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“You make the movie through the cinematography - it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was like a huge revelation to me.”
“By the time a film of mine makes it into the theaters, I have a love-hate relationship with it. There is always something I could have done to make it better.”
“A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue. ”
Josef von Sternberg
“I care nothing about the story, only how it is photographed and presented.”
“It's a misconception about acting that it's a practice in pretending to be someone else. It's actually a practice in finding the character within yourself.”
“I don't film messages. I let the post office take care of those.”
“All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.”
“The end of a picture is always an end of a life.”
“In any era, I am critical of authoritarian power.”
“Film as dream, film as music. 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.”
“Hollywood is an extraordinary kind of temporary place.”
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