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
boomerstarkiller67:

Steven Spielberg and Roy Scheider on the set of Jaws (1975)

boomerstarkiller67:

Steven Spielberg and Roy Scheider on the set of Jaws (1975)

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)
totalfilm:

 Take a look at J.J. Abrams’ message to his Episode VII cast 
With cameras finally rolling on Star Wars: Episode VII, the steady stream of casting and plot-point rumours have gradually ground to a halt, but fortunately, we’re now at the stage where the first images are emerging from the production…

totalfilm:

Take a look at J.J. Abrams’ message to his Episode VII cast

With cameras finally rolling on Star Wars: Episode VII, the steady stream of casting and plot-point rumours have gradually ground to a halt, but fortunately, we’re now at the stage where the first images are emerging from the production…

…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
1976
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.

theacademy:

Edith Head holds the record for the most Oscars won by a woman: eight.

The costume designer best known for her work with Alfred Hitchcock received her B.A. from UC Berkeley and her M.A. from Stanford. Here is a short list of stars who she dressed over her 50-year career:

Mae West, Frances Farmer, Dorothy Lamour, Veronica Lake, Barbara Stanwyck, Ingrid Bergman, Loretta Young, Bette Davis, Ginger Rogers, Olivia de Haviland, Hedy Lamarr, Gloria Swanson, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, Carmen Miranda, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Jane Wyman, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Natalie Wood, Tippi Hedren, Shirley MacLaine, Katharine Hepburn, Jill Clayburgh, and Steve Martin