Vincente Minnelli - Quotes

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I always have coffee without sugar, you know. Just cream. ---->>>

Color can do anything that black-and-white can. ---->>>

But surrealism is present in most of my pictures. ---->>>

I use colors to bring fine points of story and character. ---->>>

It's the story that counts.

It's the story that counts.

The Pirate is surrealism and so, in a curious way, is Father of the Bride. ---->>>

Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and he sat in on so many story conferences. He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man. ---->>>

I always liked the Van Gogh story because I was terribly involved in that. ---->>>

Designing Woman was written for the screen. ---->>>

I learn new things all the time. ---->>>

Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life. ---->>>

West Side Story was terribly important because of the style of the dancing and the gangs of New York. ---->>>

But I went down to Venezuela and spend a few weeks going through jungles. It's fantastic looking. ---->>>

American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why. ---->>>

But I think musicals are going to have to deal with important subjects. ---->>>

Cedric Gibbons was the grand cardinal of the art department. ---->>>

I allow an area for improvisation because the chemical things actors bring to stories make it not work. ---->>>

I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment. And I didn't resist it. ---->>>

I made three films with Douglas, two with Charles Boyer. ---->>>

I seem to be drawn to things that actually happen. ---->>>

I see wonderful films by Bertolucci, Visconti, and Fellini. ---->>>

I started out to be a painter and was born into the theater. ---->>>

I've worked with an awful lot of people. Katy Hepburn, Spencer Tracy. ---->>>

If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book, different pictures compete in their minds. ---->>>

In the Thirties, when I was in New York, I did the first surrealistic ballet in a show of mine. ---->>>

It's always the story that interests me. ---->>>

No, I only like whether I like the story or not, essentially see something in it that isn't completely there. ---->>>

Nowadays the audience has changed. No one can anticipate the audience. ---->>>

That's what I think musicals will come to. No backstage stories, nothing of that sort. ---->>>

We shot that in all the real places where Van Gogh worked. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-28, 1903
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois. U.S.
Die: 01-25, 1986
Occupation: Director
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Vincente Minnelli (February 28, 1903 – July 25, 1986) was an American stage director and film director, famous for directing such classic movie musicals as Meet Me in St. Louis, Gigi, The Band Wagon, and An American in Paris. In addition to having directed some of the most famous and well-remembered musicals of his time, Minnelli made many comedies and melodramas (wikipedia)