American Director Quotes

1774 American Director quotes:

"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something."
"I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries."
"If you want to send a message, try Western Union."
"Compassion is a two way street."
"Don't follow trends, start trends."
"Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music."
"In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage."
"Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket... the least understood and the least noticed."
"Whenever a situation develops to its extreme, it is bound to turn around and become its opposite."
"To make Michael Myers frightening, I had him walk like a man, not a monster."
"One of the reasons I love to jump back and forth between mediums is that film does allow me to be more literal. I can go to the real place. I can go to the Coliseum, and I don't have to fake it."
"I'm actually part of a number of minorities. I grew up being a horribly awkward kid. A terrible student. And now I find myself as a filmmaker, and you feel kind of alone in the world because you're separate from everyone else."
"I think that Peter Jennings is the only decent one of the big three."
"The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story."
"Ultimately, it's an illusion that you can understand yourself."
"Don't give me any money, don't give me any people, but give freedom, and I'll give you a movie that looks gigantic."
"If George W. Bush is elected president, I'm leaving for France."
"Frank is such a great visual storyteller, that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen."
"I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction and photography when I was still in high school."
"Don't be told something is impossible. There's always a way."

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