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25 Incredible Quotes About Filmmaking

or all the passionate filmmakers out there, here we have gathered a beautiful collection of awesome, thought provoking quotes from great filmmakers. Enjoy the read!

Art Depends on Luck and Talent. – Francis Ford Coppola [Tweet this]

Filmmaking is a miracle of collaboration. – James McAvoy [Tweet this]

To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy. – Elayne Boosler [Tweet this]

A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later. – Stanley Kubrick [Tweet this]

If my film makes one more person miserable, I’ve done my job. – Woody Allen [Tweet this]

Photography is truth. The Cinema is truth 24 times per second. – Jean-Luc Godard [Tweet this]

In the future, everybody is going to be a director. Somebody’s got to live a real life so we have something to make a movie about. – Cameron Crowe [Tweet this]

One of the great things about being a director as a life choice is that it can never be mastered. Every story is its own kind of expedition, with its own set of challenges. – Ron Howard [Tweet this]

Filmmaking is such a collaborative piece of art that you can’t look to one person – you couldn’t look to me, you couldn’t say, ‘Because Vin’s in it, it’s this or that…’ It’s really all of us coming together for that period of time to try and make magic. – Vin Diesel [Tweet this]

I think maybe making films is something innate you can’t really teach to begin with. – Richard Linklater [Tweet this]

Casting is 65 percent of directing. – John Frankenheimer [Tweet this]

I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student. – Edward Zwick [Tweet this]

There is no more interesting place in the world to meet characters than a movie set. – Will Rogers [Tweet this]

The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself. – Peter Jackson [Tweet this]

In cinema it is necessary not to explain, but to act upon the viewer’s feelings, and the emotion which is awoken is what provokes thought. – Andrei Tarkovsky [Tweet this]

I prefer the smaller budget versus the bigger budget because the mentality that goes along with big budget filmmaking doesn’t really suit me; the mind-set that money is the answer. – Keenen Ivory Wayans [Tweet this]

As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does, so I’m trapped in a genre that I love, but I’m trapped in it! – George A. Romero [Tweet this]

We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies. – Walt Disney [Tweet this]

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians. – Francis Ford Coppola [Tweet this]

People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning. – Steven Spielberg [Tweet this]

Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out. – Martin Scorsese [Tweet this]

Most directors make films with their eyes; I make films with my testicles. – Alejandro Jodorowsky [Tweet this]

Curiosity doesn’t matter anymore. These days people don’t want to be transported to emotional territories where they don’t know how to react. – Hector Babenko [Tweet this]

I made some mistakes in drama. I thought the drama was when the actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries. – Frank Capra [Tweet this]

With a good script a good director can produce a masterpiece; with the same script a mediocre director can make a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director can’t possibly make a good film. For truly cinematic expression, the camera and the microphone must be able to cross both fire and water. That is what makes a real movie. The script must be something that has the power to do this. – Akira Kurosawa [Tweet this]

Why You Should Not Miss S.H.O.R.T.S – 5 Reasons

SHORTS is an anthology – a collection of 5 short films, by different directors under the umbrella of the grand storyteller Anurag Kashyap!

We give you 5 honest reasons as to why to give your time, money, energy and effort to this flick!


Filmmaking – is that already inside you- as a passion, as an art and as a religion? Then you get something here! It’s about direction, script, enactment and above everything else, living that character and that story so much yourself that you exactly know what you want out of your actors when you get to shoot that film.

Watch SHORTS as a reference, as to how you can improve on your own art and make it better, look at it as an example and don’t leave even a single chance to not try ‘anything’ new in your next short film. Observe every minute move and every single thought behind that move.


If you are too much into ‘Hollywood’ now just because Bollywood still keeps going on the same league of a small town romance or may be a bold –scene-but-no-storyline types films, you should watch SHORTS. If you are looking for something ‘out of the league’ in terms of story , direction, characters and concept as a whole – SHORTS is the answer for you!

And it’s not just story we are talking about here, but the entire “art” of telling that story and telling it in a way that it gives goose bumps when you sit in that darkened theatre and watch SHORTS.

Watch it for a surprising storytelling art, fresh brains in direction and cinematography, interesting camera angles and some real diverse characters.


May be you don’t need to read further under this heading but okay , lets put it this way – You are an ardent Anurag Kashyap fan and a zealous worshipper of his art of filmmaking. We will only add- Rest Assured!

A true Anurag Kashyap praises him not only as a person but also praises his art and his style of filmmaking. SHORTS is made by talented directors -who worship Anurag themselves (just like you!) and are mentored by him. So rest you can imagine yourselves!

Watch SHORTS for an Anurag Kashyap style of movie.

#4 YOU WANT TO SEE THE BABY PICTURE ALBUMS OF Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

When celebrities aren’t famous , they start with smaller roles , in ads or may be short films. Through these smaller roles and appearances, they grow themselves, become famous and one day become celebrities. SHORTS shares kind of similar story.

Many of todays’ famous celebrities like Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vineet Singh are part of SHORTS. You have seen these famous faces in other movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahani and so on, now see them in SHORTS and enjoy it as a kind of the baby picture album of these actor’s career lives.

Watch SHORTS to watch the earlier, realistic and absolutely fantastic screen versions of Huma, Richa, Nawazuddin, Vineet and others.


Yes, dreams come true – in real lives too.

SHORTS is not a collection of different short films. There is a bigger story behind it. Tumbhi had organized a scriptwriting contest in May 2011 and the winning scripts were promised to be converted into a short films. 3 of SHORTS films are works by Tumbhi Artists- their scripts, their filmmaking art.

Watch SHORTS to eye witness how miracles actually happen in real life, what it like is to see your dream come true and that all this doesn’t just happen in Bollywood films! It’s real!!

*SHORTS is releasing in PVR cinemas across India on 12th July!