Directed "Fortune's Fool", a play by Ivan Turgenev
, adapted by Mike Poulton
(Stamford Center for the Arts, Truglia Theater, Stamford, CT, March 2002).
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[on Jean-Luc Godard, 1970] That kind of passion I can't deny, and, as I say, it is brilliantly and artfully done, but I want far more, somehow, in a film, although I can view a film like "Weekend" with awe at the skills, the downright boldness of the man, the outrageous boldness which is a quality I would give a good deal to have more of. But, oh, I do long for a moment when that man comes out ...
First worked in television studios as a floor manager. Began to write and direct plays for the theatre in 1953. Directed his first Broadway play in 1956 and his first motion picture in 1958. Made only ten films during the first 25 years of his career. His most productive period was 1965-70, when he averaged one movie per year.