Cinema Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Cinema

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I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important.
~By Natalie Portman ~


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 ~


Doing cinema is not about watching yourself.
~By Charlotte Rampling ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


For a long time I have compared cinema to music, I think cinema has a lot to do with the rhythm of music.
~By Isabelle Huppert ~


Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
~By Jean-Luc Godard ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


The British cinema had been very dull and conformist.
~By Karel Reisz ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The "Western" is the only genre whose origins are almost identical with those of the cinema itself.
~By Andre Bazin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman. I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.
~By Milla Jovovich ~


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


In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times better than anything today. Writing, a thousand times better.
~By John Kricfalusi ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Cinema is a director's medium, so you're saying, "What do you want?" Being an actor is about adapting - physically and emotionally. If that means you have to look great for it and they can make you look great, then thank you. And if you have to have everything washed away, then I'm willing to do that too.
~By Nicole Kidman ~


Because there is so little room for expression otherwise, a lot of people love cinema because they find it a way of expressing themselves.
~By Mohsen Makhmalbaf ~


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 happen to love working in cinema, but the theater is always there... you know, and I would never shut the door on it. Even though it's been quite a bit of time since I've done a play, last one was in New York.
~By Michael York ~


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


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


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 ~


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 felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in the crown of American cinema.
~By Tatum O'Neal ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Cinema is a worldwide phenomenon.
~By Wim Wenders ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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

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May 27 ,2022
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