„If you want to get a feature made, I would go and scrape together whatever money you can get, find an actor who can really pull off one of the parts and shoot a few scenes from your feature screenplay that can serve as a short.“ - Richard Kelly #richardkelly #jakegyllenhaal #donniedarko #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay #script
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Ingmar Bergman on The Seventh Seal: „Say anything you want against The Seventh Seal. My fear of death — this infantile fixation of mine — was, at that moment, overwhelming. I felt myself in contact with death day and night, and my fear was tremendous. When I finished the picture, my fear went away. I have the feeling simply of having painted a canvas in an enormous hurry — with enormous pretension but without any arrogance. I said, Here is a painting; take it, please.“ #ingmarbergman #bergman #theseventhseal #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay #script
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„I've always said that movies are kind of like love affairs. Two people come together, and if they're at the right place at the right time and it's the right situation, it clicks. I've always felt that I've connected with screenplays. It's the romantic in me.“ - Robert Zemeckis #robertzemeckis #stevenspielberg #paramount #bttf #backtothefuture #martymcfly #docbrown #michaeljfox #christopherlloyd #timetravel #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay #script
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„For me, filmmaking combines everything. That’s the reason I’ve made cinema my life’s work. In films, painting and literature, theatre and music come together. But a film is still a film.“ - Akira Kurosawa #akirakurosawa #kurosawa #sevensamurai #ran #rashomon #dreams #theater #music #literature #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay #script
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The Wachowskis on The Matrix: „We really want to see how the idea of an intellectual action movie is received by the world.“ #wachowskis #thematrix #matrix #scifimovies #action #actionmovie #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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Alfonso Cuarón on Gravity: „The camera is a third astronaut, and that astronaut is the audience. The audience is floating in space, following these characters who are bonded by the loss of physics in zero gravity, floating and rolling and spinning. The idea is to immerse the audience so that your emotional experience is projected onto the screen in a primal way.“ #alfonsocuarón #gravity #sandrabullock #georgeclooney #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„I think the job of a director is to be the lens through which other people's input is focused, and so really my job is to have a clear point of view, and a sincere point of view, and things that I take pleasure in, things I don't like, things that make me uncomfortable, whatever that is, whatever that input is, you're trying to focus it in a coherent manner, and that's where the personality of a director's important.“ - Christopher Nolan #christophernolan #nolan #inception #interstellar #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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Luc Besson on The Fifth Element: „I started to write it when I was 16. I was not thinking about making a film - I was doing a book. At the age of 20, I wrote already 30 scripts. Because I have nobody in the film business in my family, so the only thing I can have like everybody is a piece of paper and a pen - no one can beat you, you don't need anybody, you just need a pen! So I was spending my day and my night to write, to write, to write, and that's it.“ #lucbesson #besson #thefifthelement #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„The cinema is not a craft. It is an art. It does not mean teamwork. One is always alone on the set as before the blank page. And to be alone... means to ask questions. And to make films means to answer them.“ - Jean-Luc Godard #jeanlucgodard #godard #breathless #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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François Truffaut on Cinema: „The famous French advertising slogan that says, “When you love life, you go to the movies,” it’s false! It’s exactly the opposite: when you don’t love life, or when life doesn’t give you satisfaction, you go to the movies.“ #francoistruffaut #truffaut #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„I don't think you can be good or even aspire to be good, unless you're prepared to push everything aside in your life and just drive to execute your vision of that movie, in such a way that it really communicates to an audience. It's a very difficult thing to do.“ - Michael Mann #michaelmann #robertdeniro #alpacino #heat #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„The cinema began with a passionate, physical relationship between celluloid and the artists and craftsmen and technicians who handled it, manipulated it, and came to know it the way a lover comes to know every inch of the body of the beloved. No matter where the cinema goes, we cannot afford to lose sight of its beginnings.“ - Martin Scorsese #martinscorsese #scorsese #robertdeniro #joepesci #goodfellas #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„There is no line between art and pornography. You can make art of anything. You can make an experimental movie with that candle or with this tape recorder. You can make a piece of art with a cat drinking milk. You can make a piece of art with people having sex. There is no line. Anything that is shot or reproduced in an unusual way is considered artistic or experimental.