"Sometimes, there isn't a hell of a lot of satisfaction in my job. It's hard watching talented, beautiful people throw their lives away for nothing... But this is a town where fame and fortune too easily bring out the worst in people. "
Celeste: [accepting an award] Oh, there's so many people to thank! First of all, my fabulous supporting cast, who gives a new meaning to the word "support"... Ariel: (Bitch!) David: (Hag!) Montana:: (I hate her so much!)
All around, people lookin' half-dead Walkin' on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head
—Lovin' Spoonful, "Summer in the City"
"MOVIES, MOVIES! WOW THEY ROCK! Well once they did, But listen kids: It's all a big crock! Now it's market trends, fickle friends and hollywood baloney Believe me Neil, you're better off polishing your Tony
The usual crowd. The traveling compliment show. Everyone thrilled with everyone's success; positively orgasmic at anyone's failure. Envy so thick, you can cut it with the knife lodged in every other back. The script's going along pretty well. Some interesting changes I sort of like. At any rate, Buddy does, therefore, I do.
Movies have a long and storied tradition of biting the hand that feeds them, lashing out at the callus, cold-bloodedness of Hollywood and the soul-selling 'artists' who reside there. However, the Coen Brother's Barton Fink may be the first to depict Hollywood both literally and metaphorically as hell, going as far as to compare the studio system to the Nazis.
Britney sits down with the camera and says 'DEAR GOD HELP ME GET OUT OF HERE. I CAN NO LONGER FEEL MYSELF IN MY OWN SKIN. I CAN ONLY SUBMERSE MYSELF DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO MY OWN PAIN. PLEASE SOMEONE, ANYONE SAVE ME FROM THIS.' And then the interviewer says hahahhah Britney you are the best OMG tell us how you stay so fit, girl!''
Given the back-and-forth comments between the actress and her director, I suspect the Hitler comparison was meant to be a joke. But Bay doesnt seem like the kind of guy who can take being publicly embarrassed... In order to revive her flagging career, Fox was forced to issue a public mea culpa and reunite with the man who ruined her reputation.
Everyone in L.A. is either dead of COVID or cant get an audition right now. I know a lot of depressed people in L.A. Know why? Because L.A. treats everyone like disposable chum and then has the balls to say they should be happy because the weather is nice and there are beaches locals never go to. These new logos should be fucking dead gray. The uniforms should be too, but instead you got new threads Inspired by the color of a ram horn and the sands of L.A That shit looks like a new Butterfinger wrapper. Crispety, crunchety, but also socially aware-ety.
—Drew Magary, "Why Your Team Sucks 2020: Los Angeles Rams"
Here's what I learned in two years of mostly answering phones, typing reports, making coffee and periodically having to run up to the Oscar-lined executive floors: Entertainment is a fabulous business to go into if you enjoy being a nervous, groveling toady, a petulant tantrum thrower and a crafty manipulator—all at the same time.
"Everything Ive heard about Hollywood has never been good. You know, they make these movies, theyre supposed to make you feel really good, and make you escape the pains of your real life, but when you go to Hollywood, the pain is there. Its always there and Hollywood never lets you forget that."
I'd never seen him before, but I knew of his fearsome reputation. Dexter was not in home in pubs; the crowded and noisy atmosphere diluted his authority. But sometimes, because nearly everybody else was in the pub, he'd stroll in and spoil it for one or two poor souls. He'd pass the time and make a few of his victims long for death.
—Tom Baker on director John Dexter, Who on Earth Is Tom Baker?
"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
"She was awfully full of herself. In 110-degree weather, after two weeks of rehearsal, shed ask the director, Whats my motivation? and shed play her goddamn flute till we were ready to strangle her."
"I can't even go to the movies; when I'm there I think about the fact that I have to learn my lines when I get home. And if I go to a late movie, I fall asleep. It's a real thrilling life, I tell you...I've spent many times driving home from my auditions crying, because I put everything into it and the person I auditioned for was eating salad and talking on the phone while I was reading for them."
—Sarah G. Buxton
"The intensity of the scenes weve been shooting and the amount of emotional work and concentration that is needed to get through the day are so mentally and physically exhausting that Im sure I will need to be institutionalized when its over. I understand now why most actors are alcoholics, drug addicts, or Scientologists."