Tim Bevan quotes

  • Scripts are what matter. If you get the foundations right and then you get the right ingredients on top, you stand a shot... but if you get those foundations wrong, then you absolutely don't stand a shot. It's very rare-almost never-that a good film gets made from a bad screenplay.
    -- Tim Bevan

    #What Matters #Foundation #Directors

  • Scripts are what matter... if you get those foundations wrong, then you absolutely don’t stand a shot.
    -- Tim Bevan

    #What Matters #Foundation #Scripts

  • Any additional spotlight you can put onto an opening of a film is a great thing to get.
    -- Tim Bevan

    #Spotlight #Film #Great Things

  • There's a trend in Hollywood at the moment where studio executives are coming from more of a marketing background, and that is challenging. I think one of the problems of marketing executives is that they don't understand how films get made and they're a bit nervous. And that is not the most efficient way to be a studio executive.
    -- Tim Bevan

    #Thinking #Challenges #Marketing

  • Fair play doesn't pertain in bargaining. What matters there is leverage.

  • When you can show concern about what matters to your customer, that's Business to Customer Loyalty, and you can bet on it, you've just acquired a customer for life.

  • What matters is not what you photograph, but why and how you photograph it. Even the most controversial subject, if depicted by a sensitive photographer with honesty, sympathy, and understanding, can be transformed into an emotionally rewarding experience.

  • Turkish-American relations are based on very strong foundations. Currently, we have a war in the region, which could not be prevented, unfortunately. We hope it is a short war ... with minimum casualties.

  • Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law.

  • It has been my experience that competency in mathematics, both in numerical manipulations and in understanding its conceptual foundations, enhances a person's ability to handle the more ambiguous and qualitative relationships that dominate our day-to-day financial decision-making

  • At the foundation of moral thinking lie beliefs in statements the truth of which no further reason can be given.

  • And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art. . .

  • David O. Russell is probably my favorite filmmaker. He's not only a great director, but he's also a great writer.

  • Actors aren't stupid, mostly, and if there's a sensibility and an aesthetic that a director's going for, if you're aware of that too, you can do things to help that.

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