(10/13/31) Stage: Appeared (as "Duke Karl Alexander") in "Jew Suss' by Leon Feuchtwanger', Dublin Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland.
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I know that in theory the word is secondary in cinema, but the secret of my work is that everything is based on the word. I always begin with the dialogue. And I do not understand how one dares to write action before dialogue. I must begin with what the characters say. I must know what they say before seeing them do what they do.
The Last Picture Show
(1971) was filmed in black and white because of Welles' famous remark to Peter Bogdanovich
and Polly Platt
, when director and crew were uncertain on how to film the locations without using too many colors. Welles, who was on the set, replied: "Of course you'll film it in black and white!" The advice proved to be helpful because the film was praised for (among other qualities...
One of the most recognizable deep voices in all of film, radio or television.