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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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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'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 ~


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


My father would tell anyone who would listen that this dentist thing he was doing was not his passion; cinematography was.
~By Lasse Hallstrom ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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'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 ~


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 ~


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 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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~

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