1. Damien Chazelle, J.K. Simmons, and Miles Teller onset of Whiplash (2014)

    (Source: fuckyeahdirectors)

     

  2. ""Whiplash" scared me. I feel you should only do projects that scare you to some degree. I get motivated by those sorts of feelings. The feelings that if I don’t really work my ass off, it won’t work. That’s the stuff I want to do."
    — Damien Chazelle
     
  3. humansofnewyork:

    “When you are a child, and you walk outside, and see that your neighbors house is gone, it puts something in you deep down. All the small children have fear. It’s always with us. Weddings, graduation parties, these are happy events. But something is always missing. We always feel it. Life is very complicated now. There are checkpoints and police harassment. We live like second-class citizens. The Arabs are afraid of the Israelis. The Israelis are afraid of the Arabs. Arab children are afraid of bombs. Israeli children are afraid of rockets. And it’s not like one side can win. The Israelis can never kill all the Palestinians. The Palestinians cannot kill all the Israelis. Only peace can end it. I’d say eighty percent want peace. The rest are crazy religious.”

    (Jerusalem)

     

  4. Christopher Nolan on Interstellar

    "It’s not straight action and it’s not straight thriller. I do liken it to the blockbusters I grew up with as a kid. A lot of them by Spielberg. There’s a great spirit to films like ‘Close Encounters [Of The Third Kind]’ and ‘Jaws’ that I really wanted to try and capture, because I haven’t seen it in a very long time. I mean, J.J. [Abrams] paid great homage to it in ‘Super 8,’ but it was a very literal homage. We’re trying to do: ‘What would that kind of film be now?’ Not in that period, as J.J. did, but now. It’s been a really interesting challenge. When you say you’re making a family film, it has all these pejorative connotations that it’ll be somehow soft. But when I was a kid, these were family films in the best sense, and they were as edgy and incisive and challenging as anything else on the blockbuster spectrum. I wanted to bring that back in some way.”

     

  5. "You have the same values. And you laugh. Those are two key things to a marriage’s long life. And marry your conscience. She should make you want to be a better person."
    — Jay Leno
     

  6. "Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman, we don’t start measuring her limbs."
    — Pablo Picasso
     
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  8. Making Reeboks cool again.

     
     

  9. "What drives me is continuing to learn. It’s never about the destination, it’s always about the journey. The success to me is the adventure."
    — Kobe Bryant
     

  10. "First you have to be bitten by cinema, you have to ask yourself if you are going to be able to do something in cinema, and only then should you go on and study."
    — Andrei Tarkovsky