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Samuel Goldwyn

Fecha de nacimiento: 17. Agosto 1879
Fecha de muerte: 31. Enero 1974

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Samuel Goldwyn, nacido como Szmuel Gelbfisz fue un productor de cine polaco y estadounidense, ganador del Óscar de la Academia y del Globo de Oro, fundador de varias productoras. Cofundador de la Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Dotado de gran talento e inventiva, en su casi medio siglo de actividad produjo numerosas películas de calidad, especialmente en el género del melodrama y de la comedia musical, siendo a su vez descubridor de grandes talentos, tanto en el mundo de la dirección, como Cecil B. DeMille y William Wyler, como en el de la interpretación, con actores como Gary Cooper, David Niven, Danny Kaye, Lili Damita y Eddie Cantor.

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Frases Samuel Goldwyn

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„I don't think anybody should write his autobiography until after he's dead.“

—  Samuel Goldwyn
Quoted in Arthur Marx, Goldwyn: The Man Behind the Myth (1976), prologue

„Unnamed director: [The script is] too caustic.
Goldwyn: To hell with the cost. If it's a good picture, we'll make it.“

—  Samuel Goldwyn
Quoted by Alva Johnston in The Great Goldwyn http://books.google.com/books?id=xU9AAAAAIAAJ&q=%22too+caustic%22+%22To+hell+with+the+cost%22+%22If+it's+a+good+picture+we'll+make+it%22&pg=PA34#v=onepage (1937)

„The next time I send a damn fool for something, I go myself.“

—  Samuel Goldwyn
Reported in Paul F. Boller, John George, They Never Said It (1990), p. 41-42.

„A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.“

—  Samuel Goldwyn
A misreporting of an actual quote praising the trustworthiness of a colleague: "His verbal contract is worth more than the paper it's written on". The identity of the colleague is variously reported as Joseph M. Schenk in Paul F. Boller, John George, They Never Said It (1990), p. 42, or as Joseph L. Mankiewicz in Carol Easton, The Search for Sam Goldwyn (1976). Goldwyn himself was reportedly aware of - and pleased by - the misattribution.

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„Our comedies are not to be laughed at.“

—  Samuel Goldwyn
Reported in Paul F. Boller, John George, They Never Said It (1990), p. 38-39.

„Gentlemen, include me out. (or just "Include me out.")“

—  Samuel Goldwyn
Reported in Paul F. Boller, John George, They Never Said It (1990), p. 40.

„Anyone who would go to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined!“

—  Samuel Goldwyn
Reported in Paul F. Boller, John George, They Never Said It (1990), p. 42. A similar quote appears in the landmark book by Hollingshead and Redlich, ``Social Class and Mental Illness (1958), p. 237: The old saw, "Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined," is applicable here.

„If you have a message, call western union.“

—  Samuel Goldwyn
The popular attribution to Goldwyn is false according to his biographer in A. Scott Berg, Goldwyn: A Biography (1998). The earliest known print attribution is to Moss Hart in Van Wert (Ohio) Times Bulletin (26 August 1954) as cited in Fred Shapiro, The Yale Book of Quotations (2006). Also attributed to Humphrey Bogart in Stephen Humphrey Bogart, Bogart: In Search of My Father (1995), and to Ernest Hemingway in James R. Mellow, Hemingway: A Life Without Consequences (1992).

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„I read part of it all the way through.“

—  Samuel Goldwyn
Reported in Paul F. Boller, John George, They Never Said It (1990), p. 42.

„We have that Indian scene. We can get the Indians from the reservoir.“

—  Samuel Goldwyn
Alternately reported as "We can get all the Indians we need at the reservoir", in Paul F. Boller, John George, They Never Said It (1990), p. 40.

„I can answer you in two words: im-possible!“

—  Samuel Goldwyn
Reported in Paul F. Boller, John George, They Never Said It (1990), p. 40.

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