Tennessee Williams: I'm a Movie Man

Interview with Tennessee Williams
Conducted by James Grissom
New Orleans

I'm flattered when people say that I'm influenced by Chekhov, and indeed I am, and indeed I would love to be as great a dramatist, but my work bears a greater debt to Alfred Hitchcock--to name only one film director--than it does to Chekhov. I was created by people like Ford and Lubitsch and de Mille and Vidor and Griffith and Stevens long before I ever read a play. I'm a movie man.

©  2014   James Grissom


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