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Andre Kertesz Quotes and Sayings

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The camera is my tool.
Through it I give a reason to everything around me.
- Andre Kertesz

Everything is a subject.
Every subject has a rhythm.
To feel it is the raison detre.
The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison detre,
which lives on in itself.
- Andre Kertesz

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

Some people are directors and I think they should stay behind the camera.
- Matthew Vaughn

Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera,
not in front of it.
- Denzel Washington

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In front of the camera I look and I see visually what I've created.
- Kim Weston

And, you run also video because to fly this arm,
you're relying mostly on some external camera views
that may be coming from the arm itself or from the station.
- Philippe Perrin

That was the beginning of modern acting for me.
You don't have to tell a camera everything.
It gets bored if you do and wants to look elsewhere.
- Stephen Rea

The older you get, the farther from the camera you need to be.
- Heather Locklear

In silent movies, they tended to put the camera down,
and everybody walked in front of it and acted,
and then they all walked off.
Cutting was quite infrequent.
- Bruce Beresford

I admire a person who, for the love of art,
is able to take off their clothes in front of a camera.
But I'm not capable, I'm too cowardly for that.
- Shakira

With the fight scenes, they would take a video camera
and shoot alongside the camera so we would piece it
together on the computer and had an extremely rough
cut of what we were doing.
- Kelly Hu

I spent every day just praying that I didn't look like a big dork on camera.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

I remember thinking, I want to work for the camera.
- Brendan Fraser

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

My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search,
for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea.
- Edward Weston

One of the Life Saving men snapped the camera for us,
taking a picture just as the machine had reached the
end of the track and had risen to a height of about two feet.
- Orville Wright

The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.
- Harold Evans

When I watch a film I get swept away.
I don't really watch the camera.
- William H. Macy

There's always a certain amount of camera improvisation.
- Allan Dwan

One thing I hate in movies is when the camera starts
circling around the characters.
I find that totally fake.
- Takeshi Kitano

I was instructed by people in higher rank to stand
there and hold this leash and look at the camera.
We were doing what we were told.
- Lynndie England

It's kind of dangerous to cut in the camera,
but that's the only way I know how to direct.
- Debbie Allen

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush
on watching you from afar -
you pretend it's not there.
- Daryl Hannah

In a thriller, the camera's an active narrator,
or can be.
- John McTiernan

The camera relieves us of the burden of memory.
It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us.
Yet no other god has been so cynical,
for the camera records in order to forget.
- John Berger

Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live
grenade in the hands of a child.
- Norman Mailer

It's the first film that I made where the director
was not present under the camera,
and it threw me.
- Leslie Caron

All I need is a camera and I'll make things happen.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I'm very in love with the fact that the camera is revolted
by acting and loves behaviour.
- Ben Kingsley

I bought my first camera in Seattle,
Washington.
Only paid about seven dollars and fifty cents for it.
- Gordon Parks

The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive.
He's such a master.
He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking,
which gives him a great freedom.
- Max von Sydow

From the beginning, the camera and I were great friends.
It loves me, and I love it.
- Whitney Houston

Motion-picture studio floors used to be all wooden and not smooth at all.
This was difficult when moving a camera around on a dolly.
- Desi Arnaz

Kevin Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head.
The Indians should have called him 'Plays with Camera.'
- Pauline Kael

I play myself all the time, on camera and off.
What else can I do?
- Harry Dean Stanton

You talk about what a director, he was smart.
He said, Turn the camera on!
- Peter Falk

I was molded, spent my time underneath a lot of goo.
And then the bits and pieces were sculpted.
It took probably 10 days to create each character after all those camera tests.
- Brendan Fraser

Any nude is a something you setup in front of the camera.
- Kim Weston

I love being on stage or in front of the camera.
My work brings me a lot of joy.
It helps me figure out who I am.
I'm really lucky that I get to make a living at acting.
- Dana Delany

There's just such a premium on hurrying,
and the camera is the be all and end all,
and the actors had better hurry up and get it right and get it done.
- Mary Steenburgen

My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians.
They work such long hours.
- Adam Baldwin

It was lights, camera, inaction.
- Terry Gilliam

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just
as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment,
too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.
- Minor White

I can zero in on subtle things because I'm holding the camera.
- Patrice Leconte

Everywhere you go you hear things that are untrue.
You've just got to learn that if I don't say it,
physically out of my mouth, on camera,
it's not true.
- Selena Gomez

I want to try to talk like normal people talk,
not just stand there and bark at the camera.
- Bob Schieffer

The audience is the camera.
I don't want the audience to sit and watch,
I want it to move.
- King Hu

The thrill of being in front of a camera remains exactly the same.
- Julie Andrews

I don't like to move the camera that much anyway.
- Stanley Tucci

I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted
to whip out a camera and take a picture.
I've learned to resist that.
- David Byrne

I'm working on bringing the instant film camera back as part of the future.
- Lady Gaga

I like to work my camera as if it were a musical instrument.
- Mike Figgis

Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or
other band members or a camera.
I can just sit in a room and write songs.
- Rick Springfield

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

The camera is interested in what you are thinking as
opposed to just what you are doing or saying.
- Ajay Naidu

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.
- Lewis Hine

Look and think before opening the shutter.
The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
- Yousuf Karsh

I think the digital camera would record that information too fast for me.
- Kim Weston

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

I feel more comfortable in front of a camera than anywhere else.
- Donna Mills

You don't rehearse jazz to death to get the camera angles.
- Stan Getz

Audrey Hepburn's face was made for the camera.
- Christine Baranski

I really love sort of classical cinema where people
were telling stories with very little dialogue,
and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.
- Alex Winter

If I am at a party, I want to be at the party.
Too many photographers use the camera to avoid participating in things.
They become professional observers.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I loved being asked 2,000 questions a day,
storyboarding every move, knowing as though by instinct
exactly where the camera had to be,
because it was my story.
- Richard Grant

I'm not in front of the camera, they are.
I encourage them; I build up as much of their confidence and ego as possible.
They've got to take control; I can't act it out.
- Taylor Hackford

George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the
photography in Star Wars.
He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that
I advanced with regard to ways for doing that.
- John Dykstra

The camera makes you forget you're there.
It's not like you are hiding but you forget,
you are just looking so much.
- Annie Leibovitz


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