American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why.
Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life.
I see wonderful films by Bertolucci, Visconti, and Fellini.
The Pirate is surrealism and so, in a curious way, is Father of the Bride.
I've worked with an awful lot of people. Katy Hepburn, Spencer Tracy.
But surrealism is present in most of my pictures.
Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and he sat in on so many story conferences. He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man.
West Side Story was terribly important because of the style of the dancing and the gangs of New York.