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“I don't think movies can ever be too intense, but people have to understand why you're showing them the things you are showing them. ”
Alan J. Pakula
“One of the happiest times in my life was during "The Sterile Cuckoo," mostly because of Liza. I've never seen anybody get more joy out of working and it's contagious.”
“Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.”
“Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing their whole sexual history, their literary history, their movie literacy, their culture, their language, their religion, whatever they've got. I can't possibly manipulate all of that, nor do I want to.”
“You have to show violence the way it is. If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity.”
“The most incredible thing about my career is that I had one.”
“Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.”
“I don't think about technique. The ideas dictate everything. You have to be true to that or you're dead.”
“I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.”
“What I’m after, making a film, is the most exact transcript of my most intimate impressions of behavior.”
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