Mike Figgis Quotes


28 Mike Figgis quotes:



"In a way, the history of jazz's development is a small mirror of classical music's development through the centuries. Now jazz is a living form of original music, while classical music has gotten to the end of its cycle in terms of exploring its form."
"The power of sound to put an audience in a certain psychological state is vastly undervalued. And the more you know about music and harmony, the more you can do with that."
"What I'm interested in is tone, and the ability to articulate in a very minimal way. That's the sign of a mature musician, and that's what I look for."
"When I do the music, I make the musicians listen to what's happening in the film. That way they treat the dialogue as if it was a singer."
"I might have a guitar or a piano on set to play something for the actors."
"It's difficult working with very rich actors, because inevitably they become a little spoilt, and the managers and agents tend to control things more than is healthy."
"Obviously, I try to make the films work for an audience. That's the main point of making a film, and in retrospect, one can see that certain films, let's say Leaving Las Vegas, demonstrated its own success."
"Then I became interested in drama, and almost by accident, I drifted into film."



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