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Sweden was very nice. I did a lot of television. I wrote, directed and was in a lot of television there.
I directed this movie ‘Jewtopia’ that was based on a show I wrote which played Off Broadway for a number of years. I was trapped in ‘Jewtopia’; it wasn’t the film I wanted to make.
I started auditioning, and the first job I ever got was understudying Amy Ryan in ‘The Sisters Rosensweig’ on Broadway, directed by Daniel Sullivan. I was 18 years old.
There are definitely strictly independent movies. ‘Gummo’ is one. Another is one I made, ‘Fresh,’ a $3 million movie which Boaz Yakin directed.
Having been an actor and a writer for so long – 20 years or so – I felt that it would be daft to go to one’s grave without having directed. It’s a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day.
Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
I produced and directed a movie a couple years ago that won some awards that Samuel Goldwyn released called ‘The Last Good Time’. I wrote, produced and directed it, but I wasn’t in it.
The Nobel prizes memorialize Alfred Nobel’s faith in the contribution that human thought, directed to science and art, can make to human welfare.
The vast majority of murdered whites are murdered by other whites. That’s why there’s no national outrage when a white person is killed by a black person: it’s not evidence of some underlying black violence problem directed against white people.
I’m a strong believer in God. Always have been. I’ve always believed that he directed my path from the time I was a kid. He has always been my source of strength.
Well I actually came to shoot ‘Stranger Things’ straight from filming a movie called ‘Bridge of Spies,’ which is directed by Stephen Spielberg, so I was recommended to watch a bunch of his movies, like ‘E.T’ and stuff.
The earth was probably born by accident; but, in accordance with one of the most general laws of evolution, scarcely had this accident happened than it was immediately made use of and recast into something naturally directed.
The current of emotion, which was formerly directed to gaining eternal bliss, is turned in socialism – in the same degree as the latter is permeated by evolutionism – towards the perfecting of earthly life.
I’ve directed fragmentarily at the Herod Atticus, but never before a popular laiko unitals concert.
The influence of John Hughes is fully felt in the melodrama ‘Donnie Darko.’ This first film written and directed by Richard Kelly is a wobbly cannonball of a movie that tries to go Mr. Hughes one better; it’s like a Hughes version of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
‘Fast and Furious’ is the only franchise that I’ve directed that I did not create from scratch. So it definitely was an eye-opening experience for me coming to that world. I had to be respectful of the roles that had been established by the filmmakers before me, and I was cool with that.
Mr. Clooney has directed six movies; five are set in the middle of the previous century. And ‘Suburbicon’ clarifies why. Race is a blind spot.
Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.
No matter what, I’m in a very small club. There are very few women who have directed studio-level commercial films – very few.
You’re in a profession in which absolutely everybody is telling you their opinion, which is different. That’s one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again.
These days, it’s more like me coming from playing a show and feeling the high from all the energies directed at me, to feeling a bit weird when I go home to the place where people know me from before all that.
It was so satisfying for me – a great reward, just to see it done well. And it was beautifully directed by my daughter Susan Riskin. Imagine, a play about my mother directed by my daughter?!
Noel Black, who directed ‘Pretty Poison,’ got me to play a film-making student in ‘Cover Me Babe.’ At least it wasn’t another tomboy.
The idea that the country should be led by white men goes back to antebellum slaveholders, who argued that the world was naturally divided between working drudges and elite leaders, who directed their workers and used the wealth the workers produced to promote progress.
I got fired from a movie that ended up being called ‘Windows,’ which Gordon Willis, the cinematographer, directed. I got fired because he refused to cast Meryl Streep, who at the time was at Yale. I told him I thought he was an idiot, and he fired me.
Yes, I do realize that men in sports media also face criticism and backlash, but the vitriol that is directed at women, especially women of color, is far more severe.
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
My freshman year, the hate was all directed toward Danny Ferry. And every year, there’s some new poor sucker at Duke who draws the ire of everybody.
All the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
A few months ago, a friend emailed to simply ask, ‘Do you get a piece of this?’ The message included a link to a site selling T-shirts emblazoned with ‘Directed by Robert B. Weide.’ My wife soon ordered two.
People talk a lot about, ‘You’re a Disney princess! You’re Cinderella!’ and this and that. But for me, it’s all about the fact that I worked with Cate Blanchett and was directed by Kenneth Branagh. That’s the ‘Cinderella’ story for me.
I had directed a short film called ‘Girvhi’ earlier, on child labour. It was a fictional story. At that time, I realised I could direct a film if given a chance.
Once you get within a few weeks of the show and it becomes WrestleMania season, the energy starts picking up, and the energy feels different. You can feel it in the air, and every show means a little bit more, and everything is a little more focused and directed. Everything’s directing toward that day of WrestleMania.
Essentially, my parents directed me in the right path. They were all for me turning professional and starting that journey as a family with my golf career.
