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#1. If you want to make pictures and enjoy making them, you better go out and make something that a lot of people want to see. And then they'll turn you lose and let you make what you want. And then maybe you can do some of the things that you want to do. But as a beginner, you haven't got a chance. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#2. I'm a storyteller - that's the chief function of a director. And they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move! - Author: Howard Hawks
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#3. I try to tell my story as simply as possible, with the camera at eye level. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#4. Too many actors try to get too much out of scenes that they ought to be leaving alone, just doing them quickly and getting the hell out. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#5. John Wayne represents more force, more power than anyone else on the screen. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#6. A good movie is three good scenes and no bad scenes. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#7. The western is the simplest form of drama - a gun, death. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#8. It's hard not to think of Jack Ford when you're making a Western. Hard not to think of him when you're making any picture. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#9. I find that when you open on a group of people sitting down and talking, the scene sits down with them. The best antidote for that is an entrance. Begin the scene with someone entering, and somehow it's more interesting. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#10. I get a little sick of these New Yorkers who want me to make some psychic thing, like 'The Left-Handed Gun.' They don't know anything about Western history. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#11. I have a theory that the only way you can be any good is if the camera likes you. If the camera doesn't like you, you are gone. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#12. I'm such a coward that unless I get a good writer, I don't want to make a picture. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#13. You can't fix a bad script after you start shooting. The problems on the page only get bigger as they move to the big screen. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#14. Fortune favors the prepared. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#15. I made 'Rio Bravo' with John Wayne. It worked out pretty well and we both liked it, so a few years later we decided to make it again. Worked out pretty good that time, too. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#16. I guarantee you that two directors that are any good can take the same story, change the name of the characters, change the name of the town, and make an entirely different picture. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#17. I don't think plot as a plot means much today. I'd say that everybody has seen every plot twenty times. What they haven't seen is characters and their relation to one another. I don't worry much about plot anymore. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#18. When you've got some talent, your job is to use it. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#19. I think girls who insult people are very attractive. - Author: Howard Hawks
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#20. There's action only if there is danger. - Author: Howard Hawks
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