Alan J. Pakula

Alan J. Pakula

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Author Profession: US Director
Born: April 07, 1928
Died: November 19, 1998
Birth Sign: Aries

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A man who is in control, and inside there is a frightened child - that interests me. Why? You can draw your own conclusions.

Most of us live in a safe world. We don't have to fight for our values, we don't have to fight for our freedom, we don't have a sense of injustice.

I am oblique; I think that has to do with my own nature. I like trying to do things which work on many levels, because I think it is terribly important to give an audience a lot of things they might not get as well as those they will, so that finally the film does take on a texture and is not just simplistic communication.

Directors have a tendency to use their hands like orchestra conductors. They don't realize that the actor is looking at their faces, anyway.

Some actors come to the set ready to do their parts a certain way.

I've hardly had an avant-garde career... If you're going to make a film, you have to try to make sure it comes out of a childlike passion, as if you're doing it for the first time.

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

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