Normally, I am loathe to link to other bloggers. Sending you from FishbowlLA to, say, the Huffington Post is like sending a drunk out of a friendly bar and into a crack den: There’s no end to to the habit once you get started.
But today’s Huff-Po makes such a fascinating leap of logic, we cannot help ourselves. We’ve heard lots of execs in Hollywood compared to lots of different things, but never before have we come across a comparison of the Bush Administration’s Defense Deparment to Columbia Pictures circa the early 1970s; as such we cannot resist linking you to it.
A slice of Norman Horowitz‘s HuffPo entry of today:
“A finance group rescued Columbia Pictures when it took control of the company in 1973. The new head of the motion picture division was an agent, David Begelman. I worked with David for about six years. He was everything that you could want as a studio head. He was very bright, charming, outgoing, creative, and anything else that was positive that you could say about a man in his position. He was the best executive I ever reported to. Sadly, he had one minor character flaw: he was a crook.”