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Conrad Hall Quotes

Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry.

But at heart, I am more than a cinematographer.

But you know you haven't done it all because you know everything keeps evolving and changing; and you know you can evolve with it if you grow and develop as a human being.

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.

Every cinematographer I worked with had his own way of solving problems.

Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing, you have to show them something else.

I can still recall the thrill of shooting my first film.

I don't think of myself as a director or writer. I think of myself as a filmmaker.

I hope I'm still shooting when I'm 80.

I knew exactly how I wanted it to play, but you are never sure until you watch the projected images reflect off the screen. That's when you know it worked.

I realize that every picture isn't a work of art.

I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters.

I suppose I would still be a communicator, maybe a musician.

I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.

I want to tell a story and shape it all the way through to the end.

I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script.

In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music.

It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema, because there aren't words or metaphors which describe many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.