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51 Directing Movies Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Directing Movies Sayings By Peter Jackson: I thought that there might be something unsatisfying about directing two Tolkien movies after 'Lord I thought that there might be something unsatisfying about directing two Tolkien movies after 'Lord of the Rings.' I'd be trying to compete with myself and deliberately doing things differently. — Peter Jackson
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Directing Movies Sayings By Ben Affleck: Directing first film was terrified, it was really very scary because there is a lot Directing first film was terrified, it was really very scary because there is a lot of responsibility. I think I was terrified because I wanted it to work so much. A lot of actors direct movies but I thought the stakes were kind of higher for me because I really, really cared. I just worked as hard as I possibly could on every single thing, every single day. I said that if this failed it would not be because I didn't work as hard as I possibly could ... every day. — Ben Affleck
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Directing Movies Sayings By Jodie Foster: I'm interested in directing movies about situations that I've lived, so they are almost a I'm interested in directing movies about situations that I've lived, so they are almost a personal essay about what I've come to believe in. — Jodie Foster
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Directing Movies Sayings By Drew Goddard: I just don't want to make the same old movies. I'm not interested in it. I just don't want to make the same old movies. I'm not interested in it. Directing's hard. It takes up a lot of your life, and I'm not that interested in making the same old film. — Drew Goddard
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Directing Movies Sayings By Rudy Vallee: I hope always to be busy, even if only directing an orchestra in the pit. I hope always to be busy, even if only directing an orchestra in the pit. However, I should prefer to produce movies or be the directing head of a radio corporation. — Rudy Vallee
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Directing Movies Sayings By David Schwimmer: Directing takes a lot longer than acting. This was about seven years in development, and Directing takes a lot longer than acting. This was about seven years in development, and then two and a half years with pre-production, production, post and now the release. Not that I have people banging on my door to star in movies, but it takes me out of the acting game for a longer chunk of time. — David Schwimmer
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Directing Movies Sayings By Michel Hazanavicius: I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format - how it works, the device of the silent movie. It's not the same form of expression as a talkie. The lack of sounds makes you participate in the storytelling. — Michel Hazanavicius
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Directing Movies Sayings By Neil Strauss: One of the reasons I became a writer is that, unlike starting a band, directing One of the reasons I became a writer is that, unlike starting a band, directing movies, or acting in a theatrical production, you can do it alone. Your success and failure depend entirely on yourself. — Neil Strauss
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Directing Movies Sayings By Campbell Scott: I know it's good when I see a smaller film get recognized because it means I know it's good when I see a smaller film get recognized because it means more publicity for them. When you start producing and directing the movies become a little more like your children. — Campbell Scott
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Directing Movies Sayings By Sasha Grey: I think the big evolutionary step for me is directing my own movies. I think the big evolutionary step for me is directing my own movies. — Sasha Grey
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Directing Movies Sayings By Scott Aukerman: I get inspired when I look at Tom Lennon, who did 'Reno 911!' for six I get inspired when I look at Tom Lennon, who did 'Reno 911!' for six seasons while writing huge movies and directing and also doing other pilots; he did that FX pilot, the 'Star Trek' thing. — Scott Aukerman
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Directing Movies Sayings By Gordon Willis: I don't believe in doing thousands of cuts, then giving it to the editor to I don't believe in doing thousands of cuts, then giving it to the editor to make the movie. 'Dump-truck directing' is my reference to that style of moviemaking. You have to know how to cut before you can shoot well. The lack of definition in movies today is appalling. Very few people know how to mount a narrative anymore. If a scene works in one cut, you don't need 10. Or it might need 10. Let's not make it 20. — Gordon Willis
