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Alan J. Pakula - Quotes

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I am oblique; I think that has to do with my own nature. I like trying to do things which work on many levels, because I think it is terribly important to give an audience a lot of things they might not get as well as those they will, so that finally the film does take on a texture and is not just simplistic communication. ---->>>

Most of us live in a safe world. We don't have to fight for our values, we don't have to fight for our freedom, we don't have a sense of injustice. ---->>>

A man who is in control, and inside there is a frightened child - that interests me. Why? You can draw your own conclusions. ---->>>

Directors have a tendency to use their hands like orchestra conductors. They don't realize that the actor is looking at their faces, anyway. ---->>>

Some actors come to the set ready to do their parts a certain way. ---->>>

I've hardly had an avant-garde career... If you're going to make a film, you have to try to make sure it comes out of a childlike passion, as if you're doing it for the first time. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-07, 1928
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Die: 11-19, 1998
Occupation: Director
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Alan Jay Pakula (; April 7, 1928 – November 19, 1998) was an American film director, writer and producer. He was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Best Director for All the President's Men (1976) and Best Adapted Screenplay for Sophie's Choice (1982) (wikipedia)