I have derived enormous confidence from being a husband and father.
I have fits of melancholia when I watch the news, but we all do, don’t we?
In the end, drama is successful if you care about the people.
The business of life is learning that you can’t lay down the terms.
Do you think he’s the murderer?””It’s worse than that — he’s an actor!
Los Angeles is a town where status is all and status is only given to success. Dukes and millionaires and playboys by the dozen may arrive and be glad-handed for a time, but they are unwise if they choose to live there because the town is, perhaps even creditably, committed to recognising only professional success,...
Although ‘L.A. Confidential’ is a long movie, there’s never a moment when you think, ‘I’m loving this… but when’s dinner?’ Each time I see it, I discover something I hadn’t noticed before. It has a tremendous skill in developing all the subplots.
There is almost nothing in your house that does not tell something about you.
Constance: Tell me, what happened to William’s little maid? I never saw her again after that dinner.Mary Maceachran: Elsie? — She’s gone.Constance: Oh, it’s a pity, really. I thought it was a good idea to have someone in the house who is actually sorry he’s dead.
Education. Experience. Or are they the same thing?
Lady Sylvia McCordle: Mr Weissman — Tell us about the film you’re going to make.Morris Weissman: Oh, sure. It’s called “Charlie Chan In London”. It’s a detective story.Mabel Nesbitt: Set in London?Morris Weissman: Well, not really. Most of it takes place at a shooting party in a country house. Sort of like this one, actually....
I always loved movies and the cinema; we always used to go to see films as a family.
I mean the truth is, I’ve always been interested in the whole setup of the Old World.
The moment I was introduced to my wife, Emma, at a party I thought, here she is – and 20 minutes later I told her she ought to marry me. She thought I was as mad as a rat. She wouldn’t even give me her telephone number – and she wrote in her diary: ‘A...
I think America has dealt with – I mean, this is simplistic, and of course I don’t live in America – but the impression I get is that there is not a kind of obligation to dislike those who are better off or be frightened of those who are worse off.
We don’t really like rules. We think, in some way, they are an infringement of liberty.
Of course I love winning things; I can’t tell you how much I enjoy it.