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    From: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
    Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 00:42:28 -0800 (PST)
    Local: Wed, Mar 4 2009 3:42 am
    Subject: Re: quick update from jms

    A couple of quick things....

    I've often cited Norman Corwin as a role model, both professionally
    and as a human being, or my best approximation thereof. The Oscar-
    winning documentary about his work A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age
    of Norman Corwin is now on Amazon, and you can see some of it along
    with background material at:

    Meanwhile, on a wholly different note...not of triumph but of
    annoyance....because so much of the Forbidden Planet screenplay was
    leaked out, Warners and I have decided to chuck the screenplay in its
    entirety and start over. This is the direct result of the leaks that
    showed up on the nets, including detailed script reviews of a project
    that was barely a week old, and which would effectively destroy any
    anticipation of the movie because by the time it finally reached the
    screen in 2010 or thereabouts, the story would be old news. So we're
    starting fresh, and we're going to keep a tight lid on the script this

    So to the sites that say, "Where's the harm, it's not like they're
    gonna toss out the script because we blew the contents of same all
    over the nets," well, yes, that's exactly what it's like, and it's
    precisely your responsibility that a year's worth of work was

    So we start anew, with the determined hope that the next draft will be
    even better, and far more secure, than the last one.