Born On This Day – November 22

 

Safi Faye

“I don’t know how a film is born. It’s an idea that comes; I then begin to work on it—while cooking, while getting dressed, while bathing, everywhere I went… I have always felt that a film belongs to the public… One need not explain her conceptualization, her process. The film—either one likes it or not. The story—you like it or you don’t… My sense of creativity, though, is to let the audience imagine what the images signify. It is not necessary to make everything explicit for the audience. They have to think. Creativity invites such thinking; that is why I create.” –Safi Faye

Terry Gilliam - Face

“My main concern is to protect the film, and sometimes even I can get in the way of the film. If I’m causing a problem for the ultimate film, then I’ve got to be stopped, and I tell this to everybody who works with me. They find it hard to believe, but they finally do say, ‘Terry, you can’t do it.'” –Terry Gilliam