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Directing Movies Sayings By Nora Ephron: Directing movies is the best job there is, that's all. I can hardly say a Directing movies is the best job there is, that's all. I can hardly say a word after that. It's just a great job. — Nora Ephron
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Directing Movies Sayings By Noah Baumbach: I always wanted to write movies that I'd direct. I didn't come at it from I always wanted to write movies that I'd direct. I didn't come at it from a writing standpoint more than a directing standpoint, except that growing up, I didn't have the opportunity to shoot as much as I did to write. — Noah Baumbach
Directing Movies Sayings By Jodie Foster: I had a certain career as an actor that I think was quite personal as I had a certain career as an actor that I think was quite personal as well, and had a lot of integrity, but I wasn't writing my own things or directing my own movies. — Jodie Foster
Directing Movies Sayings By Nicholas Stoller: And then afterwards I worked in advertising for a year which taught me about writing And then afterwards I worked in advertising for a year which taught me about writing even when you don't want to (laughter) because there's never a moment that you want to write about an Erickson cell phone but you have to. And that's really important you know obviously for the ... like if you really want to write, you have to write every day no matter how you feel or you know. And then, yeah, and then I ended up working in TV and then from TV into movies and then directing, so. — Nicholas Stoller
Directing Movies Sayings By Sean Penn: I can make a better living as an actor than I can as a director. I can make a better living as an actor than I can as a director. Though I certainly would prefer to be directing movies. — Sean Penn
Directing Movies Sayings By Billy Bob Thornton: Directing is a big responsibility to take on. I think I'm only good at doing Directing is a big responsibility to take on. I think I'm only good at doing things I know very well. I don't direct movies because I get offered the new vampire movie or science fiction movie. I don't get offered those, anyway, but if I did, I would just tell 'em, "Look, I'm the wrong guy." I only do things about people and situations, and I do the ones that I think I'm the best guy for the job on, which is usually something I generate myself. — Billy Bob Thornton
Directing Movies Sayings By Ted Alexandro: Opening for Louis C.K. during his "Hilarious" tour was a great experience for me. He Opening for Louis C.K. during his "Hilarious" tour was a great experience for me. He is the generation just ahead of me, because he started so young. So it's like he's sort of a senior and I'm a junior, in terms of the business. He's done so much - from writing on Conan and Chris Rock to writing and directing movies, having his own HBO show, "Lucky Louie," and now having "Louie" on FX. — Ted Alexandro
Directing Movies Sayings By Stephen Chbosky: I found, through the process of doing 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower,' that I I found, through the process of doing 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower,' that I really love directing movies and I love writing books and so this will become the centerpiece of my career for the next ten or twenty years. Doing these adaptations. — Stephen Chbosky
Directing Movies Sayings By Kodi Smit-McPhee: I think, obviously, everyone has a lot of favorite movies, but I really for some I think, obviously, everyone has a lot of favorite movies, but I really for some reason just love Quentin Tarantino's writing and directing style. — Kodi Smit-McPhee
Directing Movies Sayings By Alison Owen: Movies alone have the hideous capacity to do everything for you. So in directing movies, Movies alone have the hideous capacity to do everything for you. So in directing movies, you have to figure how to leave things out - because when you leave things out, you evoke the imaginative participation of the audience. — Alison Owen
Directing Movies Sayings By David Zucker: I think once we started directing separately - we each have different kinds of interests I think once we started directing separately - we each have different kinds of interests now, and the kinds of movies we want to do. I wouldn't hold your breath for that one. — David Zucker
Directing Movies Sayings By Tom McCarthy: I loved acting, and then acting led to writing, and writing led to directing, and I loved acting, and then acting led to writing, and writing led to directing, and directing lead to five movies, and I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. — Tom McCarthy