I still think of Columbia as one Rita Hayworth movie a year, or maybe one a year directed by Frank Capra in the ’30s. To see how many really outstanding movies Columbia made, and all together, is kind of eye-opening.
I’ve directed a couple of times in the theater, but I wouldn’t make a habit of it because it’s too consuming.
I love acting and directed. And Jonathan loved magic. Whatever we were passionate about, our parents supported us.
In the time since I’ve done ‘Bad Teacher,’ I’ve produced an independent movie and directed two pilots. So I love to do all different types of things.
I met Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu years ago during my college days, and I was in charge of international promotion of this movie festival he was invited to as part of the jury, and then he saw my work on a short film that was directed by a friend of mine.
There is no evidence of any kind except that is directed toward Oswald.
David Boreanaz is actually a very good director and he directed one of our episodes. Excellent director, knew exactly what he wanted. We never had long days with David. He was great, he knew exactly what he wanted and he’s a fantastic director.
I should have directed more but I am a lazy person and have taken a backseat.
My experience has been that actors always want to be directed.
A great deal of my energy is directed toward battling the Los Angeles Animal Regulation Department.
But if one could go back in time, I’d love to have been directed by Howard Hawks, who’s one of my great heroes. One of the greatest directors there ever was. He directed probably one of the greatest westerns of all time in ‘Rio Bravo’.
Steven Spielberg had a tremendous influence on me through his early stuff. ‘E.T.’, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ – ‘Jaws,’ I think, is one of the most beautifully directed films ever.
All labour is directed towards producing some effect.
I wrote my first play as extra credit for my fourth grade English class. ‘Can Helen Stop Smoking’ was a satire on the ill effects of cigarette smoking. My friend Vicki Haugabrook played as Helen and I directed the show. At the time, my brother Vince was leading the campaign to get our grandmother to quit.
My heart’s toward youth ministry, but I don’t know. I never would have thought I would have written a book. And God kind of directed that. So we’ll see what the next is.
Some of our favorite films are obviously not written by the person who directed it. And yet a ‘Taxi Driver,’ or some Nicholas Ray movie, like ‘In a Lonely Place,’ seems so personal or obsessive or whatever.
Especially as a director on ‘West Wing,’ I directed a lot of different things in a lot of different ways and really stretched my wings.
I myself have been the victim of some absolutely horrific speech throughout the years; I know how bad it can make you feel – and yet, I still believe firmly that no words directed at me could ever feel worse than having to worry about losing my right to use my own.
The whole tone now of TV is under 35 and directed toward males.
The commonly accepted definition of terrorism is that it is politically motivated violence directed at civilians by entities other than a state. These kind of attacks can come from the far right, the far left, racists of every stripe, as well as jihadists.
Well, I think that when you direct a movie or write it. And in the case of the two movies I did, I wrote and directed, they occupy a special place for you.
I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
I have never directed. But I think I could. I have thought about it. I’m a bit long in the tooth to start.
And I didn’t grow up wanting to be a director. I grew up wanting to be a writer, so for me, that was always the goal – to be a novelist, not a screenwriter. And I think, again, if I didn’t have the novels, maybe I’d be much more frustrated by not having directed yet.
For female directors, there’s a whole other set of things we have to think about, particularly when we are casting men, because there are some actors who have never been directed by a woman. Crew members, too.
I’ve just made a cancer drama, called ‘Now Is Good,’ directed by Ol Parker and starring Dakota Fanning. We filmed in Brighton and it’s about a girl dying of leukemia, although it’s not as depressing as it sounds.
Guilt is anger directed at ourselves – at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others – at what they did or did not do.
If you ever ask me what my all-time dream character is, my answer will be Mia Tansen, the great composer-musician in Hindustani classical music. And ideally, the film should be directed by a person like Bhansali who is a great director and has a marvellous sense of classical music.
If I can have the opportunity to go into an editing room, it’s like the golden ticket for me. All I want is to learn about everything else in the filmmaking process. I just directed a music video which just came out and that’d sort of be the area of the field that I’m going to move into, I hope.
In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition.
I will watch any film directed by Imtiaz Ali.
So much of what you see now in Hollywood is written and directed by committee, and you can see it.
There have been things over the years that didn’t work. ‘Body Of Lies,’ directed by Ridley Scott, which I did with Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, is a really tight action thriller, but when it opened in the U.S. it was number two to ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua.’
I directed a half hour comedy pilot, ‘Upgrade,’ and had one of the best times ever! I had such a great time directing; I would love to get to direct another project.
New-Year’s Day arriving, and the ministers, to whom I wrote, remaining silent, I consider their silence as evidence, that they cannot prove what I said not to be from the Lord, and have therefore published as I was directed.
Do whatever you’re directed to do, and leave the rest of that technical stuff up to the director.
I feel that Christian music is a subculture directed towards the Christians. It’s not really being exposed to non-Christians and it’s not really created for non-Christians, so non-Christians almost never hear any of this music.
‘Get Out,’ of course, is the surprise hit movie that Peele wrote and directed about a black man named Chris, who discovers that his white girlfriend’s family is running a nasty racist conspiracy.
