Saturday, September 01, 2007

Job creation

Ian McEwan after seeing the film version of Atonement. I like the last sentence.

It’s extraordinary. You sit in your study in silence and generate these words, and years later thousands of people are employed to bring it all to life. It’s odd how novel-writing can create employment.

When you think of the wealth creation generated by somebody writing a book, which is then made into a film, and try for an instant to imagine the incredible web of work and organisation that sustains and is fed by it, ... well, you give up after a bit.

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