There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.
Self-plagiarism is style.
Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
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.
The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.
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