To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable.
The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have chosen to direct represent my convictions.
The Communists automatically violated the daily practices of democracy to which I was accustomed.
Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose.
I have no spy stories to tell, because I saw no spies. Nor did I understand, at that time, any opposition between American and Russian national interest.
I truly believe that all power corrupts. Such is probably the thinking behind every political film ever made in Hollywood.