In Their Words — Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Directing Cybill Shepard 'The Last Picture Show' (1971)
Peter Bogdanovich directing Cybill Shepard in The Last Picture Show‘ (1971)

Directing is really creating an atmosphere, a particular kind of atmosphere and usually one that is very peculiar to the director. It doesn’t necessarily have to be. Some directors have no personality and it shows. But one way or another, what the actors are doing or the crews are doing, they’re trying to please the director.

Peter Bogdanovich