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 Post subject: Finding Forrester
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 9:42 pm 
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There's a line in the movie that says something about why he doesn't read his own writings aloud. I really would love to have that quote. Thank you in advance for anyone who can help me


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I tried to find it on the Internet, with no luck. Can you remember a tiny bit of exactly what he says? I think I have the movie, maybe I'll watch it again.
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I'm sorry I can't help anymore, I haven't seen the movie in a very long time, not since the last time it was on HBO, but the thought behind that line came to me and I'm trying to figure it out.


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I did a few searches and came up with nothing. Some related quotes, though:

"Write the first draft with passion and the second with intelligence."
-- Sean Connery in the movie Finding Forrester

"The quickest way to a woman's heart is with an unexpected gift at an unexpected time."
-- Finding Forrester

"Writers would be warm, loyal, and otherwise terrific people--if only they'd stop writing."
--Laura Miller, from a salon.com review of the movie Finding Forrester

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Well, I'm up to this scene in the movie and this is what is said (the wording is pretty darn close to exact)

Jamal: They're making us enter some kinda writing contest at school. You ever enter one of those?
William: yeah, once.
Jamal: did you win?
William: of course
Jamal: what? money or something?
William: the Pulitzer.
Jamal: They make all the students get up and read in front of the class.
Forrester: What the hell does that got to do with writing? Writers write so that readers can read. Let someone else read it.
Jamal: Ever read your own book?
Forrester: In public? Hell no. Barely even read it in private. Ever wonder why writers do that coffee shop reading sh*t? So they can get laid!


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Thanks Much, and from here in Chicoland, Happy New Year!


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 Post subject: Wallace's final letter.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 9:43 pm 
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Request for board.

Can someone who own the movie post the text to Wallace's final letter which Forrester read out loud at the writing contest.

It started out something like: "Losing family obliges us to seek out new family....."

Much obliged.


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