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Directors like William Friedkin (Killer Joe), Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike), and Lee Daniels (The Paperboy) got in touch with me and wanted me to be part of their films. That was a whole new chapter for me. I didn't chase any of those films and it made me think that I was right to take a chance, say no to the kind of thing I had grown tired of doing, and wait until something good came around. And it did!Matthew McConaughey Friedkin Sayings By Matthew McConaughey: Directors like William Friedkin (Killer Joe), Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike), and Lee Daniels (The Paperboy)
Star Wars is one of a handful of films that changed the zeitgeist forever.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Star Wars is one of a handful of films that changed the zeitgeist forever.
But the audience is right. They're always, always right. You hear directors complain that the advertising was lousy, the distribution is no good, the date was wrong to open the film. I don't believe that. The audience is never wrong. Never.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: But the audience is right. They're always, always right. You hear directors complain that the
I really think that sex always looks kind of funny in a movie.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I really think that sex always looks kind of funny in a movie.
I have seen lampoons of my work. And I have really enjoyed them. But I would never do another version of The Exorcist.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I have seen lampoons of my work. And I have really enjoyed them. But I
I don't go to the movies much anymore. There's very little that draws me. I watch mostly the older stuff, and I often don't sit through the new films.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I don't go to the movies much anymore. There's very little that draws me. I
I have to see the whole scene in my head before I go out and do it. Which I do. I will envision the entire scene before I shoot it.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I have to see the whole scene in my head before I go out and
When you go to a studio with something you want to make, or they come to you with something they want to make, more often than not, it's a tent pole. Not something one single person is really passionate about on a creative level.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: When you go to a studio with something you want to make, or they come
The Blu-ray is the real cinematech of world cinema. That's how it's being preserved. All of these guys that are trying to preserve 35mm negatives? They are wasting their time. There are better ways to see and project this stuff. It's called digital.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: The Blu-ray is the real cinematech of world cinema. That's how it's being preserved. All
With The Exorcist we said what we wanted to say. Neither one of us view it as a horror film. We view it as a film about the mysteries of faith. It's easier for people to call it a horror film. Or a great horror film. Or the greatest horror film ever made. Whenever I see that, I feel a great distance from it.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: With The Exorcist we said what we wanted to say. Neither one of us view
I don't believe that Citizen Kane or Gone With the Wind, or any damn picture that you can name, would be better off in 3D. I think it's a gimmick. I find 3D distracting.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I don't believe that Citizen Kane or Gone With the Wind, or any damn picture
Technique is of less interest than character and story.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Technique is of less interest than character and story.
The studios mostly threw away the negatives of the classic films. They had no interest in their legacy.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: The studios mostly threw away the negatives of the classic films. They had no interest
All the great countries are at odds with one another over something, and yet if they don't cooperate they're going to blow up.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: All the great countries are at odds with one another over something, and yet if
We all wind up the same way, no matter what our goals or ambitions are. We have nothing at all to say about how we got into this world or how are going to leave it.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: We all wind up the same way, no matter what our goals or ambitions are.
Every time you run a 35mm print, it picks up scratches. It picks up dirt. Sometimes it breaks, and you have to re-splice it. You lose frames. This doesn't happen with digital or Blu-ray. I think that's great. Because I love the new media.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Every time you run a 35mm print, it picks up scratches. It picks up dirt.
I've seen my own films close to a thousand times in one form or another. When you edit them. When you shoot them. Then you run them over and over again for sound and music. Then you'd go to premiere screenings, and have to do promotional screenings in other cities. I can't watch any of my old films.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I've seen my own films close to a thousand times in one form or another.
And it was only a week later that I realized a close up of Steve McQueen was worth the greatest landscape you could find.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: And it was only a week later that I realized a close up of Steve
There are films that I've made that I like a little bit more than the others. But the films that I mostly watch, and see over and over again, are not my own.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: There are films that I've made that I like a little bit more than the
I have control over every single frame on Blu-ray. If I want a scene bluer, I get that scene bluer. Originally, there was some fluctuation with the prints. If you made a thousand, or a few thousand prints, there is no control over any of that. But now I can make a master using the digital process.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I have control over every single frame on Blu-ray. If I want a scene bluer,
The art of movies is to allow the audience to suspend their disbelief. They need to use their imaginations.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: The art of movies is to allow the audience to suspend their disbelief. They need
To me, the art of cinema is the same as the art of painting. The artist takes a 2D medium and gives you the illusion of depth. If you look at any of the great paintings, you have the illusion of depth. Which is part of the art. The same with the great movies.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: To me, the art of cinema is the same as the art of painting. The
Even with some of the best action films like The Bourne Ultimatum, which is a great action film with a great chase sequence, so much of it is computer-generated. But that doesn't bother me. I think it works. It's fantastic.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Even with some of the best action films like The Bourne Ultimatum, which is a
The digital process gives me total control over how I want the film to look. The films look like they did when I was first looking through the viewfinder.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: The digital process gives me total control over how I want the film to look.
