Favorite Quotations ~  Film-Making, 6 Top DVD New Releases

"I’ve done my bit for motion pictures—I’ve stopped making them." ~ Liberace

Diane Keaton

Being a movie star is a rare job. Nobody gives you any guarantees that you’ll get to do it forever. It’s a very lucky and privileged position to be in. ~ Diane Keaton, Ladies Home Journal, 1/04

(The Nutty Professor) was a labor of love. It was a total film. It was the most productive, creative work of my life. ~ Jerry Lewis, Reuters, 10/18/04

A film, I feel, is a state of mind. A film eventually comes from an idea: based on an idea, you make a decision, and once you make the decision, you keep comparing everything to that, but don't question the decision itself. That's why most of the time you make mistakes in life. Even in personal life. ~ Raja Sen

First Rule of Acting: Whatever happens, look as if it were intended. ~ Arthur Bloch

I'm not being analytical. I just create everything intuitively. If you're too analytical, what you're doing probably ends up being too specific. ~ Gus Van Sant, 1993

As I don't consider myself exceptional, but simply a storyteller, each of my stories is really a period of my life. Deep down I feel that criticism of my work--which is the most sincere and authentic vision of myself--is unsuitable and immodest, whether it is favorable or unfavorable. ~ Fredrico Fellini, Creators on Creating

At the end of the game, it's the director who will attract the actors and it's the script that will attract the director. It all starts with the screenplay. ~ David Brown, Cosmopolitan, 6/95

We, as film-makers, are privileged. We can make people cry or laugh. We can make them think and feel. It is a great privilege and a great responsibility. ~ Haskell Wexler, Daily Variety, 1995

The best films are because of nobody but the director. ~ Roman Polanski

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