In Their Words — Friday, March 1, 2013

Busby Berkeley (right, on stool) on set.

I never did much advance planning. I’d get all the people on the set before me, and when they were all there, that’s when I’d start to think and go to town. I only used one camera; I didn’t need any more than that. I knew what I wanted… If you use four cameras, the editor gets to choose the shot he likes. They didn’t do that with my pictures. They went together the way I wanted them to go together.

—Busby Berkeley