As they say in Corsica... Goodbye!— Gene Wilder
Successful Filmmaker quotations
I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera.
Tagore once said - art has to be beautiful, but, before that, it has to be truthful.
The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.
We lay out our lives in a narrative we understand, like a movie, but are you enjoying making it or are you wondering who's watching my movie.
And Later I Thought, I Can't Think How Anyone Can Become a Director Without Learning the Craft of Cinematography.
Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.
Living consciously involves being genuine;
it involves listening and responding to others honestly and openly; it involves being in the moment.
Love is all a matter of timing. It's no good meeting the right person too soon or too late.
Cinema’s characteristic forte is its ability to capture and communicate the intimacies of the human mind.
A government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation funds filmmaking there, and I wrote several screenplays but never got any money. They were sent back to me, and they said that they were too commercial for them.
The terrorists who committed the 2003 Istanbul attacks were locals, that is, Turks. And when filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered in the Netherlands last year, the murderer and his supporters were also part of the Muslim community.
My teacher once told me – ”No one is perfect……..that is why pencils have erasers.”
Casting is 65 percent of directing.
Always remember, your focus determines your reality.
You need contrast and conflict in order to tell a story.
Stories need to have dark and light, turmoil, all those things. But that does not mean the filmmaker has to suffer in order to show the suffering. Stories should have the suffering, not the people.
There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.
America is White and Black and Latino and Asian. America is mixed. America is immigrants.
A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
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.
Let me explain something you already know.
I'm from Texas and we understand the nature of a border. From what I've seen, vigilant Texans are being ordered to stand down and allow criminals to pass. Mr. President, prepare to see Texans ignoring those orders.
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.
Time will tell ... whether folks want to point and stare at the black woman filmmaker who made a certain kind of film, and pat her on the back, or if they want to actually roll up the sleeves and do a little bit of work so that there can be more of me coming through.
I believe the common denominator of the Universe is not harmony, but chaos, hostility and murder.
Everything about filmmaking is incredibly weird, and there's nothing natural about watching yourself on the big screen or hearing your voice. It's that same thing that you feel when you watch yourself on a video camera and you hate the sound of your voice - it's that times 800.
I love women. They're the best thing ever created. If they want to be like men and come down to our level, that's fine.
The man is clear in his mind, but his soul is mad.
Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn't look like somebody else's work.
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.
It's so freeing, it's beautiful in a way, to have a great failure, there's nowhere to go but up.
Somewhere along the line we stopped believing we could do anything.
And if we don't have our dreams, we have nothing.
No saint, no pope, no general, no sultan, has ever had the power that a filmmaker has; the power to talk to hundreds of millions of people for two hours in the dark.
The big-budget blockbuster is becoming one of the most dependable forms of filmmaking.
There are no rules in filmmaking
If you're just creative, you'll always have to rely on technical people.
If you're creative and technical, you're unstoppable.