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    Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    But you know you haven't done it all because you know everything keeps evolving and changing; and you know you can evolve with it if you grow and develop as a human being. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    But you still have an awesome responsibility, because you are helping to create something which might influence the thinking of millions of people. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    Contrast is what makes photography interesting. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing, you have to show them something else. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    I don't think of myself as a director or writer. I think of myself as a filmmaker. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    I just wanted to try directing, and the best way was to write the material, so I was imbued with its origins when I was dealing with the actors. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    I knew exactly how I wanted it to play, but you are never sure until you watch the projected images reflect off the screen. That's when you know it worked. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    I realize that every picture isn't a work of art. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    I suppose I would still be a communicator, maybe a musician. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema, because there aren't words or metaphors which describe many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    It's important to know that if you are dealing with shadows. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem. Conrad-HallConrad Hall
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    My first semester, I got a D in creative writing. Conrad-Hall/">Conrad Hall
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    Painting and writing are solitary arts. Conrad-Hall/">Conrad Hall
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    The audience has to understand that if the film is going to have any meaning for them. If they are going to empathize with the characters, they have to visualize the process of concentration involved in making every move. Conrad-Hall/">Conrad Hall
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    The closer the source of light is to a subject, the broader the beams are. Conrad-Hall/">Conrad Hall
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    The sun is the most parallel light source because it is so far away. Conrad-Hall/">Conrad Hall
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    The truth is that every experience, every feeling, every film you see, becomes part of the sensibilities you apply to making a movie. Conrad-Hall/">Conrad Hall
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    There are a lot of directors who are knowledgeable about images, and others who aren't. Conrad-Hall/">Conrad Hall
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    There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job. Conrad-Hall/">Conrad Hall
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    With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene. You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art. Conrad-Hall/">Conrad Hall
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    You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward. Conrad-Hall/">Conrad Hall
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    You have to understand the nature of light. Conrad-Hall/">Conrad Hall