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When I'm shooting on location, you get ideas on the spot -
by Satyajit Ray

When I'm shooting on location, you get ideas on the spot -
new angles.
You make not major changes but important modifications,
that you can't do on a set.
I do that because you have to be economical.
- Satyajit Ray

When I write an original story I write about people
I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with.
I don't write stories about the nineteenth century.
- Satyajit Ray

There is a ban on Indian films in Pakistan,
so that's half of our market gone.
- Satyajit Ray

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry,
I was listening to European classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

 

I was interested in both Western and Indian classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

The only solutions that are ever worth anything are
the solutions that people find themselves.
- Satyajit Ray

I mix Indian instruments with Western instruments all the time.
- Satyajit Ray

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Well the Bombay film wasn't always like how it is now.
It did have a local industry.
There were realistic films made on local scenes.
But it gradually changed over the years.
- Satyajit Ray

It was only after Pather Panchali had some success
at home that I decided to do a second part.
But I didn't want to do the same kind of film again,
so I made a musical.
- Satyajit Ray

I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby.
I would find out which stories had been sold to be
made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it.
- Satyajit Ray

You cannot go beyond a certain limit in your expenditure
if you want to bring back money from your local market,
which is very small after Pakistan.
- Satyajit Ray

Particularly in the final stages I always find that I'm rushed.
It's dangerous when you're rushed in the editing stage,
most of my early films are flawed in the cutting.
- Satyajit Ray

There's always some room for improvisation.
- Satyajit Ray

The director is the only person who knows what the film is about.
- Satyajit Ray

The conception of background music is changing.
You use less and less of it these days.
- Satyajit Ray

Ever since Two Daughters I've been composing my own music.
- Satyajit Ray

My cameraman and I devised a method,
which we started using from my second film,
which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio,
where we used bounced light instead of direct light.
We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful.
- Satyajit Ray

I wouldn't mind taking a rest for three or four months,
but I have to keep on making films for the sake of my crew,
who just wait for the next film because they're not on a fixed salary.
- Satyajit Ray

I think they quite like me when I work because I'm
one of the safer directors to back,
because even if my films don't bring their costs in back home,
once they're shown outside of India they manage to cover the costs.
- Satyajit Ray

What is attempted in these film is of course a synthesis.
But it can be seen by someone who has his feet in both cultures.
Someone who will bring to bear on the films involvement
and detachment in equal measure.
- Satyajit Ray

Sometimes a director is making three films.
Perhaps he is shooting a film in Madras and a film
in Bombay and he can't leave Madras as some shooting has to be done,
so he directs by telephone.
The shooting takes place.
On schedule.
- Satyajit Ray

I've made seventeen or eighteen films now,
only two of which have been original screenplays,
all the others have been based on short stories or novels,
and I find the long short story ideal for adaptation.
- Satyajit Ray

My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the
educated middle class in the cities and small towns.
They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population.
- Satyajit Ray

Most of the top actors and actresses may be working
in ten or twelve films at the same time,
so they will give one director two hours and maybe
shoot in Bombay in the morning and Madras in the evening.
It happens.
- Satyajit Ray

I had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on.
I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me,
all wearing masks of my face.
- Stephen Hopkins

Using the right of veto would be shooting the Americans in the back.
- Dominique de Villepin

I don't expect an overnight change of all desktops
to what the US Military used to call B3 level security.
And even that would not stop users from shooting themselves into the foot.
- Wietse Venema

We're shooting for the title of hardest-working band in America.
- Chester Bennington

I was in Deadwood at the time and on hearing of the
killing made my way at once to the scene of the shooting
and found that my friend had been killed by McCall.
- Calamity Jane

It was comical because you're at a firing range,
all these people are so seriously shooting their little guns.
- Ryan Reynolds

Shooting this show is pretty intense.
You lose your life.
But I have no life, so it's perfect!
- David Krumholtz

What I end up shooting is the situation.
I shoot the composition and my subject is going to
help the composition or not.
- Annie Leibovitz

Currently I am working on another three books,
doing a lot of magazine work, am shooting for fifteen stock agencies,
plus my own photo library - all this keeps me quite busy!
- Nigel Dennis

Instead of going out and shooting people,
why don't you go start a band.
- Joel Madden

