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John Schlesinger Quotes and Sayings

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Hollywood is an extraordinary kind of temporary place.
- John Schlesinger

There are certain actors who are very good at improvising,
like Dustin Hoffman and Glenda Jackson.
- John Schlesinger

I've never felt that using something with tongue in
cheek has been a bad thing.
- John Schlesinger

I'll never forget the first screening at the Berlin Film Festival.
As soon as the film ended there was an outbreak of booing,
which made us look at each other with some surprise.
- John Schlesinger

 

I met a hustler at a dinner party.
He had been invited because I was looking for an adviser
to help me with the street scenes.
So we put him on the film.
- John Schlesinger

Oh, the relationship with actors and managers and agents
and things is a terrible problem sometimes.
- John Schlesinger

That attitude toward women as objects may have worked for the late Sixties,
but it doesn't do so now.
- John Schlesinger

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Yes, but I think if you look at it with a sort of gay
sensibility and want everything to be positive about gay life,
it could be interpreted as antigay.
- John Schlesinger

Symbolism perhaps is a bit in your face,
and I've tried my best to control that as best I can
as I've grown older and thought that one could approach
something with a little more subtlety.
- John Schlesinger

I have a feeling he felt Jon Voight had run away with the film,
which he didn't, though he was brilliant in it,
in a much less easy part.
I just don't know what had got into him,
but something had.
- John Schlesinger

Still, the film nearly didn't happen a number of times.
There were great arguments with United Artists about
how to reduce the cost because they were nothing if
not conscious of the price of the film.
- John Schlesinger

We taped all this and then got it transcribed and picked
the best lines or ideas or ways to take a scene.
I've done that many times, and it can improve the script
but also wreck a perfectly good scene.
- John Schlesinger

No, United Artists was a very extraordinary organization,
because once they had agreed on the director,
they believed in letting him have his way.
They trusted me, and that doesn't often happen.
- John Schlesinger

I thought his performance was absolutely wonderful and had said so,
but he seemed, as actors quite often are when they first see.something,
to be disappointed.
I think he expected more from the film and himself.
- John Schlesinger

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
- Rita Rudner

In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
- Annette Funicello

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies -
because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
- Lana Turner

Hollywood is run by men who are big on vulnerability.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

I consider myself a student of Hollywood.
- Rob Morrow

No one's ever happy with their position in Hollywood.
You hear that from people you'd never dream would complain.
- Yasmine Bleeth

Hollywood is what you make it; you have to choose company
with care because you become what they are.
- Bonnie Hunt

In Hollywood, the women are all peaches.
It makes one long for an apple occasionally.
- W. Somerset Maugham

That's the biggest rule in Hollywood:
Don't spend your own money.
- Pauly Shore

I saw a very good Hollywood film the other day.
It was about Cole Porter.
- Julie Harris

It's a miserable life in Hollywood.
You're up at five or six o'clock in the morning to
be ready to start shooting at nine.
- William Wyler

I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.
- Ben Hecht

My driving abilities from Mexico have helped me get through Hollywood.
- Salma Hayek

Hollywood is very much an industry town.
Your life becomes caught up in all of the parties and this list and that list.
That's not something that I respond well to.
- Don Johnson

I'm not a braggart, but when I was a little girl people
used to come from all over Hollywood to hear me sing.
- Etta James

Apart from earning an awful lot of money,
why would you go to Hollywood?
- Matthew MacFadyen

There's a rule in Hollywood: stay away from water and stay away from snow,
and I had both.
- Roland Emmerich

Richard Donner is one of the few directors in Hollywood
that can make whatever movie he wants exactly the way he wants it.
No one will stop him.
- Larry Wachowski

I was looked at as weird, odd, not fitting in with the Hollywood crowd.
- Morgan Brittany

Then if your movie clicks with real audiences,
you'll be sucked into some sort of Hollywood orbit.
It's a devil of a place where the only religion that
really counts is box office.
- Yahoo Serious

No one has a closest friend in Hollywood.
- Sheilah Graham

Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad,
but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.
- Robert Duvall

If Hollywood stars speak out, so do all sorts of other people.
Now Hollywood stars can get a better hearing.
- Roger Ebert

There's an old saying in Hollywood: It's not the length of your film,
it's how you use it.
- Ben Stiller

It doesn't matter that the way of life shown by Hollywood was phony.
It helped you hope.
- Manuel Puig

Writers never get a very good deal in Hollywood.
- Richard O'Brien

I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York,
spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented
and original people who were drawn to him.
- Gene Tierney

The bottom line of Hollywood is money.
- Victoria Jackson

My faith doesn't go over real well in Hollywood.
- Jim Caviezel

In my mind, I've always been an A-list Hollywood superstar.
Y'all just didn't know yet.
- Will Smith

Hollywood wants press, any kind of press.
- Christopher Atkins

Hollywood...
a city I was to come back to time and again,
in sickness and in health, in success and in failure,
with anticipation and with dread.
- Dirk Benedict

As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant
role in most of the episodes,
and that was appealing.
I wasn't interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around.
- Patrick Stewart

Studio 54 made Halloween in Hollywood look like a PTA meeting.
- Lorna Luft

Everybody in Hollywood was in Around the World in 80 Days.
If you weren't, you left town and made up an excuse.
- Cesar Romero

The Hollywood structure was monopolistic,
run by four or five big studios.
- Gene Tierney

I was in an awful lot of trouble in Hollywood.
- Eddie Bracken

I do Broadway because I refuse to succumb to the stereotypical
things that Hollywood does to a performer.
- Jamie Farr

I'm just a pack mule.
I've played leads and I've played character roles.
Any actress in Hollywood will tell you as your age climbs,
the leads thin.
- Marcia Gay Harden

What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity.
No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.
- Hattie McDaniel

I wasn't an actor.
They they take the externals.
Here I was, a kid thrown into Hollywood with a brand-new name,
starring in motion pictures.
- Tab Hunter

Pearl is a disease of oysters.
Levant is a disease of Hollywood.
- Kenneth Tynan

At the end.
First start off and do your youth thing In Hollywood
and then go to New York later.
But it wound up being later, later than I thought it was going to be.
- Delta Burke

I grew up in Hollywood.
Saying my name here is like mentioning Ford in Detroit.
- Tony Goldwyn

I think what destroys Hollywood marriages is our work schedule,
not so much infidelity.
- Eva Longoria

People in Hollywood don't have that much sex,
or at least I don't.
- Rosario Dawson

West Hollywood is predominantly gay,
so every man that came into the grocery store was shopping for his boyfriend.
- Jeri Ryan

I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed,
my teeth capped, or my name changed.
That is very gratifying to me.
- Barbra Streisand

I worked for a publishing company in Hollywood.
- Mac Davis

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with
the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood,
and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
- C. S. Forester

Media companies, under the guise of piracy,
are asking congress to give them more control over fair use.
Hollywood wants to control innovation.
- Joe Krauss

Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

When it comes to turning out movies,
I'm for Hollywood.
- Jeffrey Hunter

In Hollywood, brides keep the bouquets and throw away the groom.
- Groucho Marx

Curb Your Enthusiasm, is not so much about Hollywood.
It's more about Larry's weaknesses.
- Kevin Nealon

People in Hollywood are going make pictures where ever
it's the least expensive to make them.
- Wayne Rogers

There are MAYBE 30 years worth of ideas out there...
watch for the feature version of ER in about 25 years...
Hollywood has become hopelessly chained to the bottom line.
- Bruce Campbell


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