As I go through life, I can see why my mother directed me that way, or why my father counseled me in that way. But some things you’re open to when you’re young, and some things you need to find out for yourself. I think that that’s pretty universal.
War is not an exercise of the will directed at an inanimate matter.
As soon as I walk down that sticky six-mile patterned carpet that welcomes you at Heathrow, I buy the Sunday papers and read the fashion supplements cover to cover. Even though hardly a single word in them seems directed at any male who ever lived, I find them compulsive reading.
I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.
The economic sanctions against Russia are madness, directed against a neighboring and friendly market.
But I did on projects that I produced, that I directed, that I acted in because it was important. I want to be a filmmaker. I don’t want to be an actor who directs, I want to be a director. I want to be a filmmaker. So that’s a big difference.
I was an integral part of school plays. And when I was in the ninth standard, Om Shivpuri directed me in a play called ‘The Miser.’ It was a huge hit.
I wish I could have a recurring role on ‘Modern Family’. I think ‘Modern Family’ is the best comedy on television. It’s extremely well written, extremely well acted and directed.
When I was a young lad just out of college at the North Carolina School of the Arts, I directed several plays that I wrote. It was essential theater, meaning we had no money, so our set may be six stools and two chairs and eight cream pies.
One of my favourite films is called ‘Lacombe Lucien,’ directed by Louis Malle. The lead character in that film, like the lead characters in many ’70s and ’80s films, has a moral ambiguity to him.
All of the things I’ve directed, I’m really emotionally close to. That’s why I choose to direct them and spend years on them.
I love to produce, and I’ve directed two short films.
I’ve always been an actor, a lowly actor without power, so I’ve never been corrupted. I’ve never even directed.
The first two movies I directed failed, when I was 21 and 23, and that was the greatest thing that could have happened.
Most actors who direct do it because they’ve been directed by so many bad directors.
‘The Homesman’ is a really interesting movie that Tommy Lee Jones directed.
I like to work, and I worked for years as a camera person before I directed.
‘To the Bone’ is autobiographical. It’s written and directed by a woman; it’s starring all women, apart from me and Keanu, who are in lesser parts, and it’s produced by women.
A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end.
‘Divergent,’ directed by Neil Burger, displayed an admirable seriousness and some grim verve in laying out the boundaries of novelist Veronica Roth’s dystopia – six segregated but ostensibly harmonious regions defined by their inhabitants’ skills.
Most of the approaches to peace between Israel and the Palestinians, have been directed at trying to resolve the most complex problems, like refugees and Jerusalem, which is akin to building the pyramid from the top down.
Al-Qaida became the new Soviet Union, and in the process, Bin Laden became a demonic, terrifyingly powerful figure brooding in a cave while he controlled and directed the al-Qaida network throughout the world. In this way, a serious but manageable terrorist threat became grossly exaggerated.
I love nothing better than a dirty cartoon. I think that it’s really, really funny to see adult themes in a genre that’s usually directed towards children.
There’s something very strange about associating me with that prize. I had hoped for it in a more directed way as a journalist. Somehow as a journalist you know there are Pulitzers out there and you can work hard and get one. To win it for Fiction seems unbelievable.
We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways.
I wholeheartedly support the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for a democratic, free and just society where the rule of law prevails without corruption or government violence directed against citizens.
I have made movies on education and dance, have directed and choreographed legends of Bollywood. Now, I want to make a movie on martial arts. I myself am a black belt, so I am looking forward to do something on this.
After World War I the resentment of the working class against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan, Wall Street and private capital than the government.
I think when the president of the United States calls for military action, he should do it for a united people, especially when the methods have been so cruel, so explicitly directed at Americans.
I usually do about five cuts as a director. I haven’t ever directed a film where I haven’t made five passes through the movie, and that takes a long time.
Women consume, and they must be directed what to consume, or they may identify you as lunch.
For me, the moral difficulties lie in the continual pressure brought to bear on my friends and immediate family, pressure which is not directed against me personally but which at the same time is all around me.
I’ve directed web series, music videos, film shorts, and theater. It’s just a hat I put on.
Count Dracula had directed me to go to the Golden Krone Hotel, which I found, to my great delight, to be thoroughly old-fashioned, for of course I wanted to see all I could of the ways of the country.
I’ve had albums out since the 1970s. I was in a musical, ‘The Boy Friend,’ directed by Ken Russell, and I was on Broadway in ‘My One And Only’ with Tommy Tune, so I’ve always been a singer, but I suppose people think of my modelling more.
As far as I know, there is only one other director who was a stuntman – guy named Chuck Bail who directed ‘Gumball Rally.’ Doing stunts isn’t exactly a common path to directing.
I think that’s what keeps you grounded – having your own life that’s not directed by your job.
When you’ve written a film and directed it and it comes out exactly as you imagined it, it’s pretty boring.
I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly; those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses.
