William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway were friends.
Or were they… Hemingway's take on Faulkner: "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use." All we can say is – Ouch. (Source).Faulkner, Hollywood Hero? For several years in the 1930s-40s, Faulkner actually wanted to ditch his career as a world-famous novelist and become a world-famous screenwriter. He actually moved away from Mississippi and got a place in Hollywood – where he wrote screenplays for Howard Hawks (Hawks was a pretty hot director at the time). (Source)