One day famed producer Samuel Goldwyn gave James Thurber a newly-completed screenplay ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"), warning him that its last 100 pages were excessively "bloody and thirsty." Thurber dutifully read the script. His verdict? He was, he agreed, "horror and struck."
[Goldwyn, famed for his malapropisms, often referred to the work as "The Secret Life of Walter Witty."]