1. 10

    And later I thought, I can't think how anyone can become a director without learning the craft of cinematography.

  2. 9

    The great difference between screen acting and theatre acting is that screen acting is about reacting - 75% of the time, great screen actors are great reactors.

  3. 8

    Youth is so exciting. It'll take over. I don't want to be swept away. I want to be with the taking-over people, right to the end.

  4. 7

    Oscars are won with two or three shots only, because if it's really beautifully photographed, you don't really notice it until the astounding moment emphasizes it.

  5. 6

    They think something's gone wrong, but in Don't Look Now, for instance, one scene was made by a mistake. It's the scene where Donald Sutherland goes to look for the policeman who's investigating the two women.

  6. 5

    Any change in form produces a fear of change, and that has accelerated. Marketing is the death of invention, because marketing deals with the familiar.

  7. 4

    In marketing, the familiar is everything.

  8. 3

    Years ago I had a house in Sussex, it was like Arcadia, with an old Victorian bridge, a pond and the Downs.

  9. 2

    You make the movie through the cinematography - it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was like a huge revelation to me.

  10. 1

    The rules are learnt in order to be broken, but if you don't know them, then something is missing.

  11. Last Update: 23 September 2021

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