On directing > The enemy of Art | Orson Welles, 1915-1985

 The enemy of Art | Orson Welles, 1915-1985

Irving Penn, Orson Welles, Portrait with Symbols, 1945

“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.”

“A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army.”

“In the theater there are 1,500 cameras rolling at the same time – in the cinema, only one”

“The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.”

“Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre.”

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”

“If you want a happy ending, it depends on where you stop the story”

Orson Welles

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