Jul 20, 2013

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Diane Keaton

'As Ms. Keaton recalled it, their relationship was not unlike Annie Hall,  with Mr. Allen becoming both her partner and mentor, offering her an attentive ear and introducing her to Freudian analysis. “I was constantly complaining about things and constantly had this low self-esteem,” Ms. Keaton said, “and had a tendency toward crying and worrying about why I wasn’t good enough, and he took it.” Not only did Mr. Allen pay attention, Ms. Keaton said, “he took an interest in my family and in my mother, who was a fantastic woman and a complex character, and in my sisters.” The surest sign that Mr. Allen was listening to her was when she read his script for Annie Hall (written with Marshall Brickman) and her character’s voice sounded just like her. “We can all feel it and understand it,” said Ms. Keaton, who won an Academy Award for her performance, “but we cannot write other people’s sounds.” Mr. Allen, she said, “can hear it — Annie Hall, flumping around, trying to find a sentence, that’s just remarkable what he did for me.”' — New York Times
I love that in the course of describing unique voices she gets the word "flumping" past the Times's style prefects. 

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