There are some great insights in this article from Flavorwire about how a filmmaker thinks and what their drive is for making movies. It’s interesting to see how varied yet universal these 20 Brilliant Filmmakers feelings are towards the art of film making. I am in constant awe of film makers and their passion for the craft, and it resonates with why I want to become one. Even if you’re not really interested in film making, this is a really inspirational article and can relate to how you and the rest of the audience feels when watching a movie. A couple of my favorite quotes from the interviews are
“You’re looking for every shot in the movie to have resonance and want it to be something you can see a second time, and then I’d like it to be something you can see 10 years later, and it becomes a different movie, because you’re a different person.” David Cronenberg
“The audience is also the toughest critic — a good story that exists in your world may not be the first choice for an audience. ” Steven Spielberg
“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. ” Kathryn Bigelow
Now it’s your turn. What’s your favorite movie and how has it inspired you?