1. 10

    James Caan told me at the end of filming 'Elf' that he had been waiting through the whole film for me to be funny - and I never was.

  2. 9

    If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.

  3. 8

    I'm trying to interpret the film through the director's head, but it all comes out through me. So, a composer is kind of like a psychic medium.

  4. 7

    A film is -- or should be -- more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings.

  5. 6

    A film is never really any good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.

  6. 5

    The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

  7. 4

    Film is an illusion. Fame is ephemeral. Faith and family are what endure.

  8. 3

    There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that's education.

  9. 2

    Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

  10. 1

    Drama is life with the dull parts cut out of it.