Directing Movies Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 37 Quotes About Directing Movies

#1. I always wanted to write movies that I'd direct. I didn't come at it from a writing standpoint more than a directing standpoint, except that growing up, I didn't have the opportunity to shoot as much as I did to write. - Author: Noah Baumbach
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#2. I started as an actor, then became a theater director. I loved acting but didn't feel as confident as I needed to be, so I started directing theater; then I played in some movies, and then I felt the need to do my own stuff. - Author: Baltasar Kormakur
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#3. I think once we started directing separately - we each have different kinds of interests now, and the kinds of movies we want to do. I wouldn't hold your breath for that one. - Author: David Zucker
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#4. I thought that there might be something unsatisfying about directing two Tolkien movies after 'Lord of the Rings.' I'd be trying to compete with myself and deliberately doing things differently. - Author: Peter Jackson
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#5. I don't direct so that I can have an identity and so I can go on to CGI movies. I had a big identity as an actor, and that's not what I'm looking for from directing. Directing is a whole different goal. - Author: Jodie Foster
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#6. I loved acting, and then acting led to writing, and writing led to directing, and directing lead to five movies, and I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. - Author: Tom McCarthy
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#7. There is a magic factor that is sometimes on a movie set, that is a really, really beautiful thing that cannot be compared to anything else, if you are somebody that is really passionate about acting or directing or the world of movies. - Author: Penelope Cruz
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#8. With movies, so much of it is, 'Who is the human being that is going to be directing it?' Because it is their medium. In a way, you are serving the director, and when it is someone that you feel you can have a lot of confidence in, it can make a big difference. - Author: Annette Bening
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#9. I know it's good when I see a smaller film get recognized because it means more publicity for them. When you start producing and directing the movies become a little more like your children. - Author: Campbell Scott
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#10. One of the best things about directing movies, as opposed to merely writing them, is that there's no confusion about who's to blame: you are. - Author: Nora Ephron
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#11. I hope always to be busy, even if only directing an orchestra in the pit. However, I should prefer to produce movies or be the directing head of a radio corporation. - Author: Rudy Vallee
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#12. I'm interested in directing movies about situations that I've lived, so they are almost a personal essay about what I've come to believe in. - Author: Jodie Foster
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#13. I love directing. I love creating things that I don't necessarily even have to be in. I like creating worlds. So I'm getting into writing movies and selling movies and television shows and creating worlds that then get to live beyond me. - Author: Greg Cipes
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#14. I think in the old days, films really went for the shock, with the blood and guts, but movies are getting better. The writing and directing have improved a lot, because the audience demands it. - Author: Claudia Christian
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#15. Barbra Streisand is without a doubt one of the most honest people I have ever known. There is no doubt in my mind that she will not be doing any more concerts. Of course, she still will be making records and starring and directing in movies. - Author: Marvin Hamlisch
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#16. When you start directing movies at the age of 24, you're just a kid, you don't necessarily even have the experiences to add to the story, you're working off of instinct and raw emotions and raw talent, and hopefully it's the same trajectory as growing as a person. - Author: F. Gary Gray
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#17. I'm basically a writer, it's who I am. I direct and I like theatre directing very much. But I've done 17 movies, they don't say 'Let's get Garry, he'll make a helicopter shot,' they say 'Get Garry, he'll fix the script.' - Author: Garry Marshall
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#18. The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it. - Author: John Huston
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#19. I play a character called Lieutenant Delcourt who, in the original comics, pops up from time to time to rescue Tintin. I guess if you've grown up watching movies like 'Jaws' and 'Indiana Jones,' it's pretty surreal to find yourself on set with Steven Spielberg directing you. - Author: Tony Curran
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#20. I had a certain career as an actor that I think was quite personal as well, and had a lot of integrity, but I wasn't writing my own things or directing my own movies. - Author: Jodie Foster
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#21. You always learn something about movies. Directing or acting, there's always something new. It's the technological thing; there's always something to learn. - Author: Robert De Niro
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#22. I think, obviously, everyone has a lot of favorite movies, but I really for some reason just love Quentin Tarantino's writing and directing style. - Author: Kodi Smit-McPhee
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#23. One of the reasons I became a writer is that, unlike starting a band, directing movies, or acting in a theatrical production, you can do it alone. Your success and failure depend entirely on yourself. - Author: Neil Strauss
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#24. I was into writing and directing. I was a bit of a reluctant actor. I would always ask friends to shoot or direct their movies, but then they'd want me to be in them. - Author: Bill Hader
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#25. For me the dream is the freedom to make all the crazy ideas I have in my head into movies. I truly love directing and I think it is a privilege to have this as an occupation. - Author: Nicholas Ozeki
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#26. To be honest, I don't see myself acting forever. I just can't imagine myself being a 70-year-old man fighting for roles. I would love to do small parts in my friends' movies or things that I'm directing myself. I do envision myself behind the camera as I get a little bit older. - Author: Dave Franco
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#27. After directing movies, I respect any director in this world, because making a movie as a director is tons and tons of work. - Author: Jordi Molla
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#28. I get inspired when I look at Tom Lennon, who did 'Reno 911!' for six seasons while writing huge movies and directing and also doing other pilots; he did that FX pilot, the 'Star Trek' thing. - Author: Scott Aukerman
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#29. I just don't want to make the same old movies. I'm not interested in it. Directing's hard. It takes up a lot of your life, and I'm not that interested in making the same old film. - Author: Drew Goddard
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#30. I found, through the process of doing 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower,' that I really love directing movies and I love writing books and so this will become the centerpiece of my career for the next ten or twenty years. Doing these adaptations. - Author: Stephen Chbosky
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#31. For a lot of my childhood, I didn't want to direct movies because I didn't really know what directing was. - Author: Peter Jackson
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#32. I can make a better living as an actor than I can as a director. Though I certainly would prefer to be directing movies. - Author: Sean Penn
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#33. Movies alone have the hideous capacity to do everything for you. So in directing movies, you have to figure how to leave things out - because when you leave things out, you evoke the imaginative participation of the audience. - Author: Alison Owen
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#34. When I was a kid, I would make kung fu movies with the kids in the neighborhood, and I would be the guy behind the camera directing everybody, but they were all very silly little shorts and comedy bits. - Author: Dan Fogler
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#35. I think the big evolutionary step for me is directing my own movies. - Author: Sasha Grey
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#36. Directing movies is the best job there is, that's all. I can hardly say a word after that. It's just a great job. - Author: Nora Ephron
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#37. I think I have much more appreciation for directing and movies overall versus a performance or an actor. Their body of work is more interesting. - Author: Jamie Bell
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