April 5, 2015 at 6:54PM
The Right Way to Approach a Movie - Sidney Lumet
"There are no personal revelations other than feelings arising from the work itself" - Sidney Lumet
Have you ever heard someone say be authentic, be yourself, be process-oriented. And you kind of ask yourself, what the heck does that mean? Or maybe, "I kind of get it, but at the same time, I don't really know how to explain it."
What Sidney Lumet is trying to say that none of those ideas matter. To be honest, most ideas don't matter...
but the feelings that arise from the work itself.
Work in itself is like going on a journey. As you go along the journey, different ideas that people will say, will start to make sense.
A lot of movie-goers who haven't even made a movie, like to fixate on minors...
What camera they are going to get, lenses, visual effects etc.
Yes those are definitely important, but what's most important is taking action.
Getting your iPhone camera, and shooting a crappy film. Only then will all these other aspects of storyboarding, lenses, script, will start to resonate with you.
It's more important to get into a momentum of movie-making first. That's the Stanley Kubrick way.
Right here is a link to an audio version of me explaining more quotes.