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1. "I once gave a talk at a girls' school and, once I'd finished, 29 out of the 30 girls wanted to be film directors. I think that's where we need to get girls interested in making films. We need to give them the idea that they can, that it's one of the things on their horizon."
Author: Beeban Kidron
2. "Films like 'Bond' fund training schemes for film technicians of the future, and working on films themselves provides a great training ground for budding directors and cinematographers. If there's no money there for films to be made, it's like a house of cards, it all comes tumbling down."
Author: Callum McDougall
3. "European films were what it was about for me - the sensations I needed, the depth, the storytelling, the characters, the directors, and the freedom that you can't really find in American films."
Author: Charlotte Rampling
4. "I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain."
Author: Conrad Veidt
5. "Film people just say 'monster', and they've got no fucking idea what that means. Writers or directors. I dunno. Alien was designed by an artist." He opened to a blank page."Giger knew how to scare people."
Author: Damon Suede
6. "A lot of times passion projects or films are difficult to make because they don't have proven directors attached to them."
Author: David Duchovny
7. "If you were in the film industry at that time, you were always picked up by directors who were much older. You were whisked about and shown things. I did work very hard though."
Author: Diane Cilento
8. "There were many, many other 'Django' films following mine, with other actors and directors, but there is only one 'Django.'"
Author: Franco Nero
9. "When you see the films of certain young directors, you get the impression that film history begins for them around 1980."
Author: Jacques Rivette
10. "As you can probably tell, I like films and directors that bring a totally unique style to filming action."
Author: John Foster
11. "In my first film, Five Corners, I played a very scary, violent crazed character, and it exposed me to a lot of directors."
Author: John Turturro
12. "I never rewatch the great films of my favorite directors because I'm afraid they won't hold up."
Author: John Waters
13. "I love acting, every job is a dream job when you're an actor. I'd like to do eventually more film work and to collaborate with the best actors and directors in film."
Author: Josh Hopkins
14. "A huge cloud of dust is not a beautiful thing to look at. Very few painters have done portraits of huge clouds of dust or included them in their landscapes or still lifes. Film directors rarely choose huge clouds of dust to play the lead roles in romantic comedies, and as far as my research has shown, a huge cloud of dust has never placed higher than twenty-fifth in a beauty pageant. Nevertheless, as the Baudelaire orphans stumbled around the cell, dropped each half of the battering ram and listening to the sound of crows flying in circles outside, they stared at the huge cloud of dust as if it were a thing of great beauty."
Author: Lemony Snicket
15. "Because I've made a film with such an amazing director as Tarantino, I'm much more conscious of working with good directors from now on, so that's what's important to me. I don't really care about making a big movie - I just want to make good ones."
Author: Melanie Laurent
16. "I am sure I am one of 2,000 film directors in the world that Tarantino admires."
Author: Park Chan Wook
17. "Women think in [Douglas] Sirk's films. Something which has never struck me with other directors. None of them. Usually women are always reacting, doing what women are supposed to do, but in Sirk they think. It's something that has to be seen. It's great to see women think. It gives one hope. Honestly."
Author: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
18. "I had just had small parts in other films, and I'd worked with a lot of directors in TV."
Author: Sally Kellerman
19. "And eventually in that house where everyone, even the fugitive hiding in the cellar from his faceless enemies, finds his tongue cleaving dryly to the roof of his mouth, where even the sons of the house have to go into the cornfield with the rickshaw boy to joke about whores and compare the length of their members and whisper furtively about dreams of being film directors (Hanif's dream, which horrifies his dream-invading mother, who believes the cinema to be an extension of the brothel business), where life has been transmuted into grotesquery by the irruption into it of history, eventually in the murkiness of the underworld he cannot help himself, he finds his eyes straying upwards, up along delicate sandals and baggy pajamas and past loose kurta and above the dupatta, the cloth of modesty, until eyes meet eyes, and then"
Author: Salman Rushdie
20. "Norwegian kids, they grow up well educated in film. So they have a lot of good directors there."
Author: Stellan Skarsgard
21. "I never want to make a film. I don't wake up in the morning going, 'Ooh, I'd really love to be on set making a film today'. I'm aware that other contemporary film directors perceive film-making as what they do, as what they have to do. But I would hope that I am more catholic in my tastes."
Author: Stephen Daldry
22. "I work in film, TV, commercials and do live PR stunts for companies. A lot of my time is spent reading scripts and looking at designing sequences, speaking to directors and producers about how they want the sequences to look, how they will work and budgeting those stunts."
Author: Steve Truglia
23. "Developing films with directors, developing films with actors, is a poor percentage play for a screenwriter."
Author: Tony Gilroy
24. "Most of the film directors expect their actors to want to work fast."
Author: Yvonne Strahovski

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