John Frankenheimer Quotes

37 John Frankenheimer quotes:

"If you don't cast well, you can be in real trouble."
"The first assistant director runs the set. The whole mood of the movie, the whole tenor of the set comes off that person, and it's just a critical choice."
"The first thing I can really tell you is I really love the work."
"First, speaking for myself, I don't want to ever be in a position where I'm telling other directors how to make movies, because I don't think it's any of my business."
"Historically the director has been the key creative element in a film and we must maintain that. We must protect that, in spite of the fact that there is new technology that's continually trying to erode that."
"I think I've made some pretty decent films in the '80s and '90s."
"If you cast the picture correctly, you have a whole lot of leeway. You can make mistakes in other aspects but pull it off with the right actors."
"Snow - it is what it is. You just work through it. And you take advantage of it when you have it, make it work for you and for the picture."
"The importance of the assistant director cannot be overemphasized."
"Then I usually leave the choice of the second assistant director and any other assistant directors to the first assistant director, who will choose because he or she is responsible for the conduct and the efficiency of the second assistant directors."
"A disk unbeknownst to the director can go to the producer in another city or in another office and that producer can edit behind the director's back much easier than in the old days. Since these dailies are now put on videotape, more kinds of people have access to dailies."
"And I kind of feel that I have a responsibility to the people that invest their time and money with me to show up on the set every day and do the best of which I am capable."
"But I really am very active in the choice of the line producer with the producer of record and the distributing company, because I've had some terrible, terrible experiences with some line producers, particularly in cable."
"I mean, this whole digital revolution is really eroding the director's importance on a movie because, number one, just from a practical standpoint, with floppy disks and the ability to put all of the film onto a disk, more people have access to the movie."
Author: Frankenheimer Quotes Category: American Director Quotes Films Quotes
"One of the other things I think that I've been able to do in my life, is to listen well."
"The accolades usually come when you're dead or too old to get a job."
"You have to really work with someone who you think is going to be a collaborator, who you think understands what you want to do with this movie and how you want to do it."

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