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| Goldman, Maurice Clarence
Did You Know?
I make a point of never reading anything I've written in rewrites.
He knew he'd succeed as a screenwriter as soon as he wrote the opening scene in Harper
(1966) in which Harper is forced to recycle used coffee grounds for his morning cup of coffee. Harper's dismay at the result, as realized by Paul Newman
on screen, immediately created empathy between the character and the audience. Ironically, that opening sequence was the last thing he wrote for that script.