Top 1000+ Best Quotes About Filmmaking By Successful People

1000+ Motivational Filmmaking Quotes Curated by Factober Inspiration

Written by Vishal for Factober


October 20, 2020

Filmmaking Quotes

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  1. A big part of filmmaking is gathering a group of people you can work with. Lenny Abrahamson
  2. A big part of my filmmaking is that I can go somewhere new and, visually, be excited by it. Asif Kapadia
  3. A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. Laurence J. Peter
  4. A director is a general in charge of an army of traitors like any showman. An audience will love you, laugh with you and wait outside your stage door when you’re hot and on a roll, but no audience is ever truly friendly. Not for long. Bore ’em or disappoint ’em – even once – and they’ll turn on you and tear you to pieces, regardless of who you are or might once have been. Richard Stanley
  5. A Film has the potential to kindle such a spark of inspiration in an individual that it can alter the course of human progress. Abhijit Naskar
  6. 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. Stanley Kubrick
  7. A Film is a Petrified Fountain of Thought. Jean Cocteau
  8. A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper. Stanley Kubrick
  9. A filmmaker’s most important tool is humanity. You want to able to capture humanity in your stories and bring out humanity in your characters. Ryan Coogler
  10. A good working relationship between an actor and the director is very important. It takes a while to build a comfort zone because filmmaking is a long process so it is important to connect with people you work with. Rasika Dugal
  11. A government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation funds filmmaking there, and I wrote several screenplays but never got any money. They were sent back to me, and they said that they were too commercial for them. Renny Harlin
  12. A great director gives life to a work of art- gives it a heartbeat… a pulse… opens its eyes to the world. Adrienne Posey
  13. A lot can change in the editing room. Diane Lane
  14. A lot of directors prefer the solitude of the editing process, but I revel in the craziness of what a film set is. Alan Parker
  15. A lot of film people are like that– especially the ones below the line, the blue-collar guys, the grunts. They like putting their hands on the equipment and getting it to do things for them. It’s not about art or ideas. It’s about working at something and making it come out right. Paul Auster
  16. A lot of filmmaking is all about filtering out the bullshit. Mark Webber
  17. A lot of filmmaking is an endurance contest between you and the people you’re filming. Every time that you relax, I promise you, something interesting will happen. Marshall Curry
  18. A lot of filmmaking is just sort of slowed down by lawyers who feel they’re more important than the filmmakers. Jay Chandrasekhar
  19. A lot of people are trying to get out of their home country and think ‘making it’ is if you’re able to work in another. For me… I’d be quite content to keep doing my own little films down there for the rest of my filmmaking career. Taika Waititi
  20. A lot of people think, ‘I’ll give acting or poetry or filmmaking a try. And if it doesn’t work out I’ll go get a law degree, do something else that’s more practical.’ For me I went the reverse way. I lived the back-up plan. Brit Marling
  21. A lot of times you get credit for stuff in your movie that you didn’t intend to be there. Spike Lee
  22. A movie is not a movie, it is a potential nuclear furnace of inspiration, courage and conscience. Abhijit Naskar
  23. A movie like ‘The Apartment’ is beautifully directed, but you can’t put your finger on why it’s such a good movie. It just is, because of all these things that Billy Wilder is subtly doing. That level of filmmaking is something I aspire to. John Hamburg
  24. A novel is both a story and a piece of writing. A movie is a story and a piece of filmmaking. Zal Batmanglij
  25. A novelty in Polish filmmaking was that it was possible to find funds for a big production. However, at the same time, the state budget committed less and less money to filmmaking. Andrzej Wajda
  26. A number of Chinese filmmakers, including Chen Kaige and Li Shaohong, imitated Zhang’s visual style in the early 1990s by multiplying various erotic images of the oriental Other for global consumption. Consequently, these films, usually sponsored by multinational corporations and catering to the tastes of global audiences, can be perceived as following the same model — the Zhang Yimou model. To a great degree, this model also marks the end of formal experiment for the Fifth Generation directors because they must adopt a much more conventional way of filmmaking in order to meed the demand of the global market. Tonglin Lu
  27. A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order. Jean-Luc Godard
  28. Aamir Khan in a sense, was my first teacher for filmmaking. He used to answer my doubts on the sets of ‘Joh Jeeta Wahi Sikander.’ Farah Khan
  29. Acting is always at the core of my life, but I’m also excited about producing. I’m excited about directing, and I have a life in the filmmaking world, and so I want to explore all aspects of it, not just the acting, but acting is the root. Nicolas Cage
  30. Adaptations are fun for me because they connect to the idea of filmmaking I had when I was a kid. I would see a movie and think: I’m gonna make that movie. Noah Baumbach
  31. Adobe’s tools enable filmmakers to tell their stories and realize their filmmaking vision, engaging audiences worldwide. By providing comprehensive, cost effective solutions that support the entire workflow from conceptualization through delivery with professional quality results from HDV to SD to HD and Flash Video, we look forward to empowering this generation of independent filmmakers. Jim Guerard
  32. After becoming Miss World, I now have some idea of what goes on behind the camera, and that filmmaking is a tedious and time-consuming process. Manushi Chhillar
  33. After I finished school, I went to JJ College of Architecture and then to Harvard. I did my B.A. with a major in filmmaking. Anand Mahindra
  34. After working for a while, I realized that acting was only satisfying about 30 percent of what interested me about the filmmaking process. Somewhere around age seventeen, I started to realize that if I’m very particular about the people I work with, then I can have the best sort of master class possible. Brady Corbet
  35. Ah, there’s a director. Astonishing, Spike Lee. A feisty guy, but a guy who’s, I think, incredibly misunderstood. I think people review his politics or his color as opposed to his filmmaking sometimes. Because he’s a wonderful, wonderful filmmaker and a lover of the art. Brian Cox
  36. All directors make films in individual ways. But the classical kind of view of filmmaking is that you have a script, and it’s very linear. There’s a script, then you’re going to shoot the script ,and then you cut that, and then that’s the end of the film. And that’s never really been how I’ve seen it. Paul Greengrass
  37. All FILM directors are good actors, because you have to understand actors in order to program them. Henry Johnson Jr.
  38. All film technique, I am convinced (and like many of my theories I am probably alone in adhering to it), originates in dreaming. We could dream slow motion before the moving camera was invented. In our dreams we could cut between parallel actions, we assembled montage shots long before some self-important Russian claimed to show us how. This is where film derives its particular power. It re-creates on screen what has been going on in our unconscious. William Boyd
  39. All I know is movies; I went to school, but movies are my reference point for everything. I figured I’d have to P.A. or intern in the art department. Because the filmmaking process is so many people creating to make one piece of magic, so I’ve always wanted to be involved. With the acting, I doubted it. Jordan Ladd
  40. All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. Charlie Chaplin
  41. All tales, then, are at some level a journey into the woods to find the missing part of us, to retrieve it and make ourselves whole. Storytelling is as simple – and complex – as that. That’s the pattern. That’s how we tell stories. John Yorke
  42. All the promise of a movie is in the trailer. Adrienne Posey
  43. All You need for is movie is: a gun and a girl. Jean-Luc Godard
  44. All you’re trying to do in an improvisation is get as much material as possible for the editing room. Martin Short
  45. Almost anything can be justified as a style of filmmaking if it works. Doug Liman
  46. Although filmmaking is collaborative and involves trust, ultimately it is the director who holds the whole picture together in their head. Julia Leigh
  47. Although I Write Screenplays, I Don’t Think I’m a Good Writer. George Lucas
  48. Although technology has been playing a key role in filmmaking, I feel there are plenty of opportunities in other branches of filmdom. Karthik Subbaraj
  49. An average director directs. A good director leads and follows at the same time. Kensington Gore
  50. Any editing, software work, and mail is done in this exported Plan 9. Dennis Ritchie
  51. Any filmmaking, any film is a collaborative process. There’s always a lot of people working on things together. Olivia Thirlby
  52. As a filmmaker whose first film was made with the DIY tools of digital cinema, I love how the democratization of the filmmaking process and platforms like YouTube enables people to tell stories that in previous generations simply could not be told. Barry Jenkins
  53. As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does, so I’m trapped in a genre that I love, but I’m trapped in it!
  54. As an actor, we have to be so vulnerable that it’s really hard to involve yourself with the other aspects of filmmaking. Regina King
  55. As an adult, there are technical aspects of filmmaking you understand, like having to pick up a cup on the same line every time. Brie Larson
  56. As children, we have vivid imaginations. We stay up late waiting for Santa Claus, dream of becoming president, and have ideas that defy physics. Then something happens. As we grow older, we start editing our imagination. Brian Chesky
  57. As far as art and filmmaking is concerned, I don’t see there’s any separation; it’s just one continuous thing. Steve McQueen
  58. As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless — and absolutely essential. William Goldman
  59. As important as color is to a painting, or wings to a bird. Music injects vibrancy to film and makes it soar!” Gerard de Marigny
  60. As much as my primary vocation is that of an actor, if anything, I feel like I am more excited about filmmaking in general, so it’s not always a specific role that I’m attracted to, but rather an entire piece that I want to be a part of. Elijah Wood
  61. As the world of independent feature filmmaking became increasingly commercialized by the mid-1990s, there was also a parallel, much more positive development: a resurgence in documentary filmmaking, thanks in part to the advent of the cheaper, lighter digital format that helped to offset the daunting costs of pursuing political aims through film. Alissa Quart
  62. Asking questions gives you significant power. Greg Anderson
  63. At any filmmaking class, you learn the power of the visual medium and are always trying to minimise the words. Karthik Subbaraj
  64. At its best, MTV puts a face to the names, if you know what I mean. I think if you can take the expression of a song much farther, that’s great. And it’s one of the only outlets there is for artistic filmmaking. But it’s a double-edged sword. At it’s worst, MTV is just a lot of TV commercials for songs. John Rzeznik
  65. At one point, I was greenlighting films and scripts that shouldn’t have been made based on the fact that they had that stamp of approval of an Academy Award winner. And the good news is I got to learn the real process of filmmaking – directing, storyboarding, writing. Cuba Gooding, Jr.
  66. At some point during the filmmaking process, you lose objectivity, and you need the eyes of someone who understands the process and has been in the trenches. Sydney Pollack
  67. At the end of the day, filmmaking is a business. You want everyone to make money. Aditya Roy Kapur
  68. At the end of the day, filmmaking is all about telling stories, and I’m just doing my part. Ishaan Khatter
  69. At the end of the day, making ‘Monster’ was unbelievably hard, as making any movie is. And the only thing that made it worth it is not those awards and all those kind of things that I can barely remember because I was so overwhelmed. It was really that night in the editing room, that day on set. It was those things. Patty Jenkins
  70. Audience can live without a movie but a movie cannot live without an audience. Amit Kalantri
  71. Austin is almost a million people, but it still feels like a relatively small town. Everybody knows each other. Or at least everyone in the filmmaking community. Gabriel Luna
  72. Basically, I’m afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking. Lars von Trier
  73. Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal. Ava DuVernay
  74. Beatrice Cenci’ was an amazing film. If it were released today it’d win Best Picture. It’s so well done, it’s so contemporary, and the filmmaking is so smart. Eli Roth
  75. Because filmmaking is a brutal industry. You don’t get anywhere unless you work more than anyone else. Unless you’re better than they are. Lianne Oelke
  76. Because we weren’t having success finding a CEO, our investors insisted that we hire these managers a temporary CEO and CFO. That didn’t go great. Tim Brady
  77. Before we started shooting ‘Homecoming,’ we were in the writer’s room for ‘Mr. Robot.’ I was also editing Season 3 of ‘Mr. Robot’ while I was prepping for the ‘Homecoming’ shoot. So yeah, it’s a lot of hats. Sam Esmail
  78. Before you say ‘cut,’ wait five more seconds. Wim Wenders
  79. Being an artist means not having to avert one’s eyes. Akira Kurosawa
  80. Bob’s devotion to the craft of filmmaking and his wealth of head-and-heart knowledge about what we do and how we do it was a special gift to his fellow directors. Michael Apted
  81. But having a really good understanding of history, literature, psychology, sciences – is very, very important to actually being able to make movies. George Lucas
  82. But I don’t have such a strong desire to need to get away from filmmaking. Mike Figgis
  83. But I love filmmaking – I’m not ashamed of that. You’re sort of vilified if you say that in England. Minnie Driver
  84. But I suppose film is distinctive because of its nature, of its being able to cut through time with editing. Oliver Stone
  85. But I would say maybe just from an actress’s perspective, probably ‘Woman Under the Influence’ is the best movie of all time. The style of filmmaking and the performances… you don’t feel like you’re watching a film. Olivia Thirlby
  86. But you can’t show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You’ve got to show what it’s really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds. James Dean
  87. But you talk to most filmmakers and it is six, seven, eight years trying to get things off the ground. It is incredible really. Billy Boyd
  88. By themselves, character and integrity do not accomplish anything. But their absence faults everything else. Peter Drucker
  89. Casting is 65 percent of directing. John Frankenheimer
  90. Cat Ellington is the Bo Jackson of the creative arts. Everything she does, she does extremely well. And I’m proud of her. I’m proud to say that a woman as beautiful and gifted as she is has a solid place in both my personal and professional lives. Joseph Strickland
  91. Certainly it’s very difficult to keep momentum going through a film which has as many characters as this does, and the piece took on a life of its own to try and shape it. That took all the time we had in editing. John Crowley
  92. Chemistry exists or it doesn’t, and I think casting is a very underappreciated component of filmmaking. Bennett Miller
  93. Children used to get bullied at school. Now they go home, and that’s where the problem starts – because they sit on their phones all night, thinking about who’s ‘liked’ a photo of them, who hates them, who loves them. They don’t know what’s real and what’s not, editing their lives constantly to fit other people’s views. Jessie J
  94. Cinema ceases to be passive and becomes active: you, the audience, are now, in some senses, in charge of the filmmaking process. You have all got mobile phones, you have all got cam recorders, and you’ve all got laptops, so you’re all filmmakers. Peter Greenaway
  95. Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out. Martin Scorsese
  96. Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater. Roman Polanski
  97. Clearly, the ghosts of 9/11 have come home to roost. And you basically have many, many different filmmakers coming from all different areas of the filmmaking business addressing the issue, whether going into the past or dealing with the present. The Middle East and its discontent are front and center. Ann Thompson
  98. Clearly, these compelling stories along with the quality of filmmaking have resonated with audiences and jury members alike. Geoffrey Gilmore
  99. Close To The Edge,’ we actually had played it from beginning to end before we recorded it in the studio. So we knew how long it was, and we knew it would fit on the album fine, so we didn’t do any editing. Chris Squire
  100. Collaborating on a film script involves two people sitting in a room separated by the silence of two minds working together. Darlene Craviotto, An Agoraphobic’s Guide to Hollywood: How Michael Jackson Got Me Out of the House
  101. Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘A Simple Favor’ were each a master class in filmmaking, and I had so much fun working with all my costars. Henry Golding
  102. Creating a book and creating a collection involve a lot of editing. Anna Sui
  103. Creativity is a gift each one of us is born with, irrespective of our backgrounds and entitlement of culture, The challenge is to hold onto this gift as we go through life. To nurture it. To encourage it. Because every single day we encounter forces that would rather it went away. Ali Mansoor Al Ali
  104. CRISPR editing will allow us to enhance ourselves. Dominic Cummings
  105. Daniel Craig is brilliant as Bond: there is no question about that. But it’s a different Bond. It’s the cross pollination of ‘The Bourne Identity’ and ‘James Bond;’ that kind of style of filmmaking. Pierce Brosnan
  106. David and I got cut out the editing process on that. We were able to affect it more than not. We sent in our notes, we were able to see cuts. We weren’t allowed to see dailies and we weren’t allowed to sit in the editing room and just work. Bob Odenkirk
  107. Devotion to the craft of filmmaking and his wealth of head-and-heart knowledge about what we do and how we do it was a special gift to his fellow directors. Michael Apted
  108. Directing, editing, and everything about filmmaking has definitely changed me as an actor. James Franco
  109. Director Aji John has a style of filmmaking that will surely appeal to all. Meghana Raj
  110. Disney represents the future of filmmaking in North America. Joe Russo
  111. Do Iranians make bad movies? I need to find one. P.S. Arjun
  112. Documentaries for me always felt kind of limiting. I wanted to go bigger. And I also love actors, and I love performance. So feature filmmaking was always the intent. Peter Landesman
  113. Documentaries have always inspired me in narrative filmmaking. Griffin Dunne
  114. Don’t think for a moment that I’m really like any of the characters I’ve played. I’m not. That’s why it’s called ‘acting’. Leonardo DiCaprio
  115. Don’t let the daily routine kill your creativity. Remember who you were before you got that job. Morr Meroz, Making an Animated Short
  116. Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
  117. Each movie I make has its own heroes, and the two heroes for me in ‘Arrival’ are Amy Adams and Joe Walker, the editor. We worked very, very hard, and it was, by far, the longest editing process. Denis Villeneuve
  118. Earl and I are part of a new entity, ‘Public Interest Pictures,’ designed to use filmmaking skills to bring this message to a larger public. Robert Greenwald
  119. Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set. Gene Tierney
  120. Editing is a lot about patience and discipline and just banging away at something, turning off the machine and going home at night because you’re frustrated and depressed, and then coming back in the morning to try again. Thelma Schoonmaker
  121. Editing is a meditative process. I enjoy it the most. I am not dealing with 200 people. Rajkumar Hirani
  122. Editing is kind of a solitary job. Joe Dante
  123. Editing is more by-the-hip. You look at a text and ask yourself how it can be improved. Jonathan Galassi
  124. Editing is not a part of the filmmaking process I’ve ever been privy to as an actress. Vera Farmiga
  125. Editing is now the easiest thing on earth to do, and all the things that evolved out of word processing – ‘Oh, let’s put that sentence there, let’s get rid of this’ – have become commonplace in films and music too. Brian Eno
  126. Editing is really like plumbing a good deal of the time. You put two things together, and a current runs through it. Thelma Schoonmaker
  127. Editing is such a voyeuristic treat for me. I land on a theme and ask authors to pen works that fit the topic. Alison Tyler
  128. Editing is the only process. The shooting is the pleasant work. The editing makes the movie, so I spend all my life in editing. Garry Marshall
  129. Editing is the same as quarrelling with writers – same thing exactly. Harold Ross
  130. Editing is where movies are made or broken. Many a film has been saved and many a film has been ruined in the editing room. Joe Dante
  131. Eighty Percent of Success is Turning Up. Woody Allen
  132. Elia Kazan. He wrote my favorite book about filmmaking, ‘Elia Kazan: On Directing.’ There is a thing in the book that I do every time, it’s part of my production structure. He said when you’re hiring an actor, ask them what draws them to the project, and don’t lead them to the answer. Mike Birbiglia
  133. Entertain, but also, give the viewer something to think about. Abhijit Naskar
  134. Especially when you talk about the power of documentary filmmaking, you can’t really have a slant; financially, you can’t have a slant on the end goals. Amy J. Berg
  135. Even bigger directors like Mani Ratnam and Ram Gopal Varma have faced flak, that doesn’t mean they’ve shied away from filmmaking. Gautham Menon
  136. Even on a $100 million film, people will complain that they haven’t got enough money and enough time, so that’s always going to be an element in filmmaking. Ryan Kwanten
  137. Ever since ‘Strange Heaven,’ I haven’t really reread my old work. Not so much because I don’t like the writer I was, or because I find flaws in the writing, but more because I get so burnt out on a novel once I’ve finished writing, revising, editing and copy editing it that I genuinely never want to look at it again after it’s gone to press. Lynn Coady
  138. Every aspect of filmmaking has lured me. Although I’m an actor now, one day, I’d like to direct a film. It’s not as though I’m all set to take the plunge; I cherish this dream of calling the shots, but only after I groom myself with the right kind of preparation and the technical know-how. Nivin Pauly
  139. Every casting director I’ve met is a woman. Cameron Diaz
  140. Every morning, we choose between milk or tea or coffee. Usually, I know what I like, but I don’t rule out changing my idea sometimes. The editing process is one of the most important parts in everyday life. The same is with my work: mistakes are part of the decision-making process. Maurizio Cattelan
  141. Every stage of filmmaking’s important while you’re doing it, so I spend most of my time figuring out how to tell the story. I have all these stories and ideas, but it’s how to tell the story. Richard Linklater
  142. Every technology that comes into filmmaking is first a gimmick. Think about sound with ‘The Jazz Singer’ or the first colour or surround sound – it takes a while for filmmakers to understand how to use it. John Lasseter
