Quotes about making film


“Sinh viên điện ảnh dù bất cứ ngành nào cũng phải xem thật nhiều phim trước khi muốn làm một phim gì đó. Để làm gì? Vì một người muốn sáng tạo ra cái mới thì trước hết phải tắm táp trong những cái cũ đã từng một thời được xem là mới.”


David Mamet
David Mamet

“Bản chất nhận thức của con người là liên kết những hình ảnh không liên quan lại với nhau thành một câu chuyện, bởi tất cả chúng ta đều muốn mọi thứ trên đời này có nghĩa.”

– On directing film | David Mamet  

Alfred Hitchcock

 “We are now having a very innocent little chat. Let us suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table between us. Nothing happens, and then all of a sudden, ‘Boom!’ There is an explosion. The public is surprised, but prior to this surprise, it has seen an absolutely ordinary scene, of no special consequence. Now, let us take a suspense situation. The bomb is underneath the table and the public knows it, probably because they have seen the anarchist place it there. The public is aware that the bomb is going to explode at one o’clock and there is a clock in the decor. The public can see that it is quarter to one. In these conditions this innocuos converaation becomes fascinating because the public is participatin in the scene. The audience is longing to warn the characters on the screen: ‘You shouldn’t be talking about such trivial matters. There is a bomb beneath you and it is about to explode!’

In the first case, we have given the public fifteen seconds surprise at the moment of the explosion. In the second case we have provided them with fifteen minutes of suspense. The conclusion is that whenever possible the public must be informed.”

– Hitchcock | Francois Truffaut


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