“If I were ever stranded on a desert island there would be three things I’d need: food, shelter, and a grip.
– George C. Scott
“We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.
– Walt Disney
“There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive – in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.
– Edward Zwick
“Editing feels almost like sculpting or a form of continuing the writing process.
– Sydney Pollack
“(When asked what a director does) I help.
– Krzysztof Kieslowski
“I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
– Edward Zwick
“No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
– Ingmar Bergman
“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.
– Kathryn Bigelow
“Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.
– James Cameron