"Samuel Goldwyn knew everything about films -- costumes, settings, characters, dialogue, plot constructoin -- except music, and he was able to put the 'Goldwyn touch' on every aspect of the films he produced except the musical score. When he made his first musical, he heard one-step time described as two-four time and thereafter referred to it as 'two-by-four time.' He wanted the Easter music for a Greek orthodox service in We Live Again (1934), a film based on Tolstoy's novel Resurrection, to be just right, but when the recording of the music was accidentally played backward for him he pronounced it superb."

[Goldwyn once told a composer that his score wouldn't do. "What's the matter with it?" the composer asked. Goldwyn's reply? "There's not enough sarcasm in it." On another occasion, after raving about Cole Porter's "Night and Day," Goldwyn had the famous song played for him on a phonograph -- and failed to recognize it.]

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