Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005005, Tue, 11 Apr 2000 08:31:05 -0700

more on American Beauty (fwd)
Dear List:

In an interview published in *The Globe and Mail* this
weekend (April 8, 2000), screenwriter William Goldman
says that in Allan Ball's script the Kevin Spacey
character had sex with the girl. I quote in full:
"In the original script, he screws her and it was a studio
executive's suggestion that he not. Now Allan Ball, who
wrote the script and won the Oscar, I gather was happy
without it. But I find that kind of thing maddening."
This changes the discussion about progressive mores,
doesn't it?

Dana Dragunoiu