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Sarah Polley

Country: Canada
Born: 1979

Films directed by Sarah Polley

Quotes by Sarah Polley

"In a lot of ways, being an actor is the worst training you could possibly have for being a director. You've been in this environment your whole life, so you think you know it. But 90 per cent of everyone's job on a set, you soon find out, is to protect the actors from any pertinent information. It's not like you're being manipulative or secretive. But they have to go somewhere profound and do something quite emotional. You're not going to mention the weather is screwed and you have to condense three-day scenes into half a day and they better get it right or we're all going to hell."
-- Sarah Polley (source)

"We're still at a point where women [directors] aren't allowed to be mad visionaries. We have to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that we're responsible, that we can handle it, that we've got all our ducks in a row . . . most women who direct always come in on budget, always come in on schedule, and if they were wild and irresponsible it would not be put down to brilliance, but to a general flakiness."
-- Sarah Polley (source)

For QUOTES about a specific film by Sarah Polley, please see:   I Shout Love    Away from Her    Take This Waltz    Stories We Tell   

Notes about Sarah Polley

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Bibliography for Sarah Polley

Section 1: Publications by Sarah Polley

Section 2: Publications about Sarah Polley

Newspaper or Magazine Articles

Documentaries

Web Sites

Section 3: Publications about the Films of Sarah Polley

I Shout Love (2001)

Newspaper or Magazine Articles

Away from Her (2006)  (also known as: "An ihrer Seite", "Daleko od niej", "Egyre távolabb", "Kaukana poissa", "Lejos de ella", "Loin d'elle", "Longe Dela", "Lontano da lei")

Books

Book Chapters

Brief Sections of Books

Journal Articles

Brief Sections of Journal Articles

Newspaper or Magazine Articles

Take This Waltz (2011)  (also known as: "Bu Dans Senin", "Entre o Amor e a Paixão", "Notas de Amor", "Take This Waltz: Une histoire d'amour", "Volt egy tánc")

Book Chapters

Newspaper or Magazine Articles

Stories We Tell (2012)  (also known as: "Apáim története", "Histórias que Contamos", "Historie rodzinne", "Les histoires qu'on raconte")

Book Chapters

Newspaper or Magazine Articles

Archival Collections

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