The Auteur grimaced and said, Very interesting. Great stuff. Loved it, but I had a question. What was it. Oh, yes. How many movies have you made. None. Isn’t that right. None, zero, zilch, nada, nothing, and however you say it in your language. So thank you for telling me how to do my job. Now get the hell out of my house and come back after you’ve made a movie or two. Maybe then I’ll listen to one or two of your cheap ideas.
Why was he so rude? Madame said. Didn’t he ask you to give him some comments?
He was looking for a yes man. He thought I’d give him a rubber stamp of approval.
He thought you were going to fawn over him.
When I didn’t do it, he was hurt. He’s an artist, he’s got thin skin.
So much for your career in Hollywood, the General said.