American Producer Quotes

516 American Producer quotes:

"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."
"No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever."
"Anytime you have somebody doing positive stuff and just doing their time and minding their own business, people will sit up there and lie."
"There's something strange and powerful about black-and-white imagery."
"Almost every other Western in the last ten years has failed, since Dances with Wolves."
"I tell you, I feel like a real novice as far as horror goes."
"I want everything I do to have humor in it, because it seems to me that all of life has that."
"It's hard enough to get any movie made, and when you take on these tough genres - and I've done it a couple times - it just makes the whole struggle more."
"One is that I'm not good about going to the theater and being frightened. Something about sitting there with other people makes me twice as anxious."
"That was certainly true the first time, when I did Body Heat, the first movie that I directed. I was looking for a vessel to tell a certain kind of story, and I was a huge fan of Film Noir, and what I liked about it was that it was so extreme in style."
"The kind of pace that you want to use in a Western - just to acknowledge the land in the distance that everyone has to travel, and the way things develop sort of slowly - it's almost the antithetical of what's currently going on in the movies, you know."
"What you hope for, like Unforgiven did a lot to give you a chance to do it again sometime."
"With Westerns you have the landscape is important, and it's empty, and only you populate it. When you populate it, you can tell any kind story that Shakespeare told, you can tell in a Western."
"You know what, almost all of the genre movies that had a big impact on me, people have tried to do them again, and they're never any good."
"You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man."
"If I stay in here until I am 100 years olds, I will still be a man."
"If you always been my enemy, it's still that way."
"If you wanna cross somebody, then do that. Don't act like it wasn't you."
"My kids get everything they want and are raised well."
"My thing was to be the man who makes his little 30 or 40 million a year and still get a cheeseburger and fries and don't worry about an autograph."

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