And later I thought, I can't think how anyone can become a director without learning the craft of cinematography.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In marketing, the familiar is everything.
Years ago I had a house in Sussex, it was like Arcadia, with an old Victorian bridge, a pond and the Downs.
You make the movie through the cinematography - it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was like a huge revelation to me.
The rules are learnt in order to be broken, but if you don't know them, then something is missing.
Last Update: 23 September 2021
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