Susanne Bier Famous Quotes & Sayings

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65 Susanne Bier Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Susanne Bier Sayings: For years, whenever I'd been travelling and came back to Copenhagen, I'd think: 'People are For years, whenever I'd been travelling and came back to Copenhagen, I'd think: 'People are so stylish.' And it's not any one class. It's everyday life.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: The foundations of our lives are far more fragile than we think. So we are The foundations of our lives are far more fragile than we think. So we are severely shaken when life turns out to have a will of its own.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: I've always been slightly hesitant about generalizing movies made by men and women being different I've always been slightly hesitant about generalizing movies made by men and women being different in their nature; I think movies by each director are different. Having said that, I think that it's kind of disgraceful that there aren't more female directors.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: I quite like some of the movies that have many characters in them. I quite like some of the movies that have many characters in them.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: I don't feel that I'm strictly Danish; I don't feel that my sense of humor I don't feel that I'm strictly Danish; I don't feel that my sense of humor is strictly Danish or my human sensibility is strictly Danish.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: I have a slight controversy with the Dogme brethren because I've been saying that rules I have a slight controversy with the Dogme brethren because I've been saying that rules are to be interpreted; not that I haven't followed the rules, because I don't see the point of submitting yourself to a set of rules if you don't follow them. But having said that, it is always a lot of interpretation.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: I think possibly, as an artist, you're always treated with a certain respect but also I think possibly, as an artist, you're always treated with a certain respect but also with a certain sort of nervousness.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: I believe in rules. I believe in artistic limitations, and I always have. I've always I believe in rules. I believe in artistic limitations, and I always have. I've always thought that setting out a set of rules before you start, and then being completely consistent with them, is the only way to make a really good film.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: When I watch a movie myself, I want to forget that I'm watching a movie, When I watch a movie myself, I want to forget that I'm watching a movie, and I want to be inside the movie. That's the kind of experience I want my audience to have.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: A significant number of women who have been ill or had marital issues feel they A significant number of women who have been ill or had marital issues feel they have no value, and society is so keen on telling us that's the case.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: If you look at children's stories in fairy tales, they're pretty brutal. If you look at children's stories in fairy tales, they're pretty brutal.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: A lot of people who live in Denmark will understand Danish but not necessarily speak A lot of people who live in Denmark will understand Danish but not necessarily speak it.
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Susanne Bier Sayings: There are certain things you cannot accept. There are certain things that human beings cannot There are certain things you cannot accept. There are certain things that human beings cannot tolerate.
Susanne Bier Sayings: Having done a Dogme film taught me the beauty of simplicity and austerity. Having done a Dogme film taught me the beauty of simplicity and austerity.
Susanne Bier Sayings: Women, nowhere in the world, have the kind of important position in society in the Women, nowhere in the world, have the kind of important position in society in the amount that they ought to have.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I think there's a misconception of my wanting to do dark stuff. I think there's a misconception of my wanting to do dark stuff.
Susanne Bier Sayings: There are good and bad movies, and long ones, and pretentious ones, and fun ones, There are good and bad movies, and long ones, and pretentious ones, and fun ones, and it's kind of healthy not just being able to switch off after ten minutes, but have patience.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I think that being Jewish has generated an extremely strong sense of the importance of I think that being Jewish has generated an extremely strong sense of the importance of family. If I look at my Scandinavian colleagues, they don't have that urgency about family. All my movies are about that.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I don't feel I have an issue with listening or understanding English in any sort I don't feel I have an issue with listening or understanding English in any sort of way.
Susanne Bier Sayings: Dogme is like leading a religious life, in that you are freeing yourself from making Dogme is like leading a religious life, in that you are freeing yourself from making certain choices. It makes life easier.
Susanne Bier Sayings: People don't necessarily do evil deeds because they want to; people happen to do something People don't necessarily do evil deeds because they want to; people happen to do something with horrible consequences even if they meant to be kind.
Susanne Bier Sayings: There were 10 or 15 years where all the Scandinavian movies were gray and light There were 10 or 15 years where all the Scandinavian movies were gray and light brown. I got really bored with it. I really felt that movies had to have that life of vivid colors.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I'm extremely straightforward. And I can't do that sort of traditional girl thing of saying I'm extremely straightforward. And I can't do that sort of traditional girl thing of saying one thing that actually means something else. I never understood it, and I still don't understand it.
