Alec Nevala-Lee

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The Searchers

I started in silent pictures. One of my teachers was the old character actor Harry Carey. He told me, “John, the talkies are coming in, and that’s a fact of life. Those Broadway playwrights are going to be selling the studios all of their plays. What they don’t know is, people can’t listen that fast! My theory is, we should stop halfway through a sentence and give the audience a chance to catch up.”

John Wayne, quoted by Peter Bogdanovich in Directed by John Ford

Written by nevalalee

June 2, 2014 at 7:30 am

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