Quotes by: Geoffrey S. Fletcher
|Geoffrey S. Fletcher
||Geoffrey Shawn Fletcher
October 4, 1970
New London, Connecticut
NYUTisch School of the Arts
Film Director and,
Adjunct Film Professor
NYU/Tisch School of the Arts
In these times of stress, snark, division and despair, I still suspect that two of the most important features we possess are imagination and a capacity for goodness. Those are qualities for which we will be remembered most fondly.
I don't think there's enough breadth to the stories told about African-Americans.
'Precious' is strangely uplifting. It goes down into the valley but it also goes to the mountain tops. A lot of difficult realities are explored in 'Precious,' but the peaks make the valleys and the valleys make the peaks.
The brutality that can take place in a crime film heightens the tenderness that can also be there.
It's always healthy to be taken down a notch, even though it's humbling.
I often think about the many remarkable things that my personal computer can do which I never ask it to do. I probably use a small fraction of its capabilities. I often wonder if the same dynamic occurs with our capacity for creativity.
I'm interested in how innocence fares when it collides with hard reality.
My brothers were the ones who taught me about mythology and storytelling, and showed me how to do stop-motion animation.
You can be moved by an animated film and not by a live action film. There could be great inspiration in and humanity in that animated story.
I love so many different genres. I love crime films - and unusual coming-of-age pieces.
It may take hundreds of pages before you begin to get a handle on the craft of writing, and your first scripts may not work. The next five to twenty may not either. However, the ones that do work owe everything to the ones that didn't.
If humanity is being swallowed by a modern primitivism, imagination might be the thing that saves us all.
I think if you get your fifth script made, that's the fast track. But there's no guarantee any of them will get made.
I devoted myself to writing for years without representation or a promise of anything. And there were times when I felt quite down about my prospects.
From stoplights to skyscrapers, turn anywhere in civilization and you will see imagination at work. It's in our inventions, advances and remedies and how a single parent masterminds each day. Imagination is boundless, surrounds us and resides in us all.
My mother enjoyed few things more than investing in the underdogs and showing them that they were special and could achieve their dreams.