100 Famous Directors’ Rules of Filmmaking

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John Singleton

“Nobody cares about your little movie. You have to care about your little movie. . . . Make it and shoot it. And don’t give a fuck.”

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Diablo Cody

“Don’t ever agonize about the hordes of other writers who are ostensibly your competition. No one is capable of doing what you do.”

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Robert Wise

“If it seems a trifle slow, if it feels a trifle slow on the set, it’ll be twice as slow in the projection room.”

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George A. Romero

“Collaborate, don’t dictate. Every department head has something to offer. Listen and gratefully accept their offerings. They’re moviemakers, too.”