by Colin Marshall.
Young creators of every kind have always sought advice from the masters who preceded them. Today’s budding filmmakers — today’s filmmakers at any stage of their careers, really — can best improve their craft, I would submit, by looking to and learning from the widest possible swath of auteurs.
MovieMaker has addressed just this need by soliciting “golden rules” of filmmaking from the indie-rooted likes of Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy), Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Elephant), John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom), Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire & Paris, Texas), and Jim Jarmusch (Stranger Than Paradise, Dead Man).
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