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As a director and an actor, I encourage improvisation but in character and in the moment of what it is.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
In France, the auditions and the plays aren't good, they're too laid back. And I remember in the London school you had a voice teacher, you had an improvisation course, you had to study authors, you had a lot of things. In France, you just act in a lot of scenes, but it's too vague.More [01/11/2007 12:01:00]
Charlie Bucket: Mr. Wonka.
Willy Wonka: Huh?
Charlie Bucket: Why would Augustus' name already be in the Oompa Loompa's song unless they...
Willy Wonka: [interrupts] Improvisation is parlor trick, anyone can do it.
[turns to Violet]
Willy Wonka: You, little girl. Say something. Anything.
Violet Beauregarde: Chewing gum.
Willy Wonka: Chewing gum is really gross, chewing gum I hate the most. See? Exactly the same.More [07/11/2007 12:07:00]
Howe:
What have they done?



Max Zorin:
You discharged her, so she and her accomplice came here to kill you. Then they set fire to the office, to conceal the crime but they were trapped in the elevator and perished in the flames.



Howe:
But that means I would have to be...



Max Zorin:
Dead!


[shoots him]



Max Zorin:
That's rather neat, Don't you think?



James Bond:
Brilliant. I'm almost speechless with admiration.



Max Zorin:
Intuitive improvisation is the secret of genius.



James Bond:
Herr Doktor Mortner would be proud of his creation.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Clive Anderson:
Welcome to Whose Line is it Anyway?, the improvisation show which, if you haven't seen it before, is the very best programme on the television. Or, if you have seen it before, you know it's one where I start off with a very big lie.

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Clive Anderson:
Welcome to Whose Line Is It Anyway? The improvisation show that has been compared to Titanic. Not the film, the sinking ship.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[Referring to a porn actress]



Frankie:
She's pretty good, huh?



