How much planning do you do before you start to shoot a scene?
As much as there are hours in the day, and days in the week. I think about a film almost continuously. I try to visualize it and I try to work out every conceivable variation of ideas which might exist with respect to the various scenes, but I have found that when you finally come down to the day the scene is going to be shot and you arrive on the location with the actors, having had the experience of already seeing some scenes shot, somehow it’s always different. You find out that you have not really explored the scene to its fullest extent. You may have been thinking about it incorrectly, or you may simply not have discovered one of the variations which now in context with everything else that you have shot is simply better than anything you had previously thought of. The reality of the final moment, just before shooting, is so powerful that all previous analysis must yield before the impressions you receive under these circumstances, and unless you use this feedback to your positive advantage, unless you adjust to it, adapt to it and accept the sometimes terrifying weaknesses it can expose, you can never realize the most out of your film.

Stanley Kubrick
July 26, 1928 — March 7, 1999

    1. ohlenore reblogged this from amessofdetails
    2. amessofdetails reblogged this from atadoamilenguaje
    3. estherpiscore reblogged this from atadoamilenguaje
    4. pagomita reblogged this from atadoamilenguaje
    5. s-till--sane reblogged this from diodellamorte
    6. diodellamorte reblogged this from samasobie
    7. samasobie reblogged this from beka-beka
    8. planeta-saturno reblogged this from atadoamilenguaje
    9. thsnghthspndmyys reblogged this from beka-beka
    10. beka-beka reblogged this from atadoamilenguaje
    11. atadoamilenguaje reblogged this from cosasycafe
    12. mad-world3 reblogged this from fuckyeahdirectors
    13. stevieappleby reblogged this from george-walks
    14. hotelvertigo reblogged this from the-film-addict
    15. japanaffinity reblogged this from strangewood
    16. agentofchaoss reblogged this from donniedarkos
    17. freshlouse reblogged this from strangewood
    18. bluedroops reblogged this from strangewood
    19. a-living-film reblogged this from cinemaisonfire
    20. cinemaisonfire reblogged this from valyrien
    21. valyrien reblogged this from obiwanskenobi
    22. theregaissance reblogged this from my-nigga-ivan-lapshin
    23. polyphonicsighs reblogged this from the-film-addict
    24. trappedinauniversefactory reblogged this from strangewood
    25. realsolsuny reblogged this from the-film-addict
    26. parangpagibig reblogged this from paulineintheskywithdiamonds
    27. interestellaroverdrive reblogged this from paulineintheskywithdiamonds
    28. paulineintheskywithdiamonds reblogged this from miss-jitterbug
    29. fair-maien reblogged this from jeguehu
    30. cigarettesinsummertime reblogged this from clintnatashas
    31. andrewrannellsisadorable reblogged this from clintnatashas
    32. clintnatashas reblogged this from strangewood