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 Post subject: Jimmy Stewart quote
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:35 am 
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This was one of the Quotes of the Day, January 21, 2004:


I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it.
Jimmy Stewart (1908 - ), in "Harvey", 1950


The practice of attributing movie lines to the actors who speak them is grossly unfair to the real authors. I believe this is by Mary Chase, who wrote the original stage play.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:24 am 
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I generally agree that a good quotation citing gives complete information. With movies, books, etc., it just doesn't happen all that often.

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http://www.classicsondvd.com/harvey.htm
Harvey is a rabbit with a pedigree. Mary Chase's enduring play had already won the Pulitzer Prize for drama and had enjoyed wildly successful runs on Broadway and in London before it was brought to the screen. The screen version thankfully stays very close to the play, primarily due to the fact that it was adapted by Chase herself, along with Oscar Brodney. The pair was able to open the play up a bit to make it cinematic, but kept the expansion within the context of the play. In doing so they realized the best of both worlds.


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sail279, on your left hand side on this site, you would find a link Qoutes of the Day.. What Mr. Fussbudget stated was to showcase the problem that was there..
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Our policy is to quote screenwriters whenever possible, but we don't always have the information. I've updated this one with the correct author.

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 Post subject: hello every one
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:51 pm 
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I have my doubts that he ever even thought that.
Regardless, this is not a quotation that is associated with Gandhi.


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