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If there's anything that I've always said about myself is that to me, it's much more important for me to get to work with filmmakers that I've grown up loving and admiring.
It doesn't matter if you're the smartest person in the room: If you're not someone who people want to be around, you won't get far. Likewise for helping those in line behind you. I take seriously my role as a mentor to young female filmmakers - I make sure my time is tithed.
I go to conventions and universities and talk to young filmmakers and everybody's making a zombie movie! It's because it's easy to get the neighbors to come out, put some ketchup on them.
George A. Romero
I hear filmmakers saying, 'I wanted to make to make a film about this issue, or this theme,' but I never start like that.
I want to work with great filmmakers and great actors and get better as an actor.
I'm not one of those actors where filmmakers that I admire ask me to be in their movies. I meet them at parties and they're nice to me, but they never ask me to work with them.
In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing. It makes sense. But I had always admired filmmakers who made movies that didn't sound like them at all.
There's a lot of Latinos right now, a lot of filmmakers and writers that are Latin too.
Benicio Del Toro
Filmmakers who use narrators pay a price for taking the easy way: narrated films date far more quickly than films without narrators.
There's always been a struggle with filmmakers between art and industry, and you have to find a balance.
One of the most interesting aspects of the film project was collaborating with so many people - directors, filmmakers, and writers - over a five-year period. I learned that there are two components to this.
The more unique your film is and unusual it is and difficult it is, the harder it is to get it financed. That's why a lot of good filmmakers are doing television. They do HBO movies.
Oh, filmmakers, please don't take my soft book and turn it into a horror, or take my horror and make it soft.
I find a lot of young filmmakers make too much of an effort to be trendy and they can be pretentious.
If you look at anybody who's had along career, if you look at the choices they've made - even if the movies haven't worked - they've always worked with great filmmakers.
Filmmakers tell stories to explore human nature, which is always a flawed thing.
When I talk to some of the younger filmmakers, they are so worried about their films that, eventually, this state of being worried reflects itself in and helps the final work. Whereas, with projects that are meticulously planned, you look at the end result and it is full of emptiness.
Filmmakers and critics wrote about each other and sometimes very harshly. This no longer exists.
We know as filmmakers where you draw the line.
I've always worked with a team of actors and filmmakers ever since I was a kid in Michigan making Super-8 movies.
I don't consider myself to be particularly gifted in the way that other filmmakers are gifted.
Just in the past few years - since I've been making movies, which isn't a very long time - you now have a culture that is fascinated and informed about the box office in a way that sometimes filmmakers weren't even.
That's my advice for indie filmmakers: Marry a supermodel.
And I feel that filmmakers ought to be careful with the use of 3D. Because if you look back over the decades, you see that 3D has come and gone for I don't know how many years now.
I like the days when all the filmmakers had was a film roll, a camera and a gangster. The Mack Sennett comedies were all like that. They'd create little teams to go out and shoot films.
I think filmmakers are always interested in getting the best actor that they can find, the person who's the most right for it.
A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor.
I focus on the elements of a movie that are meant to invisibly affect me as a viewer. The edges. As an author, I'm aware of how the subconscious things can pluck at a reader's emotions, and I love it when filmmakers do the same.
Working with David Cronenberg or Darren Aronofsky or even Steven Soderbergh isn't really like a typical Hollywood movie. These are true artists, and have a certain amount of freedom when they work, and they're more like independent filmmakers making their way through big studios.
This generation of filmmakers is very good. They're seasoned, for some reason.
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