Irvin Kershner - Quotes

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After 'The Empire Strikes Back,' I got to make big films that I didn't care about, 'Never Say Never Again' and 'RoboCop 2,' and then I got too old. ---->>>

There's nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face. ---->>>

In the last ten years of watching films I have found that some of the foreign films I saw affected me most. One American film that stands out for me for its workmanship and artistry is 'Ratatouille.' It was an astonishing effort in filmmaking. ---->>>

I love my early movies, but naturalism is an artist's early style. Now I want to deal with feelings, dreams, an acceptance of irrationality. ---->>>

It's a matter of pride to me to get the film done fast, to get it done well. I understand the need for compromise. There is no such thing as a perfect shot, a perfect film. The purpose of film is not to make a monument to oneself. ---->>>

Film is a window to the real world but a lie that makes you believe the unbelievable. ---->>>

I have not given much credence to reviews of my films. Sometimes they're wrong, but it didn't matter to me. ---->>>

I want films to haunt an audience, to give them something to remember and be able to talk about. ---->>>

I have not been a follower of how many millions my films made or did not make. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-29, 1923
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Die: 11-27, 2010
Occupation: Director
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Irvin Kershner (born Isadore Kershner; April 29, 1923 – November 27, 2010) was an American director of film and television and actor, best known for directing quirky, independent films early in his career, and then The Empire Strikes Back, the James Bond adaptation Never Say Never Again, and RoboCop 2 (wikipedia)