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The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.
Alex Cox
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The life of a repo man is always intense.
Alex Cox
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The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty of imagination and it's a big problem.
Alex Cox
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Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
Alex Cox
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Visual representation of it is essential if we're to come to terms with what it is we've done.
Alex Cox
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We hope to do the Spanish Tragedy based on the play by Thomas Kyd.
Alex Cox
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Yeah, I'd be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film.
Alex Cox
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You can't change the system through violence.
Alex Cox
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You'd never have a motorcycle policeman out on the Indian reservation.
Alex Cox
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Certainly Dracula did bring a hell of a lot of joy to a hell of a lot of women. And if this erotic quality hadn't come out we'd have been very disappointed.
Terence Fisher
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Chris Lee and Peter Cushing I can't speak too highly of them. In fact to my mind the best films were those in the early days, with Cushing and Lee.
Terence Fisher
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Do I believe in the supernatural? Oh yes, certainly. I can't believe, I can't accept that you die and that's the end. Physically maybe it is a fact. But there's something about the mind that's more than that.
Terence Fisher
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He 's ruthless only because of his ideals. Unfortunately he doesn't succeed. The thing fails and gets out of hand and takes charge of him. Idealism is the only excuse he could have and it's a great excuse.
Terence Fisher
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I believe in building things up, naturally, but I've never isolated the monster from the world around, or tried to avoid showing him.
Terence Fisher
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One blob of red in the wrong place and the audience isn't looking at the hero, they're looking at a patch of curtain (or something similar) and your whole effect is lost.
Terence Fisher
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The process is very gradual, you see. At first there's the tainted stage; they know what will eventually happen to them if they go on but they say, 'Oh God, don't do it to me do it again, please, please.'
Terence Fisher
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The reflection of the flame in the glass seems to be touching the hand. And you feel the helpless fear of these dismembered parts. This sort of thing can hardly be visualized at the script stage.
Terence Fisher
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The written word is the basic of everything. Most important, the idea, and after that, the dialogue. You can rehash the dialogue as you go along, it 's disgraceful to have to do this, but now and again you have no choice.
Terence Fisher
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There is the danger of over preparation, of loss of spontaneity; over rehearsal is the most terrible thing you can imagine. We do have a very close association between costume and set designer, though. And the cameraman is very important, of course.
Terence Fisher
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We're not as materialistic and income-tax conscious as we think. At the moment our superstitions are tucked away, but come out sometimes in strange ways sex crimes, black masses.
Terence Fisher
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And Now For Something Completely Different was supposed to be our entree into America. It failed in America but was a big success in England.
Terry Gilliam
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At the first screening, there were a lot of areas that we went around and around about. Then we had our second screening. It played better. It's almost a reasonable length film now!
Terry Gilliam
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Hyperbole is something I'd better avoid.
Terry Gilliam
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I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War. Police were losing control because they were up against a world they really didn't understand.
Terry Gilliam
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I keep referring to them in the plural but all I'm dealing with is Bob. I don't know where Harvey fits in the equation. He was very present at the beginning, winding his brother up. I don't know where he is now.
Terry Gilliam
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I was always keen to shock people and shake them up; Eric was a little bit more traditionally motivated in really being just funny all the time.
Terry Gilliam
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I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country... dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
Terry Gilliam
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I was doing political cartoons and getting angry to the point where I felt I was going to have to start making and throwing bombs. I thought I was probably a better cartoonist than a bomb maker.
Terry Gilliam
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I was getting frustrated with America. It's interesting how as simple a thing as, like, letting your hair grow longer changed in the world in those days.
Terry Gilliam
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In advertising, I was frustrated by having to deal with the client. It was the only time I really worked in a proper office, and I didn't like it-simple as that.
Terry Gilliam
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