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A job is a job to me and when I get a story I become involved in it immediately.
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American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why.
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And Star Wars - everyone is trying to get a Star Wars.
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But I don't compare myself to anybody.
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But I think musicals are going to have to deal with important subjects.
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But I went down to Venezuela and spend a few weeks going through jungles. It's fantastic looking.
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But surrealism is present in most of my pictures.
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But the idea of a man being killed during an episode of love and coming back as a woman started to impress me more and more and more.
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Cedric Gibbons was the grand cardinal of the art department.
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Colette (1873-1954) had written about actual people in Gigi. She considered it one of her minor things, not to be compared to Vagabond or Cheri. It's had a life of its own.
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Color can do anything that black-and-white can.
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Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life.
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Designing Woman was written for the screen.
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For instance, Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Sally Benson was writing about her own family in St. Louis at the time.
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Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and he sat in on so many story conferences. He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man.
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Having started as a designer I have a lot to do with settings and costumes, because I think they relate to the story and character, explain it.
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I allow an area for improvisation because the chemical things actors bring to stories make it not work.
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I always have coffee without sugar, you know. Just cream.
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I always liked the Van Gogh story because I was terribly involved in that.
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I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment. And I didn't resist it.
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I learn new things all the time.
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I lived in New York, so I saw the European movies much more than the domestic ones. I was influenced by them a great deal.
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I made three films with Douglas, two with Charles Boyer.
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I see wonderful films by Bertolucci, Visconti, and Fellini.
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I seem to be drawn to things that actually happen.
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I started out to be a painter and was born into the theater.
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I use colors to bring fine points of story and character.
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I was very influenced by the movies of Max Ophuls, who moved the camera all the time.
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I work with the writer on the story.
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I've worked on so many things that haven't come off. The life of Bessie Smith, the life of Modigliani; they've fallen through.
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I've worked with an awful lot of people. Katy Hepburn, Spencer Tracy.
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If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book, different pictures compete in their minds.
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In the Thirties, when I was in New York, I did the first surrealistic ballet in a show of mine.
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It's always the story that interests me.
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It's the story that counts.
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No, I only like whether I like the story or not, essentially see something in it that isn't completely there.
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Nowadays the audience has changed. No one can anticipate the audience.
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Somebody said, if you give a script to five different famous directors, you'd get five different pictures. And I believe that.
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That's what I think musicals will come to. No backstage stories, nothing of that sort.
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The Long, Long Trailer (1954) actually happened and the man wrote a book about it. Father of the Bride, same thing; a banker wrote that who had never written anything else.
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The Pirate is surrealism and so, in a curious way, is Father of the Bride.
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We shot that in all the real places where Van Gogh worked.
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Well, I consider, that those things - even farce - should be played for blood.
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West Side Story was terribly important because of the style of the dancing and the gangs of New York.
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You have to be a producer nowadays. You have to find the subject, find the writer, find the cameraman, cast it, and then you go to a producer.
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