I can either play it safe and do the framing and everything like the way I feel these movies should be made. Or - knowing that I can always go back to my small films that I do with my friends - I could approach this in this Ragnarok way, full out, heading for the fire, sprinting full speed toward Armageddon.
INDIE FILM-MAKER TAIKA WAITITI on directing the superhero movie Thor: Ragnarok
I realised actors are not puppets. Let's say in the screenplay, there's one line of dialogue and I couldn't come up with a better one. As a director you can talk to the actor honestly and say, I couldn't come up with anything better. Can you think of something to say? This is a kind of luxury a novelist cannot enjoy.
DIRECTOR PARK CHAN WOOK
Keep your mouth shut and listen. That is the best piece of advice I have been given.
ACTOR WILLEM DAFOE