Polanski: Good morning, gentlemen. What did you think of the film?
Studio Executive 1: For the most part, we thought it was amazing, but we are a little concerned about the direction you took the ending
Polanski: How so?
Studio Executive 2: Well it was all good until the rape scene at the end.
Studio Executive 1: We thought it was a little tacked-on and frankly, quite disturbing.
Studio Executive 2: I'm fairly sure that wasn't anywhere in the script.
Polanski: I see, I thought I was going to be given free artistic license on this film, but I guess I was lied to.
Studio Executive 1: First of all, it doesn't really even make sense. I'm pretty sure quaaludes weren't even invented until the 50s.
Polanski: Um I can change it to morphine or something, I'll work it out.
Studio Executive 1: We're just not sure the average viewer will have sympathy for a character who rapes a 13-year-old girl.
Polanski: But but he was a Holocaust survivor, they have to have sympathy for him! What are these viewers? Nazis?!
Studio Executive 2: That's not really how sympathy works, Mr. Polanski.
Polanski: Okay, what if his wife is killed by the Manson family? Will they have sympathy then?
Studio Executive 1: Um
Polanski: Okay, nevermind.
Studio Executive 2: We're going to cut the scene.
Polanski: No! You can't do that! People must see that rape isn't always bad!
Studio Executive 1: No. No, they don't.
Studio Executive 2: In fact, the exact opposite is true.
Polanski: You can't cut it, I won't allow you to release any of my work unless that scene is included.
Studio Executive 1: We'll tell the Police where you are if you don't let us cut it.
Studio Executive 2: So we've reached an agreement.
(Studio Executives leave)
Polanski: Why does this happen with every film? No one understands my genius!