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Sir Carol Reed
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[on directing Oliver!
(1968)] "I discovered that in a big musical the man who directs it is far more dependant on other people than in a straight film. He has to learn from experts and consult with them all the time. He has none of the autonomy he's accustomed to exercise in a non-musical subject."
It is worth noting that when Reed resigned as director of "Mutiny On The Bounty", he claimed that it was as a result of disagreements with producer Aaron Rosenberg, not, as is usually said, with star Marlon Brando. Brando always claimed that he admired Reed greatly and had supported him in arguments with Rosenberg.
Scenes in which staircases are put to dramatic use (e.g., The Fallen Idol (1948), and the London Bridge sequence in Oliver!