"Jerry! Sandra showed me some your fiction and your awards, and I have to say 'powerful stuff.' Almost too powerful. I'm wondering if your mind can function down on our level. I grew up in Pacific Grove, and I started reading...what's his name?...I started reading Steinbeck when I was nine. [Tossing a script on the table.] Here's a piece of shit, Jerry. I wrote and re-wrote it, but it ain't workin'. If you can make it work, you're on...okay?"