Susanne Bier Sayings: Any creative process is about being in a territory which isn't secure, isn't necessarily familiar, Any creative process is about being in a territory which isn't secure, isn't necessarily familiar, and isn't convenient in any sort of way. And that's the excitement of it.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I did learn a lot from 'Things We Lost in the Fire,' but I've learned I did learn a lot from 'Things We Lost in the Fire,' but I've learned different things from different films.
Susanne Bier Sayings: In a way, the whole notion of a blueprint of a building is not that In a way, the whole notion of a blueprint of a building is not that different from a script for a movie. A sequence of spaces, which is what you do as an architect, is really the same as a sequence of scenes.
Susanne Bier Sayings: At some stage in most people's lives, things turn upside down, and nothing is as At some stage in most people's lives, things turn upside down, and nothing is as you expected it to be.
Susanne Bier Sayings: For me, grief is a static thing, and my movies have an extremely dynamic sort For me, grief is a static thing, and my movies have an extremely dynamic sort of movement.
Susanne Bier Sayings: In a way, our family is our modern identity. In a way, our family is our modern identity.
Susanne Bier Sayings: Anders Thomas Jensen and I had talked about making a movie which addressed the cancer Anders Thomas Jensen and I had talked about making a movie which addressed the cancer issue, and we didn't want to make it heavy-handed. We wanted to do something which had a lot of hope in it. And then for some reason we came up with a romantic comedy.
Susanne Bier Sayings: None of my movies are autobiographical. None of my movies are autobiographical.
Susanne Bier Sayings: Denmark is like a big family of people. Denmark is like a big family of people.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I don't know that there's more bullying or whether it's just more talked about. It I don't know that there's more bullying or whether it's just more talked about. It seems to me that possibly that there's been a lot of bullying all the time, but at the moment, it's something that people are talking about.
Susanne Bier Sayings: Parents can shape a child, but a great teacher can, too. Parents can shape a child, but a great teacher can, too.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I think the lack of automatically feeling, 'Yes, the future is going to be like I think the lack of automatically feeling, 'Yes, the future is going to be like the present' - that is very much a Jewish thing.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I think most of my films all have a certain tone or intensity in them. I think most of my films all have a certain tone or intensity in them. They are tense, and you kind of anticipate some kind of catastrophe, but you're not quite sure.
Susanne Bier Sayings: In reality most people aren't as perfect as they want to seem. In reality most people aren't as perfect as they want to seem.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I think it is kind of depressing how few female filmmakers there are. I think I think it is kind of depressing how few female filmmakers there are. I think it is in general depressing how few women there are in ... important positions in society
Susanne Bier Sayings: John le Carre's 'The Night Manager' is a relentlessly exhilarating thriller with profound emotional depths. John le Carre's 'The Night Manager' is a relentlessly exhilarating thriller with profound emotional depths.
Susanne Bier Sayings: As a filmmaker, I always try not to concern myself with the outcome of things. As a filmmaker, I always try not to concern myself with the outcome of things. I make the movie, and I do that as honestly and good as I can. I don't want to pollute my thoughts with what is going to happen with it afterwards, because I have to work inside-out.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I think the good thing about Dogme is that it forces you into an extreme I think the good thing about Dogme is that it forces you into an extreme sense of reality because there's no artificial light and no set design and all of those icings on the cake that you usually have on a movie.
Susanne Bier Sayings: If I go home from a day of shooting, and I haven't at some point If I go home from a day of shooting, and I haven't at some point felt the magic, I'm really frustrated.
Susanne Bier Sayings: My favorite hobby is matchmaking. It's a lot easier to do it in movies then My favorite hobby is matchmaking. It's a lot easier to do it in movies then in real life because in real life, people don't do what I tell them to do.
Susanne Bier Sayings: You win an Oscar, and the movie that comes after that is always going to You win an Oscar, and the movie that comes after that is always going to be compared.
