Vincente Minnelli Quotes


36 Vincente Minnelli quotes:



"I see wonderful films by Bertolucci, Visconti, and Fellini."
"West Side Story was terribly important because of the style of the dancing and the gangs of New York."
"American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why."
"But I don't compare myself to anybody."
"But I think musicals are going to have to deal with important subjects."
"But I went down to Venezuela and spend a few weeks going through jungles. It's fantastic looking."
"But surrealism is present in most of my pictures."
"But the idea of a man being killed during an episode of love and coming back as a woman started to impress me more and more and more."
"Cedric Gibbons was the grand cardinal of the art department."
"Color can do anything that black-and-white can."
"Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life."
"Designing Woman was written for the screen."
"Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and he sat in on so many story conferences. He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man."
"Having started as a designer I have a lot to do with settings and costumes, because I think they relate to the story and character, explain it."
"I allow an area for improvisation because the chemical things actors bring to stories make it not work."
"I always have coffee without sugar, you know. Just cream."
"I always liked the Van Gogh story because I was terribly involved in that."
"I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment. And I didn't resist it."
"I learn new things all the time."
"I made three films with Douglas, two with Charles Boyer."



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