Director Quotes

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Tim Burton
“Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.”
Tim Burton

Stanley Kubrick
“I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don't want.”
Stanley Kubrick

Alfred Hitchcock
“I'm sure anyone who likes a good crime, provided it is not the victim.”
Alfred Hitchcock

Diana Rose Morcilla
“Your life is a movie. You are the main character. You say your scripts and act to your lines. Of course you do your lines in each scene. There is a hidden camera and a director who you can ask for help anytime up above.”
Happy Positivity

Stanley Kubrick
“A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later?"
Stanley Kubrick”
Stanley Kubrick

David Lynch
“I look at the world and I see absurdity all around me. People do strange things constantly, to the point that, for the most part, we manage not to see it.”
David Lynch

T.F. Hodge
“Your life experience is a moving picture, of which you are writer, director, performer, producer and critic.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“A director is a general in charge of an army of traitors like any showman. An audience will love you, laugh with you and wait outside your stage door when you're hot and on a roll, but no audience is ever truly friendly. Not for long. Bore 'em or disappoint 'em - even once - and they'll turn on you and tear you to pieces, regardless of who you are or might once have been.”
Richard Stanley

Kensington Gore
“An average director directs. A good director leads and follows at the same time.”
Kensington Gore

“If you want to be a writer, then write.”
I. Marlene King

“If you want to be a good actor or director, firstly see life, secondly see films and thirdly read books!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Michael  Grant
“He overheard the director talking to one of the cameramen. The cameraman was explaining that he couldn’t get a good long shot on the exterior because someone had set up a fake graveyard right in the plaza.
“Kids just playing around, I guess, but it’s morbid; we’ll have to get rid of it, maybe bring in some sod to—”
“No,” Albert said.
“We’re almost ready for you,” the director assured him.
“That’s not a fake graveyard. Those aren’t fake graves. No one was playing around.”
“You’re saying those . . . those are actually . . .”
“What do you think happened here?” Albert asked in a soft voice. “What do you think this was?” Absurdly, embarrassingly, he had started to cry. “Those are kids buried there. Some of them were torn apart, you know. By coyotes. By . . . by bad people. Shot. Crushed. Like that. Some of those kids in the ground there couldn’t take it, the hunger and the fear . . . some of those kids out there had to be cut down from the ropes they used to hang themselves. Early on, when we still had any animals? I had a crew go out and hunt down cats. Cats and dogs and rats. Kill them. Other kids to skin them . . . cook them up.”
There were a dozen crew people in the McDonald’s. None spoke or moved.
Albert brushed away tears and sighed. “Yeah. So don’t mess with the graves. Okay? Other than that, we’re good to go.”
Michael Grant, Light

“A great director gives life to a work of art- gives it a heartbeat… a pulse… opens its eyes to the world.”
A.D. Posey

Joseph  Strickland
“There are four hundred and fifty films written by Black screenwriters/filmmakers every year. Sadly, of these, only three will ever see the light of day. ("The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style," 2018)”
Joseph Strickland, The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style

“If you think that you can hide what your interests are, what your prurient interests are, what your noble interests are, what your fascinations are, if you think you can hide that in your work as a film director, you're nuts.”
David Fincher

Joseph  Strickland
“Cat Ellington is the Bo Jackson of the creative arts. Everything she does, she does extremely well. And I'm proud of her. I'm proud to say that a woman as beautiful and gifted as she is has a solid place in both my personal and professional lives. ("The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style," 2018)”
Joseph Strickland, The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style

Viet Thanh Nguyen
“How about something to drink. Coffee, tea, soda, water, scotch. Never too early for scotch. Violet, some scotch. Ice. I said ice. No ice, then. Me too. Always neat for me. Look at my view. No, not at the gardener. José! José! Got to pound on the glass to get his attention. He's half deaf. José! Move! You're blocking the view. Good. See the view. I'm talking about the Hollywood sign right there. Never get tired of it. Like the Word of God just dropped down, plunked on the hills, and the Word was Hollywood. Didn't God say let the be light first. What's a movie but light. Can't have a movie without light. And then words. Seeing that sign reminds me to write every morning. What. All right, so it doesn't say Hollywood. You got me. Good eye. Thing's falling to pieces. One O's half fallen and the other O's fallen altogether. The word's gone to shit. So what. You still get the meaning. Thanks, Violet. Cheers. How do they say it in your country. I said how do they say it. Yo, yo, yo, is it. I like that. Easy to remember. Yo, yo, yo, then.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

