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18 quotations by Bruce Beresford

QuoteWith Cold Sassy Tree having its first production, I saw no necessity to do anything other than produce it with the correct setting.Quote

QuoteWhen the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match.Quote

QuoteThere's a bright spot in every dark cloud.Quote

QuoteThere were movies that always made me want to be a director. You see brilliant scenes and the way the emotions were handled. I thought, I'd really like to do that.Quote

QuoteThe number of opera houses around the world and the high attendance rates show that opera an art form that is more popular than ever.Quote

QuoteThe music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals.Quote

QuoteTender Mercies is a very low-budget film, but it was a huge budget compared to anything I had done in Australia. My fee for Tender Mercies was something like five times all of my Australian films combined.Quote

QuotePerhaps the most difficult thing is shooting scenes set 6,000 feet up in the mountains of Mexico.Quote

QuoteIt's not enough to hit the notes. There is no point in the singers just standing there and sounding wonderful if they're not connecting with the characters they are portraying.Quote

QuoteIn silent movies, they tended to put the camera down, and everybody walked in front of it and acted, and then they all walked off. Cutting was quite infrequent.Quote

QuoteIn opera, everyone's watching from a fixed viewpoint, and that really challenges you. Lighting, the sets, stage groupings, the music-but doesn't relate too much to film.Quote

QuoteIn my view, the operas of Carlisle Floyd will find a place in the permanent repertoire.Quote

QuoteIn Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films.Quote

QuoteI don't rehearse films as much as opera or theatre. When I began directing films I thought a long rehearsal was a good idea. Experience showed me that the best performance was often left in a rehearsal room.Quote

QuoteHe's wrong. That's why his films look so terrible.Quote

QuoteFilm is shot in fragments, and the same moments can be shot again and again until the director is satisfied.Quote

QuoteEveryone has seen photographs of Mexicans wearing those big sombreros. When you come to Mexico, the astonishing thing is, nobody wears these hats at all.Quote

QuoteAt HBO, they seem to be well-informed. They make what I think are really quite mature films.Quote