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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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Cinema has become a global economy, totally international.
~By Lasse Hallstrom ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty.
~By Marie Trintignant ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


Well, I think In Love and War, which had a wonderful performance by Sandy, Sandra Bullock, who the authorities and, the supposed authorities, in cinema didn't want to know about.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.
~By Jackie Chan ~

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