Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television doesn't influence our culture, but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything that relies on television.
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
At the same time, television theatre became more visibly active.
Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two.
I have a name, I have to take advantage of it.
When I was about 9, I had polio, and people were very frightened for their children, so you tended to be isolated. I was paralyzed for a while, so I watched television.
The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.
What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
Don't rely on men but don't shun them either.
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Eventually, the state's funding covered only the stages leading to presenting a film project to potential funding bodies. It was enough to produce a script, indicate casting and put together a budget to present it all, but nothing beyond that.
My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I'll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
I like simple things. I like to sneak in the theatre and watch movies. I'm a movie buff.
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.
If your guidance is your ego, don't rely on luck for help. you sleep during the day and the nights are short. By the time you wake up your life may be over.
I had now made about 45 pictures, but what had I become? I knew all too well: a phallic symbol. All over the world I was, as a name and personality, equated with sex.
Every movie I've been in has ended up on television.
America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.
How vain, without the merit, is the name.
A theatre receives recognition through its initiative, which is indispensable for first-rate performances.
It is about this very abstract sense of displacement that he feels the moment he turns off the television.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.