Edgar Allan Poe is considered the great writer of horror stories, perhaps the greatest - I will say the greatestWilliam Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Edgar Allan Poe is considered the great writer of horror stories, perhaps the greatest -
All of the films I have made, that I have chosen to make, are all about the thin line between good and evil. And also the thin line that exists in each and every one of us. That's what my films are about.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: All of the films I have made, that I have chosen to make, are all
Violence is not funny.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Violence is not funny.
One of my themes is that there is good and evil in everyone. I was not out to make these guys heroes. I really don't believe in heroes. The best of people have a dark side and it's a constant struggle for the better side to survive and to thrive.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: One of my themes is that there is good and evil in everyone. I was
Sam Jackson is a director's dream. Some actors hope to find their character during shooting. He knows his character before shooting. Sam's old-school. I just got out of his way. I never did more than two takes with Sam.-william friedkinWilliam Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Sam Jackson is a director's dream. Some actors hope to find their character during shooting.
I don't look back or analyze my films. I just make them. It's for someone else to look at.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I don't look back or analyze my films. I just make them. It's for someone
Sure, you could go out and make Jaws today. But all of the sequels to Jaws weren't good. They are all worthless. The Godfather II is the only sequel that I have ever seen that is as good as or better than the original.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Sure, you could go out and make Jaws today. But all of the sequels to
If you're a movie star, the studios don't want you to act. They just want you to show up and look good and chase girls and have a lot of laughs.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: If you're a movie star, the studios don't want you to act. They just want
Directing is a nice job. It's the best job for me. If i had to pay money to do it, I would do itIt's problematical. It's disapointing often. It's very challenging. It's frustrating as hell. It's extremely demanding and totally satisfying work. And if I wasn't doing this, I would have to do legitimate work for a living. There are guys out there really working for a living, cleaning streets or coal mining, teaching. Directing is playing. Acting.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Directing is a nice job. It's the best job for me. If i had to
You are always cheating for the audience.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: You are always cheating for the audience.
I'm not a fan of Star Wars. That is not for me. That is for my nephews and nieces. I don't get it.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I'm not a fan of Star Wars. That is not for me. That is for
I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very
I can't sit through the superhero films. But I watched Draft Day, and it was kind of sweet in an old-fashioned way.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I can't sit through the superhero films. But I watched Draft Day, and it was
The first work of the director is to set a mood so that the actor's work can take place, so that the actor can create. And in order to do that, you have to communicate, communicate with the actors. And direction is about communication on all levels.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: The first work of the director is to set a mood so that the actor's
If Star Wars had failed, you wouldn't have 90 percent of what's out there today.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: If Star Wars had failed, you wouldn't have 90 percent of what's out there today.
You don't need great actors to do a 3D picture. All of this condescending stuff that they put out? "Oh, we will always need actors." Bullshit! They are able to take anybody and put some markers on them, and have them walk through an empty room. Then they paint in the background.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: You don't need great actors to do a 3D picture. All of this condescending stuff
Ive never seen a more terrifying film than THE BABADOOK.It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Ive never seen a more terrifying film than THE BABADOOK.It will scare the hell out
None of the chase scenes that I did had any opticals. We had to do all of that physically. The first thing you have to do is see it in your mind's eye. You have to envision it. Imagine someone knitting a sweater or a scarf. They either have a pattern in front of them, or they see a pattern in their mind's eye. Then it's one stitch at a time. That's what shooting a chase is like.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: None of the chase scenes that I did had any opticals. We had to do
Of all the projects I've worked on, I've never worked with another director like Billy Friedkin. I think he's a genius.Linda Blair Friedkin Sayings By Linda Blair: Of all the projects I've worked on, I've never worked with another director like Billy
I'm not a fan of 3D. But I am a huge fan of digital imagery. Because it allows a filmmaker much more latitude to appreciate their own visions and dreams.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I'm not a fan of 3D. But I am a huge fan of digital imagery.
