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[reacting to his late wife Eleanor Perry
's claim that he refuses to compromise] That's bullshit! My life is one long compromise. I don't quarrel with the tormented part; it's the compromise part I quarrel with. I could never say that I won't compromise-making a movie is one long compromise; it's one horrendous compromise because there's no such thing as perfection. I never would have said that ...
His first film, David and Lisa
(1962), was shot on a modest budget of $200,000 and received numerous critical accolades, as well as being a commercial hit. As a result, Perry acquired a reputation as an economical filmmaker, who preferred to wrap up a scene in one take, if possible. His motto was, "Cut, print, edit, distribute".