Cinema Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Cinema

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I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.
~By Rainer W. Fassbinder ~


And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo. So we're echoing what's been done way in the past.
~By Walter Salles ~


The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.
~By Jim Morrison ~


What I expect of a movie reviewer is that he should love cinema as much as I do.
~By Patrice Leconte ~


It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema, not just business. John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and did movies with his own money. You're either courageous or not. You have to find a way.
~By Ben Gazzara ~


Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema.
~By James Broughton ~


You know, I think everything I do cinematically for the rest of my life will probably have some direct route back to Jonathan. But I love him to death. He's like my best friend and my big brother.
~By Ted Demme ~


I think the long-term effect of video on cinema is good in that what we are now getting up there on the screen is of superior quality. Videos are just so much more sensitive to the world.
~By Ann Macbeth ~


I like cinema audiences. I respect them, and I talk to them just like I would anybody I know.
~By Roland Joffe ~


Previously the same Polish audiences would have been pressured into seeing cinema made for adults, films made by us about those spheres of life that were significant for us and which should be significant for our society.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema - some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
~By Boris Spassky ~


National film industries tend to move in cycles. In Australia right now, we're on a high, a feeling of potential, which as yet shows no sign of flagging. But the word "industry" is misleading. A small national cinema has no industry in the Hollywood sense.
~By Peter Weir ~


I come from an everyday middle class family in India. The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls.
~By Lavrenti Lopes ~


I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.
~By Jean-Luc Godard ~


Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema.
~By Antonia Fraser ~


Never in the history of cinema has a medium entertained an audience. It's what you do with the medium.
~By John Lasseter ~


The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story.
~By Keanu Reeves ~


Lawrence of Arabia is the ultimate movie, deeply cinematic.
~By Christine Baranski ~


What he's done is recognise the cinematic nature of the book. It's beautifully realised - it's a beat film.
~By Tilda Swinton ~


I have never seen a connection between cinematic violence towards women and actual violence towards women in society.
~By Richard King ~


One of the things I love about cinema is the range.
~By Mike Figgis ~


I did not make this a long film for its own sake. I wanted to make an entertaining film and offer it out there for those who want to see it. If word of mouth suggests there is an audience out there, hopefully their cinema will show it.
~By Kenneth Branagh ~


For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project.
~By Harry Knowles ~


If you can't believe a little in what you see on the screen, it's not worth wasting your time on cinema.
~By Serge Daney ~


Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can't teach old fleas new dogs.
~By Federico Fellini ~


I feel for Veronica Mars so much when I'm watching at home. It is a wonderful story. The writing is consistently funny, biting, charming, heart-wrenching, etc. I also like the look of it. The cinematography - different from any other show.
~By Jason Dohring ~


Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies.
~By Antoine Fuqua ~


I don't go to the cinema much.
~By Tom Felton ~


Ten Days That Shook The World, by Eisenstein, I went to see it, and I was so impressed with this film, so impressed with what cinema could do.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


But at heart, I am more than a cinematographer.
~By Conrad Hall ~


Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
~By Martin Scorsese ~


Every cinematographer I worked with had his own way of solving problems.
~By Conrad Hall ~


If I'm in theatre, cinema doesn't even cross my mind. Similarly when I'm making a film, theatre doesn't cross my mind.
~By John Hurt ~


And later I thought, I can't think how anyone can become a director without learning the craft of cinematography.
~By Nicolas Roeg ~


Very few cinematographers, other than the Europeans, know how to light women like they used to in the old days.
~By Jennifer O'Neill ~


When I go to a film, you're taking it easy and you let things wash over you. That's what cinema's all about. You get involved in a world that's being created in front of you.
~By Mary Hansen ~


We felt we had to know something of his back story. I don't think people in the cinema would just accept that he's there. I think we had to learn how he (got there).
~By Andrew Lloyd Webber ~


Of course the French are making very credible movies and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism.
~By Wim Wenders ~


I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence, and the theater you like has more to do with language.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


Is the cinema more important than life?
~By Francois Truffaut ~


I didn't go to classes there, but ended up at the Cinematheque, and there it opened up even wider because there I saw a variety of films from all over the world.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


Well, you cannot think of cinema now, and you cannot think of cinema in the UK and not place Chaplin in the most extraordinary elevated context, if there can be such a thing, in that he was a genius, he was unique.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig.
~By Steve Buscemi ~


I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion. I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.
~By Brenda Blethyn ~


No, I like today's cinema a lot. But I've spent so many decades only making movies. There's so much that I still want to do. Like, live. It's only up to me.
~By Jean-Louis Trintignant ~


There's a great danger in making this seem more important than it is, this whole Free Cinema thing.
~By Karel Reisz ~


Cinema will always have an important role to play in society.
~By Leslie Caron ~


I think American cinema, particularly, has become so disposable. It's not even cinema, It's just moviemaking.
~By Eriq La Salle ~


I am really not interested in the cinema. I loathed it when I started six years ago, and I don't enjoy it even now.
~By Brigitte Bardot ~


There are particular images that I like. Allegro is composed of a series of still life photographs that has been put to speed. There is so much care that has gone into the composition of the cinematography.
~By Helena Christensen ~


Well the least favourite question is the one that one's asked particularly about in Japan is what's the difference between theatre and cinema and I think, well, that's about eighty bucks.
~By Andrew Lloyd Webber ~


