On directing > Don’t hurry | Ed Wood, 1924-1978

 Edward D. Wood, Jr. 1924-1978

“You’re the ruler of the universe. Try to show a little taste!”

“One is always considered mad when one perfects something that others cannot grasp.”

“What do you know? Haven’t you heard of suspension of disbelief?”

“Why if I had half a chance, I could make an entire movie using this stock footage.
The story opens on these mysterious explosions. Nobody knows what’s causing
them, but it’s upsetting all the buffalo. So, the military are called in to solve
the mystery.”

“You didn’t like it? Well, my next one will be even better!”

Dolores Fuller and Ed Wood in ‘Glen or Glenda’, 1953
Dolores Fuller was the muse and girlfriend of Ed Wood, the screenwriter and director
responsible for films such as Bride of the Monster, Jail Bait and The Sinister Urge.
“This story’s gonna grab people. It’s about this guy, he’s crazy about this girl, but he
 likes to wear dresses. Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He’s torn, Georgie.
This is drama.”
“Beware. Beware. Beware of the big, green dragon that sits on your doorstep.
He eats little boys, puppy dog tails and big, fat snails. Beware. Take care.
Ed Wood, Criswell and Paul Marco on the set of Plan 9 From Outer Space, 1956

“We are going to finish this picture just the way I want it…
because you cannot compromise an artist’s vision.”

“They would be remembered for a moment then would be forgotten as
if they had never walked the earth.”

“Don’t hurry. Oblivion will be there eventually.”

Ed Wood, 1924-1978

Glen or Glenda1953 / Jail Bait 1954 / Bride of the Monster 1955 /
Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959 /  Night of the Ghouls 1959 /
The Sinister Urge 1960

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