I had racially prejudiced comments directed at me on different blogs. People think that just because you’re in the spotlight, you’re fair game. It’s hard, and I don’t think you’re ready at any age for it. Thankfully, I have some great fans who got me through it.
Racism is one of the worst forms of torture because it’s directed at something you never asked for and something you can’t change.
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
Go out and make something that reflects your interests, your taste, and your ideas. No one will pay you to make something until you have a few things you can show that you’ve directed. I got my start by making short films on my own.
I think every director’s different. Every director’s got his own style. I mean, when I directed, I basically just screamed for eight hours a day, twelve hours a day.
I have directed Amitabh in four films – ‘Kaalia,’ ‘Shahenshah,’ ‘Main Azad Hoon’ and ‘Major Saab’ – and we have always been hand-in-glove.
I feel like I’ve made good friends with people I’ve worked with, but in terms of lasting inspiration, it is probably Matthew Vaughn who directed ‘Kingsman’ who’s been really supportive, loyal to me, and been a really good person to work with.
Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films and was the family comedy king through the ’80s and ’90s – ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ ‘Home Alone,’ etc. – has acquired rights to ‘The Cypress House’ and is working on the script himself, with intent to direct.
After the success of ‘Smokey,’ my profit participation only went up on future movies I directed.
The two most exciting things for me to get to work on ‘The Wolverine’ was getting to work with James Mangold, the director who directed ‘3:10 to Yuma’ and ‘Walk the Line’ as well as getting to work with Hugh Jackman.
Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality – an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.
I did direct quite a bit when I was in school, and I directed some television afterwards.
Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
David Benioff can hardly be classified as an underdog. The 2002 film adaptation of his first novel, ‘The 25th Hour,’ was directed by Spike Lee and starred Edward Norton.
In Europe, it is not so unusual for directors to move between opera, theatre, and film, and I have at least three girlfriends I can think of who have directed in all three genres.
It’s always been a dream of mine to be Ginger Rogers or Cyd Charisse, and here I am performing alongside Robert Lindsay and being directed by a major Broadway producer. Who said dreams don’t come true?
It’s one of those scenarios where no, I never imagined that I’d be directed in a love scene – not even a love scene because it’s kind of a hard-core sex scene because it’s kind of just purely played for this carnal venting.
I’m not joking – it’s a top-three dream of mine to be on a comedy on HBO and to have it directed by Mike Judge and Alec Berg, and then on top of that, have it be with friends, two of them I’ve known for 10 years.
Vengeance is the act of turning anger in on yourself. On the surface it may be directed at someone else, but it is a surefire recipe for arresting emotional recovery.
A lot of the films I’ve done have links to other movies that I’ve directed in the past.
It’s irrelevant who or what directed a movie; the important thing is that you either respond to it or you don’t.
After I directed, when I went back to being an actor, I was like, ‘God, this is the life!’ Because you only have to concentrate on one thing.
One good thing I’d like to say about divorce is that it sometimes makes it possible for you to be a much better wife to your next husband because you have a place for your anger – it’s not directed at the person you’re currently with.
Being by the nature of my upbringing, all my energies having been directed to one channel of activity, crippled from other activities and made helpless even to live.
I worked with Nick Hurran when I was 15 and had to remind him of this. I did a drama for ITV which he directed.
Sit down at your computer or open your nearest mobile device and Google these words: ‘Directed by.’ What’s the first predictive text that comes up? Martin Scorsese? Quentin Tarantino? Ingmar Bergman? Chances are the first name Google suggested was Robert B. Weide. That’s me. Sort of.
One night, I just woke up and I went, ‘Killing Jesus.’ And I believe, because I’m a Catholic, that comes from the Holy Spirit. My inspiration comes from that. And so I wrote ‘Killing Jesus’ because I think I was directed to write that.
I signed ‘Lucknow Central’ because it was a story I wanted to be part of. I still stand by the fact that it was a well written, well directed film with some great performances.
‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ is a British comedy-drama directed by John Madden. The film is based on the 2004 novel, ‘These Foolish Things’, by Deborah Moggach.
I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject, to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession. It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed.
I wrote and directed a movie called ‘Two-Bit Waltz.’
I’ve written all of my songs, I directed all my videos. Every part of what I’ve done for music, from the visuals to the business, I did it. And I’m really proud of that.
I was used to theatre classes. I studied with my mother; she was a theatre teacher and directed, too, so it was very family-like. Then I studied with a great teacher in Paris, and she was wonderful; she pushed me, but she was a warm soul.
Who directed the video ‘No More Drama’ for Mary J. Blige. I was actually kickin’ with J. Lo talking about some music that we’re gonna put together, and we were talking about great directors. She said she really, really liked that video and was wondering who directed it, so yeah, I looked it up!
When I directed my first short – ‘American Virgin’ – I had no idea if I could actually do it. Like, I might just get onto set, have everyone look at me and just completely freeze and have no idea what to do. But pretty much the opposite of that happened. I was like a fish diving into the sea.
