Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
Nobody will ever notice that. Filmmaking is not about the tiny details. It's about the big picture.
We don't have a lot of class-conscious filmmaking.
There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.
Howard Hughes was this visionary who was obsessed with speed and flying like a god... I loved his idea of what filmmaking was.
There are no rules in filmmaking
I've had really great experiences working with first-time directors. They come at filmmaking with fresh ideas. I've been very lucky that way.
Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement, but you could immediately tell that Luxo Jr. was a baby, and that the big one was his mother. In that short little film, computer animation went from a novelty to a serious tool for filmmaking.
I'm Godless. I've had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking
There is no filmmaking legislation because distributors are not interested in sharing their money with the film industry - for instance, by giving a percentage of ticket sales back to filmmakers.
The test audience holds a great deal of power in the process of filmmaking in the United States.
Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
But I love filmmaking - I'm not ashamed of that. You're sort of vilified if you say that in England.
The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950, until I came in ... I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the studio era and the rise of filmmaking.
Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.
This was truly guerilla filmmaking. We shot out in the middle of nowhere in a place called Delta Flats, where basically every day was some new minor catastrophe.
I prefer the smaller budget versus the bigger budget because the mentality that goes along with big budget filmmaking doesn't really suit me; the mind-set that money is the answer.
The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement.
I was really disappointed that Warner Bros. didn't think highly enough of my film or my filmmaking to ask me to make the new Superman.
Find your own specific voice in filmmaking and go for it. Either people will get it or they won't and that's what it's all about.