You can’t point a camera at someone and find out what’s in their head. But it does the next best thing – it lets you speculate.
I would never say no to anything that sounded interesting! The thing I like about making films is that the adventure just begins when you pick up the camera.
I guess I think that films have to be made totally by fascists — there’s no room for democracy in making film.
After love, the most sacred gift you can give is your labor.
…candid still photography had taken over… What was interesting was that the photographs came without any intention of instructing you… You’re like a cat looking out the window. You don’t have to even know what you’re watching, but you’re watching it, and you’re watching it very accurately.
We’re a family operation. There’s not many of us. We have a couple people who come from time to time who work with us. Two of my sons are themselves filmmakers, and we can’t afford them nor they us.
I think nowadays people are so used taking the camera to the family picnic – so people are less surprised by films made of them, like home movies.