and suck them! Suck them like leeches until they've got every last drop of the marrow from your bones!
19th Jun '16 11:58:59 AM Mareon
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->''"You know, what pisses me off is that all the things I'm good at are things that everyone assumes they could do if they tried. Playing the bassoon or fluffing a walrus people respect, 'cause there's a specialist skill goes into those, but writing? "Pah! I learnt that in school! Fucking aced it! They made me start doing it all in joined-up letters just to give everyone else a chance! And that, Mr. Croshaw, is why I felt my background production made me qualified to [[ExecutiveMeddling rewrite all the story copy]] you did for us to be more like a recent popular film." "Well, you know what I say to that, Mr. Producer? [[EveryManHasHisPrice Fifty dollars an hour, please!]]" [[MoneyDearBoy Blimey, I wonder how people with integrity get through life]]
-->--''WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation''
31st Mar '16 2:10:24 AM nm3youtube
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->''Now, in fairness, this storyline was an editorial mandate. In fact, ''most'' of these [[FaceHeelTurn turns to evil]] were editorial mandates, further proving that ''editors aren't writers, so they should stop pretending they are''!''
-->--'''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRwB-C_hXqY Top 15 Worst Heroes Becoming Villains]]'', referring to the evil [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Cassandra Cain]] storyline
13th Feb '16 5:14:30 AM bonesawisready
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->'''Janet Fielding''': If you're doing science-fiction you're supposed to be talking about the things that are gonna shape us and shape our future; you know, what does technology mean for the interaction between humans beings what happens to social structures, and all those kinds of things. And yet, there you are, really, doing [[TwoDecadesBehind the most conservative interpretation of television and storytelling]] at the time. It's an irony.\\
'''Creator/PeterDavison''': I was thinking of applying for the job at the {{Creator/BBC}} the next time it came up just so I can go in and [[TakeThisJobAndShoveIt tell 'em what I really think.]]\\
'''Fielding''': I think that you'll find that other people who have done that haven't ''necessarily'' done well.\\
'''Davison''': "You make rubbish!"
-->--''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E2Snakedance}} "Snakedance"]] audio commentary
22nd Dec '15 11:36:59 AM hamonrye
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->'''Jay''': It's nothing but an endless series of compromises. And that's with complete control! We just don't have any money!\\
'''Max''': Imagine the compromises are somebody taking away the monster, and bringing it ''back'', [[OscarBait and now it has AIDS.]]
-->--''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'', "A Conversation With Creator/MaxLandis"
5th Dec '15 7:57:54 AM hamonrye
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->''"Playing the bassoon or [[BreadEggsMilkSquick fluffing a walrus]] people respect, 'cause there's a specialist skill that goes into those. But writing? 'Pah! I learnt that in school! Fucking ''aced it!'' They made me start doing it all in joined-up letters just to give everyone else a chance! And that, Mr. Croshaw, is why I felt my background made me qualified to rewrite all the story copy you did for us to be [[SerialNumbersFiledOff more like a recent popular film.]]'"''
-->--'''Creator/BenCroshaw''' on ''[[{{Videogame/Sacred}} Sacred 3]]''

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->''"Playing ->'''Yahtzee''': Turns out a big chunk of this "online-multiplayer"-focused game is a single-player campaign. '''Oh, {{Creator/Nintendo}}, you poor sod!''' Someone suggested making an online shooter and was smart enough not to stand on [[BoardToDeath the bassoon or [[BreadEggsMilkSquick fluffing a walrus]] people respect, 'cause there's a specialist skill that goes into those. But writing? 'Pah! I learnt that in school! Fucking ''aced it!'' They made me start doing it all in joined-up letters just trapdoor to give everyone else a chance! And that, Mr. Croshaw, is why I felt my background made me qualified to rewrite all the story copy piranha tank]], so you did for us had to be [[SerialNumbersFiledOff more like reach a recent popular film.]]'"''
-->--'''Creator/BenCroshaw'''
compromise, but you ''just couldn't fight'' the old instincts!\\
'''Nintendo exec''': *cries aloud as [[EvilHand his hand refuses to shake]] the dev's*
-->--''WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation''
on ''[[{{Videogame/Sacred}} Sacred 3]]''
''{{VideoGame/Splatoon}}''
13th Nov '15 7:58:44 PM AtticusOmundson
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-->--'''Rick Berman''' on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', ''In Conversation''

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-->--'''Rick -->-- '''Rick Berman''' on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', ''In Conversation''
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