If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
Any time you take a chance you better be sure the rewards are worth the risk because they can put you away just as fast for a ten dollar heist as they can for a million dollar job.
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
Here's to five miserable months on the wagon and the irreparable harm that it's caused me.