The Top 10 Armchair Filmmakers

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“In my films I always wanted to make people see deeply. I don’t want to show things, but to give people the desire to see.” – Agnes Varda.

(Nominated by @RomantikKurbaa.)image

“Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.” – Krzysztof Kieslowski.

(Thanks to @PaulVonMitchell for the next two).kk2

“All technical refinements discourage me. Perfect photography, larger screens, hi if sound, all make it possible for mediocrities slavishly to reproduce nature; and this reproduction bores me. What interests me is the interpretation of life by an artist.” – Jean Renoir.


“The principle behind the cinema, like that behind all the arts, rests on a choice…what counts is the way the artist seizes on the real, isolates it, stylises it, makes it his own.” – Michelangelo Antonioni. Here with Lucia Bose.

(Thank-you @deny_frey for this).image

“My philosophy is that to be a director you cannot be subject to anyone, even the head of the studio. I threatened to quit each time I didn’t get my own way, but no-one ever let me walk out.” – Dorothy Arzner.

(Thanks to @missannabiller).No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No Book Cover Usage. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock (1556215a) Dorothy Arzner (Dir) , Dorothy Arzner (Dir) Film and Television

“Cinema is a ribbon of dream.” – Orson Welles.

(@12pt9 offered this one).image


“The cinema uses the language of dreams; years can pass in a second and you can hop from one place to another. It’s the language made of images” –  Federico Fellini, here with Giulietta Masina.

(Thanks again @deny_frey).image

“Often I pretended to a cameraman to know less than I did. That way I got more co-operation.” – Ida Lupino.

(Suggested by @GloriaBB2).Ida Lupino

“More or less, I am always saying; ‘let’s do what has not been done'” – Jean-Luc Godard.

(Thanks @SkotArmstrong).image


“Give them pleasure – the same pleasure they have when they wake-up from a nightmare”. – Alfred Hitchcock.

(Nominated by me and @Manuthebest58).image


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