On filming Star Wars: "You learn after your first blue-screen movie, and more after your second, the extent to which you have to prepare. You have to come up with the scenery, the characters, the whole world, as well as what's going on with you. You're often talking to a tape mark instead of a character, and you have to project what they might be thinking, what's going on, how they're treating you."
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: (after catching Ray Bolger doing a little softshoe backstage) Buddy, you're better with your feet than you are with your broom. Ray Bolger: Mr. Ziegfeld, you think so? Gee, I wish you'd give me a chance. I've got talent, and I'd like to get away from shifting scenery and moving props. Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: How long have you been a property boy? Ray Bolger: Five years, but my heart hasn't been in it. Ray Bolger: You've been working a long time without your heart, buddy.
An acting assistant stage manager in a theater in Canterbury, a rep theater. A small wage but just enough to get by on, and I made props and I walked on, and I changed scenery, and I realized that I just loved it.
A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I'm a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.
I mean, come on; when you have people writing these things, that you're the greatest thing that ever ate scenery, you're dead. You're fucking dead. How can you even presume to begin a new character? It's a killer.
(On her role as Velma Von Tussle in "Hairspray") It's a lot of fun to play mean and sinister - but you certainly put yourself at risk for scenery chewing. And every once in a while Adam (Shankman, the director) would come over to me after a take and say, 'Hey, Michelle - is there a chair leg in your teeth?
I just want to make pictures that are entertaining. I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.
If anybody starts using me as scenery, I'll return to New York.
Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
You could, in theory, get a hole-in-one off two banks. It's not terribly complex. I was less worried about the course than the scenery.
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
Both theaters will offer incredible artistic opportunities for production. The Hansen Theatre has a grid 65 feet above the stage that will allow us to quickly fly scenic elements on and off the stage area. The stage is fully trapped, meaning the floor is easily removable, so we can sink props or scenery into the floor of the stage.
Our goal is to put together a unique trip at an affordable price. We try hard to get exchanges going with students. There?s a clear cultural value. We?re part of the scenery, not tourists on a bus. It?s a person-to-person relationship.
(on Katharine Hepburn) This dame is terrific -- and expert in her craft and so electrifying on set that if you don't watch out, you're likely to wind up as part of the scenery.
What I was trying to convey there was the kind of waste land that was left after the war. It was a bit like one always thinks of war, you know, stark scenery and no birds, no trees, no leaves, nothing living. And just emptiness.