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Type: Director
Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 08/13/1899




 

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Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.
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These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
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Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
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There is nothing quite so good as burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating.
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Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
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When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'
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We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.
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Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
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I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them.
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In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.
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There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
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For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.
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Actors are cattle.
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Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work.
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I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline - production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one.
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Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
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The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
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I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.
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The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.
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Revenge is sweet and not fattening.
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If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.
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Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
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Self-plagiarism is style.
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I'm full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm.
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There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.
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