I love the camera a lot more than you think--all the time. But if you don't see it, that's a great compliment, because audiences are not supposed to see the camera move. You want them only to be involved with the characters on the screen. Frank Capra in a 1973 interview with Richard Glatzer
"The French Connection" [1971] was turned down twice by literally every studio in town. Then Richard D. Zanuck, who was running 20th Century Fox, said to me, 'Look, I've got a million and a half bucks tucked away in a drawer here. If you can do this picture for that, go ahead.' Film director William Friedkin
If you want to learn everything there is to know about acting for film, just watch Steve McQueen's eyes. Sam Peckinpah