Sarah Wrote That

"…the reward of the author of fiction had begun to swell unprecedentedly as a result of the voracious hunger of the motion pictures for plots. He received seven hundred dollars for every story, at that time a large emolument for such a young man — he was not quite thirty — and for every one that contained enough “action” (kissing, shooting, and sacrificing) for the movies, he obtained an additional thousand."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, re: circa 1916 in The Beautiful and Damned