"The first thing is that we're being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They're trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."John Frankenheimer on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."John Frankenheimer on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."John Frankenheimer on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."John Frankenheimer on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."John Frankenheimer on Ernest Hemingway
"I sought Ben Affleck because I needed an everyman for this role. Ben appeals to men and women. He gives you a sense of intelligence, the notion of a guy who can think on his feet."
"Historically the director has been the key creative element in a film and we must maintain that. We must protect that, in spite of the fact that there is new technology that's continually trying to erode that."