I truly believe that all power corrupts. Such is probably the thinking behind every political film ever made in Hollywood.
I was able to capture on film things the actors didn't even know they were doing.
A film director has to get a shot, no matter what he does. We're desperate people.
I won't go back to the theater. I like some of the things they're doing but it's different now, not something I could do. I'll go on making films the rest of my life.
The thing with films is that you have to make something that will get people out of their houses, away from the TV set. You must touch people, say something. Otherwise, they'll stay at home.
TV has made us get down to the nub and new films will begin to live up to what the medium can be.
I hate the Communists and have for many years and don't feel right about giving up my career to defend them. I will give up my film career if it is in the interests of defending something I believe in, but not this.
I'm going to make a film where not one word is really important. I'm going to make it all action.
I didn't have the problem of finding myself at 45 on the wrong course - I always wanted to be a film director.
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