In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.
Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. I have prepared one of my own. I have placed some rather large samples of dynamite, gunpowder, and nitroglycerin. My time capsule is set to go off in the year 3000. It will show them what we are really like.
I never said actors were cattle. I said that actors should be treated like cattle.
Television has brought murder back into the home-- where it belongs.
Seeing a murder on television... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.
This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.
There's nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'
These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equaled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.