A director shouldn't get in the way of the movie, the story should.

— Frank Darabont

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The Exorcist' is amazing because it recognizes that silences can be as powerful as sound effects.

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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.

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Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.

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To me, length is an artificial and arbitrary factor in a film.

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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.

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Boy, I'd hate to shoot on tape or disc or whatever the hell they're talking about. I love film.

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Some of us have great original ideas and some of us depend on adaptations.

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I am fascinated with times past.

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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.

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I'd like to think that my films are personal enough to exist without hearkening back to their respective novels.

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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.

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The only person who can, with impunity, make the movie he wants to make, has got to be Steven Spielberg.

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About Frank Darabont

Quotes 20 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Director
Birthday October 16

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.

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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.

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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.

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And I don't think I'm giving away any secrets here, but there are a lot of terrible scripts in this town.

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I spent 20 years of my career primarily being a writer for hire.

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I think a story should take as long to tell as it is appropriate to that particular story.

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The amazing thing about any movie is not whether it's good, but that it got made at all.

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