Sydney Pollack Quotes

30 Sydney Pollack quotes:

"We talked about Tootsie, the idea in Tootsie is that a man becomes a better man for having been a woman."
"Every single art form is involved in film, in a way."
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"When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea."
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"And I taught acting for years, and without knowing it that was the real thing that started bending me toward directing."
"Burt Lancaster was largely responsible for me becoming a director."
"But, I've made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia, all over Europe, all over the United States, Mexico, but not Hollywood."
"Film is a collective experience, as you know."
"For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma, who could be president 40 years ago, and who was a deserving president, I don't know that George Washington would be a president today, I don't know that Abe Lincoln would, I don't know that Roosevelt would."
"From my point of view I work just as hard, I care just as much, if the films fail it doesn't make me suddenly disown them, it just doesn't."
"I didn't believe that I'd ever be lucky enough to be able to make a living as an actor."
"I didn't grow up thinking of movies as film, or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon."
"I mean, certainly it's the single biggest event, I think, in terms of popular entertainment, or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century. It's been film. It's the 20th Century's real art form."
"I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way."
"I mean, I don't know anything else that I would try to do, but it's a very frustrating thing to do, because you are trying to take what's a fantasy in your head and make it live through the minds of 200 people."
"I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something, it's pretty hard to pick favorites."
"I mean, the truth of the matter is, I like the failures as much as I like the successes, it's only the world that doesn't like the failures."
"I personally have never made a movie in Hollywood, because I don't want to get up in my own bed and then go to the movie set, and then come home at night to my real life."
"I'm hands-on in areas where I can make a difference. There's no sense in me standing on set; the director doesn't need me there."
"I've produced my own films for twenty years now - it means I have to talk to less people."
"No, I never went to college. Always regretted it, always envied people who did."

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