"Directed by John Ford" (2006)
Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:04 AM
Ford: (dressed as a big game hunter) I'll give you one minute. So you want to be a picture maker, eh?
Spielberg: Yes sir, I want to direct movies, yes.
F: What do you know about movies?
S: Well, I've been making my own 8mm movies for years now, and I want to go to film school.
F: What do you know about art?
S: I, uh, uh ...
F: (pointing to a Remington on his wall) See that painting there? What do you see?
S: I see a cowboy, and he's being chased by a bunch of Indians-
F: NO, NO, NO! Find the horizon! You know what that is, don't you? Where is it?
F: NO, DON'T POINT! Look at the whole frame! Where is the horizon?!
S: It's at the bottom of the frame.
F: Yes, exactly. Now look at the next painting.
S: It's at the very top of the frame.
F: Right. When you can figure out why it would be better to put the horizon at the very top or bottom of the frame instead of right smack dab in the middle, then maybe you'll be a picture maker. Now, get out.
Mr. Ford, I think he figured it out. Great stuff.
Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:24 AM
Posted 02 June 2009 - 02:36 AM
Posted 03 June 2009 - 03:39 PM
It’s a fantastic biography that I’ll watch over and over on my DVR.