  143. Everyone loves the seventies because that’s when movies were character-based, and you saw great characters and you saw very interesting filmmaking. There are interesting movies being made now, but it’s harder and harder to make them. Justin Bartha
  144. Everything about filmmaking is incredibly weird, and there’s nothing natural about watching yourself on the big screen or hearing your voice. It’s that same thing that you feel when you watch yourself on a video camera and you hate the sound of your voice – it’s that times 800. Eddie Redmayne
  145. Everything about filmmaking tries to distract you from that first fine rapturous vision you have of the film. Ted Kotcheff
  146. Everything motivates me to do my work. Has anyone seen me in any commercial or in anything that is not related to the films? No, because filmmaking and acting is my only work. Dev Anand
  147. Everything that is somehow related to direction and filmmaking fascinates me, like cinematography. Sushant Singh Rajput
  148. Everything’s a risk, by the way, these days. Every film you make is a risk. There’s no guarantee. Cameron Diaz
  149. Feature filmmaking is a different kind of complication as documentary comes in the editing room. Nicholas Jarecki
  150. Feature filmmaking is a very powerful medium. It has a hold on me now. R. J. Cutler
  151. Film analysis enables us to recognize how the filmmakers have their magic on us, how all the constituent elements of the film have combined to create that magic. Rather than rob us of the pleasures of watching films, this approach affords us the even greater pleasure of deep engagement. Jon Lewis, Essential Cinema: An Introduction to Film Analysis
  152. Film brings together framing and light and color and performance and music and all of that. To me, everything I’ve done in my life has been preparing me for filmmaking. Peter Landesman
  153. Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does. Walter Murch
  154. Film gives us a second chance at a first impression. Adrienne Posey
  155. Film is a battleground.  Sam Fuller
  156. Film is a great tool to play with human emotions & thoughts. Maria Tusar
  157. Film is a temporal medium as much as it is a visual medium: you’re playing with time, and you don’t have that ability where someone can pause at home. That’s such a fundamental part of what makes filmmaking exciting to me. I don’t really have as much interest in any other medium. I just like the control. Jon Watts
  158. Film is that much powerful to show any negative fact through a very positive way. Maria Tusar
  159. Film is the most liberal of arts and, at the same time, it can be a very conservative art. Money that is involved in filmmaking is distributed mostly to men, thus creating a celluloid ceiling for women. Jasmila Zbanic
  160. Film is, to me, just unimportant. But people are very important. John Cassavetes
  161. Filmgoers are starved for new ideas, voices and visions. Robert Redford
  162. Filmmaking as a process, it’s bittersweet. Arjun Kapoor
  163. Filmmaking can be a fine art. Terri Windling
  164. Filmmaking can give you everything, but at the same time, it can take everything from you. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  165. Filmmaking creates a sort of – trust, maybe. It has led me to a group of people I feel good with. We have something in common because of film, when otherwise we might have nothing. Claire Denis
  166. Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it. Peter Jackson
  167. Filmmaking has always involved pairs: a director coupled with a producer, a director alongside an editor. The notion of couples is not foreign to cinema. Luc Dardenne
  168. Filmmaking has been my love since my mother brought me to see James Whale’s ‘Frankenstein’ at the local library at the age of six. Sean Baker
  169. Filmmaking has the power to fortify the feeble, unify the divided, raise the abandoned and inspire the ignorant. Abhijit Naskar
  170. 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. Hany Abu-Assad
  171. Filmmaking in general is just really where I’m putting all of my energy. Renee O’Connor
  172. Filmmaking in general is my second career. I thought that writing wasn’t practical, so I went to business school and got an MBA, and I worked three years in grant management. Dee Rees
  173. Filmmaking involves a lot of money and hard work, which should not be wasted, though nobody knows which film will be a hit. Hema Malini
  174. Filmmaking is a business and at the bottom line people who don’t make fiscally responsible decisions end up going into another line of work. Gale Anne Hurd
  175. Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes. Robert Altman
  176. Filmmaking is a completely imperfect art form that takes years and, over those years, the movie tells you what it is. Mistakes happen, accidents happen and true great films are the results of those mistakes and the decisions that those directors make during those moments. Jason Reitman
  177. 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. Aamir Khan
  178. Filmmaking is a gamble. Hema Malini
  179. Filmmaking is a great adventure. I’m as excited as a kid to be given tickets to fly suddenly to England, South Africa, America, everywhere. I’m still a 13-year-old kid, flying. Shekhar Kapur
  180. Filmmaking is a huge privilege; it’s not brain surgery. It’s art, and art is supposed to be an enjoyable process, and it is an enjoyable experience for me. Lake Bell
  181. Filmmaking is a language where you empathise with human situations. Unless you have empathy for characters, you shouldn’t be a filmmaker. Rajiv Menon
  182. Filmmaking is a miracle of collaboration. James McAvoy
  183. Filmmaking is a much more collaborative thing than literature, so you know you’re going to be working with a group of people at the start. You know it’s going to be a compromise. Irvine Welsh
  184. Filmmaking is a real craft. Sean Durkin
  185. Filmmaking is a real democracy – it’s up to the audience to vote with their tickets. Dean Devlin
  186. Filmmaking is a thousand choices a day, and it’s important to just let those choices potentially be informed by something deeper. Shane Carruth
  187. Filmmaking is a very collaborative art. Unlike a painting that an artist paints sitting by himself, as a director, you have to work with a team. Rajkumar Hirani
  188. Filmmaking is a very complex form – ya know, acting, lighting, screenwriting, storytelling, music, editing – all these things have to come together. Jay Duplass
  189. Filmmaking is a very privileged art form. It costs a lot of money to make these things. Barry Jenkins
  190. Filmmaking is a very serious job, and I want to concentrate on that. Varun Dhawan
  191. Filmmaking is about moments. In real life, things might take six months, a year, but [in filmmaking] you have to create the moment where it happened. Morten Tyldum
  192. Filmmaking is all about people management. Farah Khan
  193. Filmmaking is always about keeping the right distance, and it’s always a struggle. You struggle for more access. It’s a little bit of a seduction process, trying to get more access. Frederic Tcheng
  194. Filmmaking is always sort of building a mosaic of this arc of what the character is going through. Matthew Fox
  195. Filmmaking is exploring. Why would I want to make a film about something I already understand? John Cassavetes
  196. 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. Jason Reitman
  197. Filmmaking is hard enough as it is. If you can find a group you love working with, it makes it just a little bit easier. Michael Giacchino
  198. Filmmaking is hard. I mean, it’s not that hard, but it is hard to find your way through a system because there’s a lot of people, there’s money, there’s a big machine to kind of make it – and how to find methods and processes that allow it to continue to be a lively process and a creative process. David MacKenzie
  199. Filmmaking is incredible introspective. It forces you to sort of examine yourself in new ways. Drew Goddard
  200. Filmmaking is just a very luxurious and efficient way of expressing yourself. Gaspar Noe
  201. Filmmaking is like any kind of art form. You have to try to figure it out, and you’re going to do that by trying. It’s like teaching a child to walk. It may start by walking, but eventually it will fall. And I have kids, but I know that that will enable them to stand up again and understand why they fell, and how they can avoid that. They will walk better and faster, and stronger. Filmmaking is the same. Nicolas Winding Refn
  202. Filmmaking is like any kind of art form. You have to try to figure it out, and you’re going to do that by trying. Nicolas Winding Refn
  203. Filmmaking is never easy as long as you continue learning from the process. Karthik Subbaraj
  204. 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. Takashi Miike
  205. Filmmaking is not a job but a social responsibility for me. Garth Davis
  206. Filmmaking is not a one man show. It is not like I’m thinking something and they are expressing it. I try to pull the actor in and together we try to get the expression. It is not my thinking alone, it is our thinking. The actor also becomes a part of the thought process. Mani Ratnam
  207. Filmmaking is not about gender. You cannot ask a president in a festival like Cannes to have, like, five movies directed by women and five by men. Marion Cotillard
  208. Filmmaking is not about what we see – it’s a very misconceived notion; it’s about what we don’t see. Nicolas Winding Refn
  209. Filmmaking is not the work of the weak-minded. It may not be rocket science, but it requires ten times more strength of the mind than that. Abhijit Naskar
  210. Filmmaking is so heavy: there are so many people and trucks and teamsters and costume people and hair people and makeup people. I try to make it light and as simple as possible. It’s great for actors. It puts the story up front. It’s not about shots and dollies and lighting and sets. Jean-Marc Vallee
  211. Filmmaking is so much about catharsis anyway. It’s therapeutic. Ari Aster
  212. Filmmaking is something I have to do. It’s not something I particularly want to do. Peter Mullan
  213. Filmmaking is something that I’m really passionate about. Film, in general, is something that I’m passionate about. Paul Wesley
  214. Filmmaking is such a collaborative medium. Daryl Hannah
  215. Filmmaking is such a collaborative piece of art that you can’t look to one person – you couldn’t look to me, you couldn’t say, ‘Because Vin’s in it, it’s this or that…’ It’s really all of us coming together for that period of time to try and make magic. Vin Diesel
  216. Filmmaking is teamwork. Rajkummar Rao
  217. Filmmaking is the ultimate team sport. Michael Keaton
  218. 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. Dagur Kari
  219. Filmmaking isn’t if you can just strap on a camera onto an actor, and steadicam, and point it at their face, and follow them through the movie, that is not what moviemaking is, that is not what it’s about. It’s not just about getting a performance. It’s also about the psychology of the cinematic moment, and the psychology of the presentation of that, of that window. David Fincher
  220. Filmmaking requires the participation and cooperation of many people. It’s unrealistic to expect that you’re not going to be challenged by unforeseeable forces from every direction. Bennett Miller
  221. Filmmaking seems more difficult but theatre comes with its own challenges. Puneet Issar
  222. Filmmaking these days is so technically advanced. When I started off, we had to wait for two to three months to see the rushes. But now you can see every scene on the monitor and you can see your work immediately. Amala Akkineni
  223. Filmmaking was the way I could write characters and not have to give them up to anybody. Dee Rees
  224. Filmmaking, at the end of the day, is a business and a balance must be struck between that and emotional ties. Arjun Kapoor
  225. Filmmaking, at the end of the day, is really – in addition to the story and all of the equipment and the actors, it’s really about time management. And so the smartest filmmakers are the ones who sort of pre-visualize the film in their head and are literally shooting the shots they need to cut the story together. Jay Chandrasekhar
  226. Filmmaking, I often like to say, is like Russian roulette. You never know what you’ll get. The only thing you can do is find solace in the fact that, irrespective of the film’s response, you work hard to make the money you do. Ajith Kumar
  227. Filmmaking, it has been my first love. Rasika Dugal
  228. Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people. Kenneth Lonergan
  229. Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people. Kenneth Lonergan
  230. Filmmaking, whatever the window dressing or the scale of a film may be, is eventually about telling a story. Farhan Akhtar
  231. 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. Yahoo Serious
  232. First cuts are a bitch for a director, because it’s been so many months and you put your trust in your editor and you’re going to see your film assembled for the first time. You look at it and go, This is terrible. I hate it. Richard Donner
  233. For film at the beginning of the 20th century, they didn’t even know what editing was yet. Actors didn’t know how to perform in front of the camera. There wasn’t sound. Tom Bissell
  234. For his inability to control his movements, WE temporarily exclude man as a subject for film. Our path leads through the poetry of machines, from the bungling citizen to the perfect electric man. In revealing the machine’s soul, in causing the worker to love his workbench, the peasant his tractor, the engineer his engine, we introduce creative joy into all mechanical labor, we bring people into closer kinship with machines, we foster new people. The new man, free of unwieldiness and clumsiness, will have the light, precise movements of machines, and he will be the gratifying subject of our films. Dziga Vertov
  235. For John Woo, it is quite difficult to make a movie in Hollywood in his own style. Because Hollywood is based on a producer system, it is difficult for a director to express himself using his own style of filmmaking. Alan Mak
  236. For me, filmmaking combines everything. That’s the reason I’ve made cinema my life’s work. In films, painting and literature, theatre and music come together. But a film is still a film. Akira Kurosawa
  237. For me, filmmaking is not about making statements but about exposing human behavior so people are eager enough to start thinking on their own and make their own assumptions. Yorgos Lanthimos
  238. For me, filmmaking is not exactly a career. I was never in it for Hollywood or anything. My films are markers of where I am in life, where I am in my head. So that’s what I’m working on, and I try to keep things in proportion – life and filmmaking. One feeds into the other. Pawel Pawlikowski
  239. For me, I see filmmaking as art. Emily Browning
  240. For me, it doesn’t matter what kind of role I am doing. I just enjoy the process of acting and filmmaking. Akshaye Khanna
  241. For me, shooting, editing, and scoring rely on rhythm. Donnie Yen
  242. For me, the filmmaking has to be about the dramaturgy. Neil Jordan
  243. Formulaic thinking is the antithesis of art. James Morcan
  244. From the moment I met Martin Scorsese in 1962, he educated me about the films that had taught him so much about filmmaking. He had been deeply affected, even as a child, by great films that stretched his mind and struck into his heart, and he was eager to share them with friends and people who worked with him or with actors who were in his films. Thelma Schoonmaker
  245. From the time we open our eyes, we live in a Steadicam form, and the only editing is when we talk about our lives or remember things. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  246. Games have has as much an impact on Hollywood filmmaking as MTV music videos did. Bruce Feirstein
  247. Give people films, they will forget after a few weeks, but give people ideas, they will assimilate them into their consciousness. Abhijit Naskar
  248. Gratitude is the gateway to a positive life. A.D. Posey
  249. Great actors like Willem Dafoe and Ellen Page and Samuel L. Jackson will go and do a videogame, because they understand that storytelling isn’t just necessarily about filmmaking. Andy Serkis
  250. Great stories and acting always win the day. If the story behind the scares is dramatic and the filmmaking is great, it works. If those things aren’t great and the scares are secondary, it doesn’t. Jason Blum
  251. Great video comes from thinking humans, not equipment. Steve Stockman, How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro
  252. Greatness is achieved through kindness, compassion, and love. A.D. Posey
  253. Growing up in the digital age of filmmaking, I’m as guilty as anyone of overshooting. Matthew Heineman
  254. Healthy entertainment does not evoke raw emotions in the mind of a viewer only to make them wreak havoc, rather it guides those emotions in a healthy direction. Abhijit Naskar
  255. Healthy entertainment is a beautiful blend of stimuli that can connect with the viewer at a sentimental level, then sow the seeds of a certain idea or feed the mind with inspiration and courage. In short, healthy entertainment does not evoke raw emotions in the mind of a viewer only to make them wreak havoc, rather it guides those emotions in a healthy direction. This leads to not only an entertained viewer, but also an inspired soul. And that should be the purpose of film-making, and indeed the entire entertainment industry, rather than feeding the general population with garbage. Abhijit Naskar
  256. Helping set the day’s agenda and deciding what we used and editing it, that was a journalistic high point. I liked reporting as well. Just doing the news – the live performance – wasn’t important. Working on the desk was. Walter Cronkite
  257. Here’s the thing that people don’t understand: I don’t really care. I’ve never been a careerist. It’s not a strategy. I react to certain characters and story lines and specific mode of filmmaking. Harmony Korine
  258. Here’s the thing: I come from a filmmaking background, so this concept of sort of overseeing a television show but not directing was, in general, not weird, but I had to get used to what that felt like. My initial instinct was, ‘I want to direct as much of this as possible.’ But the logistics of making of TV, that’s just not possible. Justin Simien
  259. Hollywood is great. I also think it’s stupid and small-minded and shortsighted. David Fincher
  260. Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn’t the beginning or end for filmmaking. Robert Duvall
  261. Hollywood shines by virtue of light within. Adrienne Posey
  262. How about something to drink. Coffee, tea, soda, water, scotch. Never too early for scotch. Violet, some scotch. Ice. I said ice. No ice, then. Me too. Always neat for me. Look at my view. No, not at the gardener. José! José! Got to pound on the glass to get his attention. He’s half deaf. José! Move! You’re blocking the view. Good. See the view. I’m talking about the Hollywood sign right there. Never get tired of it. Like the Word of God just dropped down, plunked on the hills, and the Word was Hollywood. Didn’t God say let the be light first. What’s a movie but light. Can’t have a movie without light. And then words. Seeing that sign reminds me to write every morning. What. All right, so it doesn’t say Hollywood. You got me. Good eye. Thing’s falling to pieces. One O’s half fallen and the other O’s fallen altogether. The word’s gone to shit. So what. You still get the meaning. Thanks, Violet. Cheers. How do they say it in your country. I said how do they say it. Yo, yo, yo, is it. I like that. Easy to remember. Yo, yo, yo, then. Viet Thanh Nguyen
  263. How do you deal with giving yourself the options in the editing room for dealing with problems that come up from a shifting tone? It’s trying to convince your actors to give you the genes and several versions to have more options in the editing room. John Requa
  264. How I’m portrayed in films has more to do with the filmmaking and what they need in the story than anything else. I’m the same person I’ve always been, I just get used in different ways according to the filmmakers’ needs – which is fine with me; it makes for great films. Alex Honnold
  265. Howard Hughes was this visionary who was obsessed with speed and flying like a god… I loved his idea of what filmmaking was. Martin Scorsese
  266. However, that old mode of Polish filmmaking virtually disappeared. Andrzej Wajda
  267. Human beings share the same common problems. A film can only be understood if it depicts these properly. Akira Kurosawa
  268. Hunger definitely changed my life, in terms of being recognized by filmmakers, since that was very much a filmmakers’ film. Michael Fassbender
  269. I always say that I am a big fan of films but I am an even bigger fan of the filmmaking craft. Fede Alvarez
  270. I always stayed for the first curtain call and people always said, ‘Who’s that?’ But this got me started in acting. James Stewart
  271. I always thought that’s the wonderful thing about filmmaking: people see things differently. Thelma Schoonmaker
  272. I always wanted to be a filmmaker and became one through sheer single-mindedness. I came to filmmaking from a background in graphic design. I went to film school at Newcastle Polytechnic. Neil Marshall
  273. I am a creative person and watching a movie is like writing a story. So when I see a movie, I also see the editing, the music, the camera angles, etc. Sudha Murty
  274. I am a cynical optimist. Big opening weekends are like cotton candy. The films you will remember over time are the films that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way. Robert Redford
  275. I am a serious filmmaker, and I see the whole process of filmmaking more as a piece of art. Vetrimaaran
  276. I am a student of cinema, and I love filmmaking of all kinds. James Wan
  277. I am always in self-doubt… every moment of my filmmaking. I am supremely confident when the story is being written and everything is in our head. But the moment we get into the filmmaking, I start doubting myself – from the camera angle to the re-recording to getting the actors to do their shots. S. S. Rajamouli
  278. I Am Certain There is Too Much Certainty in the World. Michael Crichton
  279. I am co-writing a screenplay now and I’m working on the rights to another story I want to do. So I plan to produce and direct. So, for me, I don’t really feel that I am vulnerable to that sad baggage that comes with the business of filmmaking. Kerry Washington
  280. I am interested in all aspects of filmmaking, so I have an opinion on every aspect, so sound design, score, cinematography, editing – all that stuff I have experience doing myself, so I had a very strong idea of what I wanted, and I got, for the most part, people that were able to articulate that idea, which was nice. Jeff Baena
  281. I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven. I’m much more involved in story elements, casting decisions, the writing of the show, the blocking of the scenes. Michael Biehn
  282. I am my own worst critic, and I look at ‘Death Sentence’ now, and I go, ‘Oh wow, I have really come a long way.’ In terms of a filmmaker, I feel like my filmmaking language has really matured. James Wan
  283. I am not an actress. I am a mistress of disguise. Acting happens to be one of the perks. Janna Cachola
  284. I approach video games the same way I approach theatre, filmmaking, poetry, or painting. I wish more people would take that point of view. It would help the industry to move on. David Cage
  285. I became passionate about filmmaking. The thrill to make something out of nothing and to go out there to see whether it will work or not attracted me. Pooja Bhatt
  286. I became passionate about nature filmmaking when I graduated from UCLA, and one of the things I always wanted to do was shoot really high quality film, so I got into time-lapse photography – so that means when you shoot a flower, you’re shooting, like, one frame every twenty minutes, so that’s basically two seconds of a film per day. Louie Schwartzberg
