You can neither make beautiful, great movies without risk as you can make babies without sex. Risk is part of the artistic process. That’s why I like performance, because performance is walking a high wire.
~ Francis Coppola
“They’ve achieved a goal, they got out, and then shit hits the fan again. So it’s all about utilizing the environment to keep pulling the rug from under the audience and what they expect to be the next logical step in the film ends up being an even deeper pile of shit.”
Green Room‘s Jeremy Saulnier’s Five Tips For Creating Tension
“If your goal in life is to direct films, direct documentaries, it’s good if you have another craft within the field that you master enough that people hire you to do it, whether it’s to shoot or edit or do sound, or produce for other people.”
Steve James On Sustaining A Doc-Making Career
“Find yourself a billionaire who would prefer to own a movie rather than owning a politician, because it’s come to that.”
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