The test of a good movie is that it leaves you with either a good or an unpleasant emotion. Excellent ones give you an insatiable appetite for more. And great movies keep you coming back to it. Such is the prize of magnificent story/screenplay and phenomenal directing. All that comes before, during, and after are all key parts of it.
Filmmaking isn’t for the fainthearted. It is an adventure for those whose brains are wired differently. It is the process by which a series of individual decisions and actions overlap to create a single soothing entity.