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A lot of critics had it out for me.
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A lot of directors don't know what they want to do. Every director I've seen that was a good director that I've admired knew exactly what he wanted to do. They didn't sit there and think about it.
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A lot of people thought of me as a threat to Western civilization.
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A man's got to know his limitations.
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Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language.
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Anybody can direct a movie, and sit there. The mechanics of directing a movie are very, very simple. You can figure that out in about three hours.
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Basically, you just have to have courage. You have to have the courage of your convictions to be a good executive.
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But, for a long time, every script I ever wrote got made. Now there's about four or five of them, sitting on shelves.
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But, I mean, egotism is not a good quality. It's not something to be admired or even tolerated. It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director.
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Everybody's a filmmaker today.
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Films are always pretentious. There's nothing more pretentious than a filmmaker.
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I also thought of myself as the Sonny Barger of the film industry.
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I became a loner. I became a mountain man. A lot of those things are very good qualities and they help you do your work, help you be singular and keep the artistic integrity of your work intact, but they don't make it very easy to live your life.
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I felt that the Star Wars series became very pretentious as time went on. Just heavy and leaden.
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I find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways.
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I get treated well by the public, and by the film community - even the sort of archival and critical part of it.
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I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to divorce.
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I mean, the old film critics just excoriated me.
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I mean, you know, then I had to reconsider the whole thing of what I was going to do with my life and, you know, I still didn't think I'd last very long. I remember the first probably five or six years of my career, I thought they'd find out and catch me, and throw me out or something.
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I missed going to my war. It probably caused me to be obsessed with war ever since.
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I suppose when I started out I would have liked to have been the darling of critics or something, but everybody wants to be loved and admired.
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I think Francis at half form is better than anybody else by 50%, you know? I think it's just that he has never... he has a late pick of the things that are ambitious enough for him.
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I think when I started in the business, when I had my first aspirations of being in the business, I sort of pictured an idyllic life.
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I've always been able to survive by writing, though.
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I've always had trouble with authority.
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In my generation, you don't see Marty Scorsese sitting around thinking about it. You don't see Steven sitting around thinking about it. You certainly don't see Francis sitting around and thinking about it. They know exactly what they want to do. They're real directors, you know?
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'm a general, I do something. I go out and fight wars and win them.
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Matter of fact, the style that people use today, I invented in a way.
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Most artists think they're frauds anyway.
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Most of the good executives do pretty well. Because to be a good executive you have to be strong, and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about - courage.
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No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller, or you're not.
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The filmmakers always have a great level of control.
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There are very good executives, there still are, and there always were good executives. But there are just very few of them.
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There is a certain kind of respect for authenticity today that there wasn't back in the days when they did 'Cleopatra,' where everything looked like a giant motel. People want to have it be authentic in the look, and authentic in the way people behave.
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Well, they sort of looked at me the way the Romans looked at the Germans, I think.
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Writing requires a great deal of skill, just like painting does. People don't want to learn those skills.
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Yeah, I knew I had a great deal of skill as a writer, and the writing was sort of the trail I blazed, in a way.
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Yeah, I think that's it... It's like Jesse James. He became really popular because he lasted so long. You know, there is some degree of truth to the fact that time will dignify anything, too.
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Yeah, there's absolutely. I mean, remember when The Searchers came out, it was a relatively big hit for a Western, and I think it made 5 million bucks - I don't even think it made that.
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You know, I find it very strange when movies that I made that were just excoriated - I mean that I was just vilified for - are now looked at as classics.
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You never know when you're going to be considered un-hip... The people that really pass judgment on you really have nothing to do with what you do, usually.
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