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Nicolas Roeg Quotes & Quotations
Nicolas Roeg
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    And later I thought, I can't think how anyone can become a director without learning the craft of cinematography. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    Any change in form produces a fear of change, and that has accelerated. Marketing is the death of invention, because marketing deals with the familiar. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    But in marketing, the familiar is everything, and that is controlled by the studio. That is reaching its apogee now. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    Children's finger-painting came under the arts, but movies didn't. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    Here in England, with the war, it was all documentaries and propaganda films, but film hadn't emerged as a whole other discipline of the arts. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    I was very glad later when I was directing that I wasn't in the hands of a cinematographer and hoping that he would do it well. I would know what he was doing, and we could discuss how that scene would look. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    In life, we all learn from everyone. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    Marketing is a very good thing, but it shouldn't control everything. It should be the tool, not that which dictates. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    Movies are not scripts - movies are films; they're not books, they're not the theatre. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    So quite a lot of people who've come into cinema from the commercials world have had to learn the very fact of what cinematography is over again. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    The great difference between screen acting and theatre acting is that screen acting is about reacting - 75% of the time, great screen actors are great reactors. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    The rules are learnt in order to be broken, but if you don't know them, then something is missing. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    There was a village watercolour society and they'd come and paint in my field. I watched them from the window, the way they would struggle this way and that to find the perfect moment. God has made every angle on that beautiful, and I felt that tremendously. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    They think something's gone wrong, but in Don't Look Now, for instance, one scene was made by a mistake. It's the scene where Donald Sutherland goes to look for the policeman who's investigating the two women. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    We're selective about sound, we tune out things, or maybe you overhear something - and that's an area that's as yet totally unexplored. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg
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    Years ago I had a house in Sussex, it was like Arcadia, with an old Victorian bridge, a pond and the Downs. Nicolas-RoegNicolas Roeg