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Norman Jewison Quotes


Norman Frederick Jewison is a Canadian film director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre.
(1926 - )

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A lot of American actors I work with are in character all day long. You can't talk to them. It's Method and the whole thing.
 

And even Moonstruck - for some reason the audience were just in the mood for a very romantic film, because it's one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
 

And I think all Nazis didn't see themselves as bad people. I've never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist. Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic.
 

As you know, in America there's no rights for the artist, so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio, so if they want to remake it they can.
 

Betrayal... is my favorite subject.
 

But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies.
 

Do what you're told, and everything will be all right.
 

Every generation deals with the breaking down of its tradition, and I think that they rediscovered the film.
 

Everything Sholom Aleichem talks about in his plays and his short stories is about people, family, man's relationship with his God, the breaking down of tradition.
 

I don't like to think that maybe I'm just getting old. I'm not too excited about watching a huge explosion. I'm more interested in people and characters.
 

I don't make films to win prizes. I make films to make films.
 

I mean they're making remakes of my films and I'm not even dead yet! Why would you want to make a remake?
 

I still get a lot of material but I find that as one gets older you get more fussy. You know you're going spend a year or a year and a half on this and you know there are only so many films in you so you get a little bit more selective.
 

I think all Nazis didn't see themselves as bad people. I've never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist. Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic.
 

I think I've done pretty well. I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards, so I don't have any complaints.
 

I think you get better as you get older.
 

I was really excited to have the opportunity to make Fiddler.
 

I was very disappointed that Denzel didn't win Best Actor for The Hurricane because I thought he deserved it.
 

I work with a lot of movie stars.
 

I'm going to do an adaptation of the Italian film, Bread and Tulips. I really like that film.
 


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