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Oliver Jeffries | David O.Selznick | David Selznick
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[on John Huston
's resignation from A Farewell to Arms
(1957)] I am the producer and must produce. In Mr. Huston I asked for a first violinist and instead got a soloist. My conception of the producer's role is that it is similar to being the conductor of an orchestra. The conductor oversees every detail and interprets as he sees fit. I am a perfectionist. My sights are set high. But I've found ...
He abandoned his career at MGM after marrying Irene Mayer Selznick
, the daughter of MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer
, and moved to RKO. He eventually returned to MGM after that studio's loss of production genius Irving Thalberg
. This led to the famous observation that "The son-in-law also rises", a play on words of the Ernest Hemingway
novel "The Sun Also Rises".
His ubiquitous memos.