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John Huston
August 5, 1906 - August 28, 1987
Nationality: American
Category: Director
Subcategory: American Director

I don't try to guess what a million people will like. It's hard enough to know what I like.


After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.


What to do when inspiration doesn't come; be careful not to spook, get the wind up, force things into position. You must wait around until the idea comes.


I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk.


Hollywood has always been a cage... a cage to catch our dreams.


The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it.


You walk through a series of arches, so to speak, and then, presently, at the end of a corridor, a door opens and you see backward through time, and you feel the flow of time, and realize you are only part of a great nameless procession.


It's not color, it's like pouring 40 tablespoons of sugar water over a roast.


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