The Shining Stanley Kubrik

Stanley Kubrick – photos and quotes

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“There’s something inherently wrong with the human personality. There’s an evil side to it. One of the things that horror stories can do is to show us the archetypes of the unconscious: We can see the dark side without having to confront it directly. Also, ghost stories appeal to our craving for immortality. If you […]

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Rod Serling Twilight Zone

Rod Serling

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“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. […]

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Ernst Lubitsch

Ernst Lubitsch – photos and quotes

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“There are a thousand ways to point a camera, but really only one.” — Ernst Lubitsch   “The greatest aid to the development of emotionalism and surest guide to the core of dramatic action lies in the closeup. Not only does it give the brain process, but it may (to the exclusion of the face […]

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Fred Zinneman

Fred Zinneman – photos and quotes

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“I come from a school where you work by implication rather than by direct display. Whether it’s violence or sex, I still believe you can show both of those quite well without going into explicit detail.” — Fred Zinneman Source: 1982   “In Austria, discrimination had been part of life since time immemorial. It was […]

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Rex Ingram

Rex Ingram

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“There are so many things necessary for the making of good pictures, and so few people can qualify! They grasp the superficial points, fill in with a lot of ‘hokum’ and ‘get by,’ temporarily! But there is no sincerity, and it tells in the end. Whatever I do may be wrong, but while I am […]

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Joseph Mankiewicz

Joseph L. Mankiewicz – photos and quotes

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“I felt the urge to direct, because I couldn’t stomach what was being done with what I wrote.” —  Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909-1993)   “I couldn’t do films today. In fact I sensed that – I must have sensed that even more than I thought I did, like a hurricane way off on the horizon. You […]

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Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder

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“It’s no wonder they say Wilder is out of touch with the times. Who the hell wants to be in touch with these times?” — Billy Wilder in 1975. Source: Robert Horton’s book, Billy Wilder: Interviews Photo: Annie Leibovitz (taken much later, of course)   The Sunset Blvd. wax display at the defunct Movieland Wax […]

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Woody Allen

Woody Allen – photos and quotes

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“My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.” — Woody Allen Photographer: Irving Penn.   “‘Take the Money and Run’ and ‘Bananas’ were my first two movies. I was learning, floundering, trying to get by on my sense of humor. When it came to the moment of truth, I felt I […]

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W.S. Van Dyke

W.S. Van Dyke – photos and quotes

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“Yep, this business is the biggest gamble. It’s very true here that prosperity is just around the corner. And there are a lot of corners in making pictures.” — W.S. Van Dyke Source: 1937   “There’s a movie boner in ‘Naughty Marietta’ which no one noticed. I’m surprised no one saw it. Miss MacDonald is […]

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Walter Wanger

Walter Wanger

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“This is the only industry that finances its own blackmail.” — Producer Walter Wanger on Hollywood’s gossip columnists. 20

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