quote by Sergio Leone

When I was young, I believed in three things: Marxism, the redemptive power of cinema, and dynamite. Now I just believe in dynamite.

— Sergio Leone

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And Later I Thought, I Can't Think How Anyone Can Become a Director Without Learning the Craft of Cinematography.

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.

Cinematography is a writing with images in mouvement and with sounds.

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

Editing is not merely a method of the junction of separate scenes or pieces, but is a method that controls the 'psychological guidance' of the spectator.

When you move the camera, or you do a shot like the crane down (in Shawshank) with them standing on the edge of the roof, then it's got to mean something. You've got to know why you're doing it; it's got to be for a reason within the story, and to further the story.

Depressed, anxious, sad, frightened? Yes. But I've never been bored.

There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who's Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who's Mary Astor?

I had a love for photography, which of course rolled into cinematography.

I'm mad, true. But only about one thing. Horror movies. I love spooks. They are a friendly fearsome lot. Very nice people, actually, if you get to know them. Not like these industry chaps out here

There are a lot of cameramen but not so many photographers.

And a lot of cameramen attack from a technical approach without much imagination. They look, but they don't see.

I think people just see cinematography as being about photography and innovative shots and beautiful lighting. We all want our movies to look great visually, to be beguiling and enticing, but I think that what really defines a great cinematographer is one who loves story.

All drama is conflict. Without conflict, there is no action. Without action, there is no character. Without character, there is no story. And without story, there is no screenplay.

I think the point of cinematography, of what we do, is intimacy.

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

I like to say that lighting is about taking the light away.

I often like to use the shadows more than the light.

Eventually, I think cinematography for every culture is a way to explore different stories, different ways of also delivering a story.

Light can be gentle, dangerous, dreamlike, bare, living, dead, misty, clear, hot, dark, violet, springlike, falling, straight, sensual, limited, poisonous, calm and soft.

The future of cinematography belongs to a new race of young solitaries who will shoot films by putting their last penny into it and not let themselves be taken in by the material routines of the trade.

Two types of films: those that employ the resources of the theater (actors, direction, etc...) and use the camera in order to reproduce; those that employ the resources of cinematography and use the camera to create

I don't really believe in the mystery of cinematography - what happens in the camera is what the cinematographers create and all that nonsense.

My father would tell anyone who would listen that this dentist thing he was doing was not his passion; cinematography was.

I like movies where you can come back and re-watch them and admire the cinematography 25 years later.

In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times better than anything today. Writing, a thousand times better.

The cinematography is as much involved with the physicality of the scene, so a lot of our shots are hand-held. I felt the cinematographer needed to be the fourth-character with the same drive as the actors

There are particular images that I like.

Allegro is composed of a series of still life photographs that has been put to speed. There is so much care that has gone into the composition of the cinematography.

The art of moviemaking seems to get thrown away.

The cinematography is gone, and the look of everything becomes of little importance. You lose the memorable images; everything looks like it's been shot at night with a security camera.

I feel for Veronica Mars so much when I'm watching at home.

It is a wonderful story. The writing is consistently funny, biting, charming, heart-wrenching, etc. I also like the look of it. The cinematography - different from any other show.

I like the powerful story, the excellent performances the beautiful cinematography and the vision of the "The Piano".

Give me B movies or give me death!

I'm proud of the way I rearrange and put things together, like a chef who makes a great meal, or a filmmaker who puts together a story - it's casting, editing, cinematography.

Not all pictures but some pictures you're like, "Wow, I wish I could be there" or you feel like you are there. I don't know what it is about cinematography.

I believe that filmmakers have to internalize the story and subtext so well that all of the departments can start to speak to each other - that music can speak to cinematography can speak to writing and back again.

Music is, for me, a great tool of a filmmaker, the same way cinematography, the acting, editing, post-production, the costumes are. You know, to help you tell a story.

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