To make a great film, you need three things: a great script, a great script, and a great script.
Our primary function is to create an emotion and our second job is to sustain that emotion.
The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
Strangers on a Train was written by Raymond Chandler and Czenzi Ormonde.
The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.
Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.
Drama is life with the dull parts cut out of it.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor.
North by Northwest was written by Ernest Lehman. It’s one of the 101 greatest scripts ever written.
For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.