A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
One of the common themes you will read in interview after interview is the call to keep fighting for your vision. This is a message to women directors, producers, writers—anyone who wants to work in the business. Your voice counts. Your vision matters.
A Writer is Actor, Creator, Director & Producer Of HIS Life. Ask ME anything.
[In the case of research director, Willis R. Whitney, whose style was to give talented investigators as much freedom as possible, you may define ‘serendipity’ as] the art of profiting from unexpected occurrences. When you do things in that way you get unexpected results. Then you do something else and you get unexpected results in...
I want to try and be instinctive as a writer and director.
With ‘Eagle of the Ninth,’ every shot was extremely planned and organized. The director was like, ‘Do this!’ And I say, ‘How was it?’ and he says, ‘Good.’ It was very odd. I would never know where he was headed, or even if he was shooting me at a close-up or from a distance.
You never want to be the director who dropped the ball, you know?
I didn’t so much choose the film as director Claire Denis chose me.
I was called the greatest director in Europe, but I was just a hard worker.
I always say that I’m not the director, I’m part of the team.
I’m not a director to make an action or horror film. That’s not for me.
Nowadays films and television are what I like to call “Microwave Media”. I like mine in the oven, giving the production time to simmer; get the juices flowing, and cooked to perfection. And that takes time. Slow, precious, tempered time. A script is a film’s recipe. It’s just a piece of paper to the novice...
I’m sure anyone who likes a good crime, provided it is not the victim.
The time to act is now! Somebody go get the Director.
I didn’t write to become a director, which many people do.
I really feel that I’m a much better director than I was an actor.
The director is the only person who knows what the film is about.
If you do well as an actor, a good director will pick up on it, and keep it in the film.
Time management is a big part of the director’s job.
I don’t want to be a director. I want to direct. There’s a difference.
… Genesis 18 calls fathers to direct their children to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just. Being a parent means working in God’s behalf to provide direction for your children. Directors are in charge. It involves knowing and helping them to understand God’s standard for children’s behavior. It...