Directors/Producers

Ray Harryhausen – Monster Maker

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"I storyboard every sequence that I work on. It’s all storyboarded ahead of time so that we have a minimum of waste. We were always working on tight budgets so we have to have a minimum of waste. We seldom overshoot if we can help it."-- Ray Harryhausen (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I storyboard every sequence that I work on. It’s all storyboarded ahead of time so that we have a minimum of waste. We were always working on tight budgets so we have to have a minimum of waste. We seldom overshoot if we can help it.”— Ray Harryhausen Source: Chris Neumer       “I […]

Directors/Producers

Frank Borzage

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Frank Borzage (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I was raised on plots and I decided that too much plot in a given picture was a waste of footage. The result was that I stressed characterization. This is the reason that the players who portrayed parts in the pictures which I made became famous. The plot was forgotten, but the character remained in […]

Directors/Producers

James Whale

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"A director must be pretty bad if he can't get a thrill out of war, murder, robbery." -- James Whale (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“A director must be pretty bad if he can’t get a thrill out of war, murder, robbery.” — James Whale   “He influenced every director that came after him in the genre, and his films aren’t relics…That’s quite an achievement.” — biographer James Curtis With director Boris Karloff.   The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). With […]

Directors/Producers

Busby Berkeley & His Girls

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Busby Berkeley

“I trained myself to be able to imagine an entire musical sequence without having sets put up on the stage, to film it exactly as it would be seen on the screen without the help of editing or of multiple cameras. Everything is prepared in my head beforehand. I tell the cameraman what I want, […]

Celebrity Portraits

Mel Brooks – photos and quotes

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"I wasn’t allowed to be in [Young Frankenstein]. That was the deal Gene Wilder had. He says, 'If you’re not in it, I’ll do it.'" -- Mel Brooks (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I wasn’t allowed to be in [Young Frankenstein]. That was the deal Gene Wilder had. He says, ‘If you’re not in it, I’ll do it.’” — Mel Brooks “You can’t cheat an audience. You promise them comedy, you have to give them that magic carpet that’ll lift them up over their own problems into giggles, […]

Directors/Producers

Rod Serling

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Rod Serling Twilight Zone

“There is nothing in the dark that isn’t there when the lights are on.” ― Rod Serling   “The new form is the no form. In terms of literature, in terms of the motion picture maker, the new form is to wing it. Get that formless piece of clay and do it anyway you want. […]