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First cuts are a bitch for a director, because it's been so many months and you put your trust in your editor and you're going to see your film assembled for the first time. You look at it and go, This is terrible. I hate it.
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For something that has been around as long as Superman in my life, it's totally new. What would be more exciting?
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How was I going to make a man fly? How was I going to convince the public that an actor could fly?
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I felt that Krypton had a life and a look of its own. As soon as the crystals came in, Krypton took on a life of its own.
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I had life threats, because people accused me of approaching Brando as God and his son was Jesus. I literally had people saying my blood would run in the streets for doing that.
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I realized what you could do in motion pictures by surrounding yourself with geniuses.
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I think what some people are doing with effects is starting to get silly. It's overused.
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I was an actor... or, at least, I was trying to be an actor.
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I was an out-of-work actor in New York, taking anything you can to make a living. I was a lab technician for a short spell.
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I was mesmerized by what it would be like for somebody who was a student of history and archeology to go back to a medieval period and really live it.
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I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant, driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck, and doing commercials and documentaries.
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I was really disappointed that Warner Bros. didn't think highly enough of my film or my filmmaking to ask me to make the new Superman.
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I was tweaked by the idea of Superman immediately.
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I was very lucky. I started my own commercial company.
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I worked for a lot of great directors.
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I'm open to comments. I'm open to objective points of view, because I've been very narrow and very subjective.
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I've always wanted to do a Crichton book. I really love his writing.
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If you had the opportunity and some talent, there was no way you couldn't progress, because it was an open market. There was the advertising world, and there was the documentary world.
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In motion pictures, the actor rules. The camera served the actor.
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It was 1978 when Superman came out, and I kept thinking, Why don't they do something about it? They've done all these crappy attempts at comic book film adaptations. What can we do different? Why don't we just re-release this thing?
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It was just the thrill of a lifetime. Brando and Hackman were two of my heroes.
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It was the beginning of film for television. So we had all of these great opportunities. Northwestern was probably the only major film school of its kind at the time that was graduating anybody important.
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It's been a whirlwind. It never, never friggin' stopped. I did every television show... I have a list somewhere.
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It's developing a relationship with actors that makes it work.
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It's only been a couple of times in my life that I've really locked horns with actors. It did not hurt the films, it just hurt the moment of the filmmaking.
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People say, You paid your dues, but I never paid any dues. It's always been a great trip.
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Some actors just won't bend, and then it's a bitch. You either fight or find ways of putting your words in their mouth and letting them say it back at you.
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Soon it's all going to be digital anyway. It's all going to be saved on a little coin somewhere.
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Superman was never previewed because the producers didn't trust Warners with the film.
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That's how you get a performance - they put trust in you.
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The day The Omen screened for the industry, my phone rang off the hook. Suddenly I was the flavor of the month.
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The director comes in, and he's supposed to take all of this subjectivity and hone it down into some sense of objectivity.
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The industry is so insecure that somebody's got a successful film, they think that person's going to make their life.
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The Lethals were never done as a special edition, but that's still a few years away. I'd love to do director's cuts of all four of them.
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They prepared Superman for a year, and they had the guy flying on a flat board with four wires. What were the challenges? Endless.
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When I look at the things we did, I'm in awe of some of it, because it's damn near as good as you could do today.
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When I was doing half-hour shows, I loved it and was preparing myself for the hour shows. Then when I did the hour shows, I was preparing myself for the specials and features.
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When I went to live television, I loved it. But television was so new and undeveloped that actors had to concede to the equipment.
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When when my first feature opportunity came along, I wasn't prepared, but we did it in about 17 days.
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When you make a film, you like to run it with an audience. They tell you you're narrow-minded or subjective, or that seems too long, or that doesn't work.
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With The Omen, I really felt I wasn't in control. It was panic.
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Working with Christopher, he convinced me he could fly, and he's convinced me he's going to walk again.
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Richard Donner Events

The Art of Compassion PCRM 25th Anniversary Gala held At The Lot Studios

2010-04-10

Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner Honored with a double Star Ceremony on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

2008-10-16

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