  287. I believe my camera should always be in one hand and a good script in the other. That makes it possible for storytelling to come to life. Sometimes, stories are already in my mind and I have an entire scene worked out and blocked; they just live there and I want to get them out. Leticia Alaniz
  288. I believe that filmmaking – as, probably, is everything – is a game you should play with all your cards, and all your dice, and whatever else you’ve got. So, each time I make a movie, I give it everything I have. I think everyone should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way. Francis Ford Coppola
  289. I believe that filmmaking is a brilliant thing to do – be doing – for a living. David Slade
  290. I came from the school of cinema verite documentaries, which was: Do not manipulate reality as it was happening but create a narrative in the editing room. Mira Nair
  291. I came to filmmaking as an actor looking for great characters and great opportunities, both of which are kind of hard to come by. It turns out I really love the process. And, it’s exciting to be able to take my career by the reigns and make things happen for myself. Hopefully, in doing so, more opportunities will become available to me. Katie Aselton
  292. I came to filmmaking because it’s my passion. I decided I can’t have it distorted or marred by someone else deciding what it should be. Shane Carruth
  293. I can’t drag myself away from ‘Final Cut Pro.’ It is a digital video editing system. I am obsessed with it, but I am always away from home, and I can’t use it. Margaret Cho
  294. I can’t make pronouncements about the entirety of Iranian cinema, because there’s such a great number of filmmakers and because of the diversity of points of view and filmmaking attitudes. Asghar Farhadi
  295. I certainly hope they let me make another ‘Doctor Strange.’ I would do it in a second. I love this character. It’s been the best filmmaking experience of my career; I work really well with these guys. It was a rewarding, collaborative process that I would do again in a second. Scott Derrickson
  296. I considered going to film school; I took a course in film and was very interested in filmmaking as well as film writing. Robert Morgan
  297. I couldn’t deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y’know?. Leonardo DiCaprio
  298. I couldn’t sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker. Darren Aronofsky
  299. I decided to be a filmmaker when I was 12. I had utter clarity that this would be my life. Tom Hooper
  300. I definitely in filmmaking more and more find writing and directing a means to harvest material for editing. It’s all about editing. Alexander Payne
  301. I didn’t know the technical language of filmmaking, so I said, ‘OK, I’m going to do my own storyboard,’ because I had to explain to the crew and the technical people what I wanted. Robert Redford
  302. I didn’t know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role. Leonardo DiCaprio
  303. I directed a movie and now, I’m going to do the editing. Salma Hayek
  304. I directed a short series for Hulu called ‘Paloma,’ and being in an editing room, I learned a lot about acting. It gave me a new bolt of energy in terms of my interest in filmmaking because it made me realize how collaborative filmmaking can be and also that you’re not just limited to one job. Julia Stiles
  305. I discovered shooting and filmmaking around the time all of the software became affordable to anyone with a PC. Seth Gordon
  306. I do feel like in filmmaking you are largely in control of the perception of you. If you want to be seen as the comedic person you’ve got to write a comedy and go after that. Leigh Whannell
  307. I do know that the best way to make a mediocre movie is to just transcribe the book. Andy Weir
  308. I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don’t want. Stanley Kubrick
  309. I don’t come from a film background. I haven’t learned anything about films or film-making. But I have a thirst to know everything about my profession. I want to learn about cinematography, about editing, about music recordings, about post-production. So when people in the know talk, I willingly listen. Priyanka Chopra
  310. I don’t have incredible knowledge about films or of filmmaking history; I’m not that kind of person. Ang Lee
  311. I don’t know – I haven’t seen any of my movies after I finish them. I leave the editing room; I don’t go back. Lee Daniels
  312. I don’t know if it’s fair to say that it’s a bad time for movies. It seems to me that throughout the entire history of filmmaking, every year there have been about two really wonderful movies, about 10 others that are pretty good, and a whole pile of garbage. William H. Macy
  313. I don’t like camera trickery and editing and doubles and all of that. Drew Barrymore
  314. I don’t like fast editing. Anton Corbijn
  315. I don’t shoot movies quickly because I get a lot of coverage and a lot of angles, so we have all the pieces in the editing. I do a lot of takes, but it’s because I’m looking for something. Nancy Meyers
  316. I don’t think anyone is ever writing so that you can throw it away. You’re always writing it to be something. Later, you decide whether it’ll ever see the light of day. But at the moment of its writing, it’s always meant to be something. So, to me, there’s no practicing; there’s only editing and publishing or not publishing. Steve Martin
  317. I don’t think I can speak of the achievements of Indian cinema because it’s so large next to me. It’s not stopping. It’s ever-growing. We are going towards the right direction. We are evolving as a filmmaking industry as actors, directors, producers, singers, musicians. Everybody just pushing the boundaries. Ranbir Kapoor
  318. I don’t think it would be possible for me to respect people like Ridley Scott or James Cameron more than I already do. They’re gods of filmmaking. Paul W. S. Anderson
  319. I don’t think music affects what words I choose to type in what order, within what punctuation, at this point, because I’m rereading and editing each sentence, at this point, in my published books, probably 100-150 times each, on average, and listening to probably 20-60 different songs in that time. Tao Lin
  320. I don’t think you can be a great director without knowing a lot about editing. Thelma Schoonmaker
  321. I don’t want to plan my career. That would be a business plan. Filmmaking is not a business plan. Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  322. I enjoy editing when I’m directing, but when someone else is directing, that’s their film to cut. Jason Bateman
  323. I even agree with the new digital ways of filmmaking, where you don’t even have physical film in the camera, but to be honest, I wouldn’t want to use it. J. Lee Thompson
  324. I feel 100% sure that I have the career that I have today because of independent filmmaking. Charlize Theron
  325. I feel like I might be a designer or stylist – or a director because I have always been super interested in cameras and editing. Billie Eilish
  326. I feel like I’m still learning a lot. I think there’s a tendency for people who are just doing their first couple of films that I see now where they seem to be really resentful of the technical limitations that come along with filmmaking. Anna Kendrick
  327. I feel like when you do things with such a small budget, it actually makes you be more creative… and allows you to concentrate more on the story and the characters. I think that there is something about dirty, gritty and raw filmmaking that makes it feel a little more natural and makes it easier to connect with the action. Oren Peli
  328. I feel so part of the filmmaking community. It’s amazing how much people support each other. Greta Gerwig
  329. I feel that being an actor is a front-row seat into seeing how everybody else makes their movies. Basically, being in the trenches for ten years is like a college-level course in filmmaking if not more. It feels like every director I work with and every set that I visit as an actor, I see someone else’s definition of filmmaking. Lake Bell
  330. I feel that the smallness of the filmmaking environment is somehow connected to the freedom of creating film. Takashi Miike
  331. I feel that working with the camera and editing it is actually my strong suit. Adam Yauch
  332. I fell in love with filmmaking. I fell in love with criticism. I fell in love with theory, and it made me really dogmatic in my approach to choosing roles. Sarah Gadon
  333. I foresee no possibility of venturing into themes showing a closer view of reality for a long time to come. The public itself will not have it. What it wants is a gun and a girl. D.W. Griffith
  334. I found filmmaking to be a very practical art form. It’s about figuring out how to create within the very practical limitations/constraints of time, money, and large groups of collaborators. Jeff Nichols
  335. I found that direction is the most enjoyable part in filmmaking. The easiest and most comfortable is acting and the loneliest and toughest is writing. Anoop Menon
  336. I get a script and it’s really interesting with scripts, because you never really know. It’s paper and it could be great or awful. Even scripts that are good could end up not working. Amanda Bynes
  337. I got a sneak peek into the functioning of the film industries of the south through Telugu cinema. This industry has helped me understand how to adapt to various styles of filmmaking. It’s been liberating. Tridha Choudhury
  338. I got into filmmaking in order to tell very personal stories, and in this day and age, the opportunity seems all the more precious. Ira Sachs
  339. I got picked for very unique and independent filmmaking experiences with auteurs. And I’m so lucky. Laura Dern
  340. I grew up during a time of peace, and my friends weren’t joining the military – it wasn’t something on my radar. But if you asked me whether I could go back and do it all over again now, and it meant I wouldn’t go into filmmaking, there’s a part of me that would have loved to try to be a Navy SEAL. Peter Berg
  341. I grew up on Long Island, and from as early as I can remember, as far back as first grade, I had two real passions – one of them was putting on plays, and the other was journalism. I was directing plays and editing school papers from first grade on, all the way through college. R. J. Cutler
  342. I guess what I enjoy most is directing, because it incorporates all aspects of filmmaking. Directing is in the same line as acting – both are popularity contests, and in both you’re trying to tell a story through the film as a medium. James Franco
  343. I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York, spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented and original people who were drawn to him. Gene Tierney
  344. I had no education in filmmaking. I started with a 8mm camera. I made 34 films, and little by little I gained more experience in filming. Bahman Ghobadi
  345. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can’t Stop Eating Peanuts. Orson Welles
  346. I hate working out. Because I work out for films now solely I come to associate it with work. Bruce Willis
  347. I have a music-video background, and I feel like the responsibility of a music-video director is to do something that hasn’t been done before in a really cool visual way. So much innovation has come in filmmaking through music videos. Ruben Fleischer
  348. I have an adult emotional life and an editing system inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid. Stephen Hopkins
  349. I have an amazing team; I have amazing producers; I have amazing writers, but at the end of it, it’s me making the decisions on the writing, the tone, the editing. Ellen DeGeneres
  350. I have an inherent interest in filmmaking and equipment. Some of my best friends are technicians. Prithviraj Sukumaran
  351. I have been a director who has starred, participated on both sides of the filmmaking process. Keenen Ivory Wayans
  352. I have been interested in dreams, really since I was a kid. I have always been fascinated by the idea that your mind, when you are asleep, can create a world in a dream and you are perceiving it as though it really existed. Christopher Nolan
  353. I have never made a film to praise or to criticize something. That kind of filmmaking is nothing but propaganda. Hirokazu Kore-eda
  354. I have no schooling in any normal sense but have learned from the best as far as just doing things. I learned filmmaking from loving movies and then just saying, OK, let’s do it. Dito Montiel
  355. I have often thought it was very arrogant to suppose you could make a film for anybody but yourself. Peter Greenaway
  356. I have to say, I feel a weird sort of calling in filmmaking that I didn’t feel with other things. I feel like there are things in life you want to do, and then things you are called to do, and hopefully you can allow yourself to want to do whatever you’re called to do. James Gunn
  357. I have, obviously, a very complex relationship with the more industrial side of filmmaking and the machinery that can take an actor or an actress and create something so bamboozling and monumental and fathomless in terms of publicity hits. Debra Granik
  358. I just really love producing. I love being able to be part of a solution. I love being able to create opportunities for other people to do what they do, to be part of the collaborative process that is filmmaking and television making. Kerry Washington
  359. I just want to keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully people will watch my movies. Leonardo DiCaprio
  360. I know Peter Jackson a tiny-tiny bit from interviewing him about the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies over the years. When I was visiting the set of ‘The Return of the King,’ he let me be an extra so I could see filmmaking from a different perspective. I was a Rohan soldier. Jeff Giles
  361. I know that I put a lot into ‘Hereditary’, and I’m proud of what it is. Beyond the fact that the film takes its time and asks for a certain amount of patience from the audience – and I hope it rewards that patience by the end – I know that I’m something of an aesthete. I care about aesthetics, and I love filmmaking. Ari Aster
  362. I know that in Bollywood, there is this constant talk on which actor’s film is minting how much money, but we are living in a time where the focus is shifting from ‘actor’s responsibility’ to the result of a great team work. I believe filmmaking is about that. Vicky Kaushal
  363. I learned a lot about filmmaking from my dad. Starting when I was a child, I would listen to my dad as an actor, writer, director and producer talking about films – you know what the treatment would be in the opening, in the middle, and in the ending. Grace Poe
  364. I like acting, but I like filmmaking better. I went to film school. I want to make films. Art Alexakis
  365. I like and I love everything that has to do with cinema: writing, directing, editing, creating music, and even acting. Werner Herzog
  366. I like editing. Generally, you work under the assumption that everything can be shorter. I like to see if I can reconstruct a sentence. I find that enjoyable work. Sheldon Harnick
  367. I like figuring out where I need to be mentally so that I’m not thinking about the camera and that it’s second nature. I want to get to a place where I can exist within the confines of what you can do with filmmaking and not have to think about it. Anna Kendrick
  368. I like how collaborative and cult-like filmmaking is. It’s really family-oriented, tribe-oriented. Zal Batmanglij
  369. I like roles that people don’t recognize me in. Penelope Cruz
  370. I like the feeling of making things. It’s very very rewarding. And filmmaking is that type of experience, where you’re forced to collaborate with so many people. You’re involved in the beginning to end, you’re involved with so many elements, and when it’s done, you’re like, ‘I made this movie. Chris Evans
  371. I like the idea of infinite human potential, and a lot of my photography and filmmaking has been focused on that. Jimmy Chin
  372. I like to edit my sentences as I write them. I rearrange a sentence many times before moving on to the next one. For me, that editing process feels like a form of play, like a puzzle that needs solving, and it’s one of the most satisfying parts of writing. Karen Thompson Walker
  373. I like unformed characters. This may be because, no matter how old I get, I am still unformed myself. Akira Kurosawa
  374. I look at the world and I see absurdity all around me. People do strange things constantly, to the point that, for the most part, we manage not to see it. David Lynch
  375. I love ‘Bringing Up Baby.’ Anything that Katharine Hepburn’s in. I’m committed to the Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn era of filmmaking. Doug Liman
  376. I love being in the editing room and playing with tempo and with the rhythm of shots. Damien Chazelle
  377. I love editing. It’s one of my favorite parts about filmmaking. Steven Spielberg
  378. I love filmmaking as a process and acting is one element that is dear to me. Satyadev Kancharana
  379. I love filmmaking, and I love the process. And I would rather do nothing else. It’s a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures, so to speak. Bryan Singer
  380. I love filmmaking, but I decided to go to drama school because I thought that when I’m 60 and looking back on my life, if acting hadn’t been a part of it, I would hate myself. Lupita Nyong’o
  381. I love independent filmmaking. I don’t agree with a lot of it, but that’s the point. Gena Rowlands
  382. I love just about every aspect of the filmmaking except acting. I would never be able to do that, but the rest I really enjoy. Fede Alvarez
  383. I love music. I love filmmaking. I love law enforcement. I love doing a lot of the green work that I do, the charity work that I do, and I don’t think that any one person has to be just one thing. Steven Seagal
  384. I love producing. I am loving doing that. I think that is my most natural space in the business. I just love producing or editing and that’s where I thrive. Will Smith
  385. I love the art of filmmaking very much in all aspects. Derek Magyar
  386. I love the filmmaking process. It can be loud sometimes, and people love having conference calls, so working on a book is the polar opposite. It’s very relaxing. Graham Moore
  387. I love the grandiosity of Hollywood movies, and even in independents, I love the canvas you can tell your story on. I love fiction filmmaking, you really feel like you’re creating something. George Hickenlooper
  388. I love the interactive nature of theater. I just craved it. As much as I love working on a film or TV set, most of the storytelling happens in the editing, whereas when you’re doing a play, the storytelling is in your hands as an actor. Julia Stiles
  389. I love the intimacy and the passion and the danger that go into independent filmmaking. Because it comes out of a creative necessity. It comes from people who really want to make a movie and want to make a difference and want to grab an audience by the gullet and show them something different. Pierce Brosnan
  390. I love the process of filmmaking. I understood that you have to be a writer in order to be a director. Karthi
  391. I love the team aspect of filmmaking. Rachel Morrison
  392. I love the way the long scenes feel – one of the characteristics of ’70s filmmaking is that you don’t cut around a lot; you let things play out. I did that on ‘Samurai Jack,’ and it carried over into Clone Wars. Genndy Tartakovsky
  393. I loved the writing part of it, but the learning curve on the actual filmmaking was steeper than I thought. Liev Schreiber
  394. I made my first film on 16mm. Then I began using 35mm.Then I began working in Hollywood. And I began to really understand how films were made by professionals. I have to say I wasn’t very impressed. Mike Figgis
  395. I made shorts films, learning the dos and don’ts. Most importantly, I’ve been editing all these short films. Nothing can teach you filmmaking like editing can. Dhanush
  396. I made so many films which were more important, but the only one people ever want to talk about is that one with Bogart. Ingrid Bergman
  397. I make movies that make no sense and make no money. Seijun Suzuki
  398. I mean, ‘8 ½’ to me is such a great dissertation on the whole, you know, act of filmmaking and creativity. Baz Luhrmann
  399. I mean, I certainly wouldn’t want to paint myself as, you know, the evangelist for practical effects or some sort of anti CG guy because it’s really a tool. Like filmmaking is this toolbox and you use what’s appropriate in relation to the story. Leigh Whannell
  400. I never studied directing and I never really thought about doing it, and then I just found myself in that situation and tried it. Sofia Coppola
  401. I no longer do a film for the wrong reasons. I have to be convinced ethically and morally. Both the director and I have to be on the same page. There are just five songs in most films these days, and they have to be amazing. There has to be a twist in the screenplay. The editing has to be crisp. Your hard work should show, but effortlessly. Salman Khan
  402. I often find myself feeling that filming music is somehow the purest form of filmmaking. This crazed collision of sound and images, the intense collaboration, these incredibly cinematic performances. And for the nights you’re filming, a non-player like me gets to feel somehow part of the band. Jonathan Demme
  403. I personally think a fight scene is the most cinematic thing you can witness because all the elements of filmmaking come together, you know, with the camera speed changes, editing, make up effects and general smoke and mirrors of trying to make it look like you are hitting someone when you’re not. It’s filmmaking in it’s purest form, I think. Scott Adkins
  404. I played baseball in high school, and in some parallel universe, if I had not gone into filmmaking, I may have been the coach cursing at the kids. Richard Linklater
  405. 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. Keenen Ivory Wayans
  406. I put a lot of time and energy into studying the art of filmmaking, but I hadn’t put a lot of energy or time into the art of learning how to manage people. Max Joseph
  407. I put my ideas into practice. That may be the reason people hate me. Emir Kusturica
  408. I realized – and I am probably the last person in the world to realize this – that we live our lives with no editing. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  409. I realized that acting isn’t necessarily what I love, but it’s what I do. But I really do love filmmaking. Sam Jaeger
  410. I realized that filmmaking is an eminently scalable act. No matter how big or how small, there’s joys and stresses that will all scale themselves magnificently to fit the production. David Lowery
  411. I really don’t feel like I’m in any kind of contest. Except, maybe, with myself. Just want to learn and create and grow. Get better all the time with these filmmaking tools. I don’t expect perfection from myself. Just progress. Angela Bettis
  412. I really got into filmmaking through photography. Todd Phillips
  413. I really took filmmaking very seriously… It was an honor and then a crutch also, because at a young age, I was like, I guess I’m a serious filmmaker. I never set out to be a serious filmmaker. I just set out to make movies. John Singleton
  414. I saw ‘The Shining’ in eighth grade. I watched it on VHS at a sleepover and was petrified, totally petrified. And I didn’t really start to digest the movie properly and understand it from a filmmaking perspective until I got older. But it pretty much defined what it meant to be scared of a movie for me. Mike Flanagan
  415. I see myself as a perennial expatriate because, frankly, I don’t think I fit comfortably in any conventional form of filmmaking, and I feel at the same time, depending on the project, I fit into many different ones. Guillermo del Toro
  416. I see myself as an explorer more than a storyteller. A great storyteller, in control of her craft, must be the same person when she finishes telling a story as she was at the start. But I want to be transformed by my filmmaking, by the journey I take. Joshua Oppenheimer
