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Vincente Minnelli Quotes

American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why.

But I think musicals are going to have to deal with important subjects.

But I went down to Venezuela and spend a few weeks going through jungles. It's fantastic looking.

But surrealism is present in most of my pictures.

Cedric Gibbons was the grand cardinal of the art department.

Color can do anything that black-and-white can.

Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life.

Designing Woman was written for the screen.

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.

I allow an area for improvisation because the chemical things actors bring to stories make it not work.

I always have coffee without sugar, you know. Just cream.

I always liked the Van Gogh story because I was terribly involved in that.

I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment. And I didn't resist it.

I learn new things all the time.

I made three films with Douglas, two with Charles Boyer.

I see wonderful films by Bertolucci, Visconti, and Fellini.

I seem to be drawn to things that actually happen.

I started out to be a painter and was born into the theater.

I use colors to bring fine points of story and character.

I've worked with an awful lot of people. Katy Hepburn, Spencer Tracy.