The Independent (2000)
Ted Demme: I think Morty is a visionary.
Roger Corman: I think Morty was and is an artist.
Ron Howard: He's an innovator.
Karen Black: Very persistent. And you have to love him for that.
Peter Bogdanovich: Morty would try things, and then 2 years later someone would copy it and win an Oscar for it.
Fred Williamson: This is the only man that I've ever worked with that I feel I can't take.
Morty Fineman: [eulogy] For what does it gain a man to be given that divine candle, and not to dip his wick.
Morty Fineman: [concluding his corporate presentation] That, gentlemen, is why financing Fineman Films is fine financing.
Todd: We are prepared Mr. Fineman, today, to buy you're entire film library, for $8 a pound.
Fred Williamson: Get out of the water! It's filled with phosphors and you're swimming topless!
Paloma Fineman: I think that anyone that claims that they are totally happy with their family situation is not concentrating.
Interviewer: [quoting critics] An insipid, childish, even maniacal work. Someone please tell Mr. Fineman that The Whole Story of America does *not* have to be as long as the whole story of America.
Morty Fineman: Those who cannot do, review.
Morty Fineman: [to potential producer] I tell you Walter, I've been in this business 30 years and there's only one sure-fire way to make a small fortune - start with a large fortune.
Interviewer: Wow, you invented the sequel?
Morty Fineman: Well, I invented the roman numeral at the end of the title. You see God Father III, Friday the 13th part VII, that started with me.
Title Card: World War III II, a Fineman Production.
Fan from Casper, WY: You have no idea sir how much I've learned from you. Your film with Tanya McDonald showed me how to please a woman. But also to tell if she's a vampire...
Morty Fineman: [to adoring fans] I believe the true measure of a man is that which he thinks of himself. Back straight, shoes off, head high. It doesn't guarantee you a tall man, but at least you get an accurate measure.