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Robert Redford: Top 9 quotes for filmmakers and storytellers

Movie star, filmmaker and founder of Sundance, Redford has had a fascinating career with some extraordinary movies and collaborations. First and foremost an actor and artist, his fusion with commerce is what gives him such interesting perspective, particularly to indie filmmakers who he clearly loves. Here are his top quotes… ‘Storytelling is important. Part of […]

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Clint Eastwood: Top ten quotes for writers and filmmakers

Clint. He needs no introduction. Here’s his top quotes, some of which are surprising. ‘I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.’ ‘Every movie I make teaches me something. That’s why I keep making them.’ ‘I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s […]

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‘Roger and Me’, Interviewing Roger Corman at the Great American Pitchfest, full Podcast

Yesterday I had the great privilege of interviewing the legendary Roger Corman onstage at the Great American Pitchfest. Aside from a few microphone niggles, it was a splendid conversation with a man who for me was a kind of grandfather to my career. I wanted the conversation to be about ‘now and tomorrow’, to offer […]

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Top Ten Quotes for creatives by Steve Jobs

It’s hard to write anything about Steve Jobs without being awed by his life and career. Apple and Pixar. What a stunning legacy. Above is his Stanford Commencement speech from 2005, and it’s as inspiring as it is instructive. What a man. ‘Just make it great.’ ‘Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living […]

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Top ten Stanley Kubrick Quotes

Love him or loathe him, Kubrick is an icon of 20th Century filmmaking. Here are my top ten favourite quotes of his… ‘If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed’ ‘I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don’t want’ ‘Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the […]

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