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 Bruce Beresford - “There's a bright spot in every dark cloud.”
 Bruce Beresford - “In my view, the operas of Carlisle Floyd will find a place in the permanent repertoire.”
 Bruce Beresford - “I didn't get upset because I wasn't nominated, but I was a little surprised.”
 Bruce Beresford - “For a director, the most challenging scenes are the dialogue scenes.”
 Bruce Beresford - “Everyone has seen photographs of Mexicans wearing those big sombreros. When you come to Mexico, the astonishing thing is, nobody wears these hats at all.”
 Bruce Beresford - “At HBO, they seem to be well-informed. They make what I think are really quite mature films.”
 Bruce Beresford - “Antonio is very focused, very well-prepared, he has thought about it a lot, read about it a lot. And he is a very agreeable sort of guy to work with.”
 Bruce Beresford - “With a film, I do my best to understand the author's intentions and try to bring the characters to life.”
 Bruce Beresford - “I said we should really use an unknown in King David because any actor that you use for such a famous figure, you're going to get a laugh.”
 Bruce Beresford - “It's not enough to hit the notes. There is no point in the singers just standing there and sounding wonderful if they're not connecting with the characters they are portraying.”
 Bruce Beresford - “There are some good writerdirectors in the U.S. as well. In general the writing and directing tend to be separated but I bet that most of the directors have a big effect on the scripts. These days the studios tend to bring in hordes of writers.”
 Bruce Beresford - “He's wrong. That's why his films look so terrible.”
 Bruce Beresford - “I'd really been interested in opera when I was about 16, and I really like staging them.”
 Bruce Beresford - “I don't rehearse films as much as opera or theatre. When I began directing films I thought a long rehearsal was a good idea. Experience showed me that the best performance was often left in a rehearsal room.”
 Bruce Beresford - “The number of opera houses around the world and the high attendance rates show that opera an art form that is more popular than ever.”
 Bruce Beresford - “With Cold Sassy Tree having its first production, I saw no necessity to do anything other than produce it with the correct setting.”
 Bruce Beresford - “The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals.”
 Bruce Beresford - “In opera, everyone's watching from a fixed viewpoint, and that really challenges you. Lighting, the sets, stage groupings, the music-but doesn't relate too much to film.”
 Bruce Beresford - “When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match.”
 Bruce Beresford - “There were movies that always made me want to be a director. You see brilliant scenes and the way the emotions were handled. I thought, I'd really like to do that.”
 Bruce Beresford - “In silent movies, they tended to put the camera down, and everybody walked in front of it and acted, and then they all walked off. Cutting was quite infrequent.”
 Bruce Beresford - “Perhaps the most difficult thing is shooting scenes set 6,000 feet up in the mountains of Mexico.”
 Bruce Beresford - “Film is shot in fragments, and the same moments can be shot again and again until the director is satisfied.”
 Bruce Beresford - “It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.”
 Bruce Beresford - “Directing an opera is similar to directing a play. The singing must not get in the way of the drama.”

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