Top Filmmaking Quotes

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1. "What is filmmaking but groping in the dark?"
Author: Alexander Payne
2. "However, that old mode of Polish filmmaking virtually disappeared."
Author: Andrzej Wajda
3. "A novelty in Polish filmmaking was that it was possible to find funds for a big production. However, at the same time, the state budget committed less and less money to filmmaking."
Author: Andrzej Wajda
4. "Some men don't gel when it comes to work - you have different work ethics, different opinions, different points of views, different methods of filmmaking - and we didn't gel."
Author: Antoine Fuqua
5. "I mean, '8 ½' to me is such a great dissertation on the whole, you know, act of filmmaking and creativity."
Author: Baz Luhrmann
6. "Ah, there's a director. Astonishing, Spike Lee. A feisty guy, but a guy who's, I think, incredibly misunderstood. I think people review his politics or his color as opposed to his filmmaking sometimes. Because he's a wonderful, wonderful filmmaker and a lover of the art."
Author: Brian Cox
7. "I love filmmaking, and I love the process. And I would rather do nothing else. It's a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures, so to speak."
Author: Bryan Singer
8. "The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement."
Author: Charlotte Rampling
9. "The only job that was ever of interest to me other than filmmaking is architecture."
Author: Christopher Nolan
10. "I'm Godless. I've had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking."
Author: Darren Aronofsky
11. "Filmmaking is such a collaborative medium."
Author: Daryl Hannah
12. "I would say that when I came into this chapter of my filmmaking career, starting with 'The Fighter,' there was this sense that you have to go from your instincts and you have to go from your gut, and you have to not hesitate and you have to not hedge."
Author: David O. Russell
13. "I was a film student. I became an actor, but I thought I'd be pursuing filmmaking originally."
Author: Dermot Mulroney
14. "Woody is so musical in his filmmaking. I've never worked with anyone I've trusted so completely. He won't let you hit a false note."
Author: Dianne Wiest
15. "For me, I see filmmaking as art."
Author: Emily Browning
16. "I believe that filmmaking - as, probably, is everything - is a game you should play with all your cards, and all your dice, and whatever else you've got. So, each time I make a movie, I give it everything I have. I think everyone should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way."
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
17. "You have to edit the material. That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating in relation to the material. Not all minds are the same. Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice. The selection of the subject, the shooting, editing and length are all aspects of choice."
Author: Frederick Wiseman
18. "I love independent filmmaking. I don't agree with a lot of it, but that's the point."
Author: Gena Rowlands
19. "I think that narrative, fiction filmmaking is the culmination of several art forms: theater, art history, architecture. Whereas doc filmmaking is more pure cinema, like cinema verite is film in its purest form."
Author: George Hickenlooper
20. "Part of filmmaking is always a guessing game, and part of it is always a game of trust."
Author: Greg Kinnear
21. "Wong Kar-Wai is a really great inspiration. He's always referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of filmmaking."
Author: Gus Van Sant
22. "I'm not under too much of an illusion of how smart or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork."
Author: Guy Ritchie
23. "Filmmaking is a very complex form - ya know, acting, lighting, screenwriting, storytelling, music, editing - all these things have to come together."
Author: Jay Duplass
24. "There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy."
Author: John Baldacci
25. "I really took filmmaking very seriously... It was an honor and then a crutch also, because at a young age, I was like, I guess I'm a serious filmmaker. I never set out to be a serious filmmaker. I just set out to make movies."
Author: John Singleton
26. "Although filmmaking is collaborative and involves trust, ultimately it is the director who holds the whole picture together in their head."
Author: Julia Leigh
27. "Everyone loves the seventies because that's when movies were character-based, and you saw great characters and you saw very interesting filmmaking. There are interesting movies being made now, but it's harder and harder to make them."
Author: Justin Bartha
28. "We have seven pillars of development. India has a cutting edge information technology industry. We are setting up a technology park. We would like to see technology penetration iin education. Besides, we would like to see cooperation in industries like fashion, filmmaking, ship-building, education, health and energy."
Author: Kamla Persad Bissessar
29. "I'm drawn to filmmaking that can transport me. Film can immerse you, put you there."
Author: Kathryn Bigelow
30. "I came to filmmaking as an actor looking for great characters and great opportunities, both of which are kind of hard to come by. It turns out I really love the process. And, it's exciting to be able to take my career by the reigns and make things happen for myself. Hopefully, in doing so, more opportunities will become available to me."
Author: Katie Aselton
31. "I have been a director who has starred, participated on both sides of the filmmaking process."
Author: Keenen Ivory Wayans
32. "Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people."
Author: Kenneth Lonergan
33. "Basically, I'm afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking."
Author: Lars Von Trier
34. "I stopped making videos and commercials for a few months before I started films just to reset my clock because so much narrative filmmaking is a sense of tempo and rhythm."
Author: Mark Romanek
35. "Filmmaking is always sort of building a mosaic of this arc of what the character is going through."
Author: Matthew Fox
36. "I think I veered towards filmmaking because there's more of a sense of control in it. You're not waiting to be picked. That said, in film school I acted in probably 6,000 student films because no other filmmakers knew anyone who wanted to act. It was all a big beautiful snake eating its tail, progressing along the way."
Author: Matthew Gray Gubler
37. "But I don't have such a strong desire to need to get away from filmmaking."
Author: Mike Figgis
38. "John Hughes had such a huge impact on filmmaking."
Author: Molly Ringwald
39. "For me, the filmmaking has to be about the dramaturgy."
Author: Neil Jordan
40. "If I can have the opportunity to go into an editing room, it's like the golden ticket for me. All I want is to learn about everything else in the filmmaking process. I just directed a music video which just came out and that'd sort of be the area of the field that I'm going to move into, I hope."
Author: Nikki Reed
41. "But I would say maybe just from an actress's perspective, probably 'Woman Under the Influence' is the best movie of all time. The style of filmmaking and the performances... you don't feel like you're watching a film."
Author: Olivia Thirlby
42. "Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it."
Author: Peter Jackson
43. "The big-budget blockbuster is becoming one of the most dependable forms of filmmaking."
Author: Peter Jackson
44. "My understanding of films was just as much as any young girl who watches Bollywood films. I had no idea about the whole process of filmmaking, about dialogue writing, scripts, screenplay etc. I had probably gone to two or three film shoots in my childhood."
Author: Rani Mukerji
45. "I was really disappointed that Warner Bros. didn't think highly enough of my film or my filmmaking to ask me to make the new Superman."
Author: Richard Donner
46. "Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes."
Author: Robert Altman
47. "Filmmaking is a real craft."
Author: Sean Durkin
48. "I think by around the time I was about 8 or 9, the idea of filmmaking probably took hold. I made little Super 8 extravaganzas when I was a kid, the first being my own version of 'Romeo and Juliet,' and where I played all the parts except for Juliet."
Author: Todd Haynes
49. "When I started my filmmaking journey 17 years ago, I honestly didn't know what a documentary film was."
Author: Tony Kaye
50. "Editing is not a part of the filmmaking process I've ever been privy to as an actress."
Author: Vera Farmiga

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