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It didn't get into Sundance although I showed a rough
cut which is a mistake to all filmmakers out there.
- Donal Logue

For young filmmakers, Saw is a perfect film.
It doesn't cost the GNP of almost every country of the world.
- Donnie Wahlberg

I don't think people have been able to deal with the
fact that African American filmmakers can make movies
about life and relationships.
- Tim Robbins

I feel safe in saying this, and that is that Peter
Weir is without a doubt one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.
I'd open a door in a movie for him if he asked me to.
- Paul Bettany

 

The filmmakers who I'm pining to work for aren't ringing my phone off the hook.
- Sean Astin

We are here predominantly to support independent filmmakers and their needs.
We are also here to assist people actually in their production,
non-commercial people in their production.
- Ann Macbeth

Most independent filmmakers in Britain and North America
work for commercial crews and then have their own projects
when they've got enough money saved up to do so.
- Ann Macbeth

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I don't consider myself to be particularly gifted in
the way that other filmmakers are gifted.
- Steven Soderbergh

I think filmmakers want their movies to be seen.
- Alex Winter

Filmmakers who use narrators pay a price for taking the easy way:
narrated films date far more quickly than films without narrators.
- Bruce Jackson

I am filled with awe that filmmakers have the capacity
to stir us and give us back a sense of wonder.
- Theodore Bikel

I don't think it's the job of filmmakers to give anybody answers.
I do think, though, that a good film makes you ask
questions of yourself as you leave the theatre.
- Paul Haggis

Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.
- Richard Linklater

Filmmakers and critics wrote about each other and sometimes very harshly.
This no longer exists.
- Wim Wenders

There's a lot of Latinos right now, a lot of filmmakers
and writers that are Latin too.
- Benicio Del Toro

Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that
young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera
and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.
- Stanley Kubrick

I find a lot of young filmmakers make too much of an
effort to be trendy and they can be pretentious.
- Sadie Frost

We know as filmmakers where you draw the line.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

As filmmakers, we can show where a person's mind goes,
as opposed to theater, which is more to sit back and watch it.
- Darren Aronofsky

I think there is a feeling of old Hitchcock in there.
There are parts that are tributes to some of the old
great horror movies and the old great filmmakers.
- Gina Philips

The filmmakers always have a great level of control.
- John Milius

Many filmmakers pretend that they never see anything,
which has always seemed odd to me.
- Jacques Rivette

This generation of filmmakers is very good.
They're seasoned, for some reason.
- Dennis Farina

Historically, filmmakers always fall in love with every frame,
but now that even neophytes are given final cut,
this love affair carries with it serious economic implications.
- Peter Bart

I have lot of respect of filmmakers who work in Telugu and Tamil.
- Anil Kapoor

A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my
dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes.
He'd be a good film professor.
- Sofia Coppola

Thrillers are an enormous amount of fun for filmmakers.
- John McTiernan

Showtime has given new, young filmmakers -
black,
white, across the board - an opportunity to make films,
as well as actors who want to cross over into directing.
- Morris Chestnut

I don't find myself lobbying for projects.
Filmmakers almost always come to me.
- Carter Burwell

There's a tremendous intellectual fervor among independent filmmakers,
and that has to be cultivated.
- Dan Glickman

Well it kind of is project to project because as a
writer I think you always write to some degree about
things that you know or things that happened -
but my favourite filmmakers,
my favourite movies of theirs tend to be the personal movies.
- Cameron Crowe

You can't work in the movies.
Movies are all about lighting.
Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story.
You get very little rehearsal time, so anything you
do onscreen is a kind of speed painting.
- John Malkovich

Just in the past few years - since I've been making movies,
which isn't a very long time - you now have a culture
that is fascinated and informed about the box office
in a way that sometimes filmmakers weren't even.
- Neil LaBute

There is no filmmaking legislation because distributors
are not interested in sharing their money with the film industry -
for instance,
by giving a percentage of ticket sales back to filmmakers.
- Andrzej Wajda

I think, on a larger note, that filmmakers and studios
should start to tuck it in a little bit,
because films wouldn't have the pressure they have
if the word wasn't out about how expensive they were.
- Ted Demme

I look at other filmmakers and see skills in them that
I wish I had but I know that I don't.
I feel like I have to work really hard to keep myself afloat,
doing what I do.
But I find it pleasurable.
- Steven Soderbergh

