Born On This Day – November 30, 1947

“In my experience, almost every financial interchange with Hollywood ends with an accusation by the corporation of theft. ‘You didn’t do what I wanted, you didn’t work hard enough, you intended to defraud me.’ These are the recurring plaints of industry. They may be translated as: You forgot to work for nothing.” “Thank God Hollywood people don’t have souls so they don’t have to suffer through their lives.” –David Mamet Continue reading Born On This Day – November 30, 1947

Born On This Day – November 30, 1937

“A friend of mine says, “Art’s like a shark. You’ve got to keep swimming, or else you drown.” Keep bouncing around. People always ask me, “What’s the plan?” There is no plan. I go to what fascinates me next.” “I think I have less patience, mainly because I’m so experienced. Because I’m so experienced I need the very best people around me. Because people say, “Well you don’t need a terribly good camera” or, “You can go and do this,” and I say, “No, no, no, no, you don’t understand. I want the Earth. And I want the Earth in … Continue reading Born On This Day – November 30, 1937

Born On This Day – November 29, 1954

“We’ve never considered our stuff either homage or spoof. Those are things other people call it, and it’s always puzzled me that they do.” “Frequently we are writing characters and we are thinking, “Wouldn’t it be interesting to see such and such play this kind of a person?”, and the character starts to grow out of that as you are writing it. It’s a combination of things that you are making up and what you know about the actor.” –Joel Coen Continue reading Born On This Day – November 29, 1954

Born On This Day – November 28, 1961

“The most important thing for us is that all of this stuff, and all of this technology, are only tools to achieve the cinematic experience and cinematic moment.” “When people see some depth you never intended that’s really cool, you just put on a face and say “Oh, yeah, that was deep”. What are you going to say? I’m just a moron with luck?” –Alfonso Cuarón Continue reading Born On This Day – November 28, 1961

Born On This Day – November 28, 1946

“What I like in movies especially are movies that do things that you can’t do in real life and show you things that you can’t see by walking out in the street. And there have been a lot of great movies that show you real life as it is lived and should be lived. But my favorite kind of movies are the ones that show you things that you can’t see anywhere but in the movies.” –Joe Dante Continue reading Born On This Day – November 28, 1946

Born On This Day – November 27, 1935

“I get so wrapped up in trying to tell the story as well as I can to get the best possible points of view and show the culture, that I let that be my main force of action, and leave everything else behind. I tend to get over my self-consciousness: I might have a beer or two with people, especially if they’re sympathetic.” –Les Blank Continue reading Born On This Day – November 27, 1935