Rona Edwards
“If a Writer births the baby, then a Producer raises the child and sends it off to school.”
― Rona Edwards, I Liked It, Didn't Love It: Screenplay Development from the Inside Out”
Rona Edwards, I Liked It, Didn't Love It: Screenplay Development from the Inside Out

“I make movies that make no sense and make no money.”
Seijun Suzuki

Vincent H. O'Neil
“I’ve never liked the term ‘actor’.” Barron spoke slowly, joining hands with the cast members to his left and right. The rest of them formed a circle, also holding hands, and he continued. “Seriously now, is anyone here ‘acting’? Is anyone here pretending?

“Me, I’m a theater director. One hundred percent, all the time. I’m not pretending, or acting, or trying to fool anyone. This is what I do, and I give it my all—just like you. I look around me, and I don’t see a single phony. I see people who give their hearts, their minds, and their very lives to being serious performers on the stage. In the last weeks I’ve watched every one of you give up the easy life to come here and bust a gut to make this show a reality.

“That’s why I call you performers. Not actors—performers. Because when it’s time to prepare, you work out every nuance of a role. When it’s time to step in front of the crowd, you reach out and pull them in with both hands. When it’s time to say your lines, you deliver them with skill and meaning. That’s performance. And there’s nothing phony about that. There’s nothing pretend about that. There’s no acting that will take the place of that.

“And so that’s my wish for you tonight: Have a great performance. You’ve done the work, you’re ready, and now it’s time to show off. Have fun out there, gang. Perform.”
Vincent H. O'Neil, Death Troupe

“It ain't the picture and it ain't the camera - it's the operator.”
Jordan Hoechlinchlin

“Brenda Chapman
She studied character animation at CalArts, and a few years later found herself exactly where she'd always dreamed: working on animated films for Disney in Los Angeles. She soon discovered that she was one of the very few women animators there.
"That's when I realized why princesses in their films were so helpless. They had all been created by men." she recalls. She promised herself that she would create a new type of princess: strong, independent, and...
"...Brave" she thought. "What a great name for a film!”
Elena Favilli, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls - Coloring Book, Poster, and Temporary Tattoos

Solange nicole
“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 cook, but even a recipe needs time to be perfected before it's given to the masses.”
Solange nicole

Viet Thanh Nguyen
“How about something to drink. Coffee, tea, soda, water, scotch. Never too early for scotch. Violet, some scotch. Ice. I said ice. No ice, then. Me too. Always neat for me. Look at my view. No, not at the gardener. José! José! Got to pound on the glass to get his attention. He's half deaf. José! Move! You're blocking the view. Good. See the view. I'm talking about the Hollywood sign right there. Never get tired of it. Like the Word of God just dropped down, plunked on the hills, and the Word was Hollywood. Didn't God say let there be light first. What's a movie but light. Can't have a movie without light. And then words. Seeing that sign reminds me to write every morning. What. All right, so it doesn't say Hollywood. You got me. Good eye. Thing's falling to pieces. One O's half fallen and the other O's fallen altogether. The word's gone to shit. So what. You still get the meaning. Thanks, Violet. Cheers. How do they say it in your country. I said how do they say it. Yo, yo, yo, is it. I like that. Easy to remember. Yo, yo, yo, then.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

“দি ডিরেক্টর নিজে নাটক, চলচ্চিত্র ইত্যাদির চিত্রনাট্য লিখেন, তবে ডিরেকশন নিখুঁত হয় কারণ তিনি চিত্রনাট্য লেখার সময় প্রতিটি শট তার মস্তিষ্কে সুন্দরভাবে কল্পনা করে নেন!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“যদি ডিরেক্টর নিজে নাটক, চলচ্চিত্র ইত্যাদির চিত্রনাট্য লিখেন, তবে ডিরেকশন নিখুঁত হয় কারণ তিনি চিত্রনাট্য লেখার সময় প্রতিটি শট তার মস্তিষ্কে সুন্দরভাবে কল্পনা করে নেন!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“No matter the adversity, you can choose and take actions to determine how your story will be written, told, and end. You are the author, actor, and director no matter who else believes they are.”
Jeffrey G. Duarte

“To Walk In Direction Is A Function That The Director Is Aware”
Sunday Adelaja

“If the director himself writes the script or screenplay of the drama, movie etc., the direction becomes perfect because he already imagined each shot nicely in his brain while writing the screenplay!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

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