Quinn’s Letter to Jim

From: quinnredeker
Date: August 26, 2007 5:54:59 PM PDT
To: jimjarrett
Subject: Thank you

Dear Jim,

I was brought to your show last evening by my friend Jennifer who mentioned you might want to chat one day, as I originated and co-wrote “The Deer Hunter,” a film she told me was very instrumental in your background.

It would be my honor.

Last night I was so very impressed not only of your “impression of Sandy” but your ability to actually DO what he was talking about as he/you talked about it – THAT was very cool!

That I somehow influenced you early in your career is one of the nicest compliments I’ve ever received because it is clear it is now your turn. You are an actor with vision, passion and enormous talent and I’m told you are somehow an even better teacher.

I look forward to see what you do with it all.


Quinn K. Redeker
From: jimjarrett@
Date: August 26, 2007 5:54:59 PM PDT
To: quinnredeker

Hi Quinn,

Thank you for the extremely kind words. I am truly humbled and honored as well.

The truth is, I don’t really have the need to talk about it with you as much as I simply wanted you to know that your talent, passion and vision (along with all of the other enormous talent, passion and vision that was part of that film) changed my life and inspired me to pursue my dream with that same passion and vision. “The Deer Hunter” did change my life and because of you/it I have tried to carry on to do the same for others.

And so, I simply wanted you to know that and to thank you. It was my honor to have you at my show and hopefully, someday, I can express these things to you in person.

If you are ever in San Francisco, I would love to have you speak to my students at my acting school, if you were willing.

No matter what, my very best to you…