Richard Donner Quotes

33 Richard Donner quotes:

"I was an actor... or, at least, I was trying to be an actor."
"I was very lucky. I started my own commercial company."
"Superman was never previewed because the producers didn't trust Warners with the film."
"Working with Christopher, he convinced me he could fly, and he's convinced me he's going to walk again."
"I was mesmerized by what it would be like for somebody who was a student of history and archeology to go back to a medieval period and really live it."
"I'm open to comments. I'm open to objective points of view, because I've been very narrow and very subjective."
"It was the beginning of film for television. So we had all of these great opportunities. Northwestern was probably the only major film school of its kind at the time that was graduating anybody important."
"People say, You paid your dues, but I never paid any dues. It's always been a great trip."
"Soon it's all going to be digital anyway. It's all going to be saved on a little coin somewhere."
"The Lethals were never done as a special edition, but that's still a few years away. I'd love to do director's cuts of all four of them."
"When I was doing half-hour shows, I loved it and was preparing myself for the hour shows. Then when I did the hour shows, I was preparing myself for the specials and features."
"How was I going to make a man fly? How was I going to convince the public that an actor could fly?"
"I think what some people are doing with effects is starting to get silly. It's overused."
"I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant, driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck, and doing commercials and documentaries."
"I was tweaked by the idea of Superman immediately."
"I worked for a lot of great directors."
"I've always wanted to do a Crichton book. I really love his writing."
"In motion pictures, the actor rules. The camera served the actor."
"When when my first feature opportunity came along, I wasn't prepared, but we did it in about 17 days."
"I realized what you could do in motion pictures by surrounding yourself with geniuses."

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