Mark Griffin’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Mark Griffin Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Mark Griffin, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Mark Griffin you will find my Ten favourites of Mark Griffin’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of Mr. Rock Hudson and Mr. Jim Nabors On Saturday afternoon, June 19, 1971”
― Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

 “intended victim— The phone rang. She jumped before snapping it up. ‘Hello?’ ‘It’s Angela Swan from the coroner’s office. I have an answer to your question.’ ‘What question?’ ‘Who was killed first. It was Evelyn, by about five minutes. Which makes me think she was alone downstairs when she was attacked. Her husband would have been getting ready in the bedroom, then he came down, discovered her and met his fate.’ ‘Thank you, Angela.’ ‘You’ll have the full report by tomorrow afternoon.’ The line went dead. Holly hung up and looked back at Evelyn’s photo. It wasn’t much but it was a start.”
― Mark Griffin, When Darkness Calls

“Long before the cameras rolled, director and star got down to work. “I was very grateful because he did all of the directing with me before the picture began,” Hudson said. “First of all, he got me thinking I was the richest son of a bitch in the world. And he got me all puffed up and full of myself by making me believe my opinion was important to every aspect of the picture. And he got me so bigoted, talking about the squalor and filth of the Mexicans . . . that I hated them. From then on, he hardly said a word.”
― Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

 “Although Vittorio De Sica was revered as Italy’s great neorealist director (Bicycle Thieves, Miracle in Milan), he had been hired as an actor on A Farewell to Arms. De Sica would receive an Oscar nomination for portraying Major Alessandro Rinaldi, who suffers a breakdown after enduring one too many battlefront horrors. As Hudson remembered it, De Sica’s directorial instincts kicked in at a moment when his guidance was desperately needed. “De Sica was a marvelous man and a hell of a director,” Hudson said.”
― Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

 “We were shooting in a little village up near the Austrian border, near the Alps. It’s the last shot of the picture and I had to come out of a building sobbing, walking right past the camera. And De Sica saw that the director didn’t know how to tell me what to do . . . We went into a dressing room and in his very limited English, talked to me. And he got me so grief stricken that I couldn’t stop crying. I did the scene and that was that.”
― Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

 “Over the years, filmmakers as diverse as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Allison Anders, Todd Haynes, and Kathryn Bigelow have all paid tribute to the film’s operatic intensity and its mesmerizing, dreamlike imagery. Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar echoed the feelings of many when he said, “I have seen Written on the Wind a thousand times and I can’t wait to see it again.”
― Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

“Rock may have had this association in mind when Jimmy turned up on the set of Has Anybody Seen My Gal. Dean’s friend, William Bast, remembered, “It was after his first day of shooting on that picture that Jimmy confided in me his contempt for Mr. Hudson, based on nothing more than Hudson’s hypocritical pose as straight on the set while privately trying to hit on him.”
― Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

 “It must be hard to switch from Doris Day to Roger Vadim,” journalist Bob Colacello suggested to Hudson when they chatted for Andy Warhol’s Interview. “That’s the fun of it,” Rock responded. “Ideally, I’d like to do a drama, a comedy, a western, a love story, a musical . . . I’ve tried every way I know to diversify.”
― Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

“Once Rock Hudson married Gomer Pyle, he would officially be known as “Rock Pyle.” With Truman Capote officiating and Liberace providing “musical accompaniment,” this should have been enough of a tip-off that the wedding was a lark, an irreverent gay fantasia.”
― Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

“Phyllis Gates, who had been married to Hudson from 1955 to 1958, claimed that Rock and his omnipresent agent, Henry Willson, had ruthlessly manipulated her into participating in a sham marriage.”
― Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

10 Famous Quotes by Author Mark Griffin

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Mark Griffin, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Mark Griffin.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Mark Griffin. 

One Final Bonus – Mark Griffin Quote 

“Even though the Hudson-Nabors wedding was pure fantasy, the rumors surrounding it ended up causing some very real damage: CBS canceled The Jim Nabors Hour in 1971. While it’s been suggested that Nabors’s highly rated program fell victim to the network’s “rural purge,” many believe that the backlash from the gay marriage story doomed the show. Then there was the Rock Hudson version of damage control. “I’ll tell you one thing that makes me sad about this, and that’s that Jim Nabors and I are no longer friends. We can’t be seen together,” Hudson told a reporter in the early 1970s. Though even after the rumors had subsided, Hudson chose not to resume his friendship with Nabors.”

― Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

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