Movie Quote of the Day – The Last Tycoon, 1976 (dir. Elia Kazan)
Pat Brady: [after a film screening] What’s Eddie, asleep? Jesus. Goddamn movie even puts the editor to sleep.
Assistant editor: He’s not asleep, Mr. Brady.
Pat Brady: What do you mean, he’s not asleep?
Assistant editor: He’s dead, Mr. Brady.
Pat Brady: Dead? What do you mean, he’s dead!
Assistant editor: He must have died during the. . .
Pat Brady: How can he be dead? We were just watching the rough cut! Jesus, I didn’t hear anything. Did you hear anything?
Fleishacker: Not a thing.
Assistant editor: Eddie. . .he probably didn’t want to disturb the screening, Mr. Brady.
Posted on October 7, 2011, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged 1976, Brendan Burns, Elia Kazan, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harold Pinter, Ray Milland, Robert Mitchum, The Last Tycoon. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.