Magazine article Variety

Inside the Mind of a Maverick

Magazine article Variety

Inside the Mind of a Maverick

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"THE TROUBLE WITH movies today - I think, nobody asked me - is that all of us are in love with film. I would have been much better offif, after I had made my first picture, I had gone back to the theater, from which I came. It's the most expensive mistress that anyone could have, and I've been trying to support her ever since. ...

"There's been some talk here tonight about directors, as if they were a separate breed. I believe that all directors are actors, just as I believe most writers are actors. After all, directors are a very new invention - dating back , I believe, only two centuries in the theater.

"Orchestras used to get along very well without Lenny Bernstein.

"All of us in this profession of the film are actors, and the director is partly an actor, because he plays so many roles. But none of them are really important except to be the element that's absent in the making of a movie, and that's the audience. …

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