Born Saturday 28 February 1903, died Saturday 25 January 1986
No, I only like whether I like the story or not, essentially see something in it that isn't completely there.
That's what I think musicals will come to. No backstage stories, nothing of that sort.
West Side Story was terribly important because of the style of the dancing and the gangs of New York.
But I think musicals are going to have to deal with important subjects.
I see wonderful films by Bertolucci, Visconti, and Fellini.
American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why.
I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment. And I didn't resist it.
I started out to be a painter and was born into the theater.
Nowadays the audience has changed. No one can anticipate the audience.
I made three films with Douglas, two with Charles Boyer.
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.
Color can do anything that black-and-white can.
I use colors to bring fine points of story and character.
We shot that in all the real places where Van Gogh worked.
I always liked the Van Gogh story because I was terribly involved in that.
But I went down to Venezuela and spend a few weeks going through jungles. It's fantastic looking.
I learn new things all the time.
Cedric Gibbons was the grand cardinal of the art department.
The Pirate is surrealism and so, in a curious way, is Father of the Bride.