Waterworld was the best time of my life.
It was physically demanding, but it was fun.
I mean, you're in Hawaii for nine months shooting on the water every day.
- David R. Ellis

Maybe once in a while, you know, after a hard day of
shooting or something like that,
I'd kick back.
- Tommy Chong

By the first week of shooting, you know exactly where
your film is heading based on the psychology of your director.
- Jodie Foster

I mean, Scorsese's a genius, and that's one way of shooting.
- Stanley Tucci

There's nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.
- Justin Timberlake

We had a week off in the middle of shooting,
but as soon as everyone stopped, we all went down with
six different types of flu and other unmentionable diseases.
- Johnny Vegas

We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting
dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar.
- Charles Bukowski

You keep shooting.
You hope it goes in, and you smile.
- Teemu Selanne

The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera,
but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes
a wonderful and thrilling adventure.
- Francois Truffaut

We've evolved from sitting back on our tripods and
shooting wildlife films like they have been shot historically,
which doesn't work for us.
- Steve Irwin

I hope I'm still shooting when I'm 80.
- Conrad Hall

When I am shooting a film I never think of how I want to shoot something;
I simply shoot it.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

We all write, but the script is a blueprint.
We can lose whole scenes when we're shooting.
- Shawn Wayans

If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street,
that's concentration.
- Serena Williams

Don't worry about the war.
It's all over but the shooting.
- Samuel Goldwyn

For a London play, rehearsal time would be four weeks for the entire show.
In films, I'd spend six weeks on the big dance numbers
to get them perfect before the actual shooting.
- Jessie Matthews

When I'm shooting a film, I don't look at playback.
I don't go and do a scene and then hurry up and watch what I just did.
I never look at it so I haven't seen any of it.
- Andre Benjamin

Once I got to the OTC they knew more about the physical aspects of shooting,
and knew which muscles were more important to have
trained and geared us a program around that.
- Nancy Johnson

I'm shooting a pilot based on my show.
It's a one-camera show.
I play myself.
- Dane Cook

The sport of shooting is my life.
- Michael Diamond

And shooting things in a documentary style was a good
way to create tension and energy without money.
- Michael Patrick Jann

I'm either shooting nine grams of coke a day or spending two hours at the gym.
There's no middle ground.
- Dave Navarro

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play.
It is bound up with hatred, jealousy,
boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence.
In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
- George Orwell

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America,
has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging,
shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
- Ida B. Wells

Nobody could dissapear to their trailer once it was up and running,
you were all there on the same stage.
It was 10 days of rehearsal and 10 days of shooting,
which was very tiring.
- Julian Sands

Paul is Starsky, and I met him before shooting.
He was very kind and encouraged us to go with what we wanted to do.
It was very sweet to see them back with the car after 25 years.
- Ben Stiller

Yeah, I had a tremendous time shooting in Nebraska.
I like that state a lot, all over it.
- Sean Penn

Editing is the only process.
The shooting is the pleasant work.
The editing makes the movie, so I spend all my life in editing.
- Garry Marshall

Bruce Willis.
Pain in my ass, no problem about that.
We just didn't get along.
We got along off camera, but shooting we just didn't get along.
- Antoine Fuqua

Recently I've been participating in radio and television
talk programs doing broadcasts and conferences,
and shooting my mouth off and really going to town.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

The first day of shooting I walk up to Christopher Walken,
and I said, Should I call you Mr. Walken or Chris?
He goes, "Call me Flash."
- Michael Rosenbaum

I went through a divorce right as we were starting the show.
My divorce became final right after we started shooting the first year,
and during that time I was in such a low place.
- Lee Tergesen

The world fell apart.
Sirhan Sirhan shot Bobby Kennedy.
Why were people shooting all the Kennedys? Had the country gone mad?
- Lorna Luft

I wanted to make sure that the environment of the shooting
itself was not that controlled,
and the way to go about that course was to work with
as small a crew as possible.
- Atom Egoyan

I get nervous when they start shooting piano players.
- Harry Nilsson

You can't have a relationship when you're shooting
a 14-hour day and your husband is shooting a 14-hour day in the same city.
It's a time thing and it's a together thing.
- Eva Longoria

We put the Children to death...
by throwing them overboard and shooting out their brains in the water.
- George Percy


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