All of the good movies are based on how that story was told. And you cannot do it with a bad script, that's for sure, no matter who.
No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.
The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words.
When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out with an agent because it was good for my career. So I went to a party with him because it was good for my 'career.' Well, he thought the whole thing was a big date. Needless to say, I was very upset.
I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
That's probably when I get the most angry at American movies, when they just so cynically manipulate the audience without even trying to give a good story.
A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
I was coming home from kindergarten - well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves.
Yes, I was invited to make the sound environment at a booth of a huge electronic company, during the Hanover Industrial Fair in 1973. It was a job. Slightly good paid. But not as much as my producer then told the press.
I was a very good baseball and football player, but my father always told me I was much more interested in how I looked playing baseball or football than in actually playing. There's great truth in that.
It was good training to think spatially and to think in terms of story boarding and so on. So I was already a filmmaker but I hadn't realized it yet.
One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie.
What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.
And I think it's very rare to have good stories, well written comedies.
I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are.
I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It's a pain in the ass.
When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
I just heard a very funny story about somebody who died yesterday, I'm sorry to say so but it was so absurd that you can't help laughing. And the person that was concerned about that story was laughing too.
It's impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as there is no single country able to provide all good things for itself.
It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
There is one rule for industrialists and that is: make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
There are eight girls in the house in which I am living, and practically all of them are good looking. You can realize that I am kept busy.
The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in new reality was even greater given that the level of similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage.