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Alan Parker Quotes

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Most directors have little lists in their heads of
people they really want to work with.
- Alan Parker

The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
- Alan Parker

Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.
- Alan Parker

A great movie evolves when everybody has the same vision in their heads.
- Alan Parker

 

Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.
- Alan Parker

Rain is also very difficult to film,
particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine,
so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
- Alan Parker

Directors who turn into big babies and shut out criticism stop learning.
- Richard King


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When actors give their input, it can be very ego-driven,
and directors are scared of that.
- Michael Pitt

A lot of really good directors have a killer in them,
as if they'd do anything to get that image.
But that comes with the terrain and I don't mind it.
- Judy Davis

If it gets to the Supreme Court, I'll have the directors
of every museum in the country as expert testimony
that my work is legitimate art.
- Jock Sturges

Richard Donner is one of the few directors in Hollywood
that can make whatever movie he wants exactly the way he wants it.
No one will stop him.
- Larry Wachowski

It is absolutely my conviction, that Walter Salles
will figure among the great directors of our time.
- Arthur Cohn

Whatever talent I had, I'm sure it helped that my parents
were in the business and that I grew up around actors,
comedians and directors.
- Ben Stiller

All of the directors I've worked with I've gotten along with very well.
- Trevor Rabin

Maybe I have just a younger voice than many other directors.
- Michael Bay

Directors are never in short supply of girlfriends.
- Bob Fosse

In a collaborative environment directors hire actors
because they want their input,
not just their bodies.
- Kelly Lynch

There are so few directors who are musical who appreciate music.
- Alex North

The only other things, and again these things are hearsay,
is that he could be pretty rough on directors,
because he knew exactly the way he wanted to play the part.
And he did so.
- Tommy Bond

Directors have to push me.
I have to be pushed up.
Not all the time, but often.
- Catherine Deneuve

As an actor we're just like workers in a factory,
we provide our services to directors.
- Chow Yun-Fat

I guess I like a lot of directors.
Or at least I try to.
- Jacques Rivette

Twelve years on sets watching directors,
I've taken a bit from everybody and rejected a lot.
- Christopher Eccleston

There's a lot of other movies I like,
but I don't even pay attention to directors to tell you the truth.
- Jason Mewes

Directors are not worried about casting beautiful women,
but they are not sure that they want to cast great-looking men.
My looks have prevented people from seeing my work.
- Rob Lowe

In my first film, Five Corners, I played a very scary,
violent crazed character, and it exposed me to a lot of directors.
- John Turturro

When we did concerts, we wanted them to be theatrical events -
collaborations with designers,
choreographers, and directors - because we thought
traditional rock concerts were boring.
- Neil Tennant

There are a few directors around who I have some excitement
about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies.
- Sean Penn

Some directors hardly talk to the actors at all.
- Todd Solondz

Sometimes the directors were afraid of what they brought out of me.
- Jeanne Moreau

I'm very manipulative towards directors.
My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film,
we're all receiving art messages from the universe
on how we should do the film.
- Jeff Bridges

I'm not one of these directors, so far,
that wants to have a whole separate director's cut of these things.
So far they've turned out to be kind of the length that they wanted to be.
- Jay Roach

But a lot of that kind of work is done pre-flight,
coordinating efforts with the flight directors and the ground teams,
and figuring out how you're going to operate together.
- Leroy Chiao

After Star Trek, I was with the top agencies,
but producers and directors did not know what to do with me.
- Persis Khambatta

Directors, like actors, get typecast.
- John Landis

It's really rare for film directors to be that interested
in things other than themselves.
- Alan Cumming

I think theatre helped, only because it was acting experience.
I got to work with a lot of directors.
- James Denton

Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment
and it seems that the French directors have woken up
one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more.
- Wim Wenders

Most actors go, 'I read the script and fell in love with it';
I fall in love with the directors.
- Sam Worthington

I was fortunate enough to work under directors who were,
most of them, brilliant, emotional men.
- Gene Tierney

All of the directors I've worked with I have loved
and would work with again.
I have no favorites.
- Judd Nelson

Yes, there are directors I admire, the mavericks.
Altman.
There are many good directors.
- Mark Rydell

As you can probably tell, I like films and directors
that bring a totally unique style to filming action.
- John Foster

I deal with guys in their 20s and early 30s who are presidents of companies,
who are movie directors.
- Peter Criss

Good directors say, Here's where the play is.
They stand by the heart of the matter.
Some of them stand beside it.
- Sam Waterston

You have always had individual directors who begin
in the advertising or commercial world,
but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern.
- Ann Macbeth

I think my favorite, and Coppola and that whole thing.
East coast Italian directors I guess.
- Anthony Michael Hall

Directors never give you anything.
- Claudia Christian

I worked for John Ford, Howard Hawks,
Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh - I worked for some real good directors.
- Richard Farnsworth

Some people are directors and I think they should stay behind the camera.
- Matthew Vaughn

Directors work 10 times harder than anyone else.
Get paid a quarter.
- William H. Macy

I had just had small parts in other films,
and I'd worked with a lot of directors in TV.
- Sally Kellerman

There are a lot of directors who are knowledgeable about images,
and others who aren't.
- Conrad Hall

Well, this is the second time I've done New Directors.
- Jim McKay

I like directors who come on the set and create something
that's a little dangerous,
difficult or unusual.
- Elia Kazan

I'm lucky enough that directors sometimes seek me out
for little projects that people don't even know about,
that just surface later on.
- Laura Dern

I've worked with a lot of great directors.
- Catherine Keener

I get crushes on directors because they are so brilliant.
- Dorothy Malone

I've worked with Steven Spielberg three times.
I'm proud to say that I'm one of those actors that
continues to get hired by the same directors.
- Joe Pantoliano

It was a movement that had all the art critics,
all the museum directors in its thrall.
- Jack Levine

I have worked with some great directors.
- Dabney Coleman

All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was
to tell the story I wanted to tell.
That's what I love.
- Spike Lee

Now, I have big-money offers on three movies,
and I have director approval.
That's kind of scary,' he says.
'No directors have been attached.
That's a lot of pressure on me.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Bad directors will tell you they absolutely know how to do it,
and how it has to happen; there's this insecurity that
leads them to feeling like they have to control everything.
- Molly Parker

I should mention that I am a member of the board of
directors of Dimensional Fund Advisors.
- Merton Miller

Maybe I'm too masculine.
Casting directors cast in their own,
or an idealized image.
Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal.
- Charles Bronson

I'm actually one who will encourage directors to cut my lines.
- Stanley Tucci

He sort of gets comic moments.
Not a lot of directors do.
- Kevin McDonald

I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors,
so all of my training has been on stage with different directors.
That was a pretty good school room.
- James Denton

As an artist, program directors always want to put you in a little box.
- Angie Stone

Being a producer, I deal with a lot of different directors,
and some of them would drive me insane with all the different histrionics,
and the mystique that they carry.
- Matthew Vaughn


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