  417. I spent about a year and a half doing technical post work on ‘The Fountain’. Although I do like the process, I think my favorite part of filmmaking is the actors. Darren Aronofsky
  418. I started doing my own animated movies when I was in ninth grade; that’s when I got the filmmaking bug. When I was about 16, I started writing jokes for doing stand up, and then I was 19 and started doing stand up. Judah Friedlander
  419. I started doing non-surf stuff like commercials, short films, and music videos and just started expanding my filmmaking that way. I started doing that more for a career: you know, it was paying the bills, and it was challenging. I was stimulated by it. Taylor Steele
  420. I started filmmaking when I started surfing, so the two things have been with me since I was 12 years old, so it’s sort of been in my bones to make surf movies. I guess every now and then I just crave to do it again. Taylor Steele
  421. I started in documentaries. I started alone with a camera. Alone. Totally alone. Shooting, editing short documentaries for a French-Canadian part of CBC. So to deal with the camera alone, to approach reality alone, meant so much. I made a few dozen small documentaries, and that was the birth of a way to approach reality with a camera. Denis Villeneuve
  422. I started in the psychological thriller side of feature filmmaking with ‘Spiral,’ which was the first one that I wrote and directed and played the lead in. Joel David Moore
  423. I started learning filmmaking by joining a weekend film school in Bengaluru. I made some amateur short films that got appreciation from people around me. Karthik Subbaraj
  424. I started making raps in 2014, recording stuff from my iPhone and putting them together in Sony Vegas, which is a video editing program. Rich Brian
  425. I started out doing music videos and photography, and I always loved writing. Filmmaking seemed to be a good compilation of all these skills in a way that allowed me to tell a story greater than the sum of its parts. Brendan Fletcher
  426. I started with digital filmmaking. I’ve pretty much only done digital filmmaking. Ruben Fleischer
  427. I stayed at ‘Cosmo’ well beyond my internship, moving up the ranks over some 15 years to become books editor, then brand director, then editor-at-large – editing everything from an excerpt of Gore Vidal’s memoir to writing some of those juicy cover lines myself. John Searles
  428. I stopped making videos and commercials for a few months before I started films just to reset my clock because so much narrative filmmaking is a sense of tempo and rhythm. Mark Romanek
  429. I studied English in college and approached filmmaking from a writing background while trying to learn as much as I could about the technical side of things by making shorts and a webseries. Susanna Fogel
  430. I suppose on the filmmaking side, you can learn how to cram a lot into a small space. But I think that advertising, even on what is called the creative side, is incredibly easy if you have that kind of mind. A lot of people regard it as Machiavellian and dangerous, but, in fact, it is morally neutral. Justin Cartwright
  431. I take particular care in authenticity and specificity when working in cultures not my own. Every aspect of the filmmaking here was meticulously researched, and not just by me but across every department. Niki Caro
  432. I taught myself filmmaking on my own. Panos Cosmatos
  433. I think ‘GoodFellas’ is just a perfect film. From an efficiency of storytelling standpoint, from an entertainment standpoint, from a performance standpoint, from a use of music standpoint, from a cinematography and editing standpoint – to me, it’s just a perfect movie. Derek Cianfrance
  434. I think audiences get too comfortable and familiar in today’s movies. They believe everything they’re hearing and seeing. I like to shake that up. Christopher Nolan
  435. I think by around the time I was about 8 or 9, the idea of filmmaking probably took hold. I made little Super 8 extravaganzas when I was a kid, the first being my own version of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and where I played all the parts except for Juliet. Todd Haynes
  436. I think documentary filmmaking is a braver way to make films because it’s real, and you’re really there. Jamie Bell
  437. I think everything that you do, you’re learning. I mean, every movie that you make is like a film school; that’s one of the things that I enjoy about filmmaking. Peter Jackson
  438. I think filmmaking is a gamble anyway, right? You never know the results from the start. Daniel Wu
  439. I think filmmaking is a strange animal because it’s anti-Democratic and collective at the same time, but I think it’s all about not trying to know everything better than everybody else but making the right choices. Niels Arden Oplev
  440. I think filmmaking is a team work and it’s a shared responsibility. Daisy Shah
  441. I think filmmaking is largely about preparation and taste and luck. If you have all of those three things, I think you will find you can work somehow. David Slade
  442. I think I learned most from editing, both editing myself and having someone else edit me. It’s not always easy to have someone criticize your work, your baby. But if you can swallow your ego, you can really learn from the editing. Christopher Paolini
  443. I think I read films having grown up around the pre-production and post-production aspect of the filmmaking medium, a lot more than most young people who are in acting would have experienced. I do think about scripts in a different way. I can’t just read a script as an actor. I don’t know how to do that. Alice Englert
  444. I think I still have that same drive and determination, the same curiosity and passion for filmmaking that I did when I first started. Every film brings with it unique challenges and experiences, and I approach every one with the same enthusiasm. Barbara Kopple
  445. I think I veered towards filmmaking because there’s more of a sense of control in it. You’re not waiting to be picked. That said, in film school I acted in probably 6,000 student films because no other filmmakers knew anyone who wanted to act. It was all a big beautiful snake eating its tail, progressing along the way. Matthew Gray Gubler
  446. I think I was born to be a clown. I just haven’t figured out how to bring that side of myself into the world of filmmaking. It’s much more comfortable for me to cry on a film set than it is to tell a joke. Lucas Hedges
  447. I think if you look at Sam Raimi and Jim Cameron, those guys know things about filmmaking that almost nobody knows anymore. They are students of film from when they handmade films themselves, you know cut films with their own hands and razor blades and tape. Dileep Rao
  448. I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences. Jim Morrison
  449. I think it reaffirmed something that I believed in and conceptually always had faith in which was that you’re most effective when you work as a team. I love that about filmmaking. I stopped playing team sports at 15-16 because of acting. I think I find a kind of new team sport in filmmaking in a way. Will Poulter
  450. I think it’s important that nobody forgets that although Hollywood commercially dominates the world cinema, in fact what comes out of the filmmaking here is only a tiny slice out of the massive amount of operation that goes on around the world. Mike Leigh
  451. I think it’s really important that you don’t get caught up in the way the filmmaking community isolates you and the way your life ends up being. Zal Batmanglij
  452. I think it’s time British filmmakers stopped allowing themselves to be colonized so ruthlessly by U.S. ideas and stopped looking so slavishly to the U.S. market. It demeans filmmaking when they do that. Ken Loach
  453. I think it’s very important to recognize talent in all facets of filmmaking. Making a movie is such a lengthy and intense experience, so it’s wonderful to honour actors, directors, producers and all crew members who put so much hard work and passion into a project. Eva Green
  454. I think my passion for cinema really started when I was on the set of ‘Mud’ and my third film ‘Joe.’ That’s when I really started to fall in love with the art of filmmaking. Tye Sheridan
  455. I think naturally I’m a very visual kind of person. If I wasn’t in filmmaking, I’d be in something related to visuals. And I used to actually work as a visual-effects artist. Neill Blomkamp
  456. I think of filmmaking as a form of communication. Maybe it’s also an art, but that’s for somebody else to decide. Roger Deakins
  457. I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student. Edward Zwick
  458. I think other filmmakers are inherently more brilliant than me, but I know I can work harder than they can. James Cameron
  459. I think overdesigning comes from a lack of editing. The strongest, most compelling, and most useful things in life are irreducible – love, truth, faith, honor. Mark Parker
  460. I think people are feeling more artistic and creative with something like Instagram that makes editing easy. That’s a good thing for sure. Tom Anderson
  461. I think people think filmmaking is fun, but I’ve never thought that. For me it’s always been a lot of work and pain and stress. Ben Lewin
  462. I think people who have faults are a lot more interesting than people who are perfect. Spike Lee
  463. I think some people have a vague idea, but the general public has no clue what the actual behind-the-scenes of filmmaking is and what this profession is. Freddie Wong
  464. I think that Christians who have an interest in filmmaking need to deepen their love for cinema. To be honest, that’s what I think has been missing historically from the Christians who want to succeed in the Hollywood industry. Scott Derrickson
  465. I think that directing is the ultimate martyred task of filmmaking, that it has nobility to it. It takes three years to make a film, for the most part. I think it requires the attentiveness of a mother hen. Diane Lane
  466. I think that narrative, fiction filmmaking is the culmination of several art forms: theater, art history, architecture. Whereas doc filmmaking is more pure cinema, like cinema verite is film in its purest form. George Hickenlooper
  467. I think that, again, filmmaking is the director’s medium in the end, and the best thing a producer can do is stay out of the way and support the director one hundred percent. Nicolas Winding Refn
  468. I think the biggest thing you take from the stunt world is your understanding of the filmmaking process. For years, you’ve worked with every other department closely. You know hair, makeup, wardrobe, special effects, and you know what everybody’s needs are and their expectations. You also know how to collaborate with them. David Leitch
  469. I think the most satisfying part about filmmaking is seeing a production in full bloom. When I write, I write in isolation. Jeff Kinney
  470. I think the worst that can happen in filmmaking is if you’re working with a storyboard. That kills all intuition, all fantasy, all creativity. Werner Herzog
  471. I think there are advantages to different scales of filmmaking. You wouldn’t want to do just one thing. Christopher Nolan
  472. I think you calm crazy people down because you’re so eager to please that you never make them feel bad. Hilary Reyl
  473. I think you can study too much. I’ve seen that happen. Young people can immersed in the work of other directors and end up imitating them rather than finding their own identity. It’s important to see the work of as many director as possible, but you must not become self-conscious. You have to accept that your first attempts are going to be quite rough compared to the finished works of great masters. James Ivory
  474. I think, at the end of the day, filmmaking is a team, but eventually there’s got to be a captain. Ridley Scott
  475. I think, for me, Julian Schnabel set a great precedent in being able to cross over so successfully. I feel like his artwork is kind of big, grand, and bombastic, yet the films that he makes are very beautifully sensitive, and I just feel that his filmmaking sensibility is very different from his artwork. Sam Taylor-Johnson
  476. I thought there was a way of marrying what I wanted to do with filmmaking with pop videos, which I found out through a couple projects just wasn’t possible. That’s not saying anything about the artist. If you’re making an Usher video, you’re making an Usher video, not a film with an Usher song in it. Hiro Murai
  477. I try to do as much as I can, every facet of filmmaking. Osric Chau
  478. I try to just focus on what feels right to me when I am conceiving it, conceptualizing, designing, etc. and then talk it through with the team and listen to what they have to say. This kind of thing is a team effort, and working with a great team is the most important part of filmmaking for me. Miguel Sapochnik
  479. I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you’re following your passion. Darren Aronofsky
  480. I try to push ideas away, and the ones that will not leave me alone are the ones that ultimately end up happening. J.J. Abrams
  481. I used to act in plays when I was in school and college, but you cannot say that I was passionate about acting. I was only interested in being a part of the group, and the group was passionate about filmmaking. Mohanlal
  482. I used to be very controlling with visuals and editing, and I would pretty much craft the performances; now I have learned to trust the material and the actors. Alfonso Cuaron
  483. I view filmmaking as a director’s medium. James Franco
  484. I want my audience to be my friends – that is when they will get the best comedy. If they see me as a performer, they won’t get the best show. Trevor Noah
  485. I want to challenge my cinematography and my editing. Daniel Espinosa
  486. I want to put everything I think I’ve learned about filmmaking and storytelling and put it to the test in other areas. Peter Jackson
  487. I want to try and be as involved in the art of filmmaking as possible. I feel that the only way to really do that is to take on as many roles as possible, whether it be as an actor, an editor, a director, a cinematographer. Joe Swanberg
  488. I want to work with great filmmakers and great actors and get better as an actor. Bradley Cooper
  489. I was a big fan of John Cassavetes, his wife, Gena Rowlands, and that era of filmmaking which was about realism and which represented the antithesis of the dreamy escapism you found in musicals. Carmen Ejogo
  490. I was a film student. I became an actor, but I thought I’d be pursuing filmmaking originally. Dermot Mulroney
  491. I was always a filmmaker before I was anything else. If I was always anything, I was a storyteller, and it never really made much of a difference to me what medium I worked in. Nicholas Meyer
  492. I was always fascinated by the question, ‘What constitutes fact and what constitutes truth?’ I’ve always searched for deep truth in images in cinema. Werner Herzog
  493. I was attracted to filmmaking in college because of my love of storytelling. You can have such an impact and reach a broader audience than conventional journalism. Rory Kennedy
  494. I was drawn to painting and filmmaking because I was interested in communicating visually, which spills over into my tendencies as a writer. Samuel Ervin Beam
  495. I was failed in all other aspects of filmmaking and was completely bankrupt because my dreams were higher than realities. So I started my acting school in a small room with 12 students to prepare future actors and actresses. Anupam Kher
  496. I was frustrated because I just kinda didn’t know what I was here for. I didn’t know why I was put on this earth.
  497. I was going to design sports cars, but my father came to my college to visit me. At the time he was making a picture in Sweden and he took me there with him. I got to see Ingmar Bergman’s company and I thought, ‘Gee, filmmaking is a lot more fun than sports cars,’ so I decided to follow him and go into acting. James Cromwell
  498. I was going to go to a four-year college and be an anthropologist or to an art school and be an illustrator when a friend convinced me to learn photography at the University of Southern California. Little did I know it was a school that taught you how to make movies! It had never occurred to me that I’d ever have any interest in filmmaking. George Lucas
  499. I was honestly a cartoon kid. I loved cartoons. That was more my dream than anything else. But now, it’s the films of people like John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands. Those are the kinds of characters I want to play, and that’s the kind of filmmaking I’m fascinated by. Tatiana Maslany
  500. I was not raised with films. And when Alain Resnais did the editing on my first film, he said, ‘You should go to the Cinematheque.’ I didn’t even know we had one in Paris. Agnes Varda
  501. 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. Richard Donner
  502. I was writing, directing, and editing my own films as a young kid with my parents’ video camera. Meagan Tandy
  503. I wasn’t a kid who moved out from Iowa with aspirations of becoming a famous star – I was intrigued by the idea of filmmaking and by the idea of what it would be like to play a character in a movie. Jason Lee
  504. I wish we could have used more than we used, but there is a certain conventional wisdom about filmmaking that says that long phone calls are taboo. Armistead Maupin
  505. I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. Rita Rudner
  506. I would definitely, definitely love to do more comic work. I think, creatively, there’s something that’s differently rewarding about it than the rewards of filmmaking. Travis Beacham
  507. I would like to find a way to embrace what Led Zeppelin did, in filmmaking. Nicolas Cage
  508. I would say that when I came into this chapter of my filmmaking career, starting with ‘The Fighter,’ there was this sense that you have to go from your instincts and you have to go from your gut, and you have to not hesitate and you have to not hedge. David O. Russell
  509. I wrote my first book when I was 15 years old. And my second book ‘1,2,3 Publish Me!’ shows everyone how writing a book is done in just the three secret editing levels I discovered! Manika
  510. I’d come into filmmaking as a painter so, for me, making ‘Good Will Hunting’ was experimental because I didn’t know how to do it. Gus Van Sant
  511. I’d like to see a day when we’re less obsessed with stars and give due credit to everyone who is involved in the process of filmmaking and a change in the obsession with fair skin. Sayani Gupta
  512. I’d say I’m definitely an actor first and foremost, but I love filmmaking. Derek Magyar
  513. I’d say that there is certainly a move toward a form of filmmaking that is political with a small p — has a degree of engagement with the world at large. Sandra Hebron
  514. I’m a big fan of movies, but I’m a bigger fan of filmmaking itself. I fell in love with it when I was very young, and I have always loved to learn the craft, every aspect of it. Fede Alvarez
  515. I’m a big fan of suspense and tension filmmaking, and that was my goal with The Conjuring. James Wan
  516. I’m a control freak, and anytime I direct something, I try to make it as homemade and handmade as possible. I feel like that’s my favorite type of filmmaking, where you can see the seams, and it doesn’t feel like a swiftly produced, whole seeky-eyed event. Matthew Gray Gubler
  517. I’m a huge cinemaphile. My interest in filmmaking came out of experimenting with different genres, and I wanted to go back to working in a way that was more personal, which, for me, was artwork. Commercials and films are more collaborative. Marco Brambilla
  518. I’m a huge Marvel fan, and the fact that they take the liberties that they do in filmmaking – I think, if anything, that it dignifies the comics, and it says, Yeah. This is a strong enough, robust enough source. We can bend it; it’s elastic. It’s bouncy. Tilda Swinton
  519. I’m a huge Robert Altman fan and don’t take issue with his filmmaking, as eccentric as it is. But I just think ‘Nashville’ was a world he didn’t know. J. D. Souther
  520. I’m a Method actor. I spent years training for the drinking and carousing I had to do in this film. George Clooney
  521. I’m a proud filmmaker, but everyone seems to have forgotten that. You’re introduced, and someone will say, ‘Arrey! Karan Johar! He does talk shows! He’s judge!’ And now my filmmaking has been lost, all my other accomplishments forgotten. Karan Johar
  522. I’m a writer first and a singer second. And then I started editing my own videos when I was 17, so it’s a process I’ve been doing since I was younger. Lana Del Rey
  523. I’m a writer first and an editor second… or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don’t claim to have all of them at my command. Lynn Abbey
  524. I’m an eye. A mechanical eye. I, the machine, show you a world the way only I can see it. I free myself for today and forever from human immobility. I’m in constant movement. I approach and pull away from objects. I creep under them. I move alongside a running horse’s mouth. I fall and rise with the falling and rising bodies. This is I, the machine, manoeuvring in the chaotic movements, recording one movement after another in the most complex combinations. Freed from the boundaries of time and space, I co-ordinate any and all points of the universe, wherever I want them to be. My way leads towards the creation of a fresh perception of the world. Thus I explain in a new way the world unknown to you. Dziga Vertov
  525. I’m better suited to be a director, I think. I see myself as the general author. I hate the word ‘auteur,’ because it sounds so solitary when filmmaking is anything but solitary. Cary Fukunaga
  526. I’m British; I live here, and I’ve always made my films here. And we’re on a journey in British filmmaking right now. We’re attracting big films again. ‘Star Wars’ filming here will employ thousands of people. We’re world-class in so many of the craft elements, and the vibrancy of our filmmaking is strong. Paul Greengrass
  527. I’m deeply appreciative that many people have enjoyed my films, films that I made in my own style. The successes have helped me learn how to make films free of expectations and focus solely on the pure filmmaking aspect, without worrying about how much money it’ll make. Takashi Miike
  528. I’m drawn to filmmaking that can transport me. Film can immerse you, put you there. Kathryn Bigelow
  529. I’m Godless. And so I’ve had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking, which is — ultimately what my God becomes, which is what my mantra becomes, is the theme. Darren Aronofsky
  530. I’m Godless. I’ve had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking. Darren Aronofsky
  531. I’m going in a really weird I-don’t-know-where direction, but I prefer anything [different] from how standardized filmmaking has become. Gus Van Sant
  532. I’m happy that I feel a little less out of place in filmmaking than I once was – but it’s almost impossible for a playwright in the U.S. to make a living. You can have a play, like I did with ‘Angels,’ and it still generates income for me, but it’s not enough for me to live on and have health insurance. Tony Kushner
  533. I’m not good at anything else. I just don’t have a talent for anything other than filmmaking. Luckily, it’s worked out. Takashi Miike
  534. I’m not that educated in filmmaking. Brady Jandreau
  535. I’m not trying to prove myself a great filmmaker. I don’t know much about filmmaking anyway. I’m trying my hand at it to see if I’m any good. Naseeruddin Shah
  536. I’m not under too much of an illusion of how smart or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork. Guy Ritchie
  537. I’m sure anyone who likes a good crime, provided it is not the victim. Alfred Hitchcock
  538. I’m sure I can make a movie that doesn’t feel like a seventies movie! But the truth is, that’s my favorite era in American filmmaking. To me, those were the great years. Ben Affleck
  539. I’m the third generation of my family in the film business, and I grew up with a deep passion for movies. I made my own Super 8 films when I was a kid and always loved the editing process. Christopher Rouse
  540. I’m very influenced by documentary filmmaking and independent filmmaking, by a lot of noir and films from the ’40s. Those are my favorite. And then, filmmaking from the ’70s is a big influence for me. Pamela Adlon