“ - Gaspar Noé #gasparnoe #enterthevoid #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„Every decent director has only one subject, and finally only makes the same film over and over again. My subject is the exploitability of feelings, whoever might be the one exploiting them. It never ends. It's a permanent theme. Whether the state exploits patriotism, or whether in a couple relationship, one partner destroys the other.“ - Rainer Werner Fassbinder #rainerwernerfassbinder #fassbinder #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„I do believe in the power of story. I believe that stories have an important role to play in the formation of human beings, that they can stimulate, amaze and inspire their listeners.“ - Hayao Miyazaki #hayoamiyazaki #studioghibli #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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Terry Gilliam on The Human Condom in Twelve Monkeys: „There was something about the idea that people putting layer upon layer to protect themselves from a potential infection, end up in a sense isolating themselves from one another. And I became obsessed with that. I went to the dentist while shooting in Philadelphia, and I was amazed by how obsessed with layers of latex even dentists are. Even the lamp over one's head had a latex -- had a condom on its handle. So there's all this latex, sealing people from other things, if not themselves. And so when it came to doing a suit for the character Bruce Willis plays to come above ground, I just wanted to do something that was like a human condom. And Bruce Willis has a very penile-shaped head, which completes the human condom metaphor!“ #terrygilliam #brucewillis #twelvemonkeys #12monkeys #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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Denis Villeneuve on the music of Blade Runner 2049: „The thing I will say is that making movies is a laboratory. It's an artistic process. You cannot plan things. Jóhann Jóhannsson is one of my favorite composers alive today. He's a very strong artist. But the movie needed something different, and I needed to go back to something closer to Vangelis. Jóhan and I decided that I will need to go in another direction - that's what I will say. I hope I have the chance to work with him again because I think he's really a fantastic composer.“ #denisvilleneuve #bladerunner2049 #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„I intentionally shoot violence to make the audience feel real pain. I have never and I will never shoot violence as if it’s some kind of action video game.“ - Takeshi Kitano #takeshikitano #zatoichi #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.“ #jimjarmush #forestwhitaker #ghostdog #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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Quentin Tarantino on Writing: „I am a writer. That’s what I do. It’s a writer’s job not just to write about himself but to look at the rest of humanity and explore it — other people’s way of talking, the phrases they use. And my head is a sponge. I listen to what everyone says, I watch little idiosyncratic behavior; people tell me a joke, and I remember it. People tell me an interesting story in their life, and I remember it.“ #quentintarantino #tarantino #samuelljackson #johntravolta #pulpfiction #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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Sofia Coppola on Bill Murray: „I’ve just always loved watching him in movies and I always wanted to work with him. He has this sweet, lovable side. I thought it would be funny to see him in this little kimono in Japan, where he’s really out of place.“ #sofiacoppola #billmurray #lostintranslation #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„Never try to convey your idea to the audience — it is a thankless and senseless task. Show them life, and they'll find within themselves the means to assess and appreciate it.“ - Andrei Tarkovsky #tarkovsky #andreitarkovsky #stalker #solaris #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„Some people go to the movies to be reminded that everything's okay. I don't make those kinds of movies.“ - David Fincher #davidfincher #bradpitt #edwardnorton #fightclub #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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„If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.“ - Kathryn Bigelow #kathrynbigelow #strangedays #femaledirector #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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Brian De Palma on Student Films: „The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the directors know. Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting.“ #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay #briandepalma #johntravolta #studentfilm
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„It’s better not to know so much about what things mean or how they might be interpreted or you’ll be too afraid to let things keep happening.” - David Lynch #davidlynch #mulhollanddrive #lynch #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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Stanley Kubrick on Filmmaking: „In making a film, I start with an emotion, a feeling, a sense of a subject or a person or a situation. The theme and technique come as a result of the material passing, as it were, through myself and coming out of the projector lens. It seems to me that simply striving for a genuinely personal approach, whatever it may be, is the goal- Bergman and Fellini, for example, although perhaps as different in their outlook as possible, have achieved this, and I'm sure it is what gives their films an emotional involvement lacking in most work.“ #stanleykubrick #2001aspaceodyssey #federicofellini #kubrick #fellini #ingmarbergman #bergman #film #movie #filmmaking #filmmaker #director #filmdirector #behindthescenes #bts #onset #directorsvision #directorsvisions #cinema #cinemas #screenwriting #screenplay
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