“I hate people who write off other people’s talents just because of their taste in movies. I left film-school for that very reason. The first thing the teacher told us was “If you want to make Terminator 2, leave now” and I was like, fuck you man. There could be a kid sat in the corner disheartened because Terminator 2 is the movie he wants to make, that’s his vision and here’s the teacher telling him he can’t do that. He had no fucking right, none of us do. Besides, I think Terminator 2 is a pretty kick-ass movie.” - Paul Thomas Anderson
I love PTA's movies, but after reading this quote he has put into words the attitude that I've had toward film school the entire time I've been here.
Film students have a terrible stereotype of being totally elitist about movies, and I've found that 9 times out 10 it is absolutely true. Film IS subjective, don't be mean or rude about something just because YOU don't like it.
For example, I LOVE horror movies, they are the thing that I want to have a career around; but a lot of film students see horror movies as a lower form of a media, the bottom of the totem pole as far as movies go. I don't let this get me down though, because there will always be horror movies getting made, and they will always make more money than pretentious indie movies.