Quotes from F Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Last Tycoon'
Pat Brady: [after a film screening] What's Eddie, asleep? Jesus. Goddamn movie even puts the editor to sleep!!
Assistant editor: He's not asleep, Mr. Brady.
Pat Brady: What do you mean, he's not asleep?
Assistant editor: He's dead, Mr. Brady.
Pat Brady: Dead? What do you mean, he's dead!?
Assistant editor: He must have died during the ...
Pat Brady: How can he be dead? We were just watching the rough cut! Jesus, I didn't hear anything. Did you hear anything?
Fleishacker: Not a thing.