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Hollywood Politics

At the time in which these stories are set, movies had just made the successful transition from silent action to talking action. Pat Hobby was a successful silent film writer, talented in creating scenes that were both exciting and told an interesting story. However, when movies introduced sound, Pat Hobby found he was not as talented at writing dialogue as some of the younger writers who entered the industry after him. As a result, Pat has gone from being one of the highest paid writers of his time to barely getting along on the few pity jobs he is offered. Pat does not believe that it is his own writing skills that are the problem. Pat believes the problem is the hierarchy among the studio executives.

Pat believes that writers are the lowest spot on the totem pole when it comes to Hollywood. The executives are first...

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