"A couple of guys in a coffee shop set out to write a gag; a couple guys with a camera set out to film a gag; a couple of guys in an editing room set out to make sense of the trash that’s been dumped on their desks. That’s moviemaking in its entirety - anything else is just ‘the suits.’ Through it all the clock is ticking: so many days and they take away the camera, so many days and the studio needs to release the print."

David Mamet (Bambi vs. Godzilla, pg 108) (via davidseger) (via fuckyeahdirectors)