My favorite laser disk ever was the laser disk for The Graduate,
which had a commentary track that wasn't even the filmmakers,
it was a professor, some film criticism guy who just
happen to be this amazing commentator who went off
into the whole theory of comedy.
- Jay Roach

What I think happens today is that a lot of filmmakers
look at other films that are retro pieces,
like L.A.
Confidential, and say, oh, that's period.
We didn't want to do the stereotypical stuff.
- Ted Demme

It's a funny thing because you look at the careers of other filmmakers,
and you see them sort of slow down, and you realize,
maybe this becomes harder to do as you get older.
That's sort of a cautionary thing.
I hope it doesn't happen to me.
- Joel Coen

There's so many things I want to do.
I want to work with great filmmakers,
great actors, great scripts.
And there's no reason for me to do anything short of that,
because I'm 24, I don't have a family,
I don't need to make tons of money, and I'm not dying to get famous.
- Tobey Maguire

The more unique your film is and unusual it is and difficult it is,
the harder it is to get it financed.
That's why a lot of good filmmakers are doing television.
They do HBO movies.
- David Cronenberg

One of the most interesting aspects of the film project
was collaborating with so many people -
directors,
filmmakers, and writers - over a five-year period.
I learned that there are two components to this.
- Yo-Yo Ma

It's more like can I build a group of characters and
can I tell some universal truths that feel real and
aren't formulaic in the spirit of filmmakers gone by
who've told American stories that were personal and universal as well.
- Cameron Crowe

I have no idea why one of our most original filmmakers
would want to spend two years of his life translating
someone else's movie from Spanish into English.
And it wasn't such a good film in Spanish,
either.
- Joel Siegel

It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema,
not just business.
John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and
did movies with his own money.
You're either courageous or not.
You have to find a way.
- Ben Gazzara

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

I am the luckiest filmmaker I know.
- Jodie Foster

When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies,
because you can't really compete on a studio level.
- Bill Paxton

The filmmaker's got to make it his story and the actors
have got to make it their story.
- Rachel Griffiths

My cousin Malcolm Lee is also a filmmaker.
- Spike Lee

I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker
is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
- Edward Zwick

In most films music is brought in at the end,
after the picture is more or less locked,
to amplify the emotions the filmmaker wants you to feel.
- Ken Burns

I was very committed to the process of composing,
working at poems, putting things together and taking
them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker.
- David Antin

I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.
- Quentin Tarantino

I feel like I'm a filmmaker; I don't feel I need to yell action and cut.
- John Cusack

You can't second-guess yourself as a filmmaker.
- Ralph Bakshi

My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance.
You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker.
- Robert Wise

I learn so much from watching films like that with
commentary and then when you get to hear another filmmaker
talk about their films it's a really great experience.
- Jay Roach

In any art movement, the art has to move into a new phase -
a filmmaker has a desire to make a film that is not like a previous film.
- Norman McLaren

I would certainly say that films like Time Code and
the Loss of Sexual Innocence were far more rewarding
to me in terms of being able to move forward as a filmmaker.
- Mike Figgis

I'm not a politician; I'm lucky to be a filmmaker and
to be able to express myself through the films I make.
- Mathieu Kassovitz

The thing is, I'm a very practical filmmaker.
- Stanley Tucci

You've got to believe as a filmmaker that if a movie's good enough,
it's going to survive; and if it's not,
well, it won't.
- Sam Mendes

I had pictured myself as a filmmaker but I had never
pictured myself as a director if that makes any sense at all.
- James Cameron

I like Spike Lee a lot.
He's incredibly gifted and I don't think he gets the
credit he deserves as a filmmaker.
- Tim Robbins

You're seeing me develop, not only as a filmmaker if
you've seen my earlier films,
but you're seeing me kind of learn how to be a human,
how my philosophy has evolved.
- David Cronenberg

In England, I'm a horror movie director.
In Germany, I'm a filmmaker.
In the US, I'm a bum.
- John Carpenter

As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does,
so I'm trapped in a genre that I love,
but I'm trapped in it!
- George A. Romero

I don't think of myself as a director or writer.
I think of myself as a filmmaker.
- Conrad Hall

I was always a filmmaker before I was anything else.
If I was always anything, I was a storyteller,
and it never really made much of a difference to me what medium I worked in.
- Nicholas Meyer

I live in New York City, the stories of my films take place in New York;
I'm a New York filmmaker.
- Spike Lee


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