I’m not normally one for award shows like last night’s Oscars, but I did 100 percent dig Robert De Niro’s intro to the best screenplay nominees:
“The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination and consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day.”
So tragic. So true.
By the way, the award for best original screenplay went to Spike Jonze for Her, one of the most beautifully written films I’ve ever seen in my life.