It is easy to predict that some of the discoveries of research directed towards Grand Challenges – but only the most unexpected ones, and at the most unexpected times – will be the basis of revolutionary improvements in the way that we exploit the power of our future computing devices.
Sometimes directors may not give you words, you know? They may not talk at all! You’ve just got to use your radar to figure out how you can get to the center and not lose yourself, but still be directed at the same time.
I was directed because I knew I wanted to be a novelist, but I didn’t have a very good job or a way of getting published. I found those years to be among the most difficult of my life.
I always sang in church always was in a gospel choir and directed choirs and always performed, but I never thought of it as a powerful thing.
Arafat rejected the deal because, as a dictator who had directed all his energies toward strengthening the Palestinians hatred toward Israel, Arafat could not afford to make peace.
I directed a piece of theater in Italy. We took nine fables from the town and we created a play.
Well I directed a few feature length things for HBO in the late eighties.
The United States should not engage in tit-for-tat polemics directed at its most important allies. That is as demeaning as it is destructive.
I’ve followed Gary Oldman his whole career… I’ve watched the movies he’s directed, like ‘Nil by Mouth’ – I’ve seen that five times!
I would love to be directed by more women.
In Scotland, Catholics have raised their voices against sectarianism and intolerance directed against the Church. Clearly, these actions show that freedom of religious expression, a basic human right, is not upheld in our midst as widely and as completely as it should be.
I’ve been in the director’s chair for ‘Battlestar Galactica’ since its first season. I directed the only comedy that’s ever been done in Galactica history.
In World War II the hostility and the exasperation resulting from the statification of the economy and the strain of the war have been directed as much against the government as against private capital.
Groups like the NAACP, The Anti-Defamation League, NOW and GLAAD, will respond to derisive language directed at their constituents. The price paid by those who cavalierly chose to verbally disrespect the dignity of African Americans, Jews, women and homosexuals is steep.
Hollywood usually doesn’t have strong woman in films like that, and it’s stupid, so for the most part they’re usually being directed and written by men.
I was in a play directed by my father, and I was doing a fight scene, and the choreography went haywire, and I flew backward over a chair and ripped my thumb all the way to my wrist and had to have surgery to sew up all the tendons in there.
I did a play back in 2005 called ‘The Pillowman,’ which Martin McDonagh directed, in which, at the very end of the run, I caught a case of shingles. I had something burst on my forehead, so I actually have a mark on my forehead from that experience. But it’s also an internal mark as well.
I wasn’t exactly sure where I wanted to take my music and how I wanted to be portrayed, and it was sort of, not done for me, but more directed.
I’ve been directing for 25 years almost, and I’ve only directed nine films in that time because I like to be careful.
I’ve scored all the movies that Jacques Audiard has directed. It’s a long love story between us, trying to find a voice that would belong to his films only.
I played the role of Mitro in ‘Mitro Marjaani’ which was directed by Mr. B. M. Shah and it was really amazing because for the first time in Indian theatre, was a woman portraying someone who is bold about her physical needs and is proud of her body.
I guess once you’ve been acting for a long time, you glean the great bits of good directors and the bad bits from other directors, and you know the way that you would like to be directed.
Writers don’t make good spouses. When I am writing, I’m not a good wife. I shut myself away, and all my emotions are directed towards what I’m trying to write.
I do regret that when I went to college, I didn’t have a liberal arts education. I got a BFA in musical theater, so it was a very directed toward what I was doing. I wish that I had expanded my horizons a little bit.
I did ‘Daddy’ when I was 17 years old. My father, Mahesh Bhatt, directed the movie, and he cast me.
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
I first met Kim Dae Jung when he was a Korean dissident whose life was threatened by the military regime ruling in Seoul. I was Ronald Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, and Kim was directed to me because the East Asia Bureau at the State Department had long shunned him.
When I directed the ‘Ring’ cycle at the Metropolitan Opera in New York recently, there were people texting all through the show. But theatre isn’t a communication device: it’s a communion.
What we really need is compassion of the mind – compassion for others that is directed intelligently and produces truly compassionate results.
I’ve directed seven movies and know a thing or two about dealing with unexpected crises.
The hate directed against the colored people here in St. Louis has always given me a sad feeling… How can you expect the world to believe in you and respect your preaching of democracy when you yourself treat your colored brothers as you do?
I think I subconsciously knew you needed life experience to direct, and the best films are directed by people who have really lived, with exceptions like Orson Welles, who just burst out of the gate. There are prodigies like that, but for me, personally, I thought I needed life experience.
While my megalomania knows no bounds, directing is one thing I have never really done. I directed a couple of plays. That was the extent of it.
It is reasonable that forces directed toward bodies depend on the nature and the quantity of matter of such bodies, as happens in the case of magnetic bodies.
Oh, come off it, I’ve only directed three plays for the RSC.
