Nicholas Ray

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…Unless you can feel that a hero is as fucked up as you are, that you would make the same mistakes that he would make, you can have no satisfaction when he does commit a heroic act. Because then you can say, “Hell I could have done that too!” And that’s the obligation of the filmmaker, of the theater worker: to give a heightened sense of experience to the people who pay to come to see his work.

- Nicholas Ray