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" A big part of directing is being strong in certain circumstances and taking the gamble and hope you don't get fired. "
" A businessman can be as military as any politician. "
" A friend introduced me to Bob Shaye. He was one of the most remarkable men I've ever met. He was a Fulbright scholar, an excellent chef, and very knowledgeable about the arts. "
" A friend, Sean Cunningham, who went on to do 'Friday the 13th,' was given a small budget to produce a scary movie, and he told me to write something. I'd never seen a horror film in my life; I'd fallen in love with Fellini. "
" All I'm doing is rearranging the curtains in the insane asylum. "
" All of us have our individual curses, something that we are uncomfortable with and something that we have to deal with, like me making horror films, perhaps. "
" A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the cards you were given that aren't so nice. Does it make you into a monster, or can you temper it in some way, or accept it and go in some other direction? "
" At this point in my career, 'Scream' is one of the longest running stories I've told. It's fascinating to still have actors who are very much into continuing their roles and have great chemistry. "
" Basically, I've found that if you have two films that don't perform well, it doesn't matter that you've had a bunch of successful ones. The phone stops ringing, and after 'Deadly Blessing' and 'Swamp Thing,' that's what happened. "
" Everybody is afraid of the unknown. Everybody is afraid of the people that they've done terrible things to! "
" Everybody's making horror films and, to me, not especially well. "
" Great horror films don't win Academy Awards. "
" Hawks is great, 'The Treasure of Sierra Madre,' 'The Big Sleep'... He could do the Salt-of-the-Earth very well. He was a very smooth director; a very good film architect in terms of his storytelling. "
" How can you have 'Scream' without Ghostface? It's like 'Friday the 13th' without Jason. "
" I came from a very strict background. "
" I can see that I give my audience something. I can see it in their eyes, and they say 'Thank you' a lot. You realize you are doing something that means something to people. "
" I come from a blue-collar family, and I'm just glad for the work. "
" I couldn't find an actor to play Freddy Krueger with the sense of ferocity I was seeking. Everyone was too quiet, too compassionate towards children. Then Robert Englund auditioned. "
" I did many things in my life - I painted, and I'd play guitar, and wrote and did many things. But it all seemed to come together in making movies, and almost accidentally. "
" I didn't even know what a horror film was. I kind of made it up as I went along. "
" I didn't see many films until I was in college teaching. "
" I don't know, I always had an active dream life, and there's something so profound and wonderful about a movie. It's so alive. It's so shared. The thing of sitting in an audience and going into a dream-like state with several hundred other people that are sharing exactly what you're feeling is a profound event. "
" If I'm going to be a caged bird, I'll sing the best song I can. "
" If something comes along that is totally outside of horror, fine, but I find there's an immense amount of freedom within the genre. "
" I had a musician friend once tell me that it's not in the orchestra that you get the true test of the musicians but in the little trios and quintets where you really get to see if they've got the stuff. And the composer. "
" I had been a college teacher. I had taught Greek mythology. "
" I have a lot of fans who are people of color. I think, if nothing else, I kind of understand that sense of being on the outside looking in, culturally. "
" I learned to take the first job that you have in the business that you want to get into. It doesn't matter what that job is, you get your foot in the door. "
" I like to think I'm making films in the film business where movies are making enough numbers for the studios to let me keep working, but you also want those films to have content that makes you proud you made the film. That's not easy, but it's a fun puzzle to figure out. "
" I'm the kind of director, at any given moment, an idea occurs to me, I'll just do it. "
Just Do It
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