where the reading of novels prevails as a habit, it occasions in time the entire destruction of the powers of the mind

On the question of “what critics” – I’m sorry to sound terse, but – who cares? And why do you? I’m a filmmaker, not an academic

If all the critics and all their books were to disappear tomorrow, filmmakers would still make films and their works would still hold the same value as before

here’s a friendly word of advice if you ever are in a dialogue with a working filmmaker in the future