in Secondary

87.26a

“Norman Mailer Takes Over ‘Tough Guys.’” Article–interview by Vernon Scott. UPI wire story, Arkansas Gazette, 4 October, 10G. The most notable remarks by Mailer in this piece concerns screenplay writing, and the agony novelists endure when a poor job of translating their work into a film occurs: “To be crude about it, it’s like someone making love to your woman. Or to put it in a more elevated fashion, it’s like having someone else raise your child.” He also notes that he was given final cut on the film, and so bears all responsibility for it. See 84.17, 1986 and 1987 entries.