I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.
Because we're Jewish, my father immigrated to Holland in 1933, where he became the managing director of the Dutch Opekta Company, which manufactures products used in making jam.
You have to steal a lot. You have to have a criminal mentality to be a film director.
I knew I wanted to be involved with theater or film in any way I could, either as a writer or director or actress.
For many years, my favorite director has been the Japanese giant Akira Kurosawa.
If the director says you can do better, particularly in a love scene, then it is rather embarrassing.