” Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest, in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies, you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies. “


” You don’t normally do another presentation of All About Eve. You do one All About Eve, and that’s it. “


” You know, essentially when you do a play you’re reinterpreting a work of art that already exists. That’s not what happens with a movie. “


” With a movie you’re creating from the beginning this particular work, let’s not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let’s just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art. “


” I mean, certainly it’s the single biggest event, I think, in terms of popular entertainment, or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century. It’s been film. It’s the 20th Century’s real art form. “


” Film is a collective experience, as you know. “


” You are not an active creator of the film. “


” I mean, I don’t know anything else that I would try to do, but it’s a very frustrating thing to do, because you are trying to take what’s a fantasy in your head and make it live through the minds of 200 people. “


” When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea. “


” I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something, it’s pretty hard to pick favorites. “


” The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure. “


” By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be greater than mortal in some way, and that’s led them into creating illusions, sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do. “



All 12 Sydney Pollack Quotes about You in picture


Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest, in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies, you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies.
You don
You know, essentially when you do a play you
With a movie you
I mean, certainly it
Film is a collective experience, as you know.
You are not an active creator of the film.
I mean, I don
When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something, it
The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure.
By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be greater than mortal in some way, and that

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