Svengali (1983 film)
1983 film by Anthony Harvey
- Directed by Anthony Harvey. Written by Frank Cucci.
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- You shall hear nothing, you shall see nothing, you shall think nothing, you shall be nothing but Svengali, Svengali, Svengali...
- The world does not collapse every time you stop looking at it.
- Anton Bosnyak: Quite a little snot nose, that girl, always answering back.
- Eve Swiss: When I took lessons from you, you never used to let me say 'boo!'
- Anton Bosnyak: You had no talent. That always irritates me.
- Eve Swiss: So why did you keep taking my money, then?
- Anton Bosnyak: Somebody had to prove to you that you could not sing.
- Eve Swiss: [about Zoe] I have a lot of people lined up. When can we hear her?
- Anton Bosnyak: Give the fruit a little time to ripen before you strip it, will you.
- Eve Swiss: You know... I can't quite make up my mind whether or not she's beautiful. What do you think?
- Anton Bosnyak: When she sings the way I want her to sing... she's beautiful.
- Anton Bosnyak: Tonight, we will not have a lesson. From now on, I would like to work just once a week.
- Zoe Alexander: Why?
- Anton Bosnyak: Well... you're at a very good condition now, and... I need a rest.
- Zoe Alexander: Well, you've worked harder than I have.
- Anton Bosnyak: The young usually don't notice these things.
- Zoe Alexander: Not so young. Twenty-two.
- Anton Bosnyak: Hehe. Poor old lady.
- Anton Bosnyak: The word 'teach' means 'to make known'. When you came to me, you didn't know what you were, who you were, nothing. Together, we made your voice known to you; and we made it known to you by making yourself known to you. The sounds of loving that you make, your sounds of endurance, your betrayals...
- Zoe Alexander: You think I betrayed you?
- Anton Bosnyak: It doesn't matter! Together we were able to release what you are. The work of every artist is to make themselves wholly known. Now, I want you to go away, and amaze me.
- Zoe Alexander: I need you!
- Anton Bosnyak: No. You are intact now. Go away, and leave me intact. Please.
- Zoe Alexander: So... you're sending me away. It's all I was to you? Something, something "amazing", huh?
- Anton Bosnyak: That is all that matters.
- Peter O'Toole — Anton Bosnyak
- Jodie Foster — Zoe Alexander
- Elizabeth Ashley — Eve Swiss
- Larry Joshua — Johnny Rainbow
- Pamela Blair — Trish
- Barbara Bryne — Mrs. Burns-Rizzo
- Ron Weyand — Hypnotist
- Robin Thomas — Mendy Weindenbaum
- Brian Carney — Abbot Renfrew
- Madeleine Potter — Antonia
- Holly Hunter — Leslie
- Vera Mayer — Gizella
- Stuart Charno — Boomer