The aim of the website is to help and inspire you through the lessons and stories of the greatest filmmakers of all time. After countless hours of research, we have put together, the biggest collection of filmmaking quotes available anywhere.
From tips on finding your next project, to directing actors to editing your movie, you are sure to find plenty of helpful filmmaking advice in these words of wisdom from the masters of cinema.
Well, to me, the great teachers are the great directors. If you’re willing to watch and really study, you can find out so much. And so my masters are everyone’s masters, the great directors, from Ozu to Welles to Truffaut to Coppola to Ang Lee, from Steven Soderbergh to David Fincher; these are the people who even now are teaching me.Sam Mendes
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