quote by Ansel Adams

You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.

— Ansel Adams

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Art films quote You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, wil

You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.

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The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn't.

The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn't.

Art films quote The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.

I don’t like the idea of “understanding” a film.

I don’t believe that rational understanding is an essential element in the reception of any work of art. Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn’t. If you are moved by it, you don’t need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it.

No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.

Art films quote There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle.

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.

IN ALL MY FILMS, IT SEEMED IMPORTANT TO ME TO REMIND THE AUDIENCE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE NOT ALONE, LOST IN AN EMPTY UNIVERSE, BUT THAT THEY ARE CONNECTED BY INNUMERABLE THREADS WITH THEIR PAST AND PRESENT, THAT THROUGH CERTAIN MYSTICAL WAYS, EVERY HUMAN BEING REALIZES THE RAPPORT WITH THE WORLD AND THE LIFE OF HUMANITY.

Art films quote I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any ot

I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.

The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.

Like all art forms, film is a media as powerful as weapons of mass destruction;

the only difference is that war destroys and film inspires.

Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I'd say that film is the sculpting of time.

Art films quote Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

Kids are always infatuated with the action in Martial Arts Films.

Let me tell you, there is nothing better for kids than the Arts. That is what kept me straight and decent. I always had a place to go. That was the dojo. I always had something to look forward to doing.

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.

Neither camera, nor lens, nor film determine the quality of pictures;

it is the visual perception of the man behind the mechanism which brings them to life. Art contains the allied ideas of making and begetting, of being master of one's craft and able to create. Without these properties no art exists and no photographic art can come into being

Art films quote Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum.

Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century - they combine Art and business!

The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.

Art films quote Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to k

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

All great films are a resolution of a conflict between darkness and light.

There is no single right way to express yourself. There are infinite possibilities for the use of light with shadows and colors. The decisions you make about composition, movement and the countless combinations of these and other variables is what makes it an art.

Every single art form is involved in film, in a way.

While you are walking you would learn much more about filmmaking than if you were in a classroom. During your voyage you will learn more about what your future holds than in five years at film school. Your experiences would be the very opposite of academic knowledge, for academia is the death of cinema. It is the very opposite of passion.

Art films quote Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters.

With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene.

You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art.

When you're actually making a film, it's just people on your back all the time wanting stuff and you're constantly having to it deal with them. It's probably the most time consuming of all the arts, but I do love it because it is a great mix of visual art and music and writing.

Art films quote The noblest art is that of making others happy.

The noblest art is that of making others happy.

The problem with cinema nowadays is that it's a math problem.

People can read a film mathematically; they know when this comes or that comes; in about 30 minutes, it's going to be over and have an ending. So film has become a mathematical solution. And that is boring, because art is not mathematical.

All the traditional models for doing things are collapsing;

from music to publishing to film, and it's a wide open door for people who are creative to do what they need to do without having institutions block their art.

I choose films for their artistic value.

I don't need a mansion or a Jaguar. When I leave this Earth, I won't take any money with me. All I will leave behind will be my art.

Art films quote Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what

Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what you don't.

I love the art of acting, and I love film, because you always have anther chance if you want it. You know, if we - if this isn't going well, you can't say - well, you could say - let's stop. Let's start over again, Gene, because you were too nervous.

I always argued against the auteur theory;

films are a collaborative art form. I've had some fantastically good people help me make the movies.

Art films aren't necessarily photography.

It's feeling. If we can capture a feeling of a people, of a way of life, then we made a good picture.

Art films quote Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.

The films of Warhol, when they are about anything are about sucking people off.

This can be high art, to people who are interested in sucking people off. But that will not liberate Black people.

Roman Polanski is a man who cares deeply about his art and its place in this world. What happened to him on his incredible path is filled with tragedy, and most men would have collapsed. Instead, he became a great artist and continues to make great films.

It is the transcendent (or 'abstract' or 'self-contained') nature of music that the new so called concretism--Pop Art, eighteen-hour slices-of-reality films, musique concrete--opposes. But instead of bringing art and reality closer together, the new movement merely thins out the distinction.

I didn't grow up thinking of movies as film, or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon.

Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul.

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