Documentary Films Quotes
"In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director."
- Alfred Hitchcock
"The best films of any kind, narrative or documentary, provoke questions."
- Edward Norton
"I have my ideas of what a good documentary is, but drama is a different animal because you're arranging everything."
- Gus Van Sant
"So much of art-making is about reducing things to the essentials, so I don't feel particularly crippled by this. I don't want it to look natural because then I would be making a documentary film."
- Jenny Holzer
"It's supposed to be entertainment. It's not supposed to be a documentary."
- Jeri Ryan
"Films are always a fiction, not documentary. Even a documentary is a kind of fiction."
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
"You know, the process of making a documentary is one of discovery, and like writing a story, you follow a lead and that leads you to something else and then by the time you finish, the story is nothing like you expected."
- William Shatner
"Whether it's acting, directing or writing, I want to be involved in the film industry for the rest of my life."
- Tom Felton