Decisions made in real time are never perfect.
Film is our literature, so we should tell stories that are apropos of our culture, in that we can learn something about ourselves.
So much money and energy is expended making a film that I think it should be used for positive ends.
When people and animals die, they stay with us in our minds.
In order to crash the party and be a clown with your own skit, you had to be there for quite a while.
If anyone was talking about journalism in the '50s - it was Edward R.Murrow.
When you're creating a character out of nothing, you have to make all the guesses as to how they walk, how they talk, how they think. It was all there on the table for us to pick and choose for Murrow.
It's either the Amendment or this Confederate peace. You cannot have both.
Film, television and to a certain extent, theater are modern day libraries.
Television and film are our libraries now. Our history books.
You work enough with someone and you develop a shorthand. You know how he likes to work through the day and he knows where you're vulnerable and where your weaknesses and strengths are, so it makes for a good team, a team that knows who's over there behind your back.
If it's a role like this one, an actual live person, a legend, there's lots of material laid out.
I checked out all types of tobacco trying to find one that would be easiest to live with, I ended up using pipe tobacco. It burned slower, and it wasn't as harsh on my throat... It also smelled better.
I don't think I could've carried the weight that Murrow carried.
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