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Howard Hughes was this visionary who was obsessed with speed and flying like a god... I loved his idea of what filmmaking was.
I've had really great experiences working with first-time directors. They come at filmmaking with fresh ideas. I've been very lucky that way.
I've learned a great deal about a certain type of filmmaking. But I have ambitions toward another type of filmmaking that I haven't been allowed to engage in yet.
I don't have incredible knowledge about films or of filmmaking history; I'm not that kind of person.
There's a level of sophistication of filmmaking that's mind-boggling. Anything you need for your movie, there's an establishment that can make it happen really fast.
Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
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
But I love filmmaking - I'm not ashamed of that. You're sort of vilified if you say that in England.
To me the recognition of the audience is part of the filmmaking process. When you make a movie, it's for them.
Filmmaking is finding a piece of granite and you start to chip away and then you have the shape of a head, the shape of the arm, you can see the shape of the face and the face starts to gather character. You have to find it.
People want to know if I have a moral standpoint that they should be picking up on, and the truth is, I don't. I don't want people to think that I'm trying to tell them to feel a certain way. I think that's cheap filmmaking.
Filmmaking is a completely imperfect art form that takes years and, over those years, the movie tells you what it is. Mistakes happen, accidents happen and true great films are the results of those mistakes and the decisions that those directors make during those moments.
Wong Kar-Wai is a really great inspiration. He's always referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of filmmaking.
Gus Van Sant
I'd come into filmmaking as a painter so, for me, making 'Good Will Hunting' was experimental because I didn't know how to do it.
Gus Van Sant
Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.
We don't have a lot of class-conscious filmmaking.
Editing is not a part of the filmmaking process I've ever been privy to as an actress.
I feel 100% sure that I have the career that I have today because of independent filmmaking.
Part of filmmaking is always a guessing game, and part of it is always a game of trust.
I'm sure I can make a movie that doesn't feel like a seventies movie! But the truth is, that's my favorite era in American filmmaking. To me, those were the great years.
I'm happy that I feel a little less out of place in filmmaking than I once was - but it's almost impossible for a playwright in the U.S. to make a living. You can have a play, like I did with 'Angels,' and it still generates income for me, but it's not enough for me to live on and have health insurance.
The only job that was ever of interest to me other than filmmaking is architecture.
I think there are advantages to different scales of filmmaking. You wouldn't want to do just one thing.
Filmmaking can be a fine art.
'Rocket Science' is really where I fell in love with filmmaking, I think 'Camp' was incredible, but it was so bizarre, and I was trying to find my footing in this world where you don't have an audience for immediate validation.
I feel like I'm still learning a lot. I think there's a tendency for people who are just doing their first couple of films that I see now where they seem to be really resentful of the technical limitations that come along with filmmaking.
I like figuring out where I need to be mentally so that I'm not thinking about the camera and that it's second nature. I want to get to a place where I can exist within the confines of what you can do with filmmaking and not have to think about it.
What is filmmaking but groping in the dark?
I definitely in filmmaking more and more find writing and directing a means to harvest material for editing. It's all about editing.
I'm drawn to filmmaking that can transport me. Film can immerse you, put you there.
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