Two Questions

Q: What makes some directors consistently stand out; what makes someone a great director?

A: Miles Davis answered these questions with an excellent analogy to music.

“The difference between a fair musician and a good musician is that a good musician can play anything s/he thinks.

The difference between a good musician and a great musician is what s/he thinks.”?


Taken from Gregory Goodell’s “INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION” © 1982.

Gregory Goodell is an award-winning writer-producer-director whose credits include independent features, documentaries, television movies, and mini-series.

He has lectured and taught at the American Film Institute and other organizations.

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