My affection for CinemaScope initially was my affection for the horizontal line as I learned it from having been apprenticed to an architect who was someone named Frank Lloyd Wright.

— Nicholas Ray

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In the theatre, words are eighty to eighty-five percent of the importance of what is happening to you for your comprehension. In film, words are about twenty percent. It's a different figure, but it's almost an opposite ratio. For the words are only a little bit of embroidery, a little bit of lacework.


The imagination is a pretty precious source of protection.


As a human being, Joan Crawford is a great actress.


Film recognizes neither time nor space, only the limits of man's imagination

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