The Filmmaker Says

Regular price $14.95

“No saint, no pope, no general, no sultan, has ever
had the power that a filmmaker has—the power to talk
to hundreds of millions of people for two hours in
the dark.” —Frank Capra

Inspiring everything from pop culture earthquakes to
popular revolutions, filmmakers have demonstrated an
uncanny ability to move the masses. But the drama they
project on screen is only half the picture. Stretching
back from its earliest days of two-reel silent films to the
latest 3-D digital blockbusters, film history provides
a cast of characters ready to spill witty bon mots,
outrageous pronouncements, and heartfelt reflections.
The Filmmaker Says is a colorful compendium of
quotations from more than one hundred of history’s
most influential and opinionated creators of filmed
entertainment. Paired like guests at the ultimate filmgeek
dinner party—a celebrated filmmaker of today
might sit next to a giant from the silent era—the
members of this raucous crew puts on a show arguing,
complimenting, and disagreeing with each other about
every step of the moviemaking process. A perfect gift
for working filmmakers, aspiring auteurs, and avid
moviegoers, The Filmmaker Says will delight anyone
who has dreamed of yelling “action” or just can’t wait
for the lights to go down and the curtain to go up.

• The third volume in the Words of Wisdom series
following The Architect Says and The Designer Says
• Featuring quotes by Hollywood and Independent
directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters,
editors, studio heads, and even a few critics

• Themes include: the role of the director (and of actors,
writers, and producers), the value (or not) of education,
censorship, criticism, and fame

• The first well-designed portable compendium that
focuses solely on quotations by leading filmmakers


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