Quotation by Raymond Chandler

Its idea of "production value" is spending a million dollars dressing up a story that any good writer would throw away. Its vision of the rewarding movie is a vehicle for some glamour-puss with two expressions and eighteen changes of costume, or for some male idol of the muddled millions with a permanent hangover, six worn-out acting tricks, the build of a lifeguard, and the mentality of a chicken-strangler.
Raymond Chandler (1888–1959), U.S. author. "Writers in Hollywood," Atlantic Monthly (Boston, November 1945).
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