Women should use pain medication only as directed and talk with their doctor about all drugs they’re taking, including over-the-counter medications. Store prescription drugs in a secure place and properly dispose of them as soon as treatment is over. And never share prescription drugs with anyone else.
Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.
I have no style. There are certain people who just have a visual sense that defines their work. You could probably watch 30 seconds of anything they do and you’ll know exactly who directed it. I don’t have that skill.
‘Imitation Girl’ is a feature written and directed by Natasha Kermani. She’s one of the founders of Illium Pictures who co-produced ‘Pod.’
The key to a resilient global recovery, where growth in each country advances growth in every country, is action directed at supporting demand at home.
I think you can be smart and directed and focused, without being obnoxious, and get plenty done.
Being an actor, you know what it feels like to be directed, so when the chance comes for you to direct someone else, you know how to approach an actor without scaring them off, without making them clam up, without making them feel insecure, without getting them in their head.
Lee Marvin was my godfather and a very close friend of my father’s. My father directed the very successful ‘Point Blank’ in which Lee Marvin starred.
What government has been doing, we’ve got major programmes now, of billions of pounds, which are directed by central government into these areas of deprivation.
I don’t think anyone would object to Facebook selling ads or having ads directed at me, as long as people didn’t think those ads were manipulated by personal data.
The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.
I’ve directed a fair amount of television series – so I’m always trying to learn new things. One episode was all hand-held and I’m trying to get better at when you should do things and when you should just shut up and watch what the people are saying.
I have 800 books of just Samuel Beckett’s work, tons of his correspondence, personal letters that he wrote. I have copies of plays he used when he directed, so all of his handwritten notes are in the corners of the page.
I directed a movie and now, I’m going to do the editing.
I love being directed, and I feel so grateful to be able to get to work with some of the directors I’ve worked with.
To a mind like mine, restless, inquisitive, and observant of everything that was passing, it is easy to suppose that religion was the subject to which it would be directed; and, although this subject principally occupied my thoughts, there was nothing that I saw or heard of to which my attention was not directed.
I’m a writer and director. And the movie I’ve seen a million times is ‘Coming Home,’ directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jon Voight, Jane Fonda and Bruce Dern.
I went to university in the north of England at University of Birmingham to do an English literature degree, and I knew I could do extracurricular stuff with theater and drama. I started a theater company, called Article 19, and I did it with a bunch of friends. I wrote and directed plays. I had a radio show.
A boycott is directed against a policy and the institutions which support that policy either actively or tacitly. Its aim is not to reject, but to bring about change.
I have a strong sense of responsibility. I like to be directed, it’s true. If I didn’t like that, I’d do something else.
The climax of ‘Johny Mera Naa,’ it’s one of the best climaxes ever written, ever directed. If I ever wanted to remake a movie, I’d try to do this one, just for the climax.
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about.
All my freakouts have been pretty private and directed at family pets and/or people I have been dating for too short a time to freak out at in that way.
I acted when I was young, but at 19, I had my own theater company where I acted but also directed. I also did some theater in Los Angeles. So I was always wanting to direct, even before I became an established actor.
When I directed the pilot for ‘Smallville,’ I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero. ‘Arrow’ is a different show – darker and harder-edged – but it’s the same core idea.
I’ve also directed, shot, and edited several music videos.
Jack Bender is a real actor’s director. Because he was an actor, and because he directed theater, he really enjoys that process.
I’ve never directed an opening episode of ‘GoT’ before, until season 8, but I think it’s really important to make a splash. You have to reset the table, put everyone back in their place, you have to take them to their next position. But you have to entertain, that’s what’s most important.
We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg’s great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.
Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone.
I was lucky to work with Gamechanger Films, who are a consortium of investors financing films directed by women. This is a company that puts their money where their mouth is.
‘Scary Movie’ was a different type of comedy than I’m used to. I’ve mostly done sitcoms, so working with David Zucker, who wrote the film and who directed the last two ‘Scary Movie’s and ‘Airplane’ and ‘Naked Gun,’ was a lot of help.
The American claim that the bombing of North Vietnam was directed against military targets does not withstand direct investigation.
All of the significant art of today stems from Conceptual art. This includes the art of installation, political, feminist and socially directed art.
A play is not a play until it’s performed, and unless it’s a one-person play that is acted, directed and designed by the author, many other people will be deeply involved in the complicated process that leads to its performance.
Well, the first two movies of any size that I did were a movie called ‘Everybody’s All American’ that Taylor Hackford directed – I was pretty diva on that – and then ‘Pretty Woman,’ which is probably my first real breakthrough.
Early in your career, you feel like there is a formula, a path you have to take. You have to do this movie because this person directed it and you have to be associated with these people. In some ways, I have thrown that out.
A cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s agenda has been to promote domestic energy production, create jobs and improve economic growth, and he has directed federal agencies to replace or repeal burdensome and outdated regulations that stand in the way of these objectives.
I don’t think there’s a part that I’ve played or something I’ve written or directed that hasn’t smacked of ‘The Wizard Of Oz.’ It’s the film all roads lead to for me.
