Cold-mountain

“I still believe that films are actor driven, that no amount of weaponry can compete with a single moment of truth an actor gives you. The films and filmmakers that I love have loved actors and so they give you these moments of performance which are indelible. When I was talking to Juliette Binoche about working with Kieslowski, she said that film was precious to him, they had so little film. He felt you had to earn the film, you had to earn the right to shoot the film.  That an actor standing against a wall and telling you the truth was more exciting and more poignant than any swoop of a camera on a crane or a thousand soldiers running across a field.  None of it added up to the power and authority of actor exposed in the way that film can expose them.”

 – Anthony Minghella