Ernest Lehman Poster

Quotes (3)

  • [on writing "North by Northwest" (1959) for Alfred Hitchcock] I wanted to write the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures.
  • No good screenplay is vulnerable. Only those that still need work are vulnerable, and should be vulnerable, and should be worked on some more by the writer - or, if not him, another writer - to ensure, or make possible, a good film.
  • It is not at all difficult for a writer to stay sane in Hollywood. Cynicism is more often a defense against just criticism.