There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.
There are no rules in filmmaking
Filmmaking in general is about feeling and not about theory. You need to know a lot of rules about filmmaking: character development, grammar, and all these thing, but then you use it instinctively. I ask myself this question all the time. I have no solid theory, I just do what I feel is right.
Filmmaking is not a balancing act, although some directors think it is. I don't believe in it. I like ups and downs. They're the best way to translate my feelings to the screen.
Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
Read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read...if you don't read, you will never be a filmmaker.
The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.
Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.
Never try to convey your idea to the audience - it is a thankless and senseless task. Show them life, and they’ll find within themselves the means to assess and appreciate it.
IN CINEMA IT IS NECESSARY NOT TO EXPLAIN, BUT TO ACT UPON THE VIEWER'S FEELINGS, AND THE EMOTION WHICH IS AWOKEN IS WHAT PROVOKES THOUGHT.
Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
Filmmaking is incredible introspective. It forces you to sort of examine yourself in new ways.
Filmmaking is a creative process so there is a lot of collaboration that happens on set between an actor and director, but at the end of the day, we're there to actualize the director's vision and things happen organically.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
I wanted to describe the world at the same time, through image, express what I felt. It was the time of the great documentary filmmakers: Richard Leacock, Joris Ivens. Today, television has put an end to this type of filmmaking.
Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee.
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction.
Filmmaking is, a sort of uncontrolled process. I think it's very important to be open to the unexpected and at the same time, of course, maintain your vision, be open to the all the things you didn't think of yourself that can make the film better.
Filmmaking is finding a piece of granite and you start to chip away and then you have the shape of a head, the shape of the arm, you can see the shape of the face and the face starts to gather character. You have to find it.
One of the nice things about the world of filmmaking is that you make friends in the business.
Filmmaking is a thousand choices a day, and it's important to just let those choices potentially be informed by something deeper.
I think of filmmaking as a form of communication. Maybe it's also an art, but that's for somebody else to decide.
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