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There's plenty of great independent films to do, but you can't support yourself making independent film as an actress.
If everyone worked with wide-angle lenses, I'd shoot all my films in 75mm, because I believe very strongly in the possibilities of the 75mm.
If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.
Everybody thinks making films back to back is a big deal but they did it all the time in the old days.
It would be great to be 105 and still making films.
Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
I like boring black and white films with subtitles. I'm basically a drip.
If I didn't have my films as an outlet for all the different sides of me, I would probably be locked up.
I'd like to believe that the people that have supported me in my work or identified with me in films, the people that feel they know me, they do and they don't have misconceptions - they understand. I believe that.
I wish I could do a lot of things different. I'm not going to tell you what they are, but if I had a list of all my films right now, I'd go, 'Okay, I'll cross that one out and cross that one out and cross that one out and cross that one out.' Really. But I've made over 40 films. How can I not have some losers in there?
Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene. You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art.
When watching 'The Passion,' Jews and Christians are watching two entirely different films. For two hours, Christians watch their Savior tortured and killed. For the same two hours, Jews watch Jews arrange the killing and torture of the Christians' Savior.
Now it really is, believe it or not, 90% of the films are green lit, not by the studio heads, but by the marketing department.
I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean's films; I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over.
The nerds are the ones that make the films and do loads of other really cool stuff in their life.
In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.
Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.
Heath Ledger's performance in 'The Dark Knight' quite simply changed the game. He raised the bar not just for actors in superhero films, but young actors everywhere; for me. His performance was dark, anarchic, dizzying, free, and totally, thrillingly, dangerous.
The greatest films ever made in our history were cut on film, and I'm tenaciously hanging on to the process. I just love going into an editing room and smelling the photochemistry and seeing my editor wearing mini-strands of film around his neck.
My dad moved to London in his early 20s and didn't really go back. So the irony is I've spent lots and lots of time in Ireland, but not with my dad. I've shot films in Belfast, where he's from. And I've shot in Dun Laoghaire. Which is great. And I've shot in Dublin.
When I was younger, all I cared about was what people thought of me and my films. Now I care less about catering, hand-serving, hand-feeding the audience. I've gotten to the point now in my life where I'm serving myself.
As a writer, one of the things we all learned from the movies was a kind of compression that didn't exist before people were used to watching films. For instance, if you wanted to write a flashback in a novel, you once had to really contextualize it a lot, to set it up. Now, readers know exactly what you're doing. Close-ups, too.
Cinema should always be in touch with the soil of the country. My films celebrate the heartland of India.
My father is a silent cinema freak, so he took me to 1925 silent films that took forever, like 5-hour movies, but I've seen a lot of that stuff since I was young. And then I saw the film 'Annie,' and I just wanted to be Annie; I just wanted to be that orphan kid and wanted to sing and dance.
Carice van Houten
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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