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To make great movies, there is an element of risk. You have to say, 'Well, I am going to make this film, and it is not really a sure thing.'

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I live near San Francisco in the most beautiful spot on earth and enjoy myself in many ways. Yes, I love to work, which for now is to think and read and write, so it's all a dream come true.

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Some critics are stimulating in that they make you realise how you could do better, and those are valued.

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I never went to a psychologist or psychiatrist in my life. Never. You know, Italians are a little prejudiced against that kind of thing.

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Films and hotels have many aspects that are the same. For example, there is always a big vision, an idea.

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I was a pretty shy, lonely kid. I blossomed about age 17, when I went to college.

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My family were symphonic musicians and in the opera. Also, it was my era, the love of radio. We used to listen to the radio at night, close our eyes and see movies far more beautiful than you can photograph.

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I just admire people like Woody Allen, who every year writes an original screenplay. It's astonishing. I always wished that I could do that.

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Being a former theater student, of course, there is a part of me that is fascinated with stage crafts and what you can do with illusions and working within the confines of the studio.

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I was terrible at maths, but I could grasp science, and I used to love to read about the lives of the scientists. I wanted to be a scientist or an inventor.

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I wanted to write and direct movies and not be forced to adapt them from a bestselling book.

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I'm no longer dependent on the movie business to make a living. So if I want to make movies as other old guys would play golf, I can.

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I've been offered lots of movies. There's always some actor who's doing a project and would like to have me do it. But you look at the project and think, 'Gee, there are a lot of good directors who could do that.' I'd like to do something only I can do.

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I was never sloppy with other people's money. Only my own. Because I figure, well, you can be.

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Lots of people have criticized my movies, but nobody has ever identified the real problem: I'm a sloppy filmmaker.

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I had an older brother who was very interested in literature, so I had an early exposure to literature, and and theater. My father sometimes would work in musical comedies.

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I had a number of teachers who hated me. I didn't do well in school.

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I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.

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I always found the film world unpleasant. It's all about the schedule, and never really flew for me.

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Frank Capra was a prop man, I think. John Ford was a prop man. It was a little bit of a father and son thing, and you kind of worked your way up.

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