...I feel that only the literary mind can help the movies out of that cul-de-sac into which they have been driven by mere technicians and artificiers. In my opinion the writer should have the first and last word in film-making, the only better alternative being the writer-director, but with the stress on the first word.
|Picture taken from Controllerplugged, where there's a Music Analysis of Citizen Kane|
Quoted by Francis Koval, from interview rpt. in Filmmakers on Filmmaking, ed. H.M. Geduld (Bloomington, Ind: Indiana UP, 1967, p. 259.