Sydney Pollack Quotes


30 Sydney Pollack quotes:



"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'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."
"The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure."
"Every single art form is involved in film, in a way."
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"We talked about Tootsie, the idea in Tootsie is that a man becomes a better man for having been a woman."
"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."
"Reading a novel of a private experience, very, very different, the nature of it is very different."
"Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest, in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies, you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies."
"Well, the wonderful thing about making movies, oddly enough, is that they're sort of highly motivated graduate studies in one or another field."
"With a movie you're creating from the beginning this particular work, let's not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let's just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art."
"When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea."
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"But, I've made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia, all over Europe, all over the United States, Mexico, but not Hollywood."
"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, 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."
"No, I never went to college. Always regretted it, always envied people who did."
"Well, there's no question that a good script is an absolutely essential, maybe the essential thing for a movie."
"You are not an active creator of the film."
"Film is a collective experience, as you know."
"I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something, it's pretty hard to pick favorites."



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