It’s incumbent upon a director to give his trust to every actor that he has cast from the very start, but the director isn’t owed that same immediate trust. He has to earn it, because the actor is far more vulnerable to the director than the director is to the actor. — Dwight Yoakam
The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself. — Peter Jackson
Chef serves as a metaphor for the life of the passionate artist and working man.
What captures you when you first watch Chef is the sheer joy that Favreau had in making the film.— Steve West on Chef.
If you try to please audiences, uncritically accepting their tastes, it can only mean that you have no respect for them: that you simply want to collect their money. — Andrei Tarkovsky (via writingquotes)
…films have lost the automatic audience they had for so long. But having lost that steady audience, a marvelous historical irony is that they have come of age as a medium. Today they have complete freedom of expression, and perhaps this happened when the mass audience moved over to television. — Charles Champlin
The whole idea of suspension of disbelief has evaporated. — Peter Bogdanovich
On the Making of Swingers
- Favreau: There was never enough time and never enough film.
- Liman: Every day we’d panic because I was shooting more film than I thought I was gonna shoot and we didn’t have enough film and we didn’t have any money.
- LaLoggia: I used to hide film in the trunk of my car because Doug could not help himself. He just wanted to shoot, shoot, shoot, so we would lie to him and say that we were out of film.