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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

John Cassavetes says...


"If you’re worrying about how to finance and distribute your movies than you shouldn’t bother making movies.’ I asked him what he meant and he said, ‘You make movies because you need to make movies. Everything else is unimportant. If you wait to get the money to make a movie then you shouldn’t make the movie. If you need distribution in place before you have the courage to make a movie then it’s not a movie worth making. There are many other ways to make money than making movies. If you need to make money, please find some other way to do it. You make movies to lose your money. That is the purpose of making a movie—to put your life into something—not get something out of it."

2 comments:

Pete Bauer said...

Funny, that quote encapsulates exactly where I am right now creatively. Thanks for adding fuel to my creative fire and a determination to start my next film.

Tim Clague said...

Go for it Pete. I think that Cassavetes is also saying that the film makers journey is as important as the final film. So make sure you push yourself and make it a journey worth sharing with the audience