I am an animator. I feel like I'm the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I'm rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work.
~By Hayao Miyazaki ~


Today's cinema is a global art form, it is impossible to make movies for a market the size of France, representing no more than 4% of the world's total.
~By Jean-Jacques Annaud ~


I see horror as part of legitimate film. I don't see it as an independent genre that has nothing to do with the rest of cinema.
~By Guillermo del Toro ~


With it adult political audiences abandoned cinemas. In their place appeared a void. That previous political audience migrated to the seats in front of their TV.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


Even in the realest American cinema that I see, there's still not that sense that this is reality. There's still that sense that you are watching a movie. And hopefully, if we did get our jobs right, that sense disappears when you watch this movie.
~By Joshua Leonard ~


So, if falling crime rates coincide with the rise of violent video games and increasing violence on TV and at the cinema, should we conclude that media violence is causing the drop in crime rates?
~By Hugh Mackay ~


I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


There's still a 1950s view of cinema, that there's one audience and they all want to see the same thing.
~By Michael Winterbottom ~


I kind of worry about that a little bit - we lost our film culture for 30 years because the Americans came in and bought up all the cinema chains and wouldn't show any Australian films.
~By Yahoo Serious ~


I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It's closer to our dreams.
~By Manuel Puig ~


I was part of a group that had a cinema club so every week we would project two or three movies on 16 or 35mm.
~By Guillermo del Toro ~


That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


Foreign capital to build new cinemas will help modernize China's aging cinema infrastructure, attract Chinese consumers back into cinemas, and increase demand for U.S. films.
~By Jack Valenti ~


I really love sort of classical cinema where people were telling stories with very little dialogue, and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.
~By Alex Winter ~


You can lose in cinema too if you don't put on a good performance.
~By Eric Cantona ~


In cinema, the leading player is the director.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


This film business, perhaps more so in America than in Europe, has always been about young sexuality. It's not true of theatre, but in America, film audiences are young. It's not an intellectual cinema in America.
~By Jacqueline Bisset ~


Cinema explains American society. It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where the weak don't have a place.
~By Jacques Delors ~


The biggest challenge was trying to convey the story of the making of a film that isn't finished yet - and which won't be finished until the third film, The Return of the King, reaches our cinemas towards the end of 2003!
~By Brian Sibley ~


I can't remember what the last film I saw was, as I can't smoke or drink in cinemas.
~By Siobhan Fahey ~


The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater and painting rather than the methodology of language, which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects?
~By Sergei Eisenstein ~


And it's one reason why I don't go to a lot of movies - they're more and more dominated by corporate values and fiscal concerns as opposed to cinematic concerns.
~By Jeffrey Wright ~


The cinema is an institution nowadays, with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.
~By Ivor Novello ~


I've been very lucky in my long life. On three continents, in diverse cultures, through happy moments, not-so-happy moments, and moments as marvelous as this one, I've had the privilege of working with the cinema's greatest masters.
~By Dino De Laurentiis ~


A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it gives a change from the surroundings of home, however pleasant.
~By Ivor Novello ~


Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.
~By Conrad Hall ~


Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
~By Roman Polanski ~


Realism is always subjective in film. There's no such thing as cinema verite.
~By Crispin Glover ~


Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it's up to us to try to change it... I feel like a preacher! But it's really true. I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema. Me personally.
~By Alexander Payne ~


I think what makes compelling fiction or cinema is when you're basically taking the most intense moments of experience and you're creating a song or a narrative out of it.
~By David O. Russell ~


Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.
~By Robert Bresson ~


The souls you have got cast upon the screen of publicity appear like the horrid and writhing creatures enlarged from the insect world, and revealed to us by the cinematograph.
~By James Larkin ~


It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema.
~By Conrad Hall ~


I definitely felt that I was put at a very high place to be able to be a part of such a wonderful franchise in cinema history, so I was definitely very driven at doing a great job and having my body look the way it should and just being a part of the creative process.
~By Kristanna Loken ~


In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.
~By Eric Cantona ~


I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
~By Pedro Almodovar ~


The King and Queen made the rounds after the film. We were told how we were to respond, and we were in a semi circle in the lounge area of the cinema, they came around after the King, the Queen and both Princesses.
~By Kim Hunter ~


My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry.
~By Roberto Benigni ~


Any film I do is not going to change the way black women have been portrayed, or black people have been portrayed, in cinema since the days of D.W. Griffith.
~By Spike Lee ~


I was very glad later when I was directing that I wasn't in the hands of a cinematographer and hoping that he would do it well. I would know what he was doing, and we could discuss how that scene would look.
~By Nicolas Roeg ~


I am going to produce a movie of my own. I am not going to stick to the time-tested formulae of Hindi cinema. I want to make a film for the present generation. So there will be a lot of new faces in the film.
~By Kabir Bedi ~


I'm of course disillusioned with what has happened to World cinema. Now cinemas in both Eastern and Western Europe are filled with the same blockbusters from Hollywood.
~By Alexander Walker ~


I think cinema should provoke thoughts, sure, but using it as I soapbox I think is the wrong place.
~By Jeremy Renner ~


Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.
~By Dirk Benedict ~


Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this.
~By Martin Scorsese ~


When the cinematograph first made its appearance, we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.
~By Ivor Novello ~

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