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Robert Towne refused a chance to write the screenplay, despite a one hundred seventy-five thousand dollar salary, saying

I didn’t want to be the unknown Hollywood screenwriter who fucked up a literary classic.

Instead, Towne wrote Chinatown, which earned him an Academy Award and established him as one of the greatest screenwriters of the period.

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