If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Albert Camus

A director is a kind of idea and taste machine; a movie is a series of creative and technical decisions, and it’s the director’s job to make the right decisions as frequently as possible…The best education in film is to make one. I would advise any neophyte director to try to make a film by himself. A three-minute short will teach him a lot. I know that all the things I did at the beginning were, in microcosm, the things I’m doing now as a director and producer.

Stanley Kubrick

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The spectator always ends up by understanding when you are sincere in what you are telling him. I don’t invent any language to appear simpler, stupider, or smarter. A lack of honesty would destroy the dialogue. Time has worked for me. When people understood that I was speaking a natural language, that I wasn’t pretending, that I didn’t take them for imbeciles, that I only say what I think, then they became interested in what I was doing.

Andrei Tarkovsky

 

Brit Marling

Brit Marling

"I’m so fucking tired of going to the cinema and watching these marriages where the wives are nagging and annoying and demanding, and the husbands are ho-hum and want this younger, hotter thing. It just is like, enough already. What about all the relationships that I see my friends having, or my parents having? Where they work together, and they’re still madly in love with each other after decades. Where’s that?"