Words on Film

“Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the,’” goes the notorious quote by Mary McCarthy about her legendary rival Lillian Hellman. For the recent Broadway production of Nora Ephron's play Imaginary Friends, which explores the battles of these two literary legends, projection designer Jan Hartley created a series of title cards that looked as though someone were typing the words in real time.

The play stars Swoosie Kurtz and Cherry Jones as Hellman and McCarthy, a

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