Rotten film industry = Shirley Clarke. No great change in Hollywood.
famous person quote not Scorsese :(
Sorry Canonalan, i missed you getting Miyazaki right
1.There are no rules in film-making. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness FRANK CAPRA
2.Sex and violence was never my cup of tea; i was always more into sax and violins WIM WENDERS
3.By trying to protect us (censors) form an absurd concept of what is obscene CATHERINE BREILLAT
4.When (my wife and i) are making a movie…we never talk about art or God BELA TARR
5.It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor JOHN FORD
6.My films are intended as polemical statements against Ameerican “barrel-down” cinema MICHAEL HANEKE
7.For me, objects are more alive than people, more permanent and more expressive JAN SVANKMAJER
8.The worst that you can say about (God) is that basically he’s an underachiever WOODY ALLEN
9.I want to shock people into awareness. i don’t believe there is virtue in understatement
10.I am a Communist…but that doesn’t mean i have to make films about the wheat harvest CLAUDE CHABROL
11.Everybody denies that i am a genius- but nobody ever called me one ORSON WELLES
12.Give me any two pages of the Bible and i’ll give you a picture CECIL B DEMILLE
13.Some call me director, producer, filmmaker. I prefer to call myself pube-king JOHN WATERS
14.At a moral level, i don’t think we have any lesson to learn from Europe OUSMANE SEMBENE
15.There is nothing wrong with fantasizing about revenge…you just shouldn’t act on it PARK CHAN-WOOK
16.I hate violence. That has never prevented me from using it in my films SAM FULLER
17.A director needs to be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst…and a bastard
18.Actors are like cows. You have to lead them through a fence MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
19.The man who cut my picture has nothing on his head but a hat ERICH VON STROHEIM
20.Men like women who write. Even though they don’t say so. A writer is a foreign country MARGUERITE DURAS
21.For me there was no such thing as a teacher. I have relied entirely on my own strengths
22.Don’t sleep with your leading actress: it isn’t conducive to good filmmaking ABEL FERRARA
23.Most directors make films with their eyes; I make films with my testicles ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY
24.Given the choice of Hollywood or poking steel pins in my eyes, i’d prefer the steel pins
25.My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person
26.I am difficult and angry…the only thing that gets me through is a sense of humor
27.What i want…is to destroy the idea of culture. Culture is an alibi of imperialism JEAN-LUC GODARD
28.children’s souls are the inheritors of historical memory from previous generations MIYAZAKI HAYAO
29.The (film) industry’s been rotten. The history of women in all the arts has been rotten SHIRLEY CLARKE
30.Any woman who smashes into the world of men isn’t very feminine IDA LUPINO
Well, I think that the number 25 was actually said by Andy Warhol ;) Am I right?
yeah, Warhol the in focus/famous person quote
But I couldn’t disagree more with that quote.
With Warhol, i never know quite what to believe- great self-promoter, aware of how the art market and fame could be milked (we see again that legacy in Exit through the Gift Shop), but also stretched the boundaries and the inheritance of Duchamp, and knew so many critics were fools too.
Warhol loved to play with the media during interviews. Turning it all into an in-joke was a win/win for him.
is 26 Yasujiro Ozu? None of the others sound like him.
Actually, now i’m thinking it’s 21. Heard he was self-taught. Can I change my answer?
He did it his own way
Alright, i’m off to bed, so here are the full answers
9.I want to shock people into awareness. i don’t believe there is virtue in understatement KEN RUSSELL
17.A director needs to be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst…and a bastard BILLY WILDER
21.For me there was no such thing as a teacher. I have relied entirely on my own strengths OZU YASUJIRO
24.Given the choice of Hollywood or poking steel pins in my eyes, i’d prefer the steel pins MIKE LEIGH
25.My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person ANDY WARHOL
26.I am difficult and angry…the only thing that gets me through is a sense of humor MARTIN SCORSESE
Cool little activity, Kenji. It’d be fun to do another sometime.
In that same regard, I was about to post the Wilder and Lupino quotes before seeing you posted the answers…tsk tsk.