John Carney - Quotes

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I became interested in film making at around 16, when I discovered a friend of mine had a HI 8 camera which belonged to his father, which we were forbidden to use. ---->>>

I kept thinking, 'How do you make a modern musical?' Then it became clear that I could do it just like a small indie art-house movie, very naturalistically. I could create a world where it's o.k. to break into song, without an orchestra coming up out of nowhere. ---->>>

Americans like optimism, and 'Once' walks a tightrope: you feel uplifted at the end even if you're crying. ---->>>

I like 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Singin' in the Rain' and 'A Star Is Born.' When it works, a musical is an amazing thing. But it rarely works. ---->>>

I love actors, and I love good acting. I love what actors do when they're good, and I'm a big acting fan. ---->>>

It's very hard to tell an actor, 'Stop acting.' It's easy to tell a non-actor, because they're embarrassed when they act. They get ashamed when they do something cliche, whereas an actor is happy. ---->>>

I dropped out of school at 17 and joined the Irish band The Frames, getting my first glimpse into the world of professional film making while shooting of a number of rock videos. ---->>>

After a couple of attempts at making shorts, I decided to make a feature film with a friend, Tom Hall, whom I've worked with ever since. ---->>>

I think ultimately audience members like to see someone controlling the quality of a film. A lot of films you see are made by committees and studios and producers. ---->>>

You're more constrained when you're wealthy. Or when you're making a bigger film and people complain about no budgets; but having a small amount of money to make a film means you're at your absolute freest to express yourself as an artist. ---->>>


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Nationality: Irish
Born: 06-21, 1972
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Occupation: Director

John Carney (born 1972) is an Irish film and TV writer/director who specialises in low-budget indie films. He is best known for his award-winning 2007 movie Once and the critically acclaimed film, "Sing Street". He is also a co-creator of the Irish TV drama series Bachelors Walk.(wikipedia)