Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.
Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry.
I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.
I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters.
Photography is a very important part of my life.
I realize that every picture isn't a work of art.
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.
Painting and writing are solitary arts.
You have to understand the nature of light.
I want to tell a story and shape it all the way through to the end.
It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema.
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.
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.
That's why I like fast film. It gives you more freedom to light more naturally.
The closer the source of light is to a subject, the broader the beams are.