Nathalie from Mentorless breaks down a two hour interview with Akira Kurosawa looking for bits of advice we can apply to our own filmmaking.
“The thing I stress the most to the aspiring directors who often come knocking at my door is this: “It cost a great deal of money to make a film these days, and it’s hard to become a director. You must learn and experience various things to become a director, and it’s not so easily accomplished. But if you genuinely want to make films, then write screenplays.
All you need to write a script is paper and pencil. It’s only through writing scripts that you learn specifics about the structure of film and what cinema is.” That’s what I tell them, but they still won’t write.They find writing too hard. And it is. Writing scripts is a hard job.”
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