  541. I’m writing, I’m directing, I’m editing, I’m mixing, I’m showrunning. There is a certain point where it’s like, the work is the work. Sam Levinson
  542. I’ve always been a fiction filmmaker and I’ve been heading in the direction of fiction filmmaking, doing documentaries along the way. Lucy Walker
  543. I’ve always been an angel. Sometimes I transform into a witch only because the filmmaking demands it. Lina Wertmuller
  544. I’ve always looked at filmmaking as a lifestyle. There is no decision of when you go to work. It’s a way of life: you’re thinking about scripts; you see things and think, ‘That could be interesting’… I don’t think about my work as, ‘Today I’ll work on this, this and that.’ It just comes to me. Baltasar Kormakur
  545. I’ve always loved the collaborative side of filmmaking, and there’s a lot of things I can do in the acting side of things in terms of the creating of action sequences, and coming up with ways of doing things with a stunt coordinator. Zoe Bell
  546. I’ve always tried to do camera moves that I felt were immersive. So I think, as a filmmaker, my style of filmmaking is very well-suited to 3-D anyway, so it’s not like I’m having to change a huge amount of the way I shoot to work in 3-D. Paul W. S. Anderson
  547. I’ve always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There’s hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn’t hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that. Darren Aronofsky
  548. I’ve been having a lot of fun exploring different aspects of filmmaking, like writing and producing. There isn’t a specific plan and I usually don’t know what’s going to be the next thing I do. Oren Peli
  549. I’ve been told that some guy wrote something like, ‘Andy Serkis does everything, animators do nothing.’ Of course I never in a million years said that, wouldn’t ever say that. It’s not within my understanding of filmmaking to ever say anything like that. Andy Serkis
  550. I’ve driven people mad on films that I’ve made – I want more takes; I want to try new lines. Then I want to interfere in the editing process, and I want to interfere in the advertising process – everything, everything. Pretty much Barbra Streisand in trousers, I am! Hugh Grant
  551. I’ve followed Mysskin sir’s work, and I really like his style of filmmaking. Aditi Rao Hydari
  552. 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. Jeff Bridges
  553. I’ve had weird, weird acting jobs. Low-budget filmmaking where you find yourself in really bizarre places. Gillian Jacobs
  554. I’ve known Venkatesh Maha since 2015 and we often discuss several things related to cinema and filmmaking. Satyadev Kancharana
  555. I’ve learned a great deal about a certain type of filmmaking. But I have ambitions toward another type of filmmaking that I haven’t been allowed to engage in yet. Shia LaBeouf
  556. I’ve learned one general thing in filmmaking: to work with one strong idea. One strong concept that pushes you to work in a certain way artistically. Darius Khondji
  557. I’ve learned that I’ve just barely scratched the surface of knowledge of the profession, and I have deep envy of and appreciation for filmmakers who really, truly understand the physics, the design of filmmaking. They can do story and color and composition and geometry and math and science all at once. Julie Plec
  558. I’ve picked up so much about the technical aspects of filmmaking and television. Benedict Samuel
  559. I’ve seen ‘Goodfellas’ a hundred times, and one of the things that I take away from that movie is dynamic pacing and energy. I just think that film is sort of a paragon of excellence in filmmaking and the compression of narrative. Joe Russo
  560. I’d love to do a sci-fi movie, a Western, or an espionage thriller. But I’m not going to limit myself. If a good script comes along, I’m not going to discount it because it doesn’t fit into one of these genres. Park Chan-wook
  561. I’ve reached a place that many directors and filmmakers get to, and I’m grateful for that, and I can work within those boundaries. If something comes along that is totally outside of horror, fine, but I find there’s an immense amount of freedom within the genre.– Wes Craven
  562. If a million people see my movie, I hope they see a million different movies. Quentin Tarantino
  563. If a Writer births the baby, then a Producer raises the child and sends it off to school. Rona Edwards
  564. If I can have the opportunity to go into an editing room, it’s like the golden ticket for me. All I want is to learn about everything else in the filmmaking process. I just directed a music video which just came out and that’d sort of be the area of the field that I’m going to move into, I hope. Nikki Reed
  565. If I were a moviemaker I’d set about hunting sunsets. Julio Cortázar
  566. If I’ve seen the movie, it means it’s an influence on my own filmmaking. Every movie has a reflection in ‘Night Watch.’ Timur Bekmambetov
  567. If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed. Stanley Kubrick
  568. If My Film Makes One More Person Miserable, I’ve Done My Job. Woody Allen
  569. If the director himself writes the script or screenplay of the drama, movie etc., the direction becomes perfect because he already imagined each shot nicely in his brain while writing the screenplay! Md. Ziaul Haque
  570. If there’s anything that I’ve always said about myself is that to me, it’s much more important for me to get to work with filmmakers that I’ve grown up loving and admiring. Zoe Saldana
  571. If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. Kathryn Bigelow
  572. If women choose guerilla style filmmaking or new media productions, etc., all power to them. But if they’re there because ‘Big Hollywood’ won’t let them in, then we’re moving further and further away from equality. Lexi Alexander
  573. If you can film an idea in your mind, follow that film idea shot for shot, scene for scene and enjoy it, that idea is worth making for the world to see. It can change someone’s life. Craig Mapp
  574. If you can film an idea in your mind, follow that film idea shot for shot, scene for scene, that idea is worth making. Craig Mapp
  575. If you cannot live with hope and create with intention or be kind to a stranger, bury your head. You are not living at all. Dawn Garcia
  576. If you don’t lose first you are not entitled to win. Wilfredo Aqueron
  577. If you have to have a job in this world, a high-priced movie star is a pretty good gig. Tom Hanks
  578. If you look at anybody who’s had along career, if you look at the choices they’ve made – even if the movies haven’t worked – they’ve always worked with great filmmakers. Bradley Cooper
  579. If you look at most mainstream filmmaking, to be honest, some of these films aren’t even asking questions anymore at all. Karyn Kusama
  580. If you take a regular animated film, that’s being done by animators on computers, so the filmmaking is a fairly technical process. Peter Jackson
  581. If you think about filmmaking as an entire spectrum, starting with the writer and ending with maybe the marketing department, the actor’s contribution is a rather slender band. William Mapother
  582. If you think about it, episodic filmmaking has not been something that people have really done. Tony Gilroy
  583. If you think that you can hide what your interests are, what your prurient interests are, what your noble interests are, what your fascinations are, if you think you can hide that in your work as a film director, you’re nuts. David Fincher
  584. If you want to be a good actor or director, firstly see life, secondly see films and thirdly read books!”― Md. Ziaul Haque
  585. If you want to make art, go get a job at the Loov-rah. Jess Walter
  586. If you’re a fan of auteur filmmaking, I’d say get yourself invested in some really good TV shows. Joe Russo
  587. If you’re involved in filmmaking, you want to challenge yourself. Jared Harris
  588. If you’re not prepared, and you’re not passionate, and you don’t push yourself to a level of human exhaustion on every level, mentally and physically and creatively… I’ve seen directors who approach it casually, and they do somehow maintain better hours… but I could never be that guy. I am up and editing all night. Drew Barrymore
  589. If you’re writing a screenplay for a feature, you don’t have any involvement with the casting process, the editing process, the set design, the costume design, or any of that stuff. David Benioff
  590. If you’ve noticed that I don’t use long takes, it’s not because I don’t like them, but because no one gives me the necessary means to treat myself to them. It’s more economical to make one image, then this image and then that image, and try to control them later, in the editing studio. Orson Welles
  591. If your financiers care about the movie, they will be involved in a very constructive fashion, but it can get out of hand very quickly, and that is something to be aware of in any type of filmmaking. David Lowery
  592. If, like me, you’ve never watched ‘Game of Thrones’, the podcast ‘Binge Mode: ‘Game of Thrones” ought to be unlistenable. It isn’t, thanks to the energy of the two expert presenters Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion, who have the wit to laugh at their own deep-dive devotion and are helped out by some smart editing. David Hepworth
  593. In ‘The Bourne Identity,’ I wanted to give the audience the feeling of being in the car with Jason Bourne, not just watching him drive but be in the car with him, and ‘The Wall’ is the continuation of that immersive filmmaking style. Where you’re trapped behind the wall with Aaron Taylor-Johnson – for better or worse, you’re trapped there with him. Doug Liman
  594. In 3-D filmmaking, I can take images and manipulate them infinitely, as opposed to taking still photographs and laying them one after the other. I move things in all directions. It’s such a liberating experience. George Lucas
  595. In documentary filmmaking, there’s a tradition of telling stories about victims. We often do that from a very patronizing place, but mostly we do it from a very selfish place, to reassure ourselves that our lives are in sympathy and solidarity with the victims. Joshua Oppenheimer
  596. In drama, the characters should determine the story. In melodrama, the story determines the characters. Sidney Lumet, Making Movies
  597. In editing, it’s amazing how you choose the in and out points. What you cut on is everything for creating tension. It’s amazing how expanding a shot by five seconds can just ruin the tension. Sean Durkin
  598. In Europe, there is no television filmmaking legislation that could assist film production because private broadcasters are not interested in supporting Polish film. Andrzej Wajda
  599. In films, you have to follow the director’s vision. Filmmaking is a director’s medium. So everything happens as per the script and his vision. Amit Trivedi
  600. In live-action, writing, production, and editing happen in discrete stages. In animation, they overlap – happening simultaneously. This allows a real dialogue to occur between the writer, the director, the actors, and the editor, and it makes the writing process a lot more collaborative and a lot less lonely. Michael Arndt
  601. In major movies these days, the fine details of music, instrumentation and sound design are lost. This is a shame, and it is one of the various reasons that make me not want to be part of the entertainment business. Although I have done it in the past, finally I know that I’m not here to create industry products. Music is more than images, it’s more than language… it’s the medium that’s capable of communicating the answers to the Big Questions. Julius Dobos
  602. In movies, there are some things the French do that Americans are increasingly incapable of doing. One is honoring the complexities of youth. It’s a quiet, difficult undertaking, requiring subtlety in a filmmaker and perception and patience from us. Wesley Morris
  603. In my early teens, I knew I wanted to do television production. I loved cameras, editing and producing, anything that had to do with television production. My friend had a production studio across town, and we’d go over there at night and shoot and edit. I produced my father’s televised service for 17 years. Joel Osteen
  604. In order to get [Mean Streets] made I had to learn how to make a movie,” says Scorsese. “I didn’t learn how to make a movie in film school. What you learned in film school was to express yourself with pictures and sound. But learning to make a movie is totally different. Peter Biskind
  605. In order to write scripts, you must first study the great novels and dramas of the world. You must consider why they are great. Where does the emotion come from that you feel as you read them? What degree of passion did the author have to have, what level of meticulousness did he have to command, in order to portray the characters and events as he did? You must read thoroughly, to the point where you can grasp all these things. You must also see the great films. You must read the great screenplays and study the film theories of the great directors. If your goal is to become a film director, you must master screenwriting. Akira Kurosawa
  606. In some cases, you can tell how somebody is being treated by their own boss from the way they are treating someone to whom they are a boss. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  607. In the editing room, 20 percent of the time you’re using stuff from before the actor knew the camera was rolling or you’re taking a line from somewhere else and putting it in his mouth. Campbell Scott
  608. In the future, everybody is going to be a director. Somebody’s got to live a real life so we have something to make a movie about. Cameron Crowe
  609. In the Indian system of filmmaking, you don’t plan well in advance, stick to a storyboard, or deliver only the scripted lines. Mohanlal
  610. In the last ten years of watching films I have found that some of the foreign films I saw affected me most. One American film that stands out for me for its workmanship and artistry is ‘Ratatouille.’ It was an astonishing effort in filmmaking. Irvin Kershner
  611. In the world of independent filmmaking, you’re never quite sure what’s happening when and where. Jim Sturgess
  612. In TV the attitude is: ‘Tell me what we have and we’ll build around that,’ … Feature filmmaking seems more like, ‘Give me everything and then I’ll choose. Joss Whedon
  613. In view of the fact that the manager is primarily in most cases the point of reference for the company in the business streets, he is generally authorized by a power of attorney provided by the shareholders of the company or via the MOA of the company. In certain cases exceeding the powers given to the manager may make the manager, or the LLC itself, liable, depending on the nature of the manager’s actions. Henrietta Newton Martin
  614. Independent filmmaking burns off a lot of storytelling fat. Jay Duplass
  615. Independent filmmaking has always been there and it’s not to be forgotten. Mike Leigh
  616. Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business – everything. I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs. David Lynch
  617. It ain’t the picture and it ain’t the camera – it’s the operator. Jordan Hoechlinchlin
  618. It is impossible to give a performance that makes you unaware of the fact that you’re watching an actor and be really involved in all aspects of filmmaking. Regina King
  619. It is the power of memory that gives rise to the power of imagination. Akira Kurosawa
  620. It makes sense for an actor to space out his releases. But filmmaking is unpredictable. Naga Chaitanya
  621. It takes a special combination of selfishness and selflessness to be a director, and I’ve found I have just enough of both. A.J. Rose
  622. It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today. Michael Apted
  623. It was hard to know what to make of the brothers’ dark infatuation with death. It was strange, wildly anomalous in sun-baked Southern California, where the light is so bright it bleaches the shadows. Peter Biskind
  624. It was in Kanpur where I got exposed to the art of filmmaking. Vijay Krishna Acharya
  625. It was incredibly cathartic after spending eight hours in an editing room being frustrated by the filmmaking process to be able to go out and say the ‘F’ word 104 times. Liev Schreiber
  626. It was not until I began to write a book called ‘Light Years’ that an editor really stepped in. The editor was Joe Fox at Random House, and he wound up editing a subsequent book. James Salter
  627. It was only after the Grimms published two editions primarily for adults that they changed their attitude and decided to produce a shorter edition for middle-class families. This led to Wilhelm’s editing and censoring many of the tales. Jack Zipes
  628. It’s a cliche that filmmaking is a team sport. However, let me say just say it again: filmmaking is a team sport. Ramona S. Diaz
  629. It’s always better to make a hero than lean on one. My goal is to emulate China in the filmmaking business, not Los Angeles. Mahesh Bhatt
  630. It’s amazing what you can do without in terms of filmmaking when a story is really important. Justin Chadwick
  631. It’s been a dream to work alongside the talented team at Lucasfilm and ILM to make advancements and improvements to the filmmaking process to help tell stories more efficiently. Greig Fraser
  632. It’s dangerous to think too much about how a film will be received. Filmmaking is not a popularity contest. Some would disagree. Julia Leigh
  633. It’s getting ridiculously expensive to insure directors and officers. Charles King
  634. It’s going to bring filmmaking to people who have an original voice who could never have the exposure to film, … parts of the country where you don’t have film equipment and movies being shot but you have playwrights and storytellers who have grown up loving film and want to tell their story. I think you’ll get a fresh new round of stories. Tom Rhodes
  635. It’s good filmmaking when you don’t have to say anything and you can still tell the story. Shia LaBeouf
  636. It’s good to get away from the editing suite. It’s very unhealthy to be sitting in front of the screen for too long. Christian Marclay
  637. It’s hard for people to understand editing, I think. It’s absolutely like sculpture. You get a big lump of clay, and you have to form it – this raw, unedited, very long footage. Thelma Schoonmaker
  638. It’s important to show that creativity is in many different sectors, not just in graphic design or filmmaking. Ginevra Elkann
  639. It’s incredible to see the creativity, beauty and hardships people capture when filmmaking is opened up and shared with the world. Jehane Noujaim
  640. It’s just incredible. When you’re French, coming from a non-English language country, you don’t even dream about Oscar recognition or nominations. It’s just beyond the dream. It’s something very, very special and unique. It’s the highest recognition any filmmaker could dream of. Michel Hazanavicius
  641. It’s not important whether you worked hard or not. Ultimately it’s about how the movie is. Nothing else matters. P.S. Arjun
  642. It’s not really that I’m interested in filmmaking. I’m interested in the instrument of it, you know. K’naan
  643. It’s only been a couple of times in my life that I’ve really locked horns with actors. It did not hurt the films, it just hurt the moment of the filmmaking. Richard Donner
  644. It’s really interesting to observe each filmmaker’s approach to filmmaking and I feel very fortunate to have worked with a lot of really interesting filmmakers and they all approach their job in unique ways. Logan Lerman
  645. It’s self-destructive to become confident regarding your own acting. Acting, your entire career depends on a lot of things. What kind of writing is working, the kind of filmmaking which is prevalent, all these factors in. Jitendra Kumar
  646. It’s so difficult to actually come up with ideas that you really fall in love with, you know? That’s the most difficult thing about filmmaking – and that’s my main challenge in life. Pawel Pawlikowski
  647. It’s something of a parodox that film, the art that most resembles our daydreams, is the one most difficult to bring into existence. Steven D. Katz
  648. It’s very much like filmmaking always is-you’re always asked to do something that you’re not sure you know how to do. So you make an educated guess as to what you think will work and you hope between that and plan B, that you can end up with a product that’s really good. John Dykstra
  649. It’s very true that you can be both selfless and selfish at the same time. What we tend towards, particularly in filmmaking, is this binary sort of, ‘This is a good guy, this is a bad guy.’ And I quite like the fact that life is a bit more complex than that. Hugh Grant
  650. It’s better not to know so much about what things mean or how they might be interpreted or you’ll be too afraid to let things keep happening. David Lynch
  651. It’s better not to know so much about what things mean or how they might be interpreted or you’ll be too afraid to let things keep happening. David Lynch
  652. It’s difficult to really like a film that you didn’t like making. Tuesday Weld
  653. Its amazing what you can do without in terms of filmmaking when a story is really important. Justin Chadwick
  654. James Caan told me at the end of filming ‘Elf’ that he had been waiting through the whole film for me to be funny – and I never was. Will Ferrell
  655. Jaws’ was the definitive filmmaking turning point for me. It came out in the summer of ’75 and I saw it an obsessive 55 times. They even ran a very embarrassing article about me in the local paper, about the weird kid who’s seen ‘Jaws’ 55 times. Victor Salva
  656. John Hughes had such a huge impact on filmmaking. Molly Ringwald
  657. Jurassic Park’ was able to get away with big, dynamic filmmaking that might be out of place in another kind of story. Colin Trevorrow
  658. Kodak has always represented innovation that is approachable while delivering the craft of filmmaking. Yves Behar
  659. Kurosawa is the sensei, the Shakespeare, of filmmaking. Antoine Fuqua
    Later film shoots’ casting calls would advertise that they’re “fun shoots” and a “good way to get exposure”—but working in entertainment is not entertaining, even though it is not what’s traditionally thought of as “work. You know what’s fun, indie filmmakers? Being paid for your time. J. Richard Singleton
  660. Let me just pause a minute and drink in this moment. And if you film it, I’ll be able to get free refills for life. Jarod Kintz
  661. Life is a combination of magic and pasta. Federico Fellini
  662. Luckily, filmmaking is not a nine-to-five job. Farah Khan
  663. Make films that purify the soul with the flow of rational, vigorous and compassionate thinking. Abhijit Naskar
  664. Make movies my friend – make nice, inspiring and bold movies that will penetrate the darkest corners of the human mind and illuminate the soul. Abhijit Naskar
  665. Making ‘Coraline’ was one of the great filmmaking experiences of my life. Henry Selick
  666. Making a movie is like building a watch because a watch is so small and you only can fit so many things inside it that all the pieces really do need to work together. William Eubank
  667. Many people don’t understand that in filmmaking, if you make a fundamental mistake, everything goes wrong – but you don’t realise it till the film is made. Ram Gopal Varma
  668. Many people who have watched ‘Pieta’ have said my filmmaking has become more objective. Kim Ki-duk
  669. Many years ago, I had the pleasure of editing a book by Joan Crawford, who, like Norma Desmond, was still a big star; it was just the movies that had gotten smaller. Michael Korda
  670. Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made. Alan Rickman
  671. Maybe many directors are trying to create their own style of filmmaking, or to respond to audiences that come expect a certain style from them. But I don’t care about that – I don’t intend to have a ‘Miike’ style. I just pour myself into each film, enjoy it, and then what comes out just seems to have a ‘Miike’ style. Takashi Miike
  672. Men understand direct communication. It’s bitches who speak in code. Kristen Ashley
