Did You Know?
[on David Lean
advising him to take up screenwriting and directing: When we were talking during "Ryan's Daughter", I asked if he thought I ought to go to film school. He said no, I could learn all that in six months. I asked what I ought to do and he said, "Read!", Then he gave me Boswell's "Life of Johnson" and Alan Moorehead's "The Blue Nile" and "The White Nile". Amazing.
In April 1994, Variety Magazine reported that Jarre was set to write a script for MGM, which was described as a Civil War suspense drama, the project was based on a pitch by William R. Pace
and Ronnie D. Clemmer
, who were also slated to be producers.