"The foregoing was a fictional account of the development of the HULA HOOP® and the characters bear no resemblance to any real person or business concern. The HULA HOOP® was actually developed by the founders of the toy company WHAM-O®, a true American success story. WHAM-O® was subsequently responsible for the development of the FRISBEE® and numerous other toy products."
— Closing credits, “The Hudsucker Proxy”
"Most people feel it’s rather childish to have an imagination. I don’t agree with that, I think you should go through life and imagine the very best."
— Ray Harryhausen
"My job is to plumb the depths, so to speak. Dredge up something from inside, something honest. I gotta tell you, the life of the mind…there’s no roadmap for that territory. And exploring it can be painful. The kind of pain most people don’t know anything about. This must be boring you."
— Barton Fink, stuck in his own head and loving it