JOSS WHEDON: I find that when you read a script, or rewrite something, or look at something that’s been gone over, you can tell, like rings on a tree, by how bad it is, how long it’s been in development.
NEIL GAIMAN: Yes. It really is this thing of executives loving the smell of their own urine and urinating on things. And then more execs come in, and they urinate. And then the next round. By the end, they have this thing which just smells like pee, and nobody likes it.
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http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1109313,00.html#ixzz2RXrXd8TI (via neil-gaiman)
I think my favorite thing about this article is that the interview is being conducted by Lev Grossman, another one of my favorite authors
whose second book I finally managed to track down and is waiting for me, yay for The Magician King!
Small world, I suppose. Either that or 2005 just had no idea how cool the future was going to be.