German Director Quotes


180 German Director quotes:



"When you find something where you can give people a message and still make it an exciting movie, you get very, very excited about something. You probably even work harder than you normally do."
"As soon as you judge communication a little more rigorously, there is a possibility that the message will not be democratized. I have to say what I believe to be right. I have to spread out the statement among all the means of expression available to us at present."
"Hidden in a long text, there are perhaps three lines that count."
"I don't pay attention to target audiences and therefore I often hear that I am a ratings killer, somebody who fundamentally doesn't care whether one person is watching or an entire soccer stadium."
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"If they had Mozart today, they couldn't work with him, although he was a very adaptable man."
"Similar to the telescope or the telephone, television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of. When you look at the details, a concrete scene between people is really something incredibly unlikely, something subtle that requires extended description."
"The one thing about program television that's absolutely incompatible with any concept of art is that all decisions have to be made by program directors, whereas art is autonomous. It may be dependent, but it knows no superiors."
"We are not just representing the cultural magazines here, but also an investigative journalistic position which is part of the classic public sphere."
"We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books, making films or producing a television program. These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore."
"When I think of the library of Alexandria and of the fact that, although it burnt down, people continue to sort the letters of the alphabet according to that tradition, then that makes certain expressions of modernity, even of interventions on the textual level, possible."
"You cannot limit yourself to one area of specialized craft. Instead, regardless of craft, you have to charge all forms of expression that lead to the community, to other people, with meaning."
"A declining institution often experiences survival of the unfittest."
"Being with an insanely jealous person is like being in the room with a dead mammoth."
"Nerves provide me with energy... It's when I don't have them, when I feel at ease, that's when I get worried."
"The only safe thing is to take a chance."
"A director in Hollywood in my time couldn't do what he wanted to do."
"And it really began with Einstein. We attended his lectures. Now the theory of relativity remained - and still remains - only a theory. It has not been proven. But it suggested a completely different picture of the physical world."
"At the time I belonged to the socialist party, and Hitler came to power."
"But I always wanted my characters to be more than cyphers for the failings of their world. And I never had to look too hard to find a part of myself in them."
"For a house, somewhere near Los Angeles I found an old church. Very old, no longer used. So we moved the church to the land, and I took off the steeple, and I got my hands dirty."


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