Robert Wise Quotes


12 Robert Wise quotes:



"You can't tell any kind of a story without having some kind of a theme, something to say between the lines."
"You look back on films sometimes and if they have not been as all-out successful as you anticipated you try to find reasons why maybe it didn't come off for audiences as well as you would have liked."
"I think one of the major things a director has to do is to know his subject matter, the subject matter of his script, know the truth and the reality of it. That's very important."
"You know, people always think if you start out as a film editor, you shoot less footage. Actually, just the opposite is true. I tend to grab as much coverage as I can because as a former editor I know how important it is to have those few frames."
"A Mac is a closed box, so Apple can make decisions about things that they don't include. That makes, it in some ways, simpler for them."
"The Sand Pebbles has always been one of my favorite films, I suppose because its the most difficult film - from a physical and logistical standpoint - that I've ever made."
"My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker."
"Of all the stars whom I worked with, I think Steve knew better what worked for him on the screen than any other. He had such a sense of what he could register, and that helped a lot in terms of shaping the character and the script."
"As I've always said, preproduction is so important. When you cast the actors, you've done much of the work. Now, you may need to guide them a little, take it up or down, have them go faster or slower, but the casting process is crucial."
"I've always been proud of being a Hoosier. When I talk to people, I tell them that."
"Lugosi was not well. I had to coach him through some scenes, and I was very pleased when Karloff came on the scene and was very sensitive in coaching him through the sequences. Lugosi was one of the finest actors I ever worked with."
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"[Then came Welles' 1941 masterpiece,] Citizen Kane, ... a high point in a lucky life."
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