Find the best quotes by William Friedkin.
The informing idea of what you want to say and do, that’s what will take you from film school to professional – the idea. That’s…
I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of…
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I feel pressed and tense almost every day of my life about something or other. And…
Violence is not funny.
Technique is of less interest than character and story.
The first work of the director is to set a mood so that the actor’s work can take place, so that the actor can create.…
I really think that sex always looks kind of funny in a movie.
Style is something that’s extremely important, but it must grow naturally out of who and what you are and what the material calls for. It…
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