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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.
I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing, that it can't really be felt, truly, by one.
When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies, because you can't really compete on a studio level.
Read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read...if you don't read, you will never be a filmmaker.
Everybody's a filmmaker today.
I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
The filmmaker's got to make it his story and the actors have got to make it their story.
Our responsibility as filmmakers is to make things that are fresh, unique and original.
That's my advice for indie filmmakers: Marry a supermodel.
The wide screen reminds me of a roll of toilet paper.
One of the things you do as a writer and as a filmmaker is grasp for resonant symbols and imagery without necessarily fully understanding it yourself.
The more opinions you have, the less you see.
When I started I did not know I wanted to be a filmmaker. I started - I made a film. Then when I finished I said, Oh my god it's so beautiful - I should be a filmmaker!
I'm a project-based photographer; I think in narrative terms, the way a writer thinks of a book, or a filmmaker a film.
I dont find myself lobbying for projects. Filmmakers almost always come to me.
As a filmmaker, I ask questions but don't have answers. Moviemaking is a philosophical exploration. I invite the audience to come on the journey and discover what they think and feel.
A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army.
If you want to be a filmmaker, ask yourself if you could imagine doing any other job. If you can, that’s a script!
I steal from every movie ever made.
I never wanted to be a filmmaker. I still, sometimes, think I got sidetracked by this, like this is a tangent. My main thing was painting; I was just going to do that.
I think it's important as a filmmaker, as any person working in the arts, that you've got to try new stuff and challenge yourself and take chances.
There's no such thing as "an auteurist filmmaker." Every film directors is an auteur. We only make films that we do because we cannot put on clothes that don't fit us.
The first monster that an audience has to be scared of is the filmmaker. They have to feel in the presence of someone not confined by the normal rules of propriety and decency.
In Lithuania, I am known as a poet, and they don’t care about my cinema. In Europe they don’t know my poetry; in Europe, I am a filmmaker. But here, in the United States, I am only a maverick!
I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.
I couldn't sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker.
In any art movement, the art has to move into a new phase - a filmmaker has a desire to make a film that is not like a previous film.
My friend, the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, was murdered in 2004 for having been insufficiently reverent toward Islam.
Filmmakers began to experiment with special effects almost as soon as motion pictures were invented. The history of special effects is the history of motion pictures.
I was always a filmmaker before I was anything else. If I was always anything, I was a storyteller, and it never really made much of a difference to me what medium I worked in.
I was very committed to the process of composing, working at poems, putting things together and taking them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker.
I'm a filmmaker, not a scientist.
I'd love to just think of myself as a filmmaker, and I wait for the day when the modifier can be a moot point.
Films are always pretentious. There's nothing more pretentious than a filmmaker.
Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.
As a filmmaker, you're always supposed to be with your characters, in all movies, even if they're villains.
The nature of the video camera really makes you focus on the present. Since I have always been a diarist filmmaker, not one who stages scenes with actors, it has always been about the present moment.
There has never been a great film unless it was created in the spirit of the experimental filmmaker.
The word griot...is the word for what I do and the role that the filmmaker has in society...the griot is a messenger of one's time, a visionary and the creator of the future.
Better a street-sweeper in Mexico than a filmmaker in Germany!
I had pictured myself as a filmmaker but I had never pictured myself as a director if that makes any sense at all.
I love learning from the filmmakers that I'm working with, but more importantly, I love learning from the crew.
France has given us the best filmmakers and food.
I didn't have any set idea of what kind of filmmaker I wanted to be. I knew I wanted to tell stories that meant something to me, but I never said I was going to be the weird, avant-garde guy.
Film is a battleground.
I'm a filmmaker. I'm an artist. I've chosen to work in history the way someone might choose to work in still lifes or landscapes.
I became a filmmaker because I wanted to deal with issues that intrigued me, that I thought were pertinent, that would start dialogue.
With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead of being an artist that had made a couple of short films, I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts.
I don't really pay attention to the filmmaker thing.
As filmmakers, we're constantly always looking for something to bring the audience deeper into the reality of the story we're telling.