Joey:
Yeah, she's a regular Meryl Streep. Her idea of improvisation is putting a dick in her mouth sideways.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Not with the Rochester Philharmonic, but I formed my own orchestra, made up of musicians from the Eastman School, where I'm on the faculty now, direct the Jazz Ensemble and teach improvisation classes.More [07/21/2011 02:07:49]
I allow an area for improvisation because the chemical things actors bring to stories make it not work.More [07/26/2011 05:07:37]
Jazz is all about improvisation and it's about the moment in time, doing it this way now, and you'll never do it this way twice. I've studied the masters. Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan.More [07/27/2011 05:07:44]
I find Indian music very funky. I mean it's very soulful, with their own kind of blues. But it's the only other school on the planet that develops improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music. So we have a lot of common ground.More [07/28/2011 02:07:28]
Out of 30 years of Second City I was probably the third African-American with the main stage cast. I was surprised when I first heard that. I think part of the reason that improvisation has never been popular with African-Americans is that it isn't popular in the inner cities.More [07/28/2011 04:07:59]
The music of the Gypsies belongs in the sphere of improvisation rather than in any other, without which it would have no power to exist.More [08/03/2011 12:08:50]
In discussing the process with the actors, I made it clear to them that they could improvise but that the sum total of their improvisation needed to impart certain plot points, and schematic material.More [09/02/2011 01:09:43]
They were looking for actors - real actors - who could play instruments. There was a lot of improvisation and scene work involved in addition to the music. The auditions went on for a long time.More [09/22/2011 10:09:51]
I allow a lot of room for improvisation and funny stuff. I always feel planned.More [10/12/2011 05:10:23]
Certain kinds of speed, flow, intensity, density of attacks, density of interaction... Music that concentrates on those qualities is, I think, easier achieved by free improvisation between people sharing a common attitude, a common language.More [01/05/2012 06:01:39]
There are a lot of visual marks that have to be hit, and lines that need to be said in a right way - so there wasn't really any improvisation on the set when it came to the bulk of the script.More [01/09/2012 02:01:40]
We've been trying forever to get improvisation on TV.More [04/07/2012 05:04:33]
Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We've been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It's just like stand-up. It's best when it's just left alone. It doesn't translate always on TV. It's best live.More [04/07/2012 05:04:50]
I've been singing since I was 5 years old. Not in-the-church-thing kind of way. I always made up music. Since I was a little girl. Improvisation was with me from the beginning. It drove my parents crazy. I would sing all the time. To anything. Television show themes. I loved to imitate the sounds.More [08/07/2012 04:08:22]
I think the kind of chronology of the whole thing was that I was making records in the 70's and 80's that used pop production values, but instrumental music; like improvising with R&B kinds of song structures, but with improvisation in them, and pop production values.More [10/05/2012 09:10:06]
Actors need bricks to play with, and in fact we rejected all the improvised fragments we had made without a plan. Improvisation without a plan is like tennis without tennis balls.More [11/20/2012 03:11:21]
There are wonderful things in real jazz, the talent for improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
These are days when no one should rely unduly on his "competence." Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
These are days when no one should rely unduly on his "competence." Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The idea of improvisation means that we confront ourselves with our own individual creativity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As far as I'm concerned, the essentials of jazz are: melodic improvisation, melodic invention, swing, and instrumental personality.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The premise of what we will be doing includes improvisation. We begin with the basic idea that you are a guest at a wedding on a cruise ship. Everyone is part of the story and party.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We've been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It's just like stand-up. It's best when it's just left alone. It doesn't translate always on TV. It's best live.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I approach my work musically a lot in terms of the way maybe a jazz musician would approach an improvisation on a theme.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Jazz is all about improvisation and it's about the moment in time, doing it this way now, and you'll never do it this way twice. I've studied the masters. Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've been singing since I was 5 years old. Not in-the-church-thing kind of way. I always made up music. Since I was a little girl. Improvisation was with me from the beginning. It drove my parents crazy. I would sing all the time. To anything. Television show themes. I loved to imitate the sounds.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Improvisation is terribly haphazard.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Improvisation is a compositional method.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've always been into improvisation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's always some room for improvisation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If it's a modern-day story dealing with certain ethnic groups, I think I could open up certain scenes for improvisation, while staying within the structure of the script.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I allow a lot of room for improvisation and funny stuff. I always feel planned.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Improvisation is too good to leave to chance.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like films that are well-written and concise and with not a lot of room for improvisation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What all my years in improvisation taught is that - if you're going to grow as a performer - you have to try some new things. You've got to be willing to take a few risks.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To sing a song is like whispering to a child's ear. It is an art heavily relying on improvisation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The music of the Gypsies belongs in the sphere of improvisation rather than in any other, without which it would have no power to exist.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You know, when cameras are rolling, improvisation doesn't feel natural. The pressure is too great. You're on a time schedule. You've got 60 crewmen.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Improvisation is the courage to move from one note to the next.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's always a certain amount of camera improvisation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The genius of our country is improvisation, and jazz reflects that. It's our great contribution to the arts.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Most of my favourite moments in film have been when I've had an opportunity to say something from scratch, something original, whether I jotted down a few lines or it came out in improvisation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The main three components are the blues, improvisation - which is some kind of element that people are trying to make it up - and swing, which means even though they're making up music, they're trying to make it up together. It feels great, like you're having a great conversation with somebody.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Through improvisation, jazz teaches you about yourself. And through swing, it teaches you that other people are individuals too. It teaches you how to coordinate with them.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The shortest feedback loop I can think of is doing improvisation in front of an audience.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I sit down to write a song, it's a kind of improvisation, but I formalize it a bit to get it into the studio, and when I step up to a microphone, I have a vague idea of what I'm about to do.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I find Indian music very funky. I mean it's very soulful, with their own kind of blues. But it's the only other school on the planet that develops improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music. So we have a lot of common ground.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is an improvisation. You have no idea what's going to happen next and you are mostly just making things up as you go along.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Improvisation is the ability to talk to oneself.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Jazz Improvisation means that practice is not as straightforward as it would be when you simply have a score to play.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In composition you have all the time you want to decide what to say in 15 seconds, in improvisation you have 15 seconds.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In Jazz, improvisation isn't a matter of just making any ol' thing up. Jazz, like any language, has its own grammer and vocabulary. There's no right or wrong, just some choices that are better than others.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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