A director shouldn't get in the way of the movie, the story should.— Frank Darabont
The most unique Frank Darabont quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
The Exorcist' is amazing because it recognizes that silences can be as powerful as sound effects.
If you're going to succeed, you've got to be like one of those punch-drunk fighters in the old Warner Bros. boxing pictures: too stupid to fall down, you just keep slugging and stay on your feet.
Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.
To me, length is an artificial and arbitrary factor in a film.
One of my favorite movies of all time is 'It's A Wonderful Life', which is a pretty interesting choice for a seasonal Christmas favorite, because it's about a guy who wants to commit suicide and is presented with reasons not to.
Boy, I'd hate to shoot on tape or disc or whatever the hell they're talking about. I love film.
Some of us have great original ideas and some of us depend on adaptations.
I am fascinated with times past.
Stanley Kubrick was a big inspiration.
People accuse me of never using my own material. But when did Kubrick? You look at his films and they are completely unique... completely separate entities.
I'd like to think that my films are personal enough to exist without hearkening back to their respective novels.
I'm still learning. It's all a learning curve. Every time you sit down, with any given episode of any given show, it is a learning curve. You're learning something new about how to tell a story. But then, I've felt that way about everything I've ever done - television, features or whatever. Directing or writing, it always feels like the first day of school to me.
The only person who can, with impunity, make the movie he wants to make, has got to be Steven Spielberg.
I've never been a big fan of the music-video style of editing movies that crept in the last few decades. I like stuff that's able to take its time.
I think once you've finished a movie you really have to detach from it so that you can come back and watch it as an audience member.
The human race is fundamentally insane.
If you put two of us into a room together we're soon gonna start figuring out good reasons to kill one another.
And I don't think I'm giving away any secrets here, but there are a lot of terrible scripts in this town.
I spent 20 years of my career primarily being a writer for hire.
I think a story should take as long to tell as it is appropriate to that particular story.
The amazing thing about any movie is not whether it's good, but that it got made at all.