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Abraham L. Polonsky
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[on watching the rushes of a day's filming]: Dailies can fool you. They're full of momentary energy. You have no way of knowing until they're cut together in the whole film if anything is going there. Accidental energy cancels out and things just lay there.
Polonsky, a victim of the blacklist, was so offended when director Irwin Winkler
changed the main character (a director who is blacklisted after refusing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee) of his script for Guilty by Suspicion
(1991) from a Communist Party member to a relatively apolitical liberal that he not only had his name taken off of the picture, he also refused ...