“After you’ve started shooting, producers come to you and ask, “What is the theme of our picture?” They were very proud, you know, to have a theme. There’s a kind of joke among us writers. You tell them, “The theme? Don’t you know? The theme of this is ‘You can’t eat soup with a fork.’” And he says, “That’s terrific.”

—Billy Wilder, interview in Conversations with The Great Moviemakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age at the American Film Institute

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