Richard Donner Quotes

33 Richard Donner quotes:

"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."
"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 realized what you could do in motion pictures by surrounding yourself with geniuses."
"I think what some people are doing with effects is starting to get silly. It's overused."
"I was an actor... or, at least, I was trying to be an actor."
"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 really disappointed that Warner Bros. didn't think highly enough of my film or my filmmaking to ask me to make the new Superman."
"I was tweaked by the idea of Superman immediately."
"I was very lucky. I started my own commercial company."
"I worked for a lot of great directors."
"I'm open to comments. I'm open to objective points of view, because I've been very narrow and very subjective."
"I've always wanted to do a Crichton book. I really love his writing."
"If you had the opportunity and some talent, there was no way you couldn't progress, because it was an open market. There was the advertising world, and there was the documentary world."
"In motion pictures, the actor rules. The camera served the actor."
"It was 1978 when Superman came out, and I kept thinking, Why don't they do something about it? They've done all these crappy attempts at comic book film adaptations. What can we do different? Why don't we just re-release this thing?"
"It was just the thrill of a lifetime. Brando and Hackman were two of my heroes."
"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."
"It's developing a relationship with actors that makes it work."
"It's only been a couple of times in my life that I've really locked horns with actors. It did not hurt the films, it just hurt the moment of the filmmaking."

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