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So many directors say nothing beautifully, and so many others say great and profound things but have no idea how to read a light meter…
Women’s director! Well, I’m very pleased to be considered a master of anything, but remember, for every Jill there was a Jack. People like to…
People who aren’t complicated in real life come through as pretty bland on the screen. Most great performers are not very happy and well adjusted.…
If there is such a thing as ‘a Cukor style,’ I guess it arises out of two principal factors: my own personalized perception of the…
I suppose they call me a woman’s director because there were all these movie queens in the old days, and I directed most of them.…
I choose my actors well and get to know the quirks of their personalities – and, most of all, I share humor with them. Then…
As a professional, it pains me to watch a movie that is botched and amateurish. I prefer directors who have control of both their craft…
You can always land on your feet if you know where the ground is.
You’re just poor cornball provincial people, you critics; you just don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.
When one deals with stars, he is dealing with intelligent people. If they weren’t intelligent, they wouldn’t have arrived at the star pinnacle.
The truth is, a director wins an Oscar for a writer’s script and actors’ performances.
It never occurred to me that I could live in California. Now I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
I was a stage-struck kid.
I work through the actors, and the more successful I am, the less my work is apparent.
I don’t think you can teach people how to be funny. You can make suggestions about how to speak a line or get a laugh,…
Give me a good script, and I’ll be a hundred times better as a director.
From the director’s point of view, it’s infinitely easier to do violence than to do a good dramatic scene.
Anyone who looked at something special, in a very original way, makes you see it that way forever.
Unless the story line carries the scenes, the scenes don’t really mean anything.
It is reassuring for people to feel they have a boss, someone who knows the answers and has charted the course.
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