Cinema Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Cinema

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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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist.
~By Richard King ~


For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents - as an element - the greatest difficulty in manipulation.
~By Sergei Eisenstein ~


It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere.
~By Quentin Tarantino ~


I think it's important that we all try to give something to this medium, instead of just thinking about what is the most efficient way of telling a story or making an audience stay in a cinema.
~By Lars von Trier ~


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 ~


I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New York worked as a musician too, but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


I love watching a good, freaky horror movie. I love it. It's one of my favorite things to do, to go and see at the cinema. Just to tune out and be freaked out.
~By Yvonne Strahovski ~


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 ~


I was in jail four and a half years. When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice, but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.
~By Mohsen Makhmalbaf ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


In a sense I feel very much a part of the cinema now in a way where when I come back to the theater now I feel like a visitor. The cinema is really what I enjoy. I want to do more independent movies.
~By Brian Cox ~


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 ~


Entertainment today constantly emphasises the message that things are wonderful the way they are. But there is another kind of cinema, which says that change is possible and necessary and it's up to you.
~By Wim Wenders ~


For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.
~By Alfred Hitchcock ~


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


And then, I suppose, there's also a cinematic reality on top of that. Because it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on, it was quite confusing acting that.
~By Gabriel Byrne ~


Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema, the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Even the great bad guys in cinema history, they're likable.
~By Balthazar Getty ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


If you lived in a provincial town like Torre Annunziata, where there was nothing to do in the evening but go to the movies with your friends, the cinema was a world of fantasy. I had always been in love with it.
~By Dino De Laurentiis ~


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 ~


I tell my children to avoid theatre and go into cinema and TV.
~By Peter O'Toole ~


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


Cinemas gained new young audiences who wanted films made for them.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic. I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and in an entertaining manner.
~By Pedro Almodovar ~


I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics.
~By Kevin Costner ~


I always try to preserve my cinematographic style, even while I work in the US. I wish to always be European.
~By Lasse Hallstrom ~


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 ~


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


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


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


I use cinematic things in a theatrical way on stage, and in film I use theatrical techniques in a cinematic way.
~By Julie Taymor ~


When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control.
~By Steve Buscemi ~


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 ~


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 ~


If cinema is a woman then certainly there are many shores.
~By Gerard Depardieu ~


As soon as I get my car I think I'll be going to the cinema more. Since I don't go very often, there are no films that are a must see at the moment. I usually wait till they come out on DVD.
~By Tom Felton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


But I think that the spirit of protectionism would be the grave of European cinema. You cannot protect something by building a fence around it and thinking that this will help it survive.
~By Wim Wenders ~


And Twin Peaks, the Film is the craziest film in the history of cinema. I have no idea what happened, I have no idea what I saw, all I know is that I left the theater floating six feet above the ground.
~By Jacques Rivette ~


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 ~


I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic.
~By Jessica Hagedorn ~


Cinema has only been around for about 100 years. Has all of the world's violence towards women taken place only within the past 100 years?
~By Richard King ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.
~By Leonardo DiCaprio ~


I like cinema. I am very fond of it. But from time to time I feel like having some time on my own.
~By Patrice Leconte ~


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 ~


You have to give directors and cinematographers a word blueprint for visuals, but I had to learn that from experience.
~By Steven Bochco ~


So we got there at 6 a.m. We'd be shooting by 6:45. We wouldn't break for lunch, we'd just pass food around all day. And we would just rock and roll 'til 4, then Matty Libatique, our great cinematographer, would say, "Outta light, guys" - and that was it.
~By Joel Schumacher ~


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


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


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'm getting a little bored by the juxtaposition of American and other cinema. I no longer think this division is as true as it might have been in the 1980s, or the early part of the 90s.
~By Wim Wenders ~


It's not worth it, it's not about money, especially when you're dealing with a culture. It should be about elevating the idea of what we are and who we are as people in the cinema, and that kind of stuff keeps dragging us back down.
~By Antoine Fuqua ~


China's cinema has been rising for some time; it has more exposure, so my chances of becoming internationally known are better. But the first thing I have to do is learn English. If I can grasp the language, then perhaps I can think about the U.S.
~By Ziyi Zhang ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.
~By Keanu Reeves ~


On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I wish there were more like it. The very fact that there can't be more like it is one of the reasons it's admirable.
~By Carter Burwell ~


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 ~


I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema.
~By Leslie Caron ~


Although it is a fantasy film, it's as real as it can be. You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


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 ~


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


Why does there exist a global American entertainment industry, but there isn't an equivalent coming from France or Italy? This is the case simply because the English language opens the whole world to the American cinema.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning. You can't escape it.
~By Shahrukh Khan ~


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


I think people need to understand that with plays and with cinema, when you hear about it, call and get a ticket then or go and see it then. It's especially with the play, which I can do because it's a limited run.
~By Alfre Woodard ~


Some months ago, while I was preparing a new work, I told a young cinema executive my intention of including in a soundtrack two themes from Bach. But when he asked me which has been the last hit from that Bach?, then I knew that I had no longer place in cinema.
~By Maurice Jarre ~


Cinema is a worldwide phenomenon.
~By Wim Wenders ~


Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
~By Jean-Luc Godard ~


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 ~


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


I feel very proud that we have managed to stay together. In these forty years we have made forty-six films. Each one has brought a certain name and contribution to cinema.
~By Ismail Merchant ~


It's shocking to say, but the cinema is quite a while away from me, and I haven't got a car yet.
~By Tom Felton ~

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