  673. Midnight Cowboy’ is an exquisite piece of filmmaking. It’s insane. Dito Montiel
  674. Mohan Raja is an interesting filmmaker. He is constantly, if I may use the word, contradicting himself. He explains a scene, and then he will try to break that and rebuild it. That, to me, is filmmaking. Every scene is constructed after a lot of discussions. Fahadh Faasil
  675. More and more, you’re seeing television shows that are better than 99% of the movies out there. I mean, you watch something like the last couple of seasons of ‘The Sopranos,’ which is some of the most sophisticated writing I’ve ever seen filmed and some of the best filmmaking I’ve ever seen – and it’s a TV show. Adam Scott
  676. Most artists are going into the studio for a fixed period of time, and they say that’s their album. I can’t relate, because I’ve never made music in that way. I come from a culture of editing and remixing. Kelela
  677. Most filmmaking is about shaking hands and just starting. Abel Ferrara
  678. Most of my films have been documentaries, but I’m also very interested in narrative filmmaking. Barbara Kopple
  679. Most of the early part of an actor’s career, you do the jobs you get. Jack Nicholson
  680. Most of the films I’m showing this semester are new releases on DVD. But I try to give a range of the current styles of independent filmmaking and international cinema. Richard Wilson
  681. Most of the good things in pictures happen by accident” John Ford
  682. Most of the movies are working like, ‘Information, cut, information, cut, information, cut’ and for them the information is just the story. For me, a lot of things [are] information – I try to involve, to the movie, the time, the space, and a lot of other things – which is a part of our life but not connecting directly to the story-telling. And I’m working on the same way – ‘information, cut, information, cut,’ but for me the information is not only the story. Béla Tarr
  683. Motion capture has become very specialized but also still just a tool of filmmaking. Duncan Jones
  684. Movement should be a counter, whether in action scenes or dialogue or whatever. It counters where your eye is going. This style thing, for me it’s all fitted to the action, to the script, to the characters. Samuel Fuller
  685. Movie-making is telling a story with the best technology at your disposal. Tom Hanks
  686. Movies and television show build on top of each other, succeed one another. In a large way, in terms of filmmaking aesthetics, they evolve because they can’t help but be a consequence of all the movies and TV shows that came before it. Sam Esmail
  687. Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me. Tim Burton
  688. Movies become art after editing. Instead of just reproducing reality, they juxtapose images of it. That implies expression; that’s art. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  689. Movies remind me of recording. Just the process of it – the intricacies, the technicalities, the days and the long hours, and mastering and mixing and editing. But seeing the final product, it all pays off in the end. That’s the rush – when you see things come to life. Mya
  690. Music is the final piece of filmmaking—the essential element that pulls emotion from an audience and puts the goosebumps on the screen. Artie Kane
  691. Music is where I have the most creative freedom, but I love producing. To me, that’s kind of where all the action is. You get a chance to have your hands in every aspect of a film. From picking a director, sometimes picking a writer, to the actors, the wardrobe, set design, editing, music, and marketing. Ice Cube
  692. My background is in filmmaking, and my mentor is Dusan Makavejev, who combined fiction and documentary. Joshua Oppenheimer
  693. My best capacity is to edit. If anything, I am a specialist at editing: my usual approach is to record a song very long. In the beginning just jam, jam on and on. Then break the song and play with it. Manu Chao
  694. My brother Van got the computer first and showed me what it was like to edit video. I definitely credit Van with turning me onto filmmaking. Casey Neistat
  695. My dad’s a filmmaker, and my mom’s an actress. She was the original understudy, actually, for Harper in ‘Angels in America’ and did the show for about several months while she was pregnant with my older brother. And so I grew up obsessed with film and filmmaking. Lucas Hedges
  696. My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up. Gene Tierney
  697. My distinguishing talent is the ability to put people under the microscope, perhaps to go one or two layers farther down than some other directors. David Lean
  698. My faith in my filmmaking changed on the heels of ‘Titan.’ It allowed me to pursue things that I previously would have questioned. Chris Meledandri
  699. My favorite part of the whole filmmaking process is working with a fantastic cinematographer, a fantastic actor or actors, and then just creating emotions and stories. I get so excited by that. That’s the part I’m utterly addicted to. Sam Taylor-Johnson
  700. My favorite thing is to have collectives. Even when it comes to filmmaking as well, filmmaking and music and most art in general, I feel like everyone should have the same say. If you’re in a collective, I feel like everyone should have the same say. Finn Wolfhard
  701. My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It’s just not December without that movie in my house. Tom Hanks
  702. My filmmaking really began with technology. It began through technology, not through telling stories, because my 8mm movie camera was the way into whatever I decided to do. Steven Spielberg
  703. My goal is to strip things down so that you need just the right amount of words or shape to convey what you need to convey. I like editing. I like it very tight. Maya Lin
  704. My idea of doing it as a nightmare comedy came in the early weeks of working on the screenplay. What could be more absurd than the very idea of two mega powers willing to wipe out all human life because of an accident, spiced up by political differences that will seem as meaningless to people a hundred years from now as the theological conflicts of the Middle Ages appear to us today?” Stanley Kubrick
  705. My idea of professionalism is probably a lot of people’s idea of obsessive. David Fincher
  706. My interest in filmmaking was always very much the visuals and images. Asif Kapadia
  707. My knock with filmmaking is the whole bureaucracy around it, so in some ways, staying outside of it is easier for me. Harmony Korine
  708. My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected onto a screen, come to life again like flowers in water. Robert Bresson, Notes on the Cinematographer
  709. My office-hour reading is fairly ad hoc: I generally read whatever seems relevant to what I’m editing, writing, or thinking about writing. Bret Stephens
  710. My own ambitions were eclectic. My father ran a steel plant, and I was expected to study metallurgy and end up at the steel plant when I finished high school at age 15. Despite my proficiency at science, I decided against it and instead went on to study filmmaking. Anand Mahindra
  711. My parents have let me do whatever I am interested in. Initially, they were apprehensive, but when they realised that filmmaking was my passion and that I was doing a good job with the short films and the recognition in ‘Naalaya Iyakkunar’ TV show, they supported and encouraged me. Karthik Subbaraj
  712. My roommate at Yale University introduced me to the auteur theory of filmmaking. I soon became a big fan of the works of John Ford, Kenji Mizoguchi, Ernst Lubitsch, and Stan Brakhage. I then decided to make my own films! Lloyd Kaufman
  713. My stated goal as a filmmaker is to feel something. Is to have a palpable emotion in my life, carry it through the gauntlet of the filmmaking process and try and have it land for an audience at some point during the viewing experience. That to me is successful filmmaking. Jeff Nichols
  714. My stormtrooper suit would chip underneath the armpits and in between the thighs. So they had to do a lot of editing for my costume and shave some areas down. John Boyega
  715. My time in documentaries was very educating, in terms of life experience as well as the filmmaking side of it. Roger Deakins
  716. My undergrad degree was in graphic design, and I don’t work in that anymore, but I obviously do a lot of design and editing and Photoshopping, and the Adobe Creative Cloud is essential! Franchesca Ramsey
  717. My understanding of films was just as much as any young girl who watches Bollywood films. I had no idea about the whole process of filmmaking, about dialogue writing, scripts, screenplay etc. I had probably gone to two or three film shoots in my childhood. Rani Mukerji
  718. Next to filmmaking and stuff like that, skiing is my favorite thing. I go skiing in Aspen – everywhere. I have been skiing since I was 4. I just love it. I feel so free. Sage Stallone
  719. No matter the adversity, you can choose and take actions to determine how your story will be written, told, and end. You are the author, actor, and director no matter who else believes they are. Jeffrey G. Duarte
  720. No other aspect of filmmaking has tempted me to do a film other than the script and the story itself. Deepika Padukone
  721. No other filmmaker has gotten a better shake than I have. I’m very fortunate in my career. I’ve never had to direct a film I didn’t choose or develop. My love for filmmaking has given me an entree to the world and to the human condition. Robert Altman
  722. Nobody will ever notice that. Filmmaking is not about the tiny details. It’s about the big picture. Ed Wood
  723. None of my kids want to be actors. They are actually very interested in being musicians. I think they like the process of film from the outside. Mad is interested in editing. Pax loves music and deejaying. Angelina Jolie
  724. Nothing has changed that much, even during filmmaking for ‘The Descendants.’ I wrote. I took the kids to school. I cleaned the house. And I had dinner with George Clooney. Kaui Hart Hemmings
  725. Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to. Jim Jarmusch
  726. Obviously, I’ve made several films in Korea, so I’m very well accustomed and acclimated to Korean filmmaking. Kim Jee-woon
  727. Of course, to publish something, you have to write it, polish it, then hire out the line editing, copy editing and cover design. After which, you pick your way through the minefield of conforming to the differing requirements of Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords, or hire someone to do it for you. Ruth Glick
  728. Often in films, you have no idea where you’re going to be six months from now. And I grew very weary of that. And television, although it wasn’t necessarily as creatively diverse as filmmaking can be, it was the lifestyle choice that I needed to make. Alec Baldwin
  729. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Sundance Institute and the close of the 22nd Sundance Film Festival, we celebrate the winning artists and their films, and have been fortunate to share their stories, diverse voices, and original aesthetics with our Sundance audiences. This year we’ve seen a number of films that deal sensitively with the timely and complex issues of cultural assimilation and community. Clearly, these compelling stories along with the quality of filmmaking have resonated with audiences and jury members alike. Geoffrey Gilmore
  730. Once the screenplay is finished, I’d just as soon not make the film at all … I have a strongly visual mind. I visualise a picture right down to the final cuts. I write all this out in the greatest detail in the script, and then I don’t look at the script while I’m shooting. I know it off by heart, just as an orchestra conductor needs not look at the score … When you finish the script, the film is perfect. But in shooting it you lose perhaps 40 percent of your original conception. Alfred Hitchcock
  731. Once we saw Norm and Zach’s film, we knew that one of the most important films from and about Canada had crossed our paths. Although we still have significant work to see from major Canadian directors, the unique storytelling and aesthetics of this film as our Opening Night speaks both to our core charitable mission of fostering motion picture culture and to showcase the diversity of global filmmaking worldwide. Noah Cowan
  732. One day, I woke up, and I was on CBS in front of millions of people, and I’m like, ‘Oh man, I don’t know anything.’ The only thing I’d ever technically studied was filmmaking. Matthew Gray Gubler
  733. One of the biggest differences between you and a traditionally published author is that a self-pubbed author is responsible for everything. Not just writing the book – but cover design, editing, producing, distribution, and publicity as well. M. J. Rose
  734. One of the first things I said to my kids and we all agreed upon when we first started shooting the show was if we’re going to do this, we’re all in. We’re not going to worry about editing ourselves. So that’s what you see. It’s raw, and it’s real, and it’s footage that hopefully people learn from some of our experiences. Kris Jenner
  735. One of the nice things about the world of filmmaking is that you make friends in the business. Sometimes directors feel a script needs something, but they’re not sure what it is, so they show it to a friend; if the friend is a writer, he ends up kicking around with that script for a while. Tom Stoppard
  736. One of the nice things about the world of filmmaking is that you make friends in the business. Tom Stoppard
  737. One of the things I would suggest to anybody who is feeling burnt in the film business, … They should spend one hour with Martin Scorsese and they’ll be rejuvenated, because this man has so much passion and love for the craft of filmmaking that it’s impossible not to have it rub off on you. It’s exhilarating to be around. Nicolas Cage
  738. Online theft has changed the business model of filmmaking because the DVD market is very soft. So, more ambitious, compelling, character-driven narrative of a certain budget level isn’t really a viable business model in the eyes of the studios right now. Jon Favreau
  739. Or take this girl, for example. At a meeting just outside Paris, a fifteen-year-old girl came up to me and said that she’d been to see [The Double Life of] Véronique. She’d gone once, twice, three times and only wanted to say one thing really – that she realized that there is such a thing as a soul. She hadn’t known before, but now she knew that the soul does exist. There’s something very beautiful in that. It was worth making Véronique for that girl. It was worth working for a year, sacrificing all that money, energy, time, patience, torturing yourself, killing yourself, taking thousands of decisions, so that one young girl in Paris should realize that there is such a thing as a soul. It’s worth it. Krzysztof Kieślowski
  740. Oscar may be the world’s most glorious way of honoring your work, but the real award for a filmmaker is the contentment which you receive from making your film. Abhijit Naskar
  741. Our feeling is that the most important thing on a set is that actors have enough confidence to try different things. If there’s stress or tension, they won’t go out on a limb because they won’t want to embarrass themselves if they don’t feel completely comfortable. Peter Farrelly
  742. Our job as friends, mentors, parents, and writing coaches is not to write anyone’s college essay. That’s cheating. Plus, it sends a discouraging message to the teenager that he or she can’t be trusted with this important assignment. Trust the student to write the essay, but verify that it gets done. Gentle editing and proofreading are allowed. Kate Klise
  743. Painters who do self-portraits are engaging in a form of narcissism. But it doesn’t work like that in movies. A truly narcissistic person wouldn’t go into filmmaking because it’s just too tiring. Jiang Wen
  744. Panned or not, ‘Dune’ is a real part of science-fiction filmmaking. Fred Armisen
  745. Paranormal Activity’ was a unique project in that I made it basically on my own, with a little help, and I had no exposure to the filmmaking world when I made it. Oren Peli
  746. Part of debunking the mythology of filmmaking is that we tend to want to locate it often in one person. And it’s not one person. It’s a collective, and it is a collaboration. Alex Garland
  747. Part of filmmaking is always a guessing game, and part of it is always a game of trust. Greg Kinnear
  748. Part of the pleasure of editing ‘Vogue,’ one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it. Anna Wintour
  749. Particularly in the final stages I always find that I’m rushed. It’s dangerous when you’re rushed in the editing stage, most of my early films are flawed in the cutting. Satyajit Ray
  750. People are following me because they want to see pictures of me. So why is Instagram editing them? Chelsea Handler
  751. People ask me about ‘The Hurt Locker’ a lot, and it’s an incredible piece of filmmaking – as are ‘Band of Brothers’ and ‘Platoon’ and ‘Full Metal Jacket’ and ‘Apocalypse Now.’ But they’re not necessarily true to war in a literal sense. What they are, really, are brilliant movies about Hollywood’s idea of war. Sebastian Junger
  752. People don’t know what filmmaking is even after they have made ten films. Sriram Raghavan
  753. People have forgotten how to tell a story.
  754. People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning. Steven Spielberg
  755. People love to be swept off their feet, to go into an environment where they’ve never been, to experience things they only dream about. And filmmaking offers that potential. Peter Guber
  756. People never forget two things, their first love and the money they wasted watching a bad movie. Amit Kalantri
  757. People say I pay too much attention to the look of a movie but for God’s sake, I’m not producing a Radio 4 Play for Today, I’m making a movie that people are going to look at. Ridley Scott
  758. People should be good, established people; the filmmaking and acting experience should be heartening. So I chose films where I would get a good experience, not just great roles. Tabu
  759. People want to know if I have a moral standpoint that they should be picking up on, and the truth is, I don’t. I don’t want people to think that I’m trying to tell them to feel a certain way. I think that’s cheap filmmaking. Jason Reitman
  760. Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all. Stanley Kubrick
  761. 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. James Cameron
  762. Prodigious Preproduction Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Postproduction. Ronald Petrie
  763. Producing an animation series merely to fill time slots in the broadcast schedule is like generating cultural pollution. Hayao Miyazaki
  764. Rajini sir has always been a part of my life from childhood. And I entered into filmmaking because I was influenced by his films. Karthik Subbaraj
  765. Readers of the book, paradoxically, will have a different kind of surprise in store for them: What many “Vertigo” aficionados will find perplexing are the systematic, businesslike, matter of fact circumstances under which this odd, obsessional, very un-matter-of-fact film was created. Dan Auiler, Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic
  766. Really? Worst film you ever saw. Well, my next one will be better. Hello. Hello. Ed Wood
  767. Regardless of the subject of my films … I am looking for a way of evoking in audiences feelings similar to my own: the physically painful impotence and sorrow that assail me when I see a man weeping at the bus stop, when I observe people struggling vainly to get close to others, when I see someone eating up the left-overs in a cheap restaurant, when I see the first blotches on a woman’s hand and know that she too is bitterly aware of them, when I see the kind of appalling and irreparable injustice that so visibly scars the human face. I want this pain to come across to my audience, to see this physical agony, which I think I am beginning to fathom, to seep into my work. Krzysztof Kieślowski
  768. Rocket Science’ is really where I fell in love with filmmaking, I think ‘Camp’ was incredible, but it was so bizarre, and I was trying to find my footing in this world where you don’t have an audience for immediate validation. Anna Kendrick
  769. Rome has New York’s formlessness, aimlessness, a kind of hard-boiled sophistication, blase about everything. In their filmmaking, too, the Italians have this tongue-in-cheek sense of comedy. Paul Morrissey
  770. Sabotage’ was an opportunity. That was journeyman work, but the irony is I learned more off that movie on what filmmaking is and isn’t than everything else combined. A lot of lessons, and it will impact me for the rest of my career. David Ayer
  771. Same thing with film, by the time you’ve finished shooting and you’ve really been into everything, you’ve touched up everything in the editing room. You’ve gone in there and taken little bits from everything. Ridley Scott
  772. Satisfying myself is the point in filmmaking, in my mind. Greg MacGillivray
  773. Saturday Night Live is such a comedy boot camp in a way, because you get to work with so many different people who come in to host the show and you get thrown into so many situations and learn how to think on your feet, so filmmaking actually feels slow, in a good way. Will Ferrell
  774. Saw Birdman. Such singular, audacious filmmaking. Can’t stop thinking about the ending. M. Night Shyamalan
  775. Scaring the audience is easy. We’ve Sound Effects. Hardest is to horrify the viewer with the atmosphere/properties that are familiar to them. P.S. Arjun
  776. Science Technology Engineering and Math is still necessary to know if you dream of being a filmmaker. Filmmaking is an art form, but with the use of STEM. Kailin Gow
  777. Secret guilt by silence is betrayed. John Dryden
  778. Shiraz’ is an important part of our filmmaking and cultural history. Anoushka Shankar
  779. Sicario’ was successful, but it was successful because Denis and the producers were, you know, they were very lean. It was very lean filmmaking. Taylor Sheridan
  780. Some men don’t gel when it comes to work – you have different work ethics, different opinions, different points of views, different methods of filmmaking – and we didn’t gel. Antoine Fuqua
  781. Some people take pretty pictures of nothing. I’d rather record grime that means something. Jonathan Heatt
  782. Some people think that horror films are some sort of second class filmmaking, and the only way to bypass that thinking is being proud of the fact that we do it. Clive Barker
  783. Someone asked me the other day, ‘What’s the biggest influence on your filmmaking career?’ And they started naming filmmakers. I went Naw, it’s Jesus actually. Tom Shadyac
  784. Someone asked me the other day, ‘What’s the biggest influence on your filmmaking career?’ And they started naming filmmakers. I went, Naw, it’s Jesus actually. Tom Shadyac
  785. Sometimes when you’re editing a movie, you have the thing that you don’t expect – which is you make it longer and longer as you go along. Wes Anderson
  786. Sometimes when you’re heavy into the shooting or editing of a picture, you get to the point where you don’t know if you could ever do it again. Martin Scorsese
  787. Stories don’t show the audience the ‘real world’; they show the story world. The story world isn’t a copy of life as it is. It’s life as human beings imagine it could be. It is human life condensed and heightened so that the audience can gain a better understanding of how life itself works. John Truby, The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller
  788. Success and failure are a part of filmmaking. Vijay Krishna Acharya
  789. Success involves failing first. Ask any successful person. Ask any experienced person, really. It’s all part of the creative process, so sit back and allow the artist within you to sprout, blossom and flourish. You must accept that your first, second, and third attempt at something might suck. It’s a necessary step in improving your skill. Failure is your teacher, not your judge. Connor Franta
  790. Success is not something I’ve wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that’s true, big-time success. If not, it’s much ado abo. Matt Damon
