Jeff Turboff - Editor - New York City

oblique observations

  "Pain is a closeup, happiness a wide shot." - author unkown

  "There are images I need to complete my own reality." - Jim Morrison

  "Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all." - Stanley Kubrick

  "There are a thousand ways to point a camera, but really only one." - Ernst Lubitsch

  "A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later." - Stanley Kubrick

  "Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out." - Martin Scorsese

  "Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls." - Ingmar Bergman

  "Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms." - Alfred Hitchcock

  "The 'human situation,' in all its guises, is what good films are all about, and technical skill counts for nothing if it is used only to manufacture films which have little to do with humanity." - Edward Dmytryk

  "Although the assembly of the shots is responsible for the structure of the film, it does not, as is generally assumed, create its rhythm; the distinct time running through the shots makes the rhythm of the picture, and the rhythm is determined not by the length of edited pieces, but by the pressure of the time that runs through them. The pieces that 'won't edit', that can't be properly joined, are those which record a radically different kind of time" - Andrey Tarkovsky

  "Kino-eye is the documentary cinematic decoding of both the visible world and that which is invisible to the naked eye...Kino-eye plunges into the seeming chaos of life to find in life itself the response to an assigned theme. To find the resultant force among the million phenomena related to the given theme. To edit; to wrest, through the camera, whatever is most typical, most useful, from life; to organize the film pieces wrested from life into a meaningful rhythmic visual order, a meaningful visual phrase, an essence of "I see". - Dziga Vertov

oblique quotes