A guy was telling me he’d just left a project on amicable terms after the usual creative differences, and I contended there’s no such thing as an amicable parting over creative matters. All right, it may happen once in a blue moon, but most of the time it’s like what director-writer Nicholas Meyer once said about creative differences with a now-deceased producer named Stephen J. Friedman (All of Me, The Big Easy), whom he happened to despise, having once called him “that horrible man.” Maybe someone else said it first, but I’ve remembered Meyer’s remark about his clash with Friedman: “I was creative and he was different.”