'I'm Convinced We're All Voyeurs': Filmmakers on Why They Make Films

Martin Scorsese does it for the storytelling; Kathryn Bigelow does it to talk about the issues. And Steven Spielberg does it because he's an addict.

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A couple of weeks back, Tom Hawking combed through some of his favorite quotes and offered up a few words from some legendary musicians about why they do what they do. That post was so well liked that I decided to seek out similar thoughts from some beloved moviemakers, to find out what drives them, what motivates them, and what pushes them to create.

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Jason Bailey is the film editor at Flavorwire. He is the author of The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion.

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