Date: 21st February 2001

Stanley Kramer On Making Movies: A Crap Shoot?

Today's (Wednesday) New York Times publishes a lengthy obituary about filmmaker Stanley Kramer, who died Monday in Woodland Hills, CA at the age of 87. It concludes with this comment from Kramer himself about the business of making movies: "A motion picture has a strange chemistry that you can't explain. How do you explain how every once in a while an absolute conclave of idiots will come together and make a film that's just wonderful, while a group of talented people will turn out something that's nothing? Maybe it just depends on the roll of the dice."

Source: Studio Briefing