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Sir Carol Reed
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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It's dull to stick to the same sort of subject and bad for one's work into the bargain. Repetition makes a director grow stale in his job, and lose his grip as an entertainer. I happen to love a dark street, with wet cobbles, and a small furtive figure under a lamp at the corner. Whenever I go on location, I instinctively look for sonething of that kind. Now that is bad; thoroughly bad for me, ...
Quit after several months as director of Mutiny on the Bounty
(1962) because he found he was unable to handle Marlon Brando
's ego. He was unaware that the studio had given Brando control of the picture.
Children figure significantly in his films (The Fallen Idol (1948) told through a child's point of view, Boy with ball in The Third Man (1949), protagonists in Oliver!
(1968) are children; children are everywhere & see everything in Odd Man Out