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Antonio is very focused, very well-prepared, he has thought about it a lot, read about it a lot. And he is a very agreeable sort of guy to work with.
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At HBO, they seem to be well-informed. They make what I think are really quite mature films.
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Creating a new opera is a far more collaborative effort than putting together a revival of a work already in the repertory.
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Directing an opera is similar to directing a play. The singing must not get in the way of the drama.
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Everyone has seen photographs of Mexicans wearing those big sombreros. When you come to Mexico, the astonishing thing is, nobody wears these hats at all.
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Evidently, if you fall on the ground and there is a horse charging at you, he won't step on you; he'll jump over you.
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Film is shot in fragments, and the same moments can be shot again and again until the director is satisfied.
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For a director, the most challenging scenes are the dialogue scenes.
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He's wrong. That's why his films look so terrible.
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I developed an interest and appreciation of cultures that were completely different than mine and from what I was used to.
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I didn't get upset because I wasn't nominated, but I was a little surprised.
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I don't rehearse films as much as opera or theatre. When I began directing films I thought a long rehearsal was a good idea. Experience showed me that the best performance was often left in a rehearsal room.
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I said we should really use an unknown in King David because any actor that you use for such a famous figure, you're going to get a laugh.
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I'd really been interested in opera when I was about 16, and I really like staging them.
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In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films.
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In my view, the operas of Carlisle Floyd will find a place in the permanent repertoire.
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In opera, everyone's watching from a fixed viewpoint, and that really challenges you. Lighting, the sets, stage groupings, the music-but doesn't relate too much to film.
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In silent movies, they tended to put the camera down, and everybody walked in front of it and acted, and then they all walked off. Cutting was quite infrequent.
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It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.
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It is not just the performance that counts but the way it is interpreted through lighting, camera angle and editing.
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It's not enough to hit the notes. There is no point in the singers just standing there and sounding wonderful if they're not connecting with the characters they are portraying.
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On stage, the audience watches from a fixed viewpoint and the director cannot retake something he doesn't like. It has to work straight through.
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Perhaps the most difficult thing is shooting scenes set 6,000 feet up in the mountains of Mexico.
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Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world, although nothing apart from audience popularity can ensure more than a few performances.
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Tender Mercies is a very low-budget film, but it was a huge budget compared to anything I had done in Australia. My fee for Tender Mercies was something like five times all of my Australian films combined.
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The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals.
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The number of opera houses around the world and the high attendance rates show that opera an art form that is more popular than ever.
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There were movies that always made me want to be a director. You see brilliant scenes and the way the emotions were handled. I thought, I'd really like to do that.
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There's a bright spot in every dark cloud.
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We shot a big dialogue scene with Antonio Banderas in which he shoots a woman. Very, very hard to direct. I was exhausted.
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When I am directing dialogue scenes, it's tiring, because you are hanging on every word. Every second, I am concentrating.
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When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock, growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only white man in this unit full of black men.
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When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match.
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When we were trying to get the money for Driving Miss Daisy, everyone kept saying no one could direct it well enough to entertain an audience for 100 minutes essentially watching three people chatting in the kitchen.
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With a film, I do my best to understand the author's intentions and try to bring the characters to life.
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With Cold Sassy Tree having its first production, I saw no necessity to do anything other than produce it with the correct setting.
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