” In the end, it’s acting, it’s not real. But every director will tell you that you have to create conditions that create tension, because tension is what makes drama feel real. “


” To make a film is eighteen months of your life. It’s seven days a week. It’s twenty hours a day. “


” Making a film, every film, is a big gamble, large or small. The more that you do it, the more you’re aware of that. “


” With a franchise movie, it’s got to turn the wheels of the industry, and the studio has to have them. So you start with a release date. They say we’re going to make a new ‘Bourne’ film, and it comes out summer of X. Then they start on a script, and invariably, the script is not ready in time. “


” In my little imperfect way, what I’m trying to do is understand the world. As a filmmaker, you realize as you get older that each film is part of a dialogue you’re having with yourself. That started when I was working in documentaries. And in a way, I’ve never deviated from it. “


” Making movies is both entirely ludicrous and incredibly hard. It’s a preposterous way to spend your time. You give up a lot for the privilege of doing it, and one of the things you get are relationships of immense trust that you see forged in situations of immense stress. “


” I always tell young film-makers, ‘Find the song that only you can sing.’ It doesn’t just come to you. It’s trial and error and disappointment before you find, slowly but surely, the confidence to express your film-making identity. “


” Acting is many things, and one is an exercise of will. In any given scene, you’re trying to find where the drama and conflict is and then deploy the actors to play at that point of conflict with precision, control, and complete will. “


” The most important thing as a filmmaker, the hardest journey you’ll have, is to find your point of view. “


” All directors make films in individual ways. But the classical kind of view of filmmaking is that you have a script, and it’s very linear. There’s a script, then you’re going to shoot the script,and then you cut that, and then that’s the end of the film. And that’s never really been how I’ve seen it. “


” One of the things that makes the Bourne movies so exciting, I think, is you do get to go on a journey. Generally, through the franchise, that journey is in Europe. “



All 11 Paul Greengrass Quotes about You in picture


In the end, it
To make a film is eighteen months of your life. It


Making a film, every film, is a big gamble, large or small. The more that you do it, the more you
With a franchise movie, it
In my little imperfect way, what I
Making movies is both entirely ludicrous and incredibly hard. It
I always tell young film-makers,
Acting is many things, and one is an exercise of will. In any given scene, you
The most important thing as a filmmaker, the hardest journey you
All directors make films in individual ways. But the classical kind of view of filmmaking is that you have a script, and it
One of the things that makes the Bourne movies so exciting, I think, is you do get to go on a journey. Generally, through the franchise, that journey is in Europe.
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