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John Boorman Quotes

10 quotations by John Boorman

QuoteYou can't get an actor to do something that is beyond his range, so you have to be aware of the range of the actor and, if necessary, alter the part to suit the actor.Quote

QuoteWhen actors are being defensive and defending their position, that is when you get less than good acting.Quote

QuoteThere were two sides to David Lean: on the one side, he was kind of a rather stiff, disciplined Englishman. And then he had this kind of romantic side to him. I think being true to both sides of your nature is important.Quote

QuoteIt's so easy to manipulate an audience, but it's nearly always clear that you are being manipulated. I think even people that are not critically attuned are aware of cynical manipulation in film.Quote

QuoteI was in Japan, and my assistant director had worked with Kurosawa. I used quite of number of Kurosawa's crew.Quote

QuoteI think that as a director you have to at the very least shape the script; structure it. Otherwise you're not really doing your job.Quote

QuoteI only storyboard scenes that require special effects, where it is necessary to communicate through pictures.Quote

QuoteI look at the story, I look at the idea and just try to think of it in terms of that whole body of myth and see where the characters fit in and what they ought to be doing-all those archetypes are there to play with.Quote

QuoteBefore I start shooting I have all the actors know where we are going with every scene, what the intention is and where we are trying to get to.Quote

QuoteAll the great legends are Templates for human behavior. I would define a myth as a story that has survived.Quote