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Type: Director
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 11/17/1942




 

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The term 'giant' is used too often to describe artists. But in the case of Akira Kurosawa, we have one of the rare instances where the term fits.
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Every year or so, I try to do something; it keeps me refreshed as to what's going on in front of the lens, and I understand what the actor is going through.
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There must be people who remember World War II and the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut.
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I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
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It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.
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Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
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It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
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Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this.
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I do know that some Buddhists are able to attain peace of mind.
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On the one hand, you're the same person, but as you get older, you change somewhat, and you never know how it's going to affect your work.
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I'm going to be 60, and I'm almost used to myself.
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I don't agree with everything he did in his life, but we're dealing with this Howard Hughes, at this point. And also ultimately the flaw in Howard Hughes, the curse so to speak.
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I certainly wasn't able to get it when I was a kid growing up on the Lower East Side; it was very hard at that time for me to balance what I really believed was the right way to live with the violence I saw all around me - I saw too much of it among the people I knew.
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Howard Hughes was this visionary who was obsessed with speed and flying like a god... I loved his idea of what filmmaking was.
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Eradicating a religion of kindness is, I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt.
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I can't really envision a time when I'm not shooting something.
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I'm very phobic about flying, but I'm also drawn to it.
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I was born in 1942, so I was mainly aware of Howard Hughes' name on RKO Radio Pictures.
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I think there's only one or two films where I've had all the financial support I needed. All the rest, I wish I'd had the money to shoot another ten days.
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There's no such thing as simple. Simple is hard.
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I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.
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And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.
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I love the look of planes and the idea of how a plane flies. The more I learn about it the better I feel; while I still may not like it, I have a sense of what is really happening.
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I always say that I've been in a bad mood for maybe 35 years now. I try to lighten it up, but that's what comes out when you get me on camera.
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I grew up within Italian-American neighborhoods, everybody was coming into the house all the time, kids running around, that sort of stuff, so when I finally got into my own area, so to speak, to make films, I still carried on.
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