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10 filmmaking quotes by 10 legendary filmmakers

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June 14, 2021 3 min read

 

Filmmaking and consistency is always in a highly reciprocal relation. According to many expert opinions, filmmakers need to be more patient than  creative in the first place. If you are a newbie in the filmmaking world, influence and inspiration are always two valuable words for you. The interview and comments of great filmmakers have always helped the newcomers to understand and comprehend the world of filmmaking. Without learning from the talks and discussions of great filmmakers there will always be a vacuum inside you as a director.

So if you are looking for something influential to gear up the zeal inside you, well, here is what you need to read! Here are 10 super influential quotations by 1o legendary filmmakers that would surely help you to understand cinema more and help you figure out what you are looking for and how to reach it!

 

“IF IT’S A GOOD MOVIE, THE SOUND COULD GO OFF AND THE AUDIENCE WOULD STILL HAVE A PRETTY CLEAR IDEA OF WHAT WAS GOING ON.”  Alfred Hitchcock

 

“FILMMAKING CAN GIVE YOU EVERYTHING, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT CAN TAKE EVERYTHING FROM YOU.”

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

 

“TO BE A FILMMAKER, YOU HAVE TO LEAD. YOU HAVE TO BE PSYCHOTIC IN YOUR DESIRE TO DO SOMETHING. PEOPLE ALWAYS LIKE THE EASY ROUTE. YOU HAVE TO PUSH VERY HARD TO GET SOMETHING UNUSUAL, SOMETHING DIFFERENT.”

Danny Boyle

 

“AS A DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER, ALL YOU EVER WANT IS TO WORK WITH ACTORS WHO MAKE YOU LOOK BETTER, WHO MAKE THE WORK YOU DO SEEM AS GOOD AS IT CAN BE AND EVEN BETTER THAN IT IS.”

J.J. Abrams

 

“IF YOU COMPROMISE WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO DO A LITTLE BIT, YOU’LL END UP COMPROMISING A LITTLE MORE THE NEXT DAY OR THE NEXT WEEK, AND WHEN YOU LIFT YOUR HEAD YOU’RE SUDDENLY REALLY FAR AWAY FROM WHERE YOU’RE TRYING TO GO.”

Spike Jonze

 

I LOVE MOVIES WITH SPECTACLE BUT SPECTACLE CAN BE A PERFORMANCE, IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A CREATURE.

J.J. Abrams

 

I BELIEVE THAT FILMMAKING – AS, PROBABLY, IS EVERYTHING – IS A GAME YOU SHOULD PLAY WITH ALL YOUR CARDS, AND ALL YOUR DICE, AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU’VE GOT. SO, EACH TIME I MAKE A MOVIE, I GIVE IT EVERYTHING I HAVE. I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD, AND I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD DO EVERYTHING THEY DO THAT WAY.”

Francis Ford Coppola

 

 

“EVERYTHING ABOUT FILMMAKING TRIES TO DISTRACT YOU FROM THAT FIRST FINE RAPTUROUS VISION YOU HAVE OF THE FILM.”

Ted Kotcheff

 

 

“THE PUBLIC HAS AN APPETITE FOR ANYTHING ABOUT IMAGINATION – ANYTHING THAT IS AS FAR AWAY FROM REALITY AS IS CREATIVELY POSSIBLE.”

Steven Spielberg

 

“A DIRECTOR MUST BE A POLICEMAN, A MIDWIFE, A PSYCHOANALYST, A SYCOPHANT AND A BASTARD.”

– Billy Wilder

 

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