Directing Movies Sayings By Robert De Niro: You always learn something about movies. Directing or acting, there's always something new. It's the You always learn something about movies. Directing or acting, there's always something new. It's the technological thing; there's always something to learn. — Robert De Niro
Directing Movies Sayings By Baltasar Kormakur: I started as an actor, then became a theater director. I loved acting but didn't I started as an actor, then became a theater director. I loved acting but didn't feel as confident as I needed to be, so I started directing theater; then I played in some movies, and then I felt the need to do my own stuff. — Baltasar Kormakur
Directing Movies Sayings By Peter Jackson: For a lot of my childhood, I didn't want to direct movies because I didn't For a lot of my childhood, I didn't want to direct movies because I didn't really know what directing was. — Peter Jackson
Directing Movies Sayings By Garry Marshall: I'm basically a writer, it's who I am. I direct and I like theatre directing I'm basically a writer, it's who I am. I direct and I like theatre directing very much. But I've done 17 movies, they don't say 'Let's get Garry, he'll make a helicopter shot,' they say 'Get Garry, he'll fix the script.' — Garry Marshall
Directing Movies Sayings By Penelope Cruz: There is a magic factor that is sometimes on a movie set, that is a There is a magic factor that is sometimes on a movie set, that is a really, really beautiful thing that cannot be compared to anything else, if you are somebody that is really passionate about acting or directing or the world of movies. — Penelope Cruz
Directing Movies Sayings By Jodie Foster: I don't direct so that I can have an identity and so I can go I don't direct so that I can have an identity and so I can go on to CGI movies. I had a big identity as an actor, and that's not what I'm looking for from directing. Directing is a whole different goal. — Jodie Foster
Directing Movies Sayings By Alan Ball: Depending on what happens with my directing career, I don't think I'll stop writing, even Depending on what happens with my directing career, I don't think I'll stop writing, even if I crash and burn in movies and TV. I'll go back to plays. Even if I crash and burn there, I'll write a novel. That's the great thing about writing is that you don't have to wait for people to give you permission to do it. — Alan Ball
Directing Movies Sayings By Jordi Molla: After directing movies, I respect any director in this world, because making a movie as After directing movies, I respect any director in this world, because making a movie as a director is tons and tons of work. — Jordi Molla
Directing Movies Sayings By Annette Bening: With movies, so much of it is, 'Who is the human being that is going With movies, so much of it is, 'Who is the human being that is going to be directing it?' Because it is their medium. In a way, you are serving the director, and when it is someone that you feel you can have a lot of confidence in, it can make a big difference. — Annette Bening
Directing Movies Sayings By Paul Schrader: All these teachers and [screenwriting] books mean you see movies that have been worked over All these teachers and [screenwriting] books mean you see movies that have been worked over by more committees wielding more rules, that all originality and authorship is lost. That's why you're seeing superstars like Brad Pitt in THE FIGHT CLUB and Tom Cruise in MAGNOLIA. They're desperately searching for people writing and directing off-formula movies. — Paul Schrader
Directing Movies Sayings By Tony Curran: I play a character called Lieutenant Delcourt who, in the original comics, pops up from I play a character called Lieutenant Delcourt who, in the original comics, pops up from time to time to rescue Tintin. I guess if you've grown up watching movies like 'Jaws' and 'Indiana Jones,' it's pretty surreal to find yourself on set with Steven Spielberg directing you. — Tony Curran
Directing Movies Sayings By Dave Franco: To be honest, I don't see myself acting forever. I just can't imagine myself being To be honest, I don't see myself acting forever. I just can't imagine myself being a 70-year-old man fighting for roles. I would love to do small parts in my friends' movies or things that I'm directing myself. I do envision myself behind the camera as I get a little bit older. — Dave Franco
Directing Movies Sayings By Paul W. S. Anderson: I had the opportunity to work with Aliens and Predators when Resident Evil 2 was I had the opportunity to work with Aliens and Predators when Resident Evil 2 was being made and it was for two different studios. It was for Fox and Sony. They don't care about one another. They just want their movies. So it was very difficult to delay one and ... So I had to make a very painful decision to kind of step away from directing the second movie and with the third movie it was the same. — Paul W. S. Anderson
