Mike Figgis Quotes

28 Mike Figgis quotes:

"I had no plans to be a director."
"I started using film as part of live theatre performance - what used to be called performance art - and I became intrigued by film."
"I've held onto little musical sketches that I thought could be useful, and the more time that I spend doing them for each film, then the more I have to draw on."
"The world is an infinitely fascinating, tragic and humorous place."
"I like to work my camera as if it were a musical instrument."
"I want the score to have a really big voice."
"I'm a huge fan of world cinema, because each country uses cinema in a very individual way."
"In discussing the process with the actors, I made it clear to them that they could improvise but that the sum total of their improvisation needed to impart certain plot points, and schematic material."
"There's a sadness to the human condition that I think music is good for. It gives a counterpoint to the visual beauty, and adds depth to pictures that they wouldn't have if the music wasn't there."
"You can do really slow movements with it, like zooming in for a minute and a half. The audience isn't aware that the camera has moved, but there's subconscious tension there."
"But I don't have such a strong desire to need to get away from filmmaking."
"I am intrigued enough to want to continue, and also to try and work with companies like Sony on modifying the cameras and making them more user-friendly and efficient."
"I've spent my life hearing people trying to apologize for music."
"There's nothing I've done which I'm ashamed of or I thought was actually bad."
"I would certainly say that films like Time Code and the Loss of Sexual Innocence were far more rewarding to me in terms of being able to move forward as a filmmaker."
"One of the things I love about cinema is the range."
"You make sure that there's a structure that's interesting for them to play on top of, then do temp versions and try it on the film. By the time the players come to the recording session, I've found what works. So I'm not wasting their time."
"Each film is different. Time Code was very quick - a matter of months. Miss Julie has been on my shelf as a script for some seven or eight years. But then the shooting process was very quick - 16 days."
"Films take up so much time, and with theatre, you do have to plan a period of time that you can be free."
"I play piano and trumpet. I studied classical guitar."
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