Born On This Day – December 5

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing — that it all started with a mouse.” “Over at our place, we’re sure of just one thing: everybody in the world was once a child. So in planning a new picture, we don’t think of grown-ups, and we don’t think of children, but just of that fine, clean, unspoiled spot down deep in every one of us that maybe the world has made us forget and that maybe our pictures can help recall.” –Walt Disney “I think that a film should have a good story, a clear story, … Continue reading Born On This Day – December 5

In Their Words – Saturday, June 1, 2013

“There’s something which you should get out from an actor, something which is under his skin, something which he himself maybe doesn’t know exactly. I hate — and I never did — to show an actor how to play a role. I don’t want to have twenty-five little Fritz Langs running around. I have too much respect for an actor.” –Fritz Lang Continue reading In Their Words – Saturday, June 1, 2013

In Their Words – December 11, 2012

“I think that certain people overestimate the power of a director. A film is the result of teamwork. But the director has certain powers. Permit me to tell you a story. When Fury was finished, the producer asked me into his office after a private viewing of the film. He accused me of changing the screenplay. I asked him how I could have done that since I didn’t speak a word of English. He demanded a copy of the screenplay, and after reading it he exclaimed, ‘Hell, you’re right. But it seems different on the screen!’ And perhaps it was different—for him!” … Continue reading In Their Words – December 11, 2012