07 1 / 2014

"The dream and the film are the juxtaposition of images in order to answer a question.
— David Mamet, On Directing Film"

07 1 / 2014

"We hear a lot of stories about artists and innovators who persevered against all odds to have their work see the light of day: mega-author J.K. Rowlings’ pile of rejection letters, Thomas Edison’s gajillion attempts to invent a light bulb, Michael Jordan being deemed too short to play on his varsity basketball team. We view persistence — and grit! — as the key to success. Yet, after a certain point, persistence has a negative outcome: tunnel vision. You’ve been in it to win it for so long, you no longer know what winning means."

27 12 / 2013

""Succeeding,” whatever that might mean to you, is hard, and the need to do so constantly renews itself (success is like a mountain that keeps growing ahead of you as you hike it), and there’s the very real danger that “succeeding” will take up your whole life, while the big questions go untended."

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10 11 / 2013

"If you’re not a baby step away from spectacular failure, you’re probably playing it too safe."

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04 11 / 2013

"Work is prayer. Work is also stink. Therefore stink is prayer."

Aldous Huxley 

(Source: google.com)

28 10 / 2013

"So I’m writing this not only in the hope that everyone will cross me off the list of writers to hit up for free content but, more important, to make a plea to my younger colleagues. As an older, more accomplished, equally unsuccessful artist, I beseech you, don’t give it away. As a matter of principle. Do it for your colleagues, your fellow artists, because if we all consistently say no they might, eventually, take the hint. It shouldn’t be professionally or socially acceptable — it isn’t right — for people to tell us, over and over, that our vocation is worthless"

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26 10 / 2013

26 10 / 2013

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22 9 / 2013

"A director makes only one movie in his life. Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again."

Jean Renoir

21 9 / 2013

"The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it."