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16 quotations by Nicolas Roeg

QuoteYears ago I had a house in Sussex, it was like Arcadia, with an old Victorian bridge, a pond and the Downs.Quote

QuoteWe're selective about sound, we tune out things, or maybe you overhear something - and that's an area that's as yet totally unexplored.Quote

QuoteThey 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.Quote

QuoteThere 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.Quote

QuoteThe rules are learnt in order to be broken, but if you don't know them, then something is missing.Quote

QuoteThe 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.Quote

QuoteSo 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.Quote

QuoteMovies are not scripts - movies are films; they're not books, they're not the theatre.Quote

QuoteMarketing is a very good thing, but it shouldn't control everything. It should be the tool, not that which dictates.Quote

QuoteIn life, we all learn from everyone.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteHere 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.Quote

QuoteChildren's finger-painting came under the arts, but movies didn't.Quote

QuoteBut in marketing, the familiar is everything, and that is controlled by the studio. That is reaching its apogee now.Quote

QuoteAny change in form produces a fear of change, and that has accelerated. Marketing is the death of invention, because marketing deals with the familiar.Quote

QuoteAnd later I thought, I can't think how anyone can become a director without learning the craft of cinematography.Quote