When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'
If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.
These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.
Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
Our primary function is to create an emotion and our secondary function is to sustain that emotions.