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David Lynch


"A line has to be said in a certain way. A director should never say a line the way he wants to here it. You have to go behind the line and explain things in abstract terms. The line will come out just the way you want it."

"Somewhere in talking and rehearsing, there is a magical moment where actors catch a current, they're on the right road. If they really catch it, then whatever they do from then on is correct and it all comes out of them from that point on."

"Well, at first with an actor you start one place and you talk, you rehearse, you talk, you rehearse and little by little you're coming closer to that place where you're united with the original ideas, that same doorway, and then you're rolling."

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