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“I know that feeling of looking back and thinking, that part I'd like to fix. So I obsessively try not to compromise.”
“I thank you for this award, though I think there may be a problem with a world in which making small, human and humorous films is ‘an achievement.’ It should be the norm.”
“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”
Lars von Trier
“I think it's important that we all try to give something to this medium, instead of just thinking about what is the most efficient way of telling a story or making an audience stay in a cinema.”
“Every great idea is on the verge of being stupid.”
“I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists. ”
“Despite the fact that I love story, character and dialogue, when I isolate the primary elements of film I find photography, movement and sound recording — in that order. Only then do I consider dramatic action. Film is essentially graphic for me.”
“To me the director's job is to leave it in better shape than you found it, literally.”
Paul Thomas Anderson
“I'll rebel against powers and principalities, all the time. Always, I will.”
“I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful.”
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