Henceforth, language studies were no longer directed merely towards correcting grammar.
Men directors somehow think it’s great to show heroes all unkempt and ungroomed. You’d be able to smell the hero’s aftershave lotion if a woman directed him.
I’ve been directed by other actors, and being an actor doesn’t make you a good director.
‘Tommy’ was the first show I ever saw on Broadway. I was 14. It wasn’t ‘the show’ that started that flame in me or anything, but it did excite me in a way no other show had. I’d never seen a show so brilliantly cast and directed.
I really loved ‘Fast Five.’ I thought it was a brilliant movie. I thought it was so well done, well directed. The action sequences were really well thought out. It looked fantastic.
My Ready-Mades have nothing to do with the ‘objet trouve’ because the so-called ‘found object’ is completely directed by personal taste. Personal taste decides that this is a beautiful object and is unique.
I have directed all of my cabinet to work to prepare a transition plan for the incoming administration.
John Carpenter created the idea of Halloween, so his vision remains the most focused and intelligently directed of the series. The directors that have followed have kept the original intent of the concept.
I’ve done five films directed by women. I did like it. They had qualities, particularly in the romantic tenderness of scenes. I felt sometimes they were a little bit soft, but maybe they were clever to get the guys working the way they wanted them to.
No one was jumping up and saying, ‘Yeah, let me give you money.’ I had never held a camera in my hand – a home video camera, nothing. I had not directed.
Poor people have to pay high rents to marriage halls for conducting functions like wedding. Therefore, to benefit them, I have directed constructing ‘Amma Marriage Halls.’
One year, I went to Cannes with the film ‘The Indian Runner’ that Sean Penn directed. Everyone else in the film was all the same height, and on the red carpet, when they were taking photos, none of them would stand next to me, and I totally got it.
Never met Levinson. Ever. He directed those American Express spots for us for Seinfeld, and I was off on some guest spot that I didn’t even want to do… and I got talked into doing it.
It is impossible to anticipate all of the misdeeds engendered by the universal conflict of human passions. They multiply at a compound rate with the growth in population and the interlacing of particular interests that cannot be directed with geometrical precision towards the public utility.
There have been huge Muslim demonstrations against cartoons depicting Muhammad and any other perceived insult against Islam. But I am unaware of a single demonstration of Muslims against Muslim terror directed at non-Muslims.
It is true that I got recognition. But however good the comedies are, nobody will accept a good comedy director as a good director. That is the sad part of it. Nobody knows who directed the ‘Laurel and Hardy’ movies. They know only Laurel and Hardy. Directors will never get a good name if they direct a comedy film.
Restoration I did because I really loved e novel and I like Michael Hoffman, who directed it, but it wasn’t a really challenging part for me. I’m not critical of the film: I just don’t think I gave a very interesting performance.
I love to be directed. They can trust me and go.
To win Best Director at Sundance was beyond anything I could have imagined for myself. It’s still an incredible feeling to know I won. But as happy as I am about winning, I also know many other women of color have directed amazing films over the years that were equally deserving and didn’t win.
Many people compare the agitation of MNS with Shiv Sena because of the mode of agitation. But the main difference is that while Shiv Sena launched an agitation for the poor Marathi unemployed youth, the agitation of MNS is directed against the ‘goondaism’ of North Indians.
I would like to have directed Hollywood musicals in the ’40s and ’50s.
I’m very laid-back, and I meet people just by accident – never through agencies or anything like that. I met Paul Morrissey, who directed me in ‘Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein,’ on a plane from Rome to Munich. He asked for my telephone number and wrote it in his passport.
I’m very proud of ‘That Kind of Woman’ with Sophia Loren, directed by Sidney Lumet, and I loved doing ‘Gunman’s Walk’ because I finally got to play a bad guy.
The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors’ possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England.
I directed Bebe Neuwirth in ‘Here Lies Jenny’ at the Post Street Theatre. I was gobsmacked – the audiences were extremely knowledgeable, affectionate, interested, and not cynical.
I don’t much like being directed. I enjoy being allowed to play.
There’s an excellent movie we have on TCM called ‘It Happened on Fifth Avenue,’ which was originally going to be directed by Frank Capra… but just before he was going to start working on it, he came across this story called ‘The Greatest Gift.’ And that turned into ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’
We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.
The movie I’ve seen a million times is ‘Steel Magnolias,’ directed by Herbert Ross, starring Sally Field and Julia Roberts.
I had been a real problem child, but once I got into acting, my parents never had any more trouble with me because all of that energy was directed in a positive way.
Always when I directed the play, I was always trying to cast people not who were necessarily like the characters, but people who I felt had the essential component that the character had, some kind of soul for it.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed me in ‘Kings of Summer,’ which was his debut feature. I got to witness the passion and hunger that first-time directors bring to projects, and ever since, then I’ve been very intrigued when I’ve come across a project with a less experienced director.
My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.
