American Producer Quotes

516 American Producer quotes:

"You either ignore the comic book and make a great movie or you stay very close to the comic book."
"You need cliches. Cliches are what people respond to."
"Historically, they have tended to avoid being active, because they had some concern about it helping or hurting them, as the case may be."
"I believe the President was enormously effective in small groups, small groups being anything under a hundred, where you could really communicate."
"I think that our primary concern is that the membership in our industry become active. I'm not talking about the candidates being active. I'm talking about the few hundred thousand people who work in the industry around the United States."
"I think the executives have matured enough so that they recognize that we have a two-party system. In California, we have more than a two-party system."
"I was through as a manager. I did become involved late in the 1968 campaign at the national scene at the last minute. But I was through as a manager, and I've stayed through, incidentally."
"It's a scene in Boston Harbor. It's in the Yellow Sitting Room on the second floor. And he always teased me about not having my name on it."
"Paul Newman's an old friend of ours out of Cleveland, Ohio. He used to sit around our house. He's the only man I've ever known to drink a case of beer all by himself. That's talent in a way."
"President Johnson offered the middle of the road."
"Things have changed a great deal since the days of Mr. Mayer. The studios no longer control, as they did in those days, artists or directors or producers, as the case may be."
"To me, it's the White House and always will be."
"We had an interesting thing at that first dinner. It was prior to the availability of several new hotels in Los Angeles, and we were more or less committed to the old Ambassador Hotel that has the famous Coconut Grove."
"We had no difficulty whatsoever in raising a great deal of money in those days. The sum paled by comparison with the current fund requirement."
"Well, it was a typical meeting with the President. He was very gracious, very outgoing."
"You tend to meet on a more regular basis with people in your industry, and reality being what it is, you tend to meet with them at the particular level that you occupy; so that develops a fraternity relationship."
"It doesn't make any sense... that's why I trust it!"
"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."
"Advertising is the art of the tiny. You have to tell a complete a story and deliver a complete message in a very encapsulated form. It disciplines you to cut away extraneous information."

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