  791. Success or Failure, there should always be a Drive to Keep on Creating. Henry Johnson Jr.
  792. 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. John Lasseter
  793. Suspense is a real tough beast in terms of the filmmaking. David Slade
  794. Take the clapper and become the alarm that the world so desperately needs. Abhijit Naskar
  795. Taking chances is my job; some will connect and some won’t, and certain films find their audiences in different ways. I think ‘Spotlight’ probably is a better movie because of ‘The Cobbler.’ You learn with every movie you make: you learn from your mistakes, and you learn from your achievements, and I really do have that approach to filmmaking. Tom McCarthy
  796. Talent is less important in filmmaking than patience. Terry Gilliam
  797. Tarantino’s movies are smartly intoxicating cocktails of rampage and meditation; they’re in-your-face, with a mac-10 machine pistol and a quote from the Old Testament. They blend U.S. and European styles of filmmaking; they bring novelistic devices to the movie mall. Richard Corliss
  798. Teaching regularly has made me an even more adept reader, I think. The kind of teaching I do is more like editing than anything else. The kind of editing book editors used to do before lunch. The kind of editing I used to do as a radio documentary maker. Paul Muldoon
  799. Technology continues to bring us wondrous advances in filmmaking to improve how we view movies. Ridley Scott
  800. Tell yourself that the world is outside, that it’s not to be hidden from you, that you are going to thrust yourself forward and be relaxed in the world. You have chosen a field where you’re going to be hurt to the blood. But to retreat from the pain is death. Stella Adler
  801. Telling Alan Turing’s story in a two-hour film was a tremendous challenge. It felt in some small way like our filmmaking version of breaking the enigma code. Graham Moore
  802. Terry is one of the great original filmmakers, that’s for sure. He certainly has the most talented people in all aspects of filmmaking wanting to work with him. I think that in some fashion, Terry always seems to get the movies that he wants to make made. Sometimes it takes him a long time to do it. Charles Roven
  803. That is – the use of the subjective camera is an idea that’s been around in movies for a long, long time. And it’s an idea that was seized on very notably by Sam Fuller and by Alfred Hitchcock in two different very kind of – otherwise very different styles of filmmaking. Jonathan Demme
  804. That is precisely just what I don’t want to be known as. I just want to go back to my own little filmmaking base, telling small New Zealand stories with my writing partner, Fran Walsh. I have no huge desire to be swallowed up by Hollywood. Peter Jackson
  805. That which is cool is driven by the soul. A.D. Posey
  806. That’s easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film. Alain Resnais
  807. That’s the beauty of filmmaking: it’s extremely humbling because you do it all over again all the time. Zal Batmanglij
  808. That’s the great thing about filmmaking: Things happen you don’t know are going to happen at the end. Thelma Schoonmaker
  809. That’s the magic of filmmaking. When you are on sets 18-20 hours of the day for two-three months at a stretch, the unit becomes like family. Varun Sharma
  810. That’s the thing about making a movie: You never finish editing. They just take it away from you. Abel Ferrara
  811. That’s what I learned most about directing on my own – you’ve got to build a family, a filmmaking family. Dustin Lance Black
  812. That’s what independent filmmaking does: it gives the underdog a voice, a shot. Reggie Miller
  813. That’s what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again. Kelly Marcel & Sue Smith
  814. That’s my advice with dealing with writer’s block: follow the fun. If you aren’t having fun, you are doing it wrong. Jordan Peele
  815. The ’80s were a time of technical wonder in filmmaking; unfortunately, some colleges didn’t integrate their film and theater departments – so you had actors who were afraid of the camera, and directors who couldn’t talk to the actors. Eric Stoltz
  816. The “If you build it, they will come” approach to filmmaking has always been helpful to me. Nina Jacobson
  817. The actual process of filmmaking, the many hours out of your life- it is very slow and boring. I’m not interested in that now unless an opportunity was provided for me. Rick Moranis
  818. The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death – Jim Morrison
  819. The art of filmmaking is the most influential form of art that has ever existed throughout the history of human artistic endeavors. Abhijit Naskar
  820. The beauty of filmmaking in Punjabi industry is that we never control the fun happening on the set. Binnu Dhillon
  821. The best documentaries are independent. They don’t exist to serve interests, philanthropic or otherwise. Nick Fraser
  822. The best horror walks a line that’s completely on a psychological level, not needing the typical tropes of traditional horror filmmaking, then also having to tease out those elements in a way that makes the audience feel like they know what they’re in. Karyn Kusama
  823. The best moments can’t be preconceived. I’ve spent a lot of time in editing rooms, and a scene can be technically perfect, with perfect delivery and facial expression and timing, and you remember all your lines, and it is dead. Brad Pitt
  824. 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. Charlton Heston
  825. The big-budget blockbuster is becoming one of the most dependable forms of filmmaking. Peter Jackson
  826. The biggest difference between writing a movie and writing a novel? No one ever tries to sleep with me to get into one of my novels. Mylo Carbia
  827. The Biggest Mistake in Student Films is That They Are Usually Cast So Badly, With Friends and People the Directors Know. Brian De Palma
  828. The biggest thing I have realized was that you have to choose your collaborators very carefully, and that not everybody can like you. The process of filmmaking is so difficult, there’s no point in doing it unless you can do it the way you want. Peter Capaldi
  829. The biggest thing people tell me is that I’ll be jaded real soon and that the allure of filmmaking will lose its magic. Not necessarily the fame, but that special thing you create onscreen. Dayo Okeniyi
  830. The bottom line is that your performance is made in the editing room. Brent Sexton
  831. The characters in my films try to live honestly and make the most of the lives they’ve been given. I believe you must live honestly and develop your abilities to the full. People who do this are the real heroes. Akira Kurosawa
  832. The Conversation’ was the first film I edited on a flatbed machine – a KEM editing machine. I’ve been using Final Cut or the AVID for 12 years now, so I was interested in looking at this film and seeing if I could tell if it had been edited the old way. Walter Murch
  833. The crazy thing about independent filmmaking is that you’re so judged on your first film. It almost needs to be one of those groundbreaking ‘I’ve-never-seen-that-before’-type movies. Greg Mottola
  834. The crew was mostly men. That’s how it was and that’s pretty much how it still is. It’s a man’s world & show business is a man’s meal with women generously sprinkled through it like over-qualified spice. Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist
  835. The difference between extras and audience members is that audience members don’t get chairs. Audience members are the daylaborers of the industry. When it’s sunny, we stand in the sun. When it’s cold, we stand in the cold. J. Richard Singleton
  836. The difficulty with the present state of affairs is that there is no legislation on the sources of funding for the Polish film industry. There is no legislation concerning filmmaking. And, there is no legislation on television that would be beneficial to filmmaking. Andrzej Wajda
  837. The economics of filmmaking have not improved over the last few years. Obviously the more revenue streams the merrier. The problem is it doesn’t take talent very long to tap into that. Jeffrey Logsdon
  838. The economy is rough. I think that affects everyone from big filmmakers to tiny filmmakers. Greta Gerwig
  839. The essence of cinema is editing. It’s the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy. Francis Ford Coppola
  840. The essence of documentary filmmaking is how you manipulate the material to create an emotional impact, as opposed to just delivering information. Richard Ray Perez
  841. The eye solicited alone makes the ear impatient, the ear solicited alone makes the eye impatient. Use these impatiences. Power of the cinematographer who appeals to the two senses in a governable way. Against the tactics of speed, of noise, set tactics of slowness, of silence. Robert Bresson
  842. The film is made in the editing room. The shooting of the film is about shopping, almost. It’s like going to get all the ingredients together, and you’ve got to make sure before you leave the store that you got all the ingredients. And then you take those ingredients and you can make a good cake – or not. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  843. The film’s dramatic requirements should always take precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing. Edward Dmytryk
  844. The filmmakers who I’m pining to work for aren’t ringing my phone off the hook. Sean Astin
  845. The filmmaking process is a team effort. A screenwriter cannot possibly do exactly what he wants as if he was writing a novel. Leigh Brackett
  846. The filmmaking process is a very personal one to me, I mean it really is a personal kind of communication. It’s not as though its a study of fear or any of that stuff. David Cronenberg
  847. The filmmaking process taught me that I need to be authentic—in my scripts and in real life. John Grooters
  848. The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself. Wes Craven
  849. The function of camera movement is to assist the storytelling. That’s all it is. It cannot be there just to demonstrate itself. Mike Figgis, Digital Filmmaking
  850. The further you get up the corporate ladder, the farther you get from the actual filmmaking process. Marc Platt
  851. The future of filmmaking is to make the canvas bigger, something you can’t enjoy on your phones or computers. Sidharth Malhotra
  852. The great thing about ‘Fargo’ is that it’s a more objective style of filmmaking: the camera moves in very classical ways, and the most interesting things normally are the characters. Noah Hawley
  853. The great thing about literature is that you can imagine; the great thing about film is that you can’t. James Monaco
  854. The great thing about the business is how Darwinian it is. We have to swim or die – if you are found wanting over a period of time, you’ve either got to change what you’re doing or find something else to do. Steven Soderbergh
  855. The greater the complication, the richer the tale. Thor F.Jensen
  856. The greatest films ever made in our history were cut on film, and I’m tenaciously hanging on to the process. I just love going into an editing room and smelling the photochemistry and seeing my editor wearing mini-strands of film around his neck. Steven Spielberg
  857. The horror genre is important because it promotes experimentation in filmmaking. Richard King
  858. The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive. He’s such a master. He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking, which gives him a great freedom. Max von Sydow
  859. The influence of Steven Spielberg to my career is unquantifiable. Every day on the set with him is a master class in filmmaking. Caroline Goodall
  860. The journey of filmmaking is so amazing. You start off with great confidence, and develop insecurity at the time of release. When you are ready with the finished product, you are constantly wondering if you have been honest to the story you started out with, if you got what you wanted. One is too close to the project by then to be objective. Mani Ratnam
  861. The key for me with ‘Star Wars’ is to stay in their world. Don’t get in the way of what is already known and what works. I think of the basic nature of the filmmaking process that worked so well for the original trilogy. No stylistic flights of fancy for the sake of showing off. Tell the story, get the shot, get the performances, and move on. John Cassaday
  862. The kind of filmmaking excitement that director Peter Weir brings to movies is bone deep. Elvis Mitchell
  863. The mecca of filmmaking in the world just so happens to be in America. It’s quite simply a case of us just going where the work is. Alex O’Loughlin
  864. The MeToo movement has made everyone more professional. The trashy aspects of filmmaking are now eliminated. There is certainly fear and caution among those men who think they can get away with any behaviour. At the same time, we have to be careful about not overdoing the enthusiasm of the MeToo movement. Vikrant Massey
  865. The midpoint of each film is the moment when each protagonist embraces for the first time the quality they will need to become complete and finish their story. It’s when they discover a truth about themselves. John Yorke
  866. The moral of filmmaking in Britain is that you will be screwed by the weather. Hugh Grant
  867. The more of those little light bulbs that can turn on the better. Eventually you’ll have enough to light up a movie screen. Adrienne Posey
  868. The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself. Peter Jackson
  869. The nature of filmmaking is that there are so many people involved in it, so many fingers in the pie, that part of the talent of a director is to try and get your personality through in the movie. David Hewlett
  870. The new ‘Avatar’ BluRay is a lesson in filmmaking. It really is inspiring. Louis Leterrier
  871. The notion of directing a film is the invention of critics – the whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room. Orson Welles
  872. The older get, the more I look at movies as a moving miracle. Audiences are harder to please if you’re just giving them special effects…but they’re easy to please if it’s a good story. Steven Spielberg
  873. The only advice I can give is to surround yourself with people who are friends and people who believe in you and your material and who are going to help you take it to the next level. It doesn’t mean you don’t listen to criticism, but you listen to it and edit it, and you figure out what you can take. Dee Rees
  874. The only job that was ever of interest to me other than filmmaking is architecture. Christopher Nolan
  875. The only reason some people think finding investors is difficult is because they don’t know where to look. Think about this: people with money–millionaires even–are around you every day, whether you recognize them or not. Everybody–even your friend who works at McDonald’s–has some sort of paycheck. It may be two hundred dollars or it may be two hundred thousand dollars, but almost everyone has a source of income. The question is: what do they DO with that income?” Monroe Mann
  876. The only safe thing is to take a chance. Mike Nichols
  877. The point is that filmmaking is a collaborative effort; it isn’t about imposing your vision on other people. It’s about the talking, you know? Luca Guadagnino
  878. The problem with doing a schlocky or big budget studio film is that it wouldn’t actually be fun for me. It wouldn’t be exciting. David Cronenberg
  879. The problem with feature filmmaking is that it offers you this mirage of being able to achieve perfection, as the theory of it is that you have control of every part of the film, though in reality, it is as inexact as the next thing in your life. Kapil Sharma
  880. The problems I have with a flawed script are always revealed in the editing room. Xavier Dolan
  881. 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. Charlotte Rampling
  882. The process of working with the second unit director and basically sharing your workload with another director is such an interesting, delicate thing – and entrusting that person with your vision and making sure that you are not adding a completely different aesthetic to the mix that you don’t have to contend with in editing. Susanna Fogel
  883. The real challenge is not simply to survive. Hell, anyone can do that. It’s to survive as yourself undiminished. Elia Kazan
  884. The real kudos need to go to my family, who have supported my crazy filmmaking dreams – from Melbourne, to L.A., England and the wider world – by supporting my projects and passions over the past years. Greig Fraser
  885. The real mariachis in Mexico are singers like Agustin Lara and Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete – the Golden Era of Mexican Filmmaking. Mariachis sing very soft and very beautiful. That’s old-school mariachi. They are caressing the songs. Jaime Camil
  886. The reason I got into filmmaking was super naive: to change the world, you know? To really make the voices that we don’t get to hear heard and the images and the stories that we don’t get to see seen. I would like to normalize that. Melina Matsoukas
  887. The relationship between art and a job is not quite linear, but I really love any and all manifestations of art, really respect any kind of artistic impulse, whether it’s paintings and sculptures or really good filmmaking or music. I really see the relationships between these different mediums as very fluid. Lily Cole
  888. The score is in your subconscious. Sit down long enough at a keyboard and it will come out. Jonathan Heatt
  889. The stoic drama ‘A Somewhat Gentle Man’ is photographed in a palate of steel gray tones that match Stellan Skarsgard’s complexion. It’s a low-blood-pressure version of the kind of thing James M. Cain used to do in his sleep, and its filmmaking accomplishment is as minimalist as its narrative ambition is minimal. Elvis Mitchell
  890. The test audience holds a great deal of power in the process of filmmaking in the United States. Brendan Fraser
  891. The thing that is so great about Ang Lee is the diversity in his filmmaking, from Brokeback to The Hulk. Sam Taylor-Johnson
  892. The title accurately reflects the aims and purposes of the event, which are to showcase the very best of filmmaking and to showcase gay and lesbian film within a tradition of film scholarship and a spirit of inclusion at this university. Martin Laina
  893. The truth about filmmaking is you have all these ideas and you’re trying to convince everybody that they should buy into this idea, but at two o’clock in the morning when you’re all on your own you’re going, Geez, I hope I know what I’m doing. I hope this idea is gonna work.Gavid Hood
  894. The truth is that filmmaking is not really an actor’s medium; it’s really a director’s medium, so all I can really control is the character that I’m playing. So I try to look for characters that are interesting and engaging and different than what I’ve done before and hopefully it becomes a good movie. John C. Reilly
  895. The varying physical characteristics of the actors may also necessitate changes. Sean Connery is six feet four. Dustin Hoffman isn’t. Sidney Lumet
  896. The War’ is a stunning achievement in filmmaking. Sonny Mehta
  897. The whole process of filmmaking can be chaotic, but if you can have an enthusiastic cast, you’re pretty much there. Steven Knight
  898. The whole purpose of filmmaking is to entertain the viewers and when it happens, it gives you a high. Sreenivasan
  899. The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title. Gene Tierney
  900. The world has always been full of sheep. You want to be a sheep, okay, this is a democracy. But if you want to find your own way, this is the time to do it. It’s not harder to be yourself, it’s just more obvious that it’s hard. Really hard. It’s always been hard. It was hard for Keats. Jane Campion
  901. There are a lot of aspects of filmmaking that I love, but one of my favorites is in post, finding the right song for the right moment. Gina Prince-Bythewood
  902. There are all kinds of things evolving in filmmaking I’m not sure I’m comfortable with. A friend of mine just showed me an immersive 360 movie where you move from environment to environment and can look in any direction you want while you’re experiencing it. Which is cool – but it kills directing, as far as I’m concerned. Alan Taylor
  903. There are editing procedures for talks just as there are editing procedures in jazz improvisation. David Antin
  904. There are four hundred and fifty films written by Black screenwriters/filmmakers every year. Sadly, of these, only three will ever see the light of day. Joseph Strickland
  905. There are lots of parts of filmmaking that I don’t like. At the end of the day, especially on features, the film turns into a commodity. You have to play this entirely new game I’m very uncomfortable with. Taika Waititi
  906. There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness. Frank Capra
  907. There are things to love about filmmaking in Greece. People are generous: If you get along well with others, the people around you will give more than they might otherwise be willing to give, more than they’re supposed to. Yorgos Lanthimos
  908. There could be no filmmaking without industrywide agreement on frame rates, lenses, and audio recording equipment. Jeffrey Zeldman
  909. There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy. John Baldacci
  910. There is anxiety, but it comes after you’ve finished filming because it’s out of your hands; people are editing it, they’re cutting it, marketing it. And it’s… part your career sort of rides on that. But when you’re actually filming it’s a team thing and it really feels good there for me. Hugh Jackman
  911. There is certainly a part of my filmmaking that harkens to a more simpler commercial kind of taste, but then with this there’s certainly a kind of avant-garde, abstract, existential element to it. J. C. Chandor
  912. There is hunger to have good experiences with people. There will be roles and all of that. But the package of experience has today become important for me. People should be good, established; the filmmaking and acting experience should become heartening. Tabu
  913. 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. Andrzej Wajda
  914. There is no guaranteed formula. And that’s one of the interesting things about filmmaking. You could put $115 million in, and it doesn’t guarantee success. Michelle Yeoh
  915. There is no higher form of artistic expression then film. James Lee Burke
  916. There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive – in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen. Edward Zwick
  917. There is no way you can get people to believe you on screen if they know who you really are through television. Jack Nicholson
  918. There was nobody in my family who knew anything about the film industry. I’m from the west of Scotland. It’s not exactly a mecca for filmmaking. I think I saw Rab C. Nesbitt in Asda once, but that was about it. Kelly Macdonald
  919. There’s a fashion for a macho style of filmmaking. How long can your longest take be? And shooting things in one shot. For me, if you can sort of disappear and make people feel that they are there, that involves massive amounts of work. Lenny Abrahamson
  920. There’s a level of sophistication of filmmaking that’s mind-boggling. Anything you need for your movie, there’s an establishment that can make it happen really fast. Ang Lee
  921. There’s a method to the madness in filmmaking, where everything’s very specifically laid out, the shots and what they need – but there also can be a freedom to allowing the actors to find genuine moments. Alexandra Daddario
  922. There’s a respect factor in filmmaking, like in sports, where certain things are kept in the locker room. Justin Lin
  923. There’s a way in which filmmaking is a director’s medium and television is a writer’s medium, so even as TV gets more cinematic, it’s still guided by the writer. Alan Taylor
  924. There’s a weird intellectual approach to filmmaking, where I pose a question to myself and use the film to try and answer it. Doug Liman
  925. There’s got to be something you want to tell and that’s the engine which spurs all of the work you have to do in order to create the story, but you have to love some sort of nugget of what you’re telling to be a filmmaker. Bradley Cooper
  926. There’s so often – in filmmaking, you’re backed into something that already has these set parameters, whether it’s a sequel or a book that people love. Jonathan Levine
  927. There’s some beautiful filmmaking on television. I’m getting a lot of my artistic sustenance from what’s happening there. Chris Pine
  928. There’s something I really love about independent filmmaking. Everyone is a little bit more close-knit, and you rely on people a little bit more. The bigger the budget gets, the more everyone toes the line in their department. Thomas Ian Nicholas
  929. There’s such good people out there where there filmmaking world is alive. Josh Lucas
  930. There’s an electrical thing about movies. Oliver Stone
  931. These two works represent a divergent spectrum of films and filmmaking and we are proud to bring these two richly engaging films to IFC. Each one of these films is powerfully provocative and should connect to audiences in some fundamental ways. Jonathan Sehring
  932. They step up to make filmmaking possible to students who don’t have access to a trust fund. Daniel Carrera
  933. They’re both very fragmented. You’ll start out with a master take, the whole band plays it, and then we start doing coverage of each instrument, and it’s very similar to filmmaking in terms of the process, time involved and the repetition of performance. Dwight Yoakam
  934. Think of the imagination as a giant stone from which we carve out new ideas. As we chip away, our new ideas become more polished and refined. But if you start by editing your imagination, you start with a tiny stone. Brian Chesky
  935. This applies to many film jobs, not just editing: half the job is doing the job, and the other half is finding ways to get along with people and tuning yourself in to the delicacy of the situation. Walter Murch
  936. This difficult decision was based on what is best strategically for our business in both the short and long term, … Having the entire animation group working together in Burbank under one roof will further enhance our filmmaking process. David Stainton
  937. This distinction between form and experience is not pedantic, but fundamental: a form can express the Transcendent, an experience cannot. A form can express the common ground in which all things share. An experience can only express one man’s reaction to that common ground. Paul Schrader
  938. This is such a cliche, but I feel like filmmaking is a collaborative experience. Steve Antin
  939. This is what cinema is all about. Images, sound, whatever, are what we use to construct a way which is cinema, which is supposed to produce effects, not only in our eyes and ears, but in our “mental” movie theater in which image and sound already are there. There is a kind of on-going movie all the time, in which the movie that we see comes in and mixes, and the perception of all these images and sound proposed to us in a typical film narration piles up in our memory with other images, other associations of images, other films, but other mental images we have, they pre-exist. So a new image in a film titillates or excites another mental image already there or emotions that we have so when you propose something to watch and hear, it goes, it works. It’s like we have sleeping emotions in us all the time, half-sleeping, so one specific image or the combination of one image and sound, or the way of putting things together, like two images one after another, what we call montage, editing – these things ring a bell. These half-asleep feelings just wake up because of that – that is what it is about. This is not to make a film and say: “Okay, let’s get a deal, let’s tell the story, let’s have a good actress, good-bye, not bad,” and we go home and we eat. What I am dealing with is the effects, the perception, and the subsidiary effects of my work as proposals, as an open field, so that you can get there things you always wanted to feel and maybe didn’t know how to express, imagine, watch, observe, whatever. This is so far away from the strong screenplay, the beautiful movie, etc., that sometimes I don’t know what I should discuss. You understand, this is really fighting for that “Seventh Art” which is making films. Agnes Varda, Agnes Varda: Interviews
