What A Film Should Be Like: John Huston

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This week I continue my What A Film Should Be Like series with a quote from one of my favorite directors John Huston

“The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it.”

The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness. When I read the first line of this quote it really hit me because this is exactly what I’m dealing with in regards to my film. For many years I’ve been a loner , staying to myself and not opening up to my friends and family.

This film that I’m creating has helped me get out of my loneliness. I’m opening myself up to not just my friends and family but to the entire world. It’s scary to me that I’m actually doing this because I’ve never done this before and I fear that if people got to know the real me through this film they might not like what they see.

But if this is what I want to do with my film then I can’t worry about how people will perceive me. I want people to come into my world and see what I have to go through on a daily basis. I want people to see that thanks to this film I have become a better person and that I’m not a loner. That will give me satisfaction.

Justin