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

 

“On my school notebooks
“On my desk and the trees
On the sand on the snow
”I write your name

On all flesh that says yes
“On the forehead of my friends
On every hand held out
”I write your name

On absence without desire
“On naked solitude
On the stairs of death
”I write your name

On health returned
“On the risk dissapeared
On hope without memory
”I write your name

By the power of the word
“I regain my life
I was born to know you
”And to name you

Liberty”

Paul Éluard, Liberté, 1942

David Cronenberg, Maps to the Stars, 2014