But at a certain point, and I don’t really know… people have asked me this. I don’t know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed.
The actor always must be in the scene, not above the scene. To communicate any larger ideas is my problem; it’s how the narrative is constructed and directed that hopefully does it.
When I first met Alan Parker, who directed ‘Angel Heart,’ he’d heard so many horror stories about me that he was literally scared to death of me. Right away, he sat me down and said, ‘I’m very scared of you. I’ve heard you’re a very bad boy.’
Monetary policy itself cannot sensibly be directed at reducing imbalances.
Rid yourself of anything that is not directed toward God.
The American education system couldn’t be more badly directed or poorly funded if the Secretary of Education were Ed Wood.
While these attitudes are more visible when directed at government, there is ample evidence that many working people distrust their own union as much as they do the corporation they work for.
I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail – I shall succeed.
If you ask me whether I can direct, I can. In fact, I have shot several songs, scenes and stunts. When certain directors of my movies were not able to be there for some reason and had asked me to help out, I have directed. But to helm an entire movie is a different art altogether.
I directed 24’s pilot. I felt we should follow the characters around as if we were a documentary crew, using available light, hand-held cameras, split screens, sound that isn’t always what it should be, to suit the reality of the premise.
Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.
My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed, but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it. It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote.
In fact, I had never imagined that seven years after my ordeal, the #MeToo movement will start and that I will be talking about it all over again. This is nothing but karma. Dibakar has directed six films, even though I didn’t get any films after I went public with my allegations.
Small science, which includes most research in the life sciences all over the world, is science directed usually by an individual senior scientist and a small team of junior associates, perhaps three, ten, fifteen, something in that order.
Anyone can write an academic piece directed at other academics. To write something that delivers an argument and a gripping storyline to someone’s granny or eight-year-old takes the highest quality of your powers.
I can only hope that the Democrats do tone down the rhetoric. The rhetoric has been outrageous: The finger-pointing, the tone, the angst, and the anger directed at Donald Trump, his supporters – really, then, some people react to things like that; people get angry as well, and you fuel the fires.
I have a music video I was in coming out for M83 for their song ‘Claudia Lewis.’ It’s directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, and I play opposite Lily Collins. It’s a pretty edgy intergalactic music video.
I’d never directed before and this movie’s too important to me to put in the hands of some guy who has never directed. Even if it’s me.
After a few years of intensive research, we found a way to use a pulsed laser directed into a nozzle to vaporize any material, allowing for the first time the atoms of any element in the periodic table to be produced cold in a supersonic beam.
I have seen ‘Sanju,’ and it is a well-made commercial film. However, it was left unexplored. I would have directed it with a different approach.
But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility.
It is more important to engage the public positively with choice and competition to everyone than to be directed into a benefit for a minority.
In the increasingly digital world, data is a valuable currency, yet as consumers, we control and own little of it. As consumers, we must ask what big companies do with our data, a question directed to both the online and traditional ones.
I’m being photographed, worrying about my hair – and yet here I am, I’ve directed a feature film, why do I care about the way I look? Who cares? Does Tim Burton care? Does Joel Coen?
I met my wife and, for the next ten years, we did no films at all. She did the first movie and then I did several after. My first movie was written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Kazan and was called Baby Doll.
I think we’ve shot scenes from every angle directors can think of to make it look like different villages. I’ve directed a couple shows on that set and believe me, it’s impossible not to duplicate some camera angles.
I’m such a fan of Daniel Waters, who wrote the script, and also Mark Waters, his brother, who directed. ‘Vampire Academy’ has, I think, an iconic director.
Wanted’ and ‘Rowdy Rathore’, which I directed in Hindi, were remakes of Telugu hits. Telugu films have contributed to my growth in a big way.
I’ve never actually directed anything I haven’t made up. I’ve never adapted anything.
Me and my roommate wrote and directed a little short comedy called ‘The Elevator.’
The Intelligence Community Assessment concluded first that President Putin directed and influenced a campaign to erode the faith and confidence of the American people in our presidential election process. Second, that he did so to demean Secretary Clinton, and third, that he sought to advantage Mr. Trump.
Those are serious questions of war and peace, of freedom or tyranny, whether or not there is ever going to be a hope of us instilling some democratic systems in a part of the world that frankly is breeding hate and destruction directed right at us.
I’m an awful driver. I’m not going to lie about it. I’m not a good driver. I tried for a long time to pretend that I was. There’s a lot of road rage and a lot of times it’s directed at something I’ve done on the road.
I spent years studying the teachings of Patanjali, and he reminded us several thousand years ago that when we are steadfast – which means that we never slip in our abstention of thoughts of harm directed toward others – then all living creatures cease to feel enmity in our presence.
I saw Derek Jacobi play Hamlet when I was 17, and he directed me as Hamlet when I was 27, and I directed him as Claudius in ‘Hamlet’ when I was 35, and I’m hoping we meet again in some other production of Hamlet before we both toddle off.
Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.