Born On This Day — November 29

BERKELEY, BUSBY

In an era of breadlines, depression and wars, I tried to help people get away from all the misery… to turn their minds to something else. I wanted to make people happy, if only for an hour.

—Busby Berkeley
Frances McDormand & Joel Coen 'Fargo' (1996)
Frances McDormand and Joel Coen making Fargo (1996)

It’s a funny thing; people sometimes accuse us of condescending to our characters somehow—that to me is kind of inexplicable.

Joel Coen