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I was very disappointed that Denzel didn't win Best
by Norman Jewison

I was very disappointed that Denzel didn't win Best
Actor for The Hurricane because I thought he deserved it.
- Norman Jewison

It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers
that want action and violence.
They sell us something that isn't valid.
They're selling films like a product.
- Norman Jewison

Everything Sholom Aleichem talks about in his plays
and his short stories is about people,
family, man's relationship with his God,
the breaking down of tradition.
- Norman Jewison

But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies.
- Norman Jewison

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I'm just a storyteller.
- Norman Jewison

As you know, in America there's no rights for the artist,
so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio,
so if they want to remake it they can.
- Norman Jewison

I think I've done pretty well.
I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies,
and my films have won about 12 awards,
so I don't have any complaints.
- Norman Jewison


 

Look, I'm just a storyteller.
When I make a film, I never want the film to become
a vehicle of social propaganda.
- Norman Jewison

I'm going to do an adaptation of the Italian film,
Bread and Tulips.
I really like that film.
- Norman Jewison

Do what you're told, and everything will be all right.
- Norman Jewison

I think you get better as you get older.
- Norman Jewison

Betrayal...
is my favorite subject.
- Norman Jewison

And I think all Nazis didn't see themselves as bad people.
I've never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist.
Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic.
- Norman Jewison

I don't make films to win prizes.
I make films to make films.
- Norman Jewison

When you shoot a musical, you're shooting to lipsynch tracks,
so we had to figure out our choreography and work out
what we wanted to do with each number before we did it.
- Norman Jewison

I work with a lot of movie stars.
- Norman Jewison

Every generation deals with the breaking down of its tradition,
and I think that they rediscovered the film.
- Norman Jewison

I don't like to think that maybe I'm just getting old.
I'm not too excited about watching a huge explosion.
I'm more interested in people and characters.
- Norman Jewison

Michael Caine is a movie star, but he's also a great actor.
I can't say that about every movie star.
It's the concentration he has.
- Norman Jewison

We're always on the side of the animal that's being chased.
We always seem to be on the side of the rabbit or the
fox and not on the side of the hounds.
- Norman Jewison

Moonstruck...
was one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated
for a Best Picture Oscar.
- Norman Jewison

We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive.
We're always on the side of the animal being chased.
- Norman Jewison

A lot of American actors I work with are in character all day long.
You can't talk to them.
It's Method and the whole thing.
- Norman Jewison

I was really excited to have the opportunity to make Fiddler.
- Norman Jewison

I mean they're making remakes of my films and I'm not even dead yet!
Why would you want to make a remake?
- Norman Jewison

When I make a film, I never want the film to become
a vehicle of social propaganda.
If I wanted to do that, I'd make documentaries.
- Norman Jewison

I'm in the mood for another Moonstruck experience,
for another romantic comedy.
- Norman Jewison

In America there's no rights for the artist,
so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio.
- Norman Jewison

With most British actors, it's amazing.
I think they start with the character on the outside and work in.
- Norman Jewison

I still get a lot of material but I find that as one
gets older you get more fussy.
You know you're going spend a year or a year and a
half on this and you know there are only so many films
in you so you get a little bit more selective.
- Norman Jewison

And even Moonstruck - for some reason the audience
were just in the mood for a very romantic film,
because it's one of the few romantic comedies to be
nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
- Norman Jewison

Well, you know the old line - to be nominated is what it's all about.
I think that I've done pretty well -
I've had about 46,
or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have
won about 12 awards in total,
so I don't really have any complaints.
- Norman Jewison

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope

Friendship is certainly the finest balm
for the pangs of disappointed love.
- Jane Austen

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A pessimist is never disappointed.
- Jack Cleary

What happened was very sad.
Mr. Lacey told the staff that he was disappointed and
appalled that the front of the book was all commentary
and that he wanted hard news.
- Sydney Schanberg

We are born crying, live complaining,
and die disappointed.
- Thomas Fuller

Don't remember me as too nice or beautiful or funny,
because then you'll be disappointed.
- Celia Johnson

I continue to be disappointed that people don't try
and diversify the kind of work they are doing in comics.
- Harvey Pekar

I think we could have done a lot more great music,
so I was disappointed that we didn't continue making records and touring,
but it's hard to argue with 10 good years.
- Jerry Harrison

So we are disappointed that some of our closest allies,
including Canada, have not agreed with us on the urgent
need for this military action against Iraq.
- Paul Cellucci

Blessed is the man who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
- Alexander Pope

You'll never be disappointed if you always keep an
eye on uncharted territory,
where you'll be challenged and growing and having fun.
- Kirstie Alley

If you're expecting an intellectual film,
then you will be disappointed.
- Barry Pepper

I'm just deeply disappointed that once again we may
have to settle for the lesser of two evils.
- Howard Dean

Expect people to be better than they are;
it helps them to become better.
But don't be disappointed when they are not;
it helps them to keep trying.
- Merry Browne

It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film.
Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.
- Bill Paxton

I was actually a bit disappointed about the amount of sex in the show.
I think Backus should get out a bit more,
get a relationship, perhaps make her a lesbian.
- Lexa Doig

When a singer leaves a band, I believe the band loses
something creatively and the fans are disappointed too.
- Ben Jackson

I am extremely disappointed by the actions of the 9/11 commission.
- Curt Weldon

I was very disappointed that so much of the work I
did on The Haunted Mansion didn't arrive in the final cut.
- Terence Stamp

Now my way of doing it is I always get disappointed,
but there's always a level of high quality.
- Andrea Martin

I think that if you idealise someone for so long,
they can only disappoint and I wouldn't want to be
disappointed by those people.
- Jane Horrocks

What had disappointed me at the time of the last tour,
was to go on a worldwide tour, we were at some incredible
places and we couldn't enjoy it,
hadn't the time.
- Ed O'Brien

I'm very disappointed with the McCain campaign.
In my opinion, it was inept.
- Paul Broun

I had no inducement to proceed further into the interior.
I had been sufficiently disappointed in the termination of this excursion,
and the track before me was still less inviting.
- Charles Sturt

I guess I harboured hopes that things would happen more quickly,
but I'm not disappointed.
- Jerry Greenfield

I am disappointed in the music business,
I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney,
there's a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness.
- Blu Cantrell

I knew I was coming home, I thought they would consider acquittal,
I was disappointed that they didn't.
- Louise Woodward

It was wonderful to play such a part,
but I was disappointed with the picture.
- Herbert Lom

They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis
For A Weekend competition.
The woman who won was disappointed.
She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove.
- Tony Curtis

I was rather disappointed, because the one thing I
wanted to gain from that opportunity was to add something to his music,
and have him add something to mine.
- Michael Nyman

Inside every cynical person,
there is a disappointed idealist.
- George Carlin

I'm disappointed.
I don't care about Will Smith, I don't want to.
- Robert Conrad

I'm surprised and disappointed in American culture.
- Tabitha Soren

It's heartbreaking but we're trying to get over it.
As disappointed as we were, I think that somehow you
have to find a way to think that it happened for a reason.
- Caroline Dhavernas

Or he can work it out as a metrical and formal exercise,
but he will be disappointed in its content.
The New Year's prospect fairly chills his daunting breast.
- John C. Ransom

Only a few millionaires with wet bottoms were very disappointed.
- Tom Callahan


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