Style is something that's extremely important, but it must grow naturally out of who and what you are and what the material calls for. It cannot be superimposed.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Style is something that's extremely important, but it must grow naturally out of who and
There is a thin line between the policeman and the criminal. The best cops are always crossed. The best cops are the ones who are able to think like criminals. But for a quirk of fate, they might have been criminals.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: There is a thin line between the policeman and the criminal. The best cops are
Like many, I feel the disconnect between the barefoot carpenter who preached on hillsides and the papal aristocracy; between the man who ate, slept, and taught in the desert and the man who takes his meals from fine china and silver in the majesty of the Vatican and controls billions of dollars' worth of real estate and banks.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Like many, I feel the disconnect between the barefoot carpenter who preached on hillsides and
The informing idea of what you want to say and do, that's what will take you from film school to professional - the idea. That's what is original to you.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: The informing idea of what you want to say and do, that's what will take
I believe today that there is no film and no shot in a film that is worth a squirrel getting a sprained ankle.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I believe today that there is no film and no shot in a film that
I dislike The Exorcist, and I found it a warning sign of the dangers in a furious cinematic talent putting the audience through it (a Hitchcock phrase) without purpose, or without the nagging moral anxiety that activated Hitch. You see, I don't think William Friedkin believes in the Devil, or cares about him. I think he found exorcism a pretext for a gross-out and he calculated there was an audience for it, or a crowd ready to be challenged. Maybe I'm too much of an atheist to stand religion being so thrashed.Edward Jay Epstein Friedkin Sayings By Edward Jay Epstein: I dislike The Exorcist, and I found it a warning sign of the dangers in
I don't like 3D. I don't believe there is any film that I have seen and loved that would have been improved by a scintilla in 3D. To me, it's just a gimmick.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I don't like 3D. I don't believe there is any film that I have seen
With all of my films that are on DVD and Blu-ray, I have spent weeks with them in a color timing room. Just changing or enhancing them. I have been desaturating the color. Sometimes I will make a scene bluer or redder. I do use the new medium. I believe in it.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: With all of my films that are on DVD and Blu-ray, I have spent weeks
The thing that interests me is the good and evil in everybody. I don't have conventional heroes in the films that I directed, because I believe there's good and evil in everybody.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: The thing that interests me is the good and evil in everybody. I don't have
I very much believe in things unseen, both of positive and destructive energy, and I have never seen The Exorcist through from start to finish. I find it too realistic, frankly, and too disturbing for me. I absolutely believe in spiritual warfare and have experienced it in my life. So I respect Mr. Friedkin's extraordinary success with that, but it's not a picture I'll ever see.Ashley Judd Friedkin Sayings By Ashley Judd: I very much believe in things unseen, both of positive and destructive energy, and I
I had absolutely no focus as a kid. I never paid attention at school, I never went to college. Not because we were too poor; we were. But if I wanted to go to college, I would have found a way.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I had absolutely no focus as a kid. I never paid attention at school, I
There are many untalented people making millions of dollars in the film business.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: There are many untalented people making millions of dollars in the film business.
The studios are making fewer films. They are making more expensive films. Profits are tougher to come by. Not only because of the expense of production. But also because of the expense of promotion and hype. To boil that all down, it's more about hype than it is about filmmaking.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: The studios are making fewer films. They are making more expensive films. Profits are tougher
In the case of a film like The Exorcist or To Live and Die in L.A., I saw the whole movie in my head before I went to shoot it. I never did storyboards, or anything like that. I had the film in my head.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: In the case of a film like The Exorcist or To Live and Die in
To me, the art of movies is to take a two-dimensional image and give the illusion of depth.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: To me, the art of movies is to take a two-dimensional image and give the
When you make a Blu-ray, its not the same as the print process was. You have little or no control over any print that was ever made. You are a victim of the 35mm printing process.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: When you make a Blu-ray, its not the same as the print process was. You
I think The Exorcist is the best American horror movie ever made. Friedkin was at the top of his game.Jason Patric Friedkin Sayings By Jason Patric: I think The Exorcist is the best American horror movie ever made. Friedkin was at
God knows, as a minority, gay people have taken serious lumps for their sexual preferences. As has every minority.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: God knows, as a minority, gay people have taken serious lumps for their sexual preferences.
Star Wars gave birth to all the computer-generated superhero films.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: Star Wars gave birth to all the computer-generated superhero films.
I don't think sexuality defines a person. It's one small part of who you are, in my view. You are many things, and I never felt that people were defined by their sexuality solely.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I don't think sexuality defines a person. It's one small part of who you are,
You don't leave the film alone. You have a new audience, and you have a new medium. Why would you leave it alone? Film is not an antique. It's not a relic. It's not a Leonardo da Vinci. I don't want someone painting over a da Vinci or Rembrandt. But these movies aren't that.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: You don't leave the film alone. You have a new audience, and you have a
If you call yourself a non-believer, you're referring to disbelief in something, and you're acknowledging that there is something to believe in or not.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: If you call yourself a non-believer, you're referring to disbelief in something, and you're acknowledging
I believe it's true that there's good and evil in everyone and it's a constant struggle to have your better angels prevail.William Friedkin Friedkin Sayings By William Friedkin: I believe it's true that there's good and evil in everyone and it's a constant