Emmanuel Lubezki quotes

  • The language of film is further and further away from the language of theater, and is closer to music. It’s abstract but still narrative. Everything feels less rehearsed. It’s more experimental than classical.
    -- Emmanuel Lubezki

    #Narrative #Language #Film

  • Instead of trying to modify what nature brought us, we embraced it,
    -- Emmanuel Lubezki


  • I see an incredible abuse of close-ups in many films these days. Why is that?
    -- Emmanuel Lubezki

    #Abuse #Film #Incredibles

  • What you don't want is to repeat a formula over and over or impose a formula to a movie that...when you impose yourself and you impose a formula and you're not open to explore and to find what is right for the movie, I think you're doing a disservice to the story and what you're trying to express.
    -- Emmanuel Lubezki

    #Thinking #Trying #Stories

  • Every time you start a movie is to explore with a director and if you can with the actors and with the other collaborators and try to figure out what's the best way to tell the specific story.
    -- Emmanuel Lubezki

    #Trying #Directors #Stories

  • If I'm collaborating with an artist I like to give them my point of view and if they don't want to take any of my recommendations it's fine, but it's hard otherwise.
    -- Emmanuel Lubezki

    #Artist #Views #Giving

  • Narrative is one of the best intoxicants or tranquilisers.

  • Narrative is the beginning of recovery.

  • My sister-in-law believes that few narratives are so tightly constructed that you can't skip boring bits and still keep abreast of what's going on.

  • There's a reason the Exodus story has inspired so many Americans. It's a narrative of hope.

  • Our culture thrives on black-and-white narratives, clearly defined emotions, easy endings, and so, this thrust into complexity exhausts.

  • Speak the language of the person you want to become.

  • Perhaps we should keep our monsters about us, lest we become them ourselves.

  • It was like we were exchanging codes, on how to be a father and a daughter, like we'd read about it in a manual, translated from another language, and were doing our best with what we could understand.

  • Wes Craven is obviously a horror film icon so I was definitely very interested in bringing something back to life that Wes had created.

  • Listen, anybody who has a film festival has the right to show what they want.