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Otto Preminger Quotes and Sayings

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Directing her was like directing Lassie.
You need 14 takes to get each one of them right.
- Otto Preminger

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

I can't tell you if one day I'll be standing up there
with an Oscar or directing,
but I am going to be the best human being I possibly can.
- Terrence Howard

I have no interest in directing.
I've no talent for it.
- Victor Garber

 

So I wanted to explore all points of view of that,
not just the girl's but his point of view as well.
Only by directing it could I explore all the points of view.
- Andrew McCarthy

Sometimes it's difficult directing yourself on film
because you can't quite separate yourself from the subject.
- Stanley Tucci

There's a series of children's books called A Series of Unfortunate Events,
which is like an incredibly dark version of Roald Dahl.
I hope to start directing it.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

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Every mind which has given itself to self-expression
in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious
control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'.
- Norman Lindsay

He wasn't directing it, of course, so I didn't work with Hitchcock.
- Sally Kellerman

I have no interest in writing, directing or producing.
- Ted Shackelford

This directing thing just sort of fell my way and landed in my lap.
- Charles S. Dutton

Directing an opera is similar to directing a play.
The singing must not get in the way of the drama.
- Bruce Beresford

Directing, I get all kinds of inspiration.
It's working with people.
It's a lot more fun.
- Ang Lee

I love directing - it's always so involving,
so challenging.
- Stanley Tucci

I've only had good experiences with actors.
Starring next to them and directing them,
for the most part they're all inspiring,
special people.
- Steve Guttenberg

Fundamentally, whether directing in the theatre or a film,
you have to be a good storyteller, regardless of the form.
The thing I had to work hardest at was thinking in shots.
- John Crowley

I certainly was an actor and then I drifted more towards writing and directing.
- Thomas Haden Church

What really helps a guy to become an action hero today
is the directing of the movie.
All those fast cuts.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

Yet, analytical truth is not as mysterious,
or as secret, so as to not allow us to see that people
with a talent for directing consciences see truth rise spontaneously.
- Jacques Lacan

Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre.
- Orson Welles

I love acting and I still want to do it,
but I've such an instinct for directing,
it's something that comes naturally to me.
It's why I'm here on this planet.
- Julie Delpy

So if I keep making mistakes on Broadway or tape or film,
producing, directing or acting, I can go along and do it -
so long as I'm not investing too much capital in these things.
- Jackie Cooper

Cukor is one of my favorite directors.
He was a master at directing women.
- Pedro Almodovar

Showtime has given new, young filmmakers -
black,
white, across the board - an opportunity to make films,
as well as actors who want to cross over into directing.
- Morris Chestnut

I do like directing other people's material.
- Brian De Palma

And I taught acting for years, and without knowing
it that was the real thing that started bending me toward directing.
- Sydney Pollack

Directing is the ultimate way to bring together all
the art forms I've been involved with over the years.
- Xander Berkeley

Directing is too hard, it takes too much time,
and it doesn't pay very well.
- Harrison Ford

I was directing before I knew it was called that.
- Guillermo del Toro

There should be more women directing;
I think there's just not the awareness that it's really possible.
- Kathryn Bigelow

Casting is 65 percent of directing.
- John Frankenheimer

Sean's a better person when he's directing.
He becomes a queen when he's an actor.
And he's so unhappy when he's acting.
- Robin Wright Penn

Producing is the hardest of the three because there is almost no closure.
Every time you solve a problem, another one pops up.
Directing is second, and acting is the most fun.
- Henry Winkler

I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing.
- Mackenzie Astin

I had always loved John Ford's pictures.
And I came to love him, too, but I was frightened to death working for him.
He used the shock treatment while directing me.
- Ethel Waters

But only if I believe that my directing talents will
improve the material I'd be working on.
I want to make sure I don't sacrifice beautiful material
on the altar of my direction.
- Andre Braugher

Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that
I must make an effort to quit.
I love acting; I love directing.
- Joan Chen

I'm very manipulative towards directors.
My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film,
we're all receiving art messages from the universe
on how we should do the film.
- Jeff Bridges

I love directing.
It's where my heart is, and it's the way my mind works.
- Melissa Joan Hart

I want to be an animated character.
I'm also doing more writing and directing.
- Illeana Douglas

Directing is creating a whole.
You're able to combine different elements and create
a film that is unique and true to your vision.
- Tim Robbins

Producing is hell, writing is frustrating,
acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven.
- Salma Hayek

When I made my first film, I didn't think of it as directing,
so it wasn't like I set out to become a director.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I did all my directing when I wrote the screenplay.
It was probably harder for a regular director.
He probably had to read the script the night before shooting started.
- Preston Sturges

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority,
of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man,
and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
- Adam Smith

I had kicked around the idea for Good Eats when I was directing commercials.
- Alton Brown

Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals.
Directing is not a mystery, it's not an art.
The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.
- John Ford

It's such a strange combination that I'd be unhappy
to make anything like that without Landis directing.
- Jenny Agutter

How could you have had such a wonderful life as me
if there wasn't a God directing?
- Maureen O'Hara

Directing television is really hard -
it's so fast.
You shoot an hour show in seven days.
- Steve Buscemi

It was great.
I mean, it's a blast directing underwater stuff.
- David R. Ellis

I like directing.
It takes a lot out of you, but I'd like to do it again -
I just have to find a story I want to tell.
- Kevin Bacon

I really, really love directing films.
- John Frankenheimer

My abilities grow with each job, whether it's writing or directing.
When I stop learing, I'll stop working.
- Peter Fonda

We're doing a workshop over the first two weeks of December,
I believe, with Graciella Daniele directing it.
- Cy Coleman

I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost
a spark that I'd had before.
I thought I'd just try writing, and maybe start directing,
but I did it very quietly.
- Dustin Hoffman

I think once we started directing separately -
we each have different kinds of interests now,
and the kinds of movies we want to do.
I wouldn't hold your breath for that one.
- David Zucker

There's no doubt in the world that directing makes you a better actor.
Me, anyway.
There's no doubt in the world that it makes me a more collaborative actor.
- Campbell Scott

But I didn't know much about directing a movie.
- Jason Alexander

I still don't know much about directing a movie.
- Jason Alexander

An icon painter starts not with Jesus Christ but by
finding earth and rubbing.
Now what is earth, what are you rubbing in directing?
- Peter Brook

I'd grab the camera and tell people what to do,
and when I was 14, someone told me that it was called directing.
- Guillermo del Toro

Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus
on directing more dollars into our local classrooms.
- Mark Kennedy

Well, directing is doing the key drawings,
not the key animation, mind you.
- Chuck Jones

My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days,
after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs.
- Manuel Puig

I feel like directing is an innate talent.
- Jordana Brewster

Acting is the easiest money you'll ever make in your life,
and directing is probably the hardest money.
- Charles S. Dutton

I suppose directing on set is the most fun because
it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield
whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking.
- Guy Ritchie

I don't think I'm great at acting.
I think I'm great at directing.
- Melissa Joan Hart

I just don't see where I could possibly fit in directing a feature.
- Rachel Griffiths

I find directing more satisfying.
- Michael Shanks


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