The Horse’s Mouth is an ongoing feature with a collection of the more head-scratching comments and/or crazy conversations we’ve had with people in the industry. We thought we’d share them with you. Happy holidays:
REPORTER: So you are going to have to write off $100M from this dog of a movie.
EXEC: Yes, but is there any way you can put in the article that we’re very proud to work with the director and that the film is an outstanding achievement for him?
“This might actually be a worse idea for a movie than Human Centipede.” — Commenter on Clint Eastwood’s next film, Sully
“Honestly, my first instinct was that I was worried about Amy. I had someone call her and ask if she was OK.” — Angelina Jolie Pitt in the New York Times, when asked about the Sony hack
REPORTER: Can you ask (your boss) to call me?
ASSISTANT: Sure, but can you email her?
REPORTER: To ask her to call me?
REPORTER: Why? Are you getting fired?
COMMENTER 1: “Very, very disappointing. I’m not sure I can bring myself to go to The Scorch Trials if they don’t apologize and return the artifacts.”
COMMENTER 2: “You’d better hurry up and not bring yourself to go pretty soon while you have the chance — the movie has been out for 3 weeks.”