Directing Movies Sayings By Ethan Hawke: For me, the real goal is to integrate. The thing that I'm most happy with For me, the real goal is to integrate. The thing that I'm most happy with is the fact that I've been able to keep doing all of it - to keep writing, and to keep acting in movies, and to keep acting on the stage, to keep directing plays. I find that they feed each other, and that I learn about acting from directing and I learn about writing from acting. — Ethan Hawke
Directing Movies Sayings By Nora Ephron: One of the best things about directing movies, as opposed to merely writing them, is One of the best things about directing movies, as opposed to merely writing them, is that there's no confusion about who's to blame: you are. — Nora Ephron
Directing Movies Sayings By Marvin Hamlisch: Barbra Streisand is without a doubt one of the most honest people I have ever Barbra Streisand is without a doubt one of the most honest people I have ever known. There is no doubt in my mind that she will not be doing any more concerts. Of course, she still will be making records and starring and directing in movies. — Marvin Hamlisch
Directing Movies Sayings By F. Gary Gray: When you start directing movies at the age of 24, you're just a kid, you When you start directing movies at the age of 24, you're just a kid, you don't necessarily even have the experiences to add to the story, you're working off of instinct and raw emotions and raw talent, and hopefully it's the same trajectory as growing as a person. — F. Gary Gray
Directing Movies Sayings By Dustin Hoffman: Usually, those people don't even like actors and they can't wait until they get in Usually, those people don't even like actors and they can't wait until they get in the cutting room. They kind of break down in categories: directors who like to be surprised and some of them abhor being surprised. As far as directing, we all direct when we're acting in movies ... every single one of us. — Dustin Hoffman
Directing Movies Sayings By Dan Fogler: When I was a kid, I would make kung fu movies with the kids in When I was a kid, I would make kung fu movies with the kids in the neighborhood, and I would be the guy behind the camera directing everybody, but they were all very silly little shorts and comedy bits. — Dan Fogler
Directing Movies Sayings By Greg Cipes: I love directing. I love creating things that I don't necessarily even have to be I love directing. I love creating things that I don't necessarily even have to be in. I like creating worlds. So I'm getting into writing movies and selling movies and television shows and creating worlds that then get to live beyond me. — Greg Cipes
Directing Movies Sayings By John Huston: The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it. — John Huston
Directing Movies Sayings By Jack Huston: Before I even knew what that half of my family did, I was interested in Before I even knew what that half of my family did, I was interested in performing. I remember being seven years old and up on a stage and loving it. I've always adored it. Not just acting, but the whole process of writing and directing movies, everything that has to do with that part of life. Maybe it's in my blood. — Jack Huston
Directing Movies Sayings By Bill Hader: I was into writing and directing. I was a bit of a reluctant actor. I I was into writing and directing. I was a bit of a reluctant actor. I would always ask friends to shoot or direct their movies, but then they'd want me to be in them. — Bill Hader
Directing Movies Sayings By Nicholas Ozeki: For me the dream is the freedom to make all the crazy ideas I have For me the dream is the freedom to make all the crazy ideas I have in my head into movies. I truly love directing and I think it is a privilege to have this as an occupation. — Nicholas Ozeki
Directing Movies Sayings By Jamie Bell: I think I have much more appreciation for directing and movies overall versus a performance I think I have much more appreciation for directing and movies overall versus a performance or an actor. Their body of work is more interesting. — Jamie Bell
Directing Movies Sayings By Jason Reitman: Well, Toronto, I consider to be the birthplace of my films. I've made three films Well, Toronto, I consider to be the birthplace of my films. I've made three films and this is the third one to premiere here in the same theater on the same day at the same time - they are my audience. They're the people that I think about while I'm writing, directing, and editing. I specifically make movies for them. — Jason Reitman
Directing Movies Sayings By Claudia Christian: I think in the old days, films really went for the shock, with the blood I think in the old days, films really went for the shock, with the blood and guts, but movies are getting better. The writing and directing have improved a lot, because the audience demands it. — Claudia Christian