Best Film Directors Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 38 Best Film Directors Quotes

#1. 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
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#2. When a filmmaker does not make films, it is as if he is jailed. Even when he is freed from the small jail, he finds himself wandering in a larger jail. The main question is: why should it be a crime to make a movie? A finished film, well, it can get banned but not the director. - Author: Jafar Panahi
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#3. There aren't many American directors here trying to direct a Japanese yakuza film. When you combine that with the fact that I don't speak much Japanese and this was an independent film I was financing myself - people were curious about what I was doing. - Author: John Foster
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#4. I come from the theater, so for me rehearsal is vital and a way of life. There are many film directors who don't believe in it and some actors who prefer not to rehearse. - Author: Hugh Jackman
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#5. Whenever I've been asked to be in a film, directors only want me to play myself ... I'm fascinated by the thought of being an actor, but it's too hard. And I think Shakespeare-which has been suggested to me-might be a bit of a stretch. - Author: Tom Jones
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#6. I am the best film director in the world. - Author: Lars Von Trier
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#7. Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism, that the standards of the past have gone, are very offended about the quality of film criticism. - Author: Wim Wenders
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#8. What I like about being an actress is that it keeps you feminine. Being a director and producer makes you manly and very masculine and I don't like that quality in a woman. But I'll do it when the film is very close to me. - Author: Bai Ling
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#9. People come up to me and say "Steve, what is film editing?" And I say "How should I know? You're the director. - Author: Steve Martin
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#10. The great thing about having spent all this time on film sets is that I've been able to watch directors and how they work. I now know that this is what I want to do as well: to tell stories visually. But it's definitely my vision that I want to put across, nobody else's. - Author: Catherine McCormack
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#11. I love films. I love fiction films, too. I do. I love making them, but it has to be the right one. Hopefully, I'll never become a director for hire. It's horrible to make a film that you're not really interested in. - Author: Oliver Stone
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#12. Scripts are what matter. If you get the foundations right and then you get the right ingredients on top, you stand a shot ... but if you get those foundations wrong, then you absolutely don't stand a shot. It's very rare-almost never-that a good film gets made from a bad screenplay. - Author: Tim Bevan
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#13. I really liked doing a number of the projects and directors, and etc., etc., I knew about half-way through that I would never be doing that again. It's just not me. I really am happy as a part-time film composer, not a full-time film composer. - Author: Danny Elfman
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#14. If someone were to hire me for a film they'd be getting a certain kind of package, that's for sure, a certain set of tools. But I would listen to the director. - Author: Mike Patton
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#15. This man (Bergman) is one of the few film directors-perhaps the only one in the world-to have said as much about human nature as Dostoevsky or Camus. - Author: Krzysztof Kieslowski
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#16. Definitely my favorite cut is the one that got put out. That's my favorite version of the film, the one that I put in theaters. That's my directors cut, there's no question about it. - Author: Fede Alvarez
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#17. Directly after Rock Hudson's death came the fears that gay writers and actors and directors would be denied jobs; who knew if they would live long enough to finish a feature film or television series? And would the unions force directors to give blood tests and ban actors who tested positive? - Author: Michael Shnayerson
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#18. I'm an unusual director in that my cut is usually shorter then the final released film. I like short films. - Author: Barry Sonnenfeld
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#19. An Ingmar Bergman film would probably owe a sizeable bulk of its import and its direction and its quality to the directorial end and to the director because it's uniquely a Bergman film. But that again is not the general - no, that's much more the exception than the rule. - Author: Rod Serling
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#20. There's no such thing as "an auteurist filmmaker." Every film directors is an auteur. We only make films that we do because we cannot put on clothes that don't fit us. - Author: Lee Yoon-ki
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#21. I am sure I am one of 2,000 film directors in the world that Tarantino admires. - Author: Park Chan-wook
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#22. It's really rare for film directors to be that interested in things other than themselves. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#23. Movies always fascinated me. They are an endless source of inspiration. There are countless images by great directors that made a profound impression on me, and I see film as a sublime example of teamwork. - Author: Giorgio Armani
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#24. When I started my first film, there were three women directors in France. Their films were OK, but I was different. It's like when you start to jump and you put the pole very high - you have to jump very high. I thought, I have to use cinema as a language. - Author: Agnes Varda
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#25. The main problem is that the Hollywood system has already made the film before the director shoots a single frame. - Author: Mike Leigh
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#26. Every film had its own grammar. And it's your job as a director to basically figure out a language to tell a story. - Author: Darren Aronofsky
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#27. Most of the film directors expect their actors to want to work fast. - Author: Yvonne Strahovski
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#28. Oh, what the hell did I know? I went to the set the first day in full makeup and the director told me to take it off. So I did the film without makeup. I had nothing to do with anything I did. I never understood why I was so famous. - Author: Ava Gardner
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#29. With the film, you have a bunch of executive producers, directors, writers, scripts. There's, management, lighting, the union and etc. There are so many components a part of that game, so naturally it isn't my world. - Author: Ashanti
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#30. I've never wanted to be a fireman, in my life. I've never really wanted to grow up and be anything other than a film director. - Author: David Gordon Green
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#31. In theater, you're in charge of your performance, and at the end of the day you're the one who gets credit because you're in front of the audience doing it, and in film and TV it's the director who gets to decide when to cut to you on a line, which take he uses. - Author: Jonathan Groff
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#32. In the film work, I love to work mainly from the script and from talking to the directors, so a lot of the music, big portions of the scores that I've made, have been composed before the movies were even shot. - Author: Gustavo Santaolalla
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#33. I'm more prone to anarchy than I am to control - even though I'm a film director. - Author: Terry Gilliam
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#34. You mustn't look at a film with only one point of view. - Author: Jafar Panahi
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#35. Editing a film is always a question of time, and the director. I've worked with a lot of directors who don't mind my involvement. They appreciated it. - Author: Richard Gere
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#36. The best films are because of nobody but the director. - Author: Roman Polanski
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#37. Other writers, producers, and directors of low-budget films would often put down the film they were making, saying it was just something to make money with. I never felt that. If I took the assignment, I'd give it my best shot. - Author: Roger Corman
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#38. 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
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