  940. This was the one time in movie history that a man of great ability worked freely, in an unspoiled medium, for an unspoiled audience, on a majestic theme which involved all that he was; and brought to it, besides his abilities as an inventor and artist, absolute passion, pity, courage, and honesty. “The Birth of a Nation” is equal with Brady’s photographs, Lincoln’s speeches, Whitman’s war poems; for all its imperfections and absurdities it is equal, in fact, to the best work that has been done in this country. And among moving pictures it is alone, not necessarily as “the greatest” — whatever that means — but as the one great epic, tragic film. James Agee
  941. 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. Jeri Ryan
  942. This whole idea of editing, not one time I can tell you, not one time has a producer ever asked me to say something I did not want to say. I will also say this about ‘Drag Race’ producers: I will stand by the show and the people there because they have changed so many people’s lives for the better, and I’m one of them. Alyssa Edwards
  943. To be a film-maker, you have to lead. You have to be psychotic in your desire to do something. People always like the easy route. You have to push very hard to get something unusual, something different. Danny Boyle
  944. To be honest, I’ve always made films and I never really stopped, starting with little stop-motion experiments using my dad’s Super 8 camera. In my mind, it’s all one big continuum of filmmaking and I’ve never changed. Christopher J. Nolan
  945. To be in a movie directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and a movie that had a large budget… I got a taste of what really good filmmaking could be. Gary Cole
  946. To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication. James Dean
  947. To make a good film is an art. Gender is irrelevant when it comes to craft of filmmaking. Zoya Akhtar
  948. To make a real independent film where the filmmaker is in charge creatively, one must sacrifice personal, financial, and physical well-being. Mark Polish, The Declaration of Independent Filmmaking: An Insider’s Guide to Making Movies Outside of Hollywood
  949. To me the recognition of the audience is part of the filmmaking process. When you make a movie, it’s for them. Michel Hazanavicius
  950. To me, acting is the most logical way for people’s neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves. James Dean
  951. To receive footage that has been shot with editing in mind, it is a blessing. Thelma Schoonmaker
  952. To recognize yourself in a character onscreen, and to connect with them, you gotta recognize their flaws; they gotta feel like a real person. Ryan Coogler
  953. To Walk In Direction Is A Function That The Director Is Aware. Sunday Adelaja
  954. Today, filmmaking isn’t just about shooting and releasing. You’ve to structure the marketing of a film. Ram Gopal Varma
  955. Too many film schools, as well as any number of screenwriting gurus and an obscene number of how-to-write tomes, have made a business of catering to fledgling screenwriters and filmmakers by exploiting their belief that the only thing standing between them and an Oscar is the right kind of knowledge. If only one knew enough, one could easily become rich and famous. Unfortunately, almost all are susceptible to that eternal malady – “that last great infirmity of the soul” – which is FAME. And whilst I don’t deny the value of technical knowledge, such knowledge matters very little if the story one is trying to tell doesn’t matter, either because it’s incoherent or simply because it fails to make us care. Billy Marshall Stoneking
  956. Transform into your dream. A.D. Posey
  957. Unfortunately, I am very aware of editing and I look at the monitor too much. Sometimes the monitor can become your worst enemy because you can, consciously or unconsciously, start editing yourself. Penelope Cruz
  958. Use filmmaking for a greater purpose, than to just entertain some drowsy minds. Wake the whole world up with your movies. It has been sleeping for long. Its eternal sleep has become its darkest nemesis. Now is the time to wake it up. Abhijit Naskar
  959. Use filmmaking to eliminate racism – use to it terminate misogyny – use it to destroy homophobia and all other primitiveness. Abhijit Naskar
  960. Vanessa insisted that film was exactly like poetry. Nothing necessarily had to happen; you just had to feel something. Cecily von Ziegesar
  961. Walk into the unknown with what you know in your heart. A.D. Posey
  962. We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship. George Wald
  963. We don’t have a lot of class-conscious filmmaking. Roger Ebert
  964. We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies. Walt Disney
  965. We have seven pillars of development. India has a cutting edge information technology industry. We are setting up a technology park. We would like to see technology penetration iin education. Besides, we would like to see cooperation in industries like fashion, filmmaking, ship-building, education, health and energy. Kamla Persad-Bissessar
  966. We live in a very masculine society, a very patriarchal society, still. So we also have the benefit of the experience of that society. We’re not coming from women’s world into filmmaking, we’re coming from the world. Pollyanna McIntosh
  967. We make, see, and love films, not digitals. To convert all of our movies, home videos, theaters, photographs and television to digital would be like telling a painter to throw away his brushes and canvas for an I-Pad. Celluloid isn’t just nostalgic, it’s an art form and, like it or not, it’s superior to digital. It lasts much longer, it provides grain and brighter colors, and it takes more effort so that it produces something wonderful. With the inferior binary codes, pixels and untested shelf-life of digital files, plus the fact that these days anyone with a digital camera, even a two-year-old, can make a video and pollute the world with self-photography and cat pictures, film has a lot more integrity and worth than digital. Rebecca McNutt
  968. We need storytelling from all angles. We need men, women, and trans people participating in all aspects of filmmaking; this is the only way we can depolarise the age-old standard of singular perspective. Parvathy
  969. We shot ten minutes of the movie, and now we’re looking for completion funds. Ed Wood
  970. We started Good Neighbor in like 2006? Right around the time that Kyle graduated college. And I was doing freelance editing. Dave McCary
  971. We tend to do period stuff because it helps make it one step removed from boring everyday reality. Ethan Coen
  972. We took a very interesting journey from being really extreme art house filmmakers. But we find that working in commercial filmmaking and creating a brand on that high level affords us a lot of interesting opportunities. Joe Russo
  973. We wanted to make movies back in college before Rooster Teeth. Our roots have always been in feature filmmaking, and we’ve always wanted to go back to it. Burnie Burns
  974. We’re surrounded by violence, and we see so much of it on TV, especially the news programs. We almost become numb. And that forces filmmakers to try to outdo themselves… They say, ‘Look what I can do,’ and it becomes like a showoff thing. To me, that’s ridiculous. Filmmaking isn’t a contest! Jan de Bont
  975. We’ve always had a roadmap to feature filmmaking, and making a feature film could have been three or four years away for us. But crowdfunding helped us get there in a year, and it allowed us to take a much bigger step. Burnie Burns
  976. Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don’t realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is. Alexis Bledel
  977. Well, the ‘Giuliana & Bill’ show is a little bit different because Giuliana and I are the executive producers of the show, so certainly we have a lot of control and we have total, I guess if we wanted to, editing power, but I will say, in the seven seasons we’ve done the show, we’ve never used our executive producer powers to cut something out. Bill Rancic
  978. Well, Toronto, I consider to be the birthplace of my films. I’ve made three films and this is the third one to premiere here in the same theater on the same day at the same time – they are my audience. They’re the people that I think about while I’m writing, directing, and editing. I specifically make movies for them. Jason Reitman
  979. Well, you always discover a lot in the editing room. Particularly the action, because you have to over-shoot a lot and shoot an enormous amount of material because many of the sequences have to be discovered in the editing and manipulation of it. Christopher Nolan
  980. What attracts me to Bourne’s world is that is a real world, and I think I’m most comfortable there. But I come to a Bourne movie to have fun as a filmmaker, to strut my stuff, and that’s part of the fun of franchise filmmaking. Paul Greengrass
  981. What frustrates me a lot about some aspects of filmmaking is people thinking everyone is really dumb and that we have to make everything really obvious. Whit Stillman
  982. What I do like is hiking. And that’s what filmmaking is. It’s a hike. It’s challenging and exhausting, and you don’t know what the terrain is going to be or necessarily even which direction you’re going in… but it sure is beautiful. Joss Whedon
  983. What I notice about people who are gifted in filmmaking is that they’re great thinkers. They engage with big ideas and they engage with people. Ben Whishaw
  984. What I realized is that it doesn’t matter how big or small your film is. The actual filmmaking process, the actual storytelling, it’s still the same thing. It’s still all about creating characters that you like and creating moments that get you excited or get you tense. James Wan
  985. What I want to do with my filmmaking is help kids experience the truth and wisdom of nature no matter where they are, whether or not they have the opportunity to go to a national park. Louie Schwartzberg
  986. What is art ? Like a declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that reflects the true meaning of life – love and sacrifice. Andrei Tarkovsky
  987. What is filmmaking but groping in the dark? Alexander Payne
  988. What Joe and I get excited by, creatively, is exploring all of the different forms of filmmaking. Anthony Russo
  989. What’s great about documentary, it seems to me, is that it can be experimental filmmaking. You have a license to do a lot of diverse things under the umbrella of documentary. Errol Morris
  990. What’s important in the filmmaking process has stayed the same. Keep it small, keep it personal, keep it authentic, work with people you like and trust. That process is much longer than the filmmaking process. The development process is a long one, so try and say something of importance. Simon Beaufoy
  991. Whatever genre you deem suitable for your taste – romance, comedy, action, mystery, sci-fi or anything else, make sure it has the plain everyday human kindness. Abhijit Naskar
  992. Whatever understanding I have of filmmaking is because of my stint as an assistant director on ‘Gangs of Wasseypur.’ Vicky Kaushal
  993. When an image depends on the next for a complete meaning, it moves the story and audience along without choking them with pathos. Val Uchendu
  994. When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit. Robert Rodriguez, Rebel Without a Crew, or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
  995. When I came to ‘Gourmet,’ I had no clue how to run a magazine; for television, I am fascinated to learn about editing. Ruth Reichl
  996. When I first moved from photography to filmmaking, I was worried about how big I had to become. I was one person, or maybe me and an assistant, and I had these small cameras, and maybe a flash. Lauren Greenfield
  997. When I got to filmmaking, the most democratic of environments where anybody could say anything, those were the best environments, but what you don’t want to assume is that you know what the audience is thinking. Rick Moranis
  998. When I hear the words ‘activist filmmaking,’ I think of somebody who’s an activist, who wants to prove a particular point. Jehane Noujaim
  999. When I looked at life through the camera, I felt like I could finally see it. Katherine Howe
  1000. When I say that I am going to do an American film, I didn’t want to suddenly go off into a completely different world that which bears no relation to the style of filmmaking that I’m used to. Park Chan-wook
  1001. When I start a movie, the first day, I feel like a duck. Penelope Cruz
  1002. When I started my filmmaking journey 17 years ago, I honestly didn’t know what a documentary film was. Tony Kaye
  1003. When I was a kid, I was always going to bed creating a story, and that was the birth of filmmaking for me. I would like going to the dream-state by telling the story to someone else in my mind. That was my imaginary friend; it was an imaginary audience listening to my story. Denis Villeneuve
  1004. When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it’s you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself. Steven Spielberg
  1005. When I was acting, I was always asking abut the mechanics of filmmaking. I decided I would learn what everyone on set was doing, so I would feel less threatened. Peter Capaldi
  1006. When I was an actor in some movies a long time ago, I was so curious about all the camera movements – why is the camera placed here, and why does it move like this? And why the set and the background, the color? It’s a lot of questions for me to ask, because I was so interested, not only in acting, but also the whole process of filmmaking. Stephen Chow
  1007. When I was in college, my brother, B.R. Chopra, who is everything to me, was a director in Bombay. He taught me filmmaking. What I am today is because of him. Yash Chopra
  1008. When I was in high school, I felt totally alienated from the world, but I loved movies. They were my escape, but coming from a disadvantaged community, I never knew that filmmaking was an option for me. A program like School of Doc would have been a game-changer. Roger Ross Williams
  1009. When I was in New York, a lot of my friends were studying filmmaking and would bring their scripts to me, as I was a good script doctor. I would read their scripts and make corrections to them for $20 per script and was fascinated by films. Arjun Rampal
  1010. When I’m told that our films are painful, I think, oh God, I know real pain. We soften our pictures so tremendously. We make them almost romantic fantasies, and just barely touch on these things in a more idealistic way than other people do. John Cassavetes
  1011. When it comes to filmmaking, we have to deal with ego, anger, and a lot more; barring all these, how the team works towards the outcome matters. R. Madhavan
  1012. When it comes to the ratings, I don’t know what the rating system is. So when it comes to me, I’ve learned, with the little experience that I have, that when I feel really good about a movie in the editing room, it works. And when I’ve felt like a movie wasn’t working, it didn’t work. Tim Story
  1013. When producers want to know what the public wants, they graph it as curves. When they want to tell the public what to get, they say it in curves. Marshall McLuhan
  1014. When you are editing, the final master is Aristotle and his poetics. You might have a terrific episode, but if people are falling out because there are just too many elements in it, you have to begin to get rid of things. Ken Burns
  1015. When you are writing and directing and producing, there is a lot of stuff to do. I like to finish one; then while I am editing, I will think of the next one. John Hamburg
  1016. When you have really good writing, you’re compelled by the actors who are in it, and you may think it’s the actors or the design or the filmmaking of it, but then you’re like, Well, the base is a really rich story that these guys have created. David Costabile
  1017. When you make a 3-D movie you actually have to plan the way the visuals look because there’s a parallax issue, and there’s an issue of editing; you can’t edit very quickly in 3-D because the eye won’t adjust fast enough for it. Joe Dante
  1018. When you make a film, you have to follow filmmaking rules. Like, a soundtrack… can get in the way of the serenity of the game. Michelle Rodriguez
  1019. When you see a filmmaker getting too fancy… you can bet he’s worried either about his story or his ability to tell it. Walter Dean Myers
  1020. When you’re in the editing room, the dangerous thing is that it becomes like telling a joke again and again and again. Eventually, the joke starts to not be funny. So you have to be careful that you’re not throwing the baby out with the bath water. Ridley Scott
  1021. When you’re making the film, you don’t really think the audience; it’s only when you start editing that you really start to became aware of your audience because you’re thinking of how you communicate these ideas, and how lucid can you be, and yet stay within the language you’ve established. Jonathan Glazer
  1022. Why Pay a Dollar for a Bookmark? Why Not Use the Dollar for a Bookmark? Steven Spielberg
  1023. With a camera, a microphone, and sufficient cash, you, too, can craft your own version of the world and emblazon it with a premium of fear over facts. (Be warned though: Paranoid schizophrenia makes for compelling film, but it’s no way of life.) David T. Hardy
  1024. With all editing, no matter how sensitive – and I’ve been very lucky here – I react sulkily at first, but then I settle down and get on with it, and a year later I have my book in my hand. Michael Morpurgo
  1025. With digital editing, I now can make many, many versions of a scene. Thelma Schoonmaker
  1026. With every film that I am doing I am learning new things either about myself, or about filmmaking. Sanya Malhotra
  1027. With filmmaking in general, I have never absorbed the traditional knowledge of film history or filmmaking. It has always been just pick up the camera and go figure it out. Dave McCary
  1028. With portable cameras and affordable data and non-linear digital editing, I think this is a golden age of documentary filmmaking. These new technologies mean we can make complicated, beautifully crafted and cinematic films about real-life stories. Lucy Walker
  1029. With the advanced editing technologies, it’s not difficult to play double roles these days. It can be done easily. Vijay Antony
  1030. With YouTube, it’s mostly about scripting and editing. Live performances depend on the crowd, their mood and reactions. Bhuvan Bam
  1031. Without art, a film is pure wastage of time and resources. Abhijit Naskar
  1032. Without writers, stories would not be written, Without actors, stories could not be brought to life. Angie-Marie Delsante
  1033. Women should not only be doing action on-screen but should be a part of every other aspect of filmmaking. Esme Creed-Miles
  1034. Wong Kar-Wai is a really great inspiration. He’s always referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of filmmaking. Gus Van Sant
  1035. Woody is so musical in his filmmaking. I’ve never worked with anyone I’ve trusted so completely. He won’t let you hit a false note. Dianne Wiest
  1036. Working on ‘The War Room’ was a thrill, not only because we were given such exquisite access to the nerve center of Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign, but for me personally, it was so exciting to be producing my first film and working with documentary filmmaking legends D.A. Pannebaker and Chris Hegedus, who were the film’s directors. R. J. Cutler
  1037. Working on script development, casting, editing, and music is incredibly inspiring to me, and it’s wonderful to see something you love come to life. Rachel Boston
  1038. Writing, of course, is writing, acting comes from the theater, and cinematography comes from photography. Editing is unique to film. You can see something from different points of view almost simultaneously, and it creates a new experience. Stanley Kubrick
  1039. Yet in recent years I have witnessed a new phenomenon among filmgoers, especially those considered intelligent and perceptive. I have a name for this phenomenon: the Instant White-out. People are closeted in cozy darkness; they turn off their mobile phones and willingly give themselves, for ninety minutes or two hours, to a new film that got a fourstar rating in the newspaper. They follow the pictures and the plot, understand what is spoken either in the original tongue or via dubbing or subtitles, enjoy lush locations and clever scenes, and even if they find the story superficial or preposterous, it is not enough to pry them from their seats and make them leave the theatre in the middle of the show. But something strange happens. After a short while, a week or two, sometimes even less, the film is whitened out, erased, as if it never happened. They can’t remember its name, or who the actors were, or the plot. The movie fades into the darkness of the movie house, and what remains is at most a ticket stub left accidentally in one’s pocket. Abraham B. Yehoshua
  1040. You become a director by calling yourself a director and you then persuade other people that this is true. Peter Brook
  1041. You can be technically strong, and focus all your efforts on elements like casting, music, cinematography and sets, but they are all just add ons. End of the day, filmmaking is really about how well you tell a story. Vikramaditya Motwane
  1042. You can only be yourself, and it sounds cheesy, but when it comes to filmmaking, there’s really nowhere to hide. Ryan Gosling
  1043. You can spend hours editing an email but send it as if you wrote it in a minute. Sally Rooney
  1044. You can’t print everything and that’s not good for filmmaking, because you wanna have as many options as possible and print as much as you can, but if you’re going to shoot a film – an independent movie on film, the only way to really do it is to print your selects. Logan Lerman
  1045. You get a different kick out of all aspects of filmmaking. Guy Ritchie
  1046. You have to be very prudent with what you are doing and what sort of tools you are utilizing. Drones have become a wonderful new tool in filmmaking. Werner Herzog
  1047. You have to edit the material. That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating in relation to the material. Not all minds are the same. Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice. The selection of the subject, the shooting, editing and length are all aspects of choice. Frederick Wiseman
  1048. You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks. George Lucas
  1049. You have to find the movie in the editing room, and it can’t be four hours; it has to be two hours. Peter Landesman
  1050. You have to want to make a film for other reasons – to say something, to tell a story, to show somebody’s fate – but you can’t want to make a film simply for the sake of it. Krzysztof Kieślowski
  1051. You just don’t know when you get in the editing room what you will need as a link or a tool for a transition. If you’re in a room, and there’s a kettle boiling, get a shot of it. Don’t worry if people think you’re nuts. Angelina Jolie
  1052. You know what it is, the reason so many 18-year-olds, 19-year-olds are saying ‘Drive’ is their favorite movie is that ‘Drive’ is a 90-minute trip into what a lot of seventies filmmaking was. It encapsulates the best of a certain kind of style, and a style that a lot of people haven’t seen before, with the music and the way it’s edited. Albert Brooks
  1053. You know, I do music. If you look under the hood of the industry I’m in, it’s all based on technology. From radio to phonographs to CDs, it’s all technology. Microphones, reel-to-reels, cameras, editing, chips, it’s all technology.
  1054. You know, the great thing about acting or, indeed, filmmaking in general, is that we’re all given a reason to do research. You kind of have to, really, if you want to know what you’re doing, but it opens up this whole new understanding. Danny Huston
  1055. You know, when people talk about filmmaking and the techniques of filmmaking, we use them all the time in network television news in order to make our stories simpler, tighter and more understandable to the general public. Lowell Bergman
  1056. You make a lot of films, do you? You make a lot of films yourself? Yeah, I’d like to see you make a film first before you get to talk about it. What a jerk. George Clooney
  1057. You may love football, but that doesn’t mean you have any business trying to play the sport. It’s the same thing with filmmaking… everybody has a great idea for a movie, but do you have the stamina to get good at your craft and deal with how heartbreaking it is? Adam Green
  1058. You never know what you do that could be totally out of left field, which actually might work and give something fresh to the whole scene, to the character, whatever. If you have that with a director who then knows how to shape it, either in the direction, in the moment, or in the editing, then that’s good. Robert De Niro
  1059. You never know what you have until you put it in front of an audience. That’s the truth. That’s the truth of filmmaking and that’s why you make movies, for an audience to, hopefully, enjoy it. David Ayer
  1060. You see so many movies… the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are coming from commercials and there’s no sense of film grammar. There’s no real sense of how to tell a story visually. It’s just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know, which is pretty easy. Peter Bogdanovich
  1061. You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it’s always just one person encountering the book, it’s not an audience, it’s one to one. Paul Auster
  1062. Your agent should be invested in the success of your book past the contract stage. After all, if it sells well, she’s going to be getting 15 percent of every dime you make. She can be your best advocate in fighting for your book – not just with editing and the cover, but with marketing and sales as well. M. J. Rose
  1063. Your film is like your children. You might want a child with certain qualities, but you are never going to get the exact specification right. The film has a privilege to live its own life and develop its own character. To suppress this is dangerous. It is an approach that works the other way too: sometimes the footage has amazing qualities that you did not expect” Werner Herzog
  1064. Your life experience is a moving picture, of which you are writer, director, performer, producer and critic. T.F. Hodge
  1065. Your life is a movie. You are the main character. You say your scripts and act to your lines. Of course you do your lines in each scene. There is a hidden camera and a director who you can ask for help anytime up above.
  1066. Your Name’ is a film created with the innate imaginations of a Japanese team and put together in a domestic medium. When such a work is imbued with Hollywood filmmaking, we may see new possibilities that we had been completely unaware of – I am looking forward to the live-action film with excited anticipation. Makoto Shinkai
  1067. Zero Dark Thirty’ is a great piece of filmmaking and does a valuable public service by raising difficult questions most Hollywood movies shy away from, but as of this writing, it seems that one of its central themes – that torture was instrumental to tracking down bin Laden – is not supported by the facts. Peter Bergen
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