Garson Kanin at the AFI
I saw Garson Kanin at the AFI years ago in DC where he introduced MY FAVORITE WIFE and ADAM'S RIB. I asked him about remakes, because STAGECOACH(66) had been on tv the night before and MFW had been remade.
He was very much against remakes and called LITTLE WOMEN with Elizabeth Taylor, June Allyson and Margaret O"Brien "vomitous". I guess he didn't like the motive. Then he got to HIS GIRL FRIDAY that when you change a character's sex, you change the point of the story.