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Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.
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.
Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
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.
I'm full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm.
In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.
I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline - production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one.
Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table.
A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
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.'
I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.
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.
There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.
Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work.
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.