A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Film is a dramatised reality and it is the director's job to make it appear real... an audience should not be conscious of technique.
A script is only as good as the director who's making it.
A good director creates an environment which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some color and the director makes the painting.
I've found that the more experts you have on a movie, the less control the director has.
As a director, you try to find what is creative.
A Director Makes Only One Movie in His Life. Then He Breaks It Into Pieces and Makes It Again.
An actor really suffers when the director isn't prepared because you start running out of time for the shoot and then have to do it fast.
In my first film, Five Corners, I played a very scary, violent crazed character, and it exposed me to a lot of directors.
Directors are not worried about casting beautiful women, but they are not sure that they want to cast great-looking men. My looks have prevented people from seeing my work objectively.
A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.
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.
To me the director’s job is to leave it in better shape than you found it, literally.
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
Arnold and Jamie Lee must have worked over the years with directors that did 50 takes, because I'd get like three takes or so and say, Ok, that's it, we're done.
My father worked for governments all his life as an engineer and public works director.
I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
I'm actually one who will encourage directors to cut my lines.
As a producer, I probably am a little stronger than most, since I was a director originally.
It's an important thing to have a relationship with the director, and have it be a positive one.
The joy about the recording is that you are your own boss. You don't have a director telling you how to do it.
I think that's the key to being a director: to be able to get the shot and move on quickly.
Casting directors now just see me as the hard-core sniper or prison guard.
Sometimes the directors were afraid of what they brought out of me.
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