Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.
France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.
An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark - that is critical genius.
An actor entering through the door, you've got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you've got a situation.
A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
What critics call dirty in our pictures, they call lusty in foreign films.
If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.
The Austrians are brilliant people. They made the world believe that Hitler was a German and Beethoven an Austrian.
I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.
If there's anything I hate more than not being taken seriously, it's being taken too seriously.
Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also.
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