Quotations by Dino De Laurentiis

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Born: Friday, August 8, 1919
Profession: Director
Nationality: Italian


After The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, the audience would like to know where, when, and who arrests Hannibal Lecter for the first time. This is the story of Red Dragon.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Time, First, Silence)

I have two young girls, 8 and 10. They really keep me young.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Girls)

I realized the exciting place was behind the camera with the producer, director and so on.
- Dino De Laurentiis

I see my face in the mirror, and I said, No, my ambition is not to be an actor.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Actor, Ambition)

I've been very lucky in my long life. On three continents, in diverse cultures, through happy moments, not-so-happy moments, and moments as marvelous as this one, I've had the privilege of working with the cinema's greatest masters.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Life, Cinema, Moments, Privilege)

If no producer, no movie.
- Dino De Laurentiis

If you get a book which is 600 pages, you have to reduce it to a script of 100 pages. In two hours of film, you cannot possibly include all the characters.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Film)

If you lived in a provincial town like Torre Annunziata, where there was nothing to do in the evening but go to the movies with your friends, the cinema was a world of fantasy. I had always been in love with it.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Love, Movies, Cinema, Evening, Fantasy, Friends, Nothing, World)

It's a fantastic review. Sixty percent of the American reviews are sensational, 20% are mixed, not so good.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: American)

Making movies is all about instinct.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Movies, Instinct)

Mr Tony Hopkins says he's willing to do it if he likes the script.
- Dino De Laurentiis

My philosophy is very simple. To feel young, you must work as long as you can.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Work, Philosophy)

One of the terrific aspects of MIT in those days was the enormous variety of experimental work that either took place there or was talked about in seminars by outside speakers aggressively recruited by the faculty.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Movies, Money, War, Actors, Film, Nothing, World)

Over the course of time this gave us a deep respect for ideas, both our own and those of others, and an understanding that conflict through debate is a powerful means of revealing truth.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Actor, Instinct, Intuition, Right)

The audience wants to be attracted not by the critics, but by a great story. You must deliver to the audience emotion - and when I say emotion, I mean suspense, drama, love.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Love, Drama, Emotion, Suspense)

The pope dies, you get another pope.
- Dino De Laurentiis

These scenes deal with what happened before Hannibal Lecter was captured for the first time.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Time, First)

They can't censor the gleam in my eye.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Work, Draft, First, Job, Past, Support, Writer, Writers)

We set ourselves a limit and cut characters which weren't so vital.
- Dino De Laurentiis

When I cook, my brain stops completely.
- Dino De Laurentiis







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