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“In France, I'm an auteur; in Germany, a filmmaker; in Britain, a genre film director; and, in the USA, a bum.”
George A. Romero
“If I fail, the film industry writes me off as another statistic. If I succeed, they pay me a million bucks to fly out to Hollywood and fart.”
“I know that feeling of looking back and thinking, that part I'd like to fix. So I obsessively try not to compromise.”
“The Muppets transcend all age groups. Their satiric comment on society seems to delight all ages.”
“You must find the note, the correct key, for your story. If you find it, everything will work. If you do not, everything will stick out like elbows.”
“It is my duty to direct because the films might be the inner chronicle of what we are, and we have to articulate ourselves. Otherwise we would be cows in the field.”
“I don't think about technique. The ideas dictate everything. You have to be true to that or you're dead.”
“Every film is manipulative, raping the viewer. So the question is: Why do I rape the viewer?”
“Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied...that's why they can keep on working. I've been able to work for so long because I think next time, I'll make something good.”
“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.”
“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order. ”
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