Jonathan Demme Quotes

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Jonathan Demme Quotes

I felt from time to time that shooting live music is the most purely cinematic thing you can do. Ideally, the cinema is becoming one with the music. There is little artifice involved. Theres no acting. I love it.
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I'm guided by my enthusiasm.

— Jonathan Demme

I only work with actors who take full responsibility for their characters.

— Jonathan Demme

Everything I've made - it doesn't mean they've all been good - but everything I've made so far, big or little, fiction or documentary, has been something that I've been really enthusiastic about.

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Extraordinary people are the Green Berets and the Navy Seals and the Olympic athletes - these are the ones who can face these extraordinary physical challenges and be triumphant.

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I also feel that the only thing more gratifying than working with someone who you've worked well with is working with someone new and coming up with something great.

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I remember the Neil Young brand hitting me very hard immediately. He wasn't an acquired taste. I loved him immediately.

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If you're doing a music film, you've got to be singing about something.

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They're out there, this appalling idea that there are companies that profit - not just profit but profit enormously - through war.

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I've never fallen into what I consider to be a trap of trying to figure out something analytically that could be a very popular film. I would hope my enthusiasm could match up with something with that potential.

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Maybe that's where the new art comes in - to somehow have your eye on the marketplace and harness your art to come up with something you can be proud of creatively.

— Jonathan Demme

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