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" A director makes 100 decisions an hour. Students ask me how you know how to make the right decision, and I say to them, 'If you don't know how to make the right decision, you're not a director.' "
" A film is sort of binary - it either works or it doesn't work. It has nothing to do with how good a job you do. If you bring it up to an adequate level where the audience goes with the movie, then it works, that is all. "
" All art is dependent on technology because it's a human endeavour, so even when you're using charcoal on a wall or designed the proscenium arch, that's technology. "
" A lot of people like to do certain things, but they're not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything. "
" Although I write screenplays, I don't think I'm a very good writer. "
" 'American Graffiti' was unpleasant because of the fact that there was no money, no time, and I was compromising myself to death. "
" As a Western, 'The Magnificent Seven' was a pretty good film. I don't think it was as interesting or as multi-faceted as 'Seven Samurai.' "
" A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing. "
" Before I became a film major, I was very heavily into social science, I had done a lot of sociology, anthropology, and I was playing in what I call social psychology, which is sort of an offshoot of anthropology/sociology - looking at a culture as a living organism, why it does what it does. "
" Changes are not unusual - I mean, most movies, when they release them, they make changes. But somehow, when I make the slightest change, everybody thinks it's the end of the world. "
" Digital technology allows us a much larger scope to tell stories that were pretty much the grounds of the literary media. "
" Digital technology is the same revolution as adding sound to pictures and the same revolution as adding color to pictures. Nothing more and nothing less. "
" Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present. "
" Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is. "
" Everyone seems to think that digital technology devoids the medium of content, but that is not true at all. If anything, it broadens the content. "
" Film is a very tight little box. If you don't fit in that box, you're gone. Television, there's more room to move around. "
" Film is not an easy occupation. There's a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them. "
" Football games are on TV, and it doesn't affect stadium attendance at all. It's the same with movies. People who really love movies and like to go out on a Saturday night will go to the movie theater. "
" For 'Star Wars' I had to develop a whole new idea about special effects to give it the kind of kinetic energy I was looking for. I did it with motion-control photography. "
" Good luck has its storms. "
" I am a giant proponent of giant screens. But I accept the fact that most of my movies are going to be seen on phones. "
" I am simply trying to struggle through life; trying to do God's bidding. "
" If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office. "
" If you look at 'Blade Runner,' it's been cut sixteen ways from Sunday, and there are all kinds of different versions of it. "
" If you really love films, and you really want to get the full impact, there's a huge difference between watching something on a small screen with a mediocre sound system and watching it on a giant screen in a giant theater with a huge beautiful sound system. I mean, the difference is electric. "
" I grew up in San Francisco. And so I'm informed in a certain kind of way about, you know, believing in democracy and believing in America. And I'm a very ardent patriot. "
" I live a reasonably simple life, off the beaten track. "
" I loved photography and everybody said it was a crazy thing to do because in those days nobody made it into the film business. I mean, unless you were related to somebody there was no way in. "
" I'm not much of a math and science guy. I spent most of my time in school daydreaming and managed to turn it into a living. "
" I'm one of those people who says, 'yes, cinema died when they invented sound.' "
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