Susanne Bier Sayings: We always want to find good and bad guys, and I don't believe in that. We always want to find good and bad guys, and I don't believe in that.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I've got this fear of becoming comfortable. I've got this fear of becoming comfortable.
Susanne Bier Sayings: Oftentimes, reality is much worse than what you can put in a movie. Oftentimes, reality is much worse than what you can put in a movie.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I hate when the sun is high and there are no shadows. If I could I hate when the sun is high and there are no shadows. If I could do super high-budget movies, I would only shoot when the sun starts to get low - but you can't just shoot for four hours every day.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I would say I'm basically interested in human beings, and I don't really care whether I would say I'm basically interested in human beings, and I don't really care whether they're men or women. I think my comprehension is about the same for both.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I don't do a lot of rehearsal. I don't like rehearsals. I rehearse the day I don't do a lot of rehearsal. I don't like rehearsals. I rehearse the day or morning. I spend one hour and a half with all the actors, and we go over the scenes, and we change it and change the dialogue, and we do a lot of things to it, but prior to shooting, I don't really rehearse.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I've had a very fortunate, very privileged life. I say it with all humility because I've had a very fortunate, very privileged life. I say it with all humility because it could change tomorrow.
Susanne Bier Sayings: My mother has had breast cancer twice. And my mother has always been this very My mother has had breast cancer twice. And my mother has always been this very positive human being: a glass-half-full type. Like, when she was in treatment and feeling really bad, she would always talk about some nurse that was particularly nice to her.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I am very close to my family, and there's something life-affirming about that. Even if I am very close to my family, and there's something life-affirming about that. Even if you feel completely different from them and have totally different views on politics and ethics, you're still family and have that immediate acceptance.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I generally edit quite heavily. In general, there aren't many scenes that are sitting where I generally edit quite heavily. In general, there aren't many scenes that are sitting where they sat in the script in the final form.
Susanne Bier Sayings: If my daughter's going to go out in the winter with summer clothes, I'm gonna If my daughter's going to go out in the winter with summer clothes, I'm gonna question it. And at some point, I assume, if the conversation goes on long enough, if I can convince her, she will put on some warm clothes. And I think that sort of exchange is pretty valid.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I don't want actors to be writers. I think it's too much responsibility. I don't want actors to be writers. I think it's too much responsibility.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I never have particular actors planned when I'm in the process of writing. I never have particular actors planned when I'm in the process of writing.
Susanne Bier Sayings: The main thing as a director, you always want to have a bit of a The main thing as a director, you always want to have a bit of a worry about the material you're going to get yourself into. You want to be a bit scared of it so that you have that excitement of having to climb the mountain.
Susanne Bier Sayings: For the Oscars, I had a speech in my hand, and I just knew if For the Oscars, I had a speech in my hand, and I just knew if I opened the piece of paper, I was going to be unable to read it. So I just thought, 'I'm going to say, as coherently as I can, whatever I can.'
Susanne Bier Sayings: I'm a huge fan of Richard Curtis - there's real grief, real compassion in his I'm a huge fan of Richard Curtis - there's real grief, real compassion in his films as well as cheekiness; it's a wonderful cocktail.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I think it's extremely difficult consistently being a decent human being. I think it's extremely difficult consistently being a decent human being.
Susanne Bier Sayings: You don't have to go very far away from Scandinavia to realize what an idyllic You don't have to go very far away from Scandinavia to realize what an idyllic society it is.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I really don't like that modern notion of 'I don't need anyone.' I see a I really don't like that modern notion of 'I don't need anyone.' I see a lot of young women feeling they have to be that way, they have to be hard, in a way. And what does that bring them? They're just going to be lonesome. They're going to be, at best, lonesome and capable, at worst, lonesome and hard. And is that what we want? No.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I guess I strongly feel that we cannot pretend that the Third World is not I guess I strongly feel that we cannot pretend that the Third World is not part of our world. We cannot say 'OK, there's that problem over there, let's just close our eyes' - we cannot do that.
Susanne Bier Sayings: I have this almost obsessive desire to whomever is close to me: I want to I have this almost obsessive desire to whomever is close to me: I want to have a very intense, close, intimate relationship with them.