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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #filmmaking

As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential.

William Goldman

#as far as #concerned #essential #essentially #far

When I got to filmmaking, the most democratic of environments where anybody could say anything, those were the best environments, but what you don't want to assume is that you know what the audience is thinking.

Rick Moranis

#anything #assume #audience #best #could

The only job that was ever of interest to me other than filmmaking is architecture.

Christopher Nolan

#ever #filmmaking #interest #job #me

This was truly guerilla filmmaking. We shot out in the middle of nowhere in a place called Delta Flats, where basically every day was some new minor catastrophe.

Jeri Ryan

#called #catastrophe #day #delta #every

Yet in recent years I have witnessed a new phenomenon among filmgoers, especially those considered intelligent and perceptive. I have a name for this phenomenon: the Instant White-out. People are closeted in cozy darkness; they turn off their mobile phones and willingly give themselves, for ninety minutes or two hours, to a new film that got a fourstar rating in the newspaper. They follow the pictures and the plot, understand what is spoken either in the original tongue or via dubbing or subtitles, enjoy lush locations and clever scenes, and even if they find the story superficial or preposterous, it is not enough to pry them from their seats and make them leave the theatre in the middle of the show. But something strange happens. After a short while, a week or two, sometimes even less, the film is whitened out, erased, as if it never happened. They can’t remember its name, or who the actors were, or the plot. The movie fades into the darkness of the movie house, and what remains is at most a ticket stub left accidentally in one’s pocket. (The Retrospective)

A.B. Yehoshua

#filmmaking #intelligence

All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.

Jean-Luc Godard

#filmmaking #movies #movies

In drama, the characters should determine the story. In melodrama, the story determines the characters.

Sidney Lumet

#filmmaking #movies

To make a real independent film where the filmmaker is in charge creatively, one must sacrifice personal, financial, and physical well-being.

Mark Polish

#film #filmmaking #independence #movies

The varying physical characteristics of the actors may also necessitate changes. Sean Connery is six feet four. Dustin Hoffman isn't.

Sidney Lumet

#film #filmmaking #humour #movies

Film analysis enables us to recognize how the filmmakers have their magic on us, how all the constituent elements of the film have combined to create that magic. Rather than rob us of the pleasures of watching films, this approach affords us the even greater pleasure of deep engagement

Jon Lewis

#film-analysis #filmmaking #films #motion-picture #movie

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