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“At the Movies.” Article-interview by Nina Darnton. New York Times, 12 December, Sec. C, p. 10. Very brief piece on the filming of 84.17 containing one fine quote from Mailer: “When I write a novel I try not to think of a plot—I am much more concerned with character. But in a movie the plot is the motor, it is essential. It took me two months to write the novel. The screenplay took six months.” See 1986 and 1987 entries.