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January 29, 2004
I think he moved here thinking he'd make movies. Lots of people do—people who don't have the skill or the courage to be artists themselves, but think there's glamour to be had, and money to be made by associating with the really creative types. He liked the gadfly aspect of the movie business—everyone said it was built upon relationships, but really, it was just a business of connection and memory—neither continuity nor depth was particularly important for success. You had to meet people, remember them, make them remember you, and envision the web of connections between them.