1. Jean Renoir, the godfather of French cinema and director of some of the most beautiful, humanistic films in history: A Day in the Country, Grand Illusion, La Bete Humaine, The Rules of the Game, The Golden Coach.

    "I think Renoir is the only filmmaker who’s practically infallible, who has never made a mistake on film. And I think if he never made mistakes, it’s because he always found solutions based on simplicity—human solutions. He’s one film director who never pretended. He never tried to have a style, and if you know his work—which is very comprehensive, since he dealt with all sorts of subjects—when you get stuck, especially as a young filmmaker, you can think of how Renoir would have handled the situation, and you generally find a solution." - Francois Truffaut

  2. Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki. One of cinema’s most artistically ambitious directer & DP collaborations: A Little Princess, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Children of Men, Gravity

  3. Kurosawa’s High and Low is one of the few perfect films I’ve seen. Masterful on every level.

  4. Mr. Bong. Great filmmaker. Scene from “Memories of Murder”.

    I felt that of all the filmmakers out there that I’ve seen in the last 20 years, Bong has that thing that ’70s [Steven] Spielberg had where he can do many different types of stories. But no matter the type of story, there’s always this level of comedy and entertainment that is there. The Host and Memories of Murder are both masterpieces… great in their own way. — Quentin Tarantino


  5. "Art affirms all that is best in man – hope, faith, love, beauty, prayer…what he dreams of and what he hopes for."
    — Andrei Tarkovsky

  6. "One lesson I’ve learned is that if the job I do were easy, I wouldn’t derive so much satisfaction from it. The thrill of winning is in direct proportion to the effort I put in before. I also know, from long experience, that if you make an effort in training when you don’t especially feel like making it, the payoff is that you will win games when you are not feeling your best. That is how you win championships, that is what separates the great player from the merely good player. The difference lies in how well you’ve prepared."
    — Rafael Nadal
  7. Football

    (Source: stevemccurrystudios)

  8. fromdirectorstevenspielberg:

    The Academy take a look at Jurassic Park in their Moments That Changed The Movies series.


  9. "Many people don’t listen. If you listen carefully, people explain to you what it is that they need. I’ll spend time with an artist and listen very carefully to what they tell me and get them to talk about their true goals, their highest, highest goals. We’ll go back to the heart of why they started doing what they are doing in the first place."
    — Rick Rubin

  10. "In literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original; whereas if you simply try to tell the truth you will nine times out of ten become original without ever having noticed it."
    — C.S. Lewis