My brother sent me this today. I plan to read it often, to remind myself what I am trying to do and what it takes to get there.

I've been told these sentiments many times in many ways. Hopefully, they'll stick.

The director is the man responsible for putting the story on the screen. He is, or should be, a story-teller in pictures, and as such is the filter through which the acting and technical talents pass on their way to the celluloid.

Most movie enthusiasts think at heart that they are born directors; it is quite probable that you do, too. I am going to try and make you think again; but first let me confess it is one of the most fascinating jobs in the world.
— David Lean
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AuthorSheffield Leithart