I work to please myself. I'm still not sure if movies are an art form. And if they're not, then let them inscribe on my tombstone what they could about any craftsman who loves his job: Here lies Vincente Minnelli. He died of hard work.
Cabin in the Sky ... Ain't It the Truth.
I've worked with an awful lot of people. Katy Hepburn, Spencer Tracy.
Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life.
Cedric Gibbons was the grand cardinal of the art department.
I learn new things all the time.
I use colors to bring fine points of story and character.
Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and he sat in on so many story conferences. He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man.
American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why.
I allow an area for improvisation because the chemical things actors bring to stories make it not work.
If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book, different pictures compete in their minds.
We shot that in all the real places where Van Gogh worked.
West Side Story was terribly important because of the style of the dancing and the gangs of New York.