Julie Taymor Quotes

26 Julie Taymor quotes:

"I had spent a lot of my life in other cultures. I spent four years in Indonesia. I traveled through Japan. ... I have seen theater practiced in these ways before: mask theater, puppet theater."
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"There's never been a woman that won it, so we don't know, there may never be. But there have not been that many women on Broadway directing, period."
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"After I had received the Watson Fellowship and had been two years in Indonesia on this traveling fellowship, I stayed to start my own theater company."
"I am, to be quite honest, sick of hero stories."
"I'm not going to spend two years on a film or four years on an opera if I don't feel like I can put my own self into it. That doesn't mean it has to be about myself."
"One of the reasons I love to jump back and forth between mediums is that film does allow me to be more literal. I can go to the real place. I can go to the Coliseum, and I don't have to fake it."
"People will justify whatever for a good cause."
"We feel that Grendel is very, very potent as to where we are today, which may not be any different than where we were in the 10th Century."
"Americans in particular are myopic. They're not traveling as much. When you were a college student, the next thing you would do on graduation was to take a year off and travel. That's what I did. I went to Indonesia."
"I really do believe that if you don't challenge yourself and risk failing, that it's not interesting."
"But I don't think there has ever been anything written on the nature of violent man as deep and as thorough as Shakespeare's Titus. I think it puts all modern movies and modern exploitations of violence to shame."
"I received from my experience in Japan an incredible sense of respect for the art of creating, not just the creative product. We're all about the product. To me, the process was also an incredibly important aspect of the total form."
"We took Beowulf, the epic poem in Old English, and put it right together with John Gardner's contemporary retelling. If you bring it into today, we really feel that it has something very fresh to say now."
"When I was thinking about The Lion King, I said, we have to do what theater does best. What theater does best is to be abstract and not to do literal reality."
"You know, I went to Oberlin. At that time, grades were - you elected to have them or not. It was all of that era where grades were out the window. But I did very well in school. I didn't really study the arts; I practiced the arts."
"You program music with an image and then people are desensitized."
"And I just think that to introduce an unknown Shakespeare is thrilling, too - not to do Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet, to do the richer Shakespeare. People will come to this and not know the story."
"I use cinematic things in a theatrical way on stage, and in film I use theatrical techniques in a cinematic way."
"Theater is far superior to film in poetry, in abstract poetry."
"What I don't have in theater is editing."

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