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A few years ago, there were requests to me, Can we make this? I said that I have no rights. Contact the Hitchcock estate, which won't release it for a remake.
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For neither life nor nature cares if justice is ever done or not.
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Gone With the Wind is a great book.
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I can't write if someone else is in the house, not even the cleaning woman.
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I didn't hang around films. I don't know if I'd ever seen Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes.
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I don't set the alarm to get up. I get up when I feel like it.
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I don't think Ripley is gay. He appreciates good looks in other men, that's true. But he's married in later books. I'm not saying he's very strong in the sex department. But he makes it in bed with his wife.
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I don't want to know movie directors. I don't want to be close to them. I don't want to interfere with their work. I don't want them to interfere with mine.
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I find the public passion for justice quite boring and artificial.
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I hated cracking the whip, and these juries turn into political things.
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I have Graham Greene's telephone number, but I wouldn't dream of using it. I don't seek out writers because we all want to be alone.
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I have no television - I hate it.
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I hope it will be set in California. In a way, I made a mistake, because a New Jersey policeman can't operate that way in New York. But in California, he can move between different counties.
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I like to work for four or five hours a day. I aim for seven days a week.
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I listen to the BBC World Service starting at 2 in the morning until 4. I switch off the light and listen in bed.
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I only know it takes weeks to recover, as if one had been in a car accident.
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I prefer to live in the country where it's quiet. Woody Allen movies there are dubbed into Italian.
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I should love to do a novel... about one abnormal character seeing present-day life, very ordinary life, yet arresting through it, abnormality, until at the end the reader sees, and with little reluctance, that he is not abnormal at all, and that the main character might as well be himself.
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I started screenplays two or three times, and I can assure you that I failed. I don't think in the way a playwright thinks.
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I think J.D. Salinger is correct in granting no interviews, and in making no speeches.
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I thought it was ludicrous that he's aspiring to be a politician, and that he's supposed to be in love with that stone angel.
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I was in New York. Hitchcock was in California. He rang me to make a report on his progress and said, I'm having trouble. I've just sacked my second screenwriter.
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If people have bought something of mine, they know by now that I will decline writing it for the movies.
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My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.
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Ripley is married. And he's not lost. He has his feet on the ground.
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Robert Walker as Bruno was excellent. He had elegance and humor, and the proper fondness for his mother.
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Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for prizes for a Communist film which was rotten.
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Strangers on a Train seems to be entertaining after all these years. They keep playing it on American TV, ancient as it is.
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That wasn't a bad price for a first book. My agent upped it as much as possible. I was 27 and had nothing behind me. I was working like a fool to earn a living and pay for my apartment.
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