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Sir Carol Reed
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[on moving from being an assistant director to director] I was indefinite and indecisive. I thought I had picked up a lot about cutting and camera angles, but now, when I had to make all the decisions myself and was not just mentally approving or criticizing what somebody else decided, I was pretty well lost. Fortunately I realized that this was the only way to learn--by making mistakes.
In 1952 he became the first British film director to receive a knighthood for his craft. Although producer/director Alexander Korda
and actor/director Laurence Olivier
had previously been knighted, Reed was the first to receive the distinction primarily for his directing work.
Narrrow, dark spaces: laneways and tunnels (The Third Man (1949) and Odd Man Out