Cinema Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Cinema

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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Cinema was my rite of passage.
~By John Singleton ~


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


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


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 ~


I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
~By Quentin Tarantino ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We have a partnership deal with New Line Records, which is part of New Line Cinema, and... I worked on that.
~By James Iha ~


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


I was born at a bad time for Spain, but a really good one for cinema.
~By Pedro Almodovar ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


You make the movie through the cinematography - it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was like a huge revelation to me.
~By Nicolas Roeg ~


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 ~


Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world.
~By Jeanne Moreau ~


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 ~


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 ~


Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing they're whole sexual history, their literary history, their movie literacy, their culture, their language, their religion, whatever they've got. I can't possibly manipulate all of that, nor do I want to.
~By David Cronenberg ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


If I never do another movie, I will have had the privilege of working on one of the big Hollywood movies with top people, creating a world that can only be described as totally cinematic.
~By Christine Baranski ~


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 ~


Cinema is a worldwide phenomenon.
~By Wim Wenders ~


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


I guess we've had a very close relationship because I don't pretend to know about cinema and I think I do know a bit about theatre but he does, he respected that and so we really just had a collaboration which went completely like this.
~By Andrew Lloyd Webber ~


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'm a huge fan of world cinema, because each country uses cinema in a very individual way.
~By Mike Figgis ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Music is music whether it is for the stage, rostrum or cinema .
~By Erich Wolfgang Korngold ~


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 ~


Our music over the years has been very cinematic. It's surprising we never really got into film soundtracks.
~By Martin Gore ~


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


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 ~


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


Subject matter that is not bound to reality offers more opportunity to write a unique story and cinematically present it in very unique ways.
~By Richard King ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I became producer so that I could work with persons like him and to rock the world of Hong Kong Cinema a bit.
~By Andy Lau ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


During the Sixties, the Americans thought I was the greatest thing in the history of cinema.
~By Michael Winner ~


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 ~


It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema, because there aren't words or metaphors which describe many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.
~By Conrad Hall ~


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 ~


Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.
~By Angela Carter ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Modern American cinema seems to me superficial. The intention is to understand a certain reality, and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality.
~By Manuel Puig ~


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


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


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 ~


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


I think violence in a cinematic context can be, if handled in a certain way, very seductive.
~By Kathryn Bigelow ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~

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