Risky Auteur Theory quotations
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
There are no good and bad movies, only good and bad directors
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.
The theory that religion is a force for peace, does not fits the facts of it's history.
I believe we have two ideas about how movies are made in our heads.
Idealizations. Platonic ideals. One of them is of a movie that is completely uncontrolled, and another is a movie that is completely controlled. The auteur theory vs. cinéma vérité.
As a loyal believer in the Auteur Theory I first felt editing was but the logical consequence of the way in which one shoots. But, what I learned is that it is actually another writing.
Im very strongly in favor of the auteur theory.
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.
My roommate at Yale University introduced me to the auteur theory of filmmaking.
I soon became a big fan of the works of John Ford, Kenji Mizoguchi, Ernst Lubitsch, and Stan Brakhage. I then decided to make my own films!
Film’s thought of as a director’s medium because the director creates the end product that appears on the screen. It’s that stupid auteur theory again, that the director is the author of the film. But what does the director shoot-the telephone book? Writers became much more important when sound came in, but they’ve had to put up a valiant fight to get the credit they deserve.