What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.
Self-plagiarism is style.
If I won’t be myself, who will?
The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.
The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn’t change people’s habits. It just kept them inside the house.
Some films are slices of life. Mine are slices of cake.
One of television’s great contributions is that it brought murder back into the home, where it belongs.
Luck is everything… My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person.
In the documentary the basic material has been created by God, whereas in the fiction film the director is a God; he must create life.