What is filmmaking but groping in the dark?
I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a well-crafted stale script.
Marketing has supplanted story as the primary force behind the worthiness of making a film, and that's a very sad thing. It's film only as a function of consumerism rather than as an important component of our culture, and that's everywhere around the world.
When you're a houseguest and you leave, it's nice to straighten something up or send your hosts a useful gift. And when you leave the planet, it's nice to have made a positive contribution.
My flag is always flying. My shingle is always out. I'm always looking for movie ideas.
You just never know when you're living in a golden age.
If you were falling in love and you could go back in time and relive a day and see the banal things you did that you'd forgotten about, you'd weep, looking at that day.
The kindest thing a director can do is look with open eyes at everything.
I definitely in filmmaking more and more find writing and directing a means to harvest material for editing. It's all about editing.
I think cynicism lasts. Sentimentality ages, dates quickly.
The best cinema is about ethics.
Well, that's what life is - this collection of extraordinarily ordinary moments. We just need to pay attention to them all. Wake up and pay attention to how beautiful it all is.
I don't feel despair because I am able to make the films I want to make, and that gives me hope.
I like actors who, when you see them on screen, you sense a person, not just an actor.
I like to think of film-making not just as an act of personal self-aggrandisement but rather as an act of public service.
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