Zitat des Tages von Stanley Kubrick:
Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.
If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.
Here's to five miserable months on the wagon and the irreparable harm that it's caused me.
A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper.
When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.
There are few things more fundamentally encouraging and stimulating than seeing someone else die.
I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it's really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas.
It's a mistake to confuse pity with love.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
It's crazy how you can get yourself in a mess sometimes and not even be able to think about it with any sense and yet not be able to think about anything else.
Art consists of reshaping life, but it does not create life nor cause life.
I read. I order books from the States. I literally go into bookstores, close my eyes, and take things off the shelf. If I don't like the book after a bit, I don't finish it. But I like to be surprised.
When you're making a film, you have to make most of your decisions on the run, and there is a tendency to always shoot from the hip.
If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.