Film Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Film

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Personally speaking there's only so long you can go from film to film to film. There's an inspiration an actor gets from the stage.
~By Jude Law ~


In Wales it's brilliant. I go to the pub and see everybody who I went to school with. And everybody goes 'So what you doing now?' And I go, 'Oh, I'm doing a film with Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins.' And they go, 'Ooh, good.' And that's it.
~By Catherine Zeta-Jones ~


I'm sick of all these knights in shining armor parts, I want to do something worthwhile like plays and films that have something to say.
~By Tyrone Power ~


I did 125 films, and over 100 television shows, and you've never seen the same character twice.
~By Brion James ~


I love being verbal in films.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


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


What goes down on film is different to what you see with the naked eye.
~By Christopher Eccleston ~


One could make money and get a career going with a low-budget horror film about killers attacking on holidays. It is always flattering to have somebody copy you.
~By John Carpenter ~


I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films - although I think they do have plots - but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


I mean, everyone says Citizen Kane. It isn't that great, anyway. And Orson Welles I knew well, of course. He made other incredible films that no one would let him make, which were much better than Citizen Kane, really.
~By Patrick Macnee ~


The thing about film-making is I give it everything, that's why I work so hard. I always tell young actors to take charge. It's not that hard. Sign your own cheques, be responsible.
~By Tom Cruise ~


Well, visual language is another boring discussion about the nature of film.
~By Alan Rudolph ~


You see, I have many friends in the Hindi film industry.
~By Kabir Bedi ~


After filming I like to go home and lie down with my daughter and have a glass of wine so I don't really socialize with the other actors.
~By Izabella Scorupco ~


I don't think violence on film breeds violence in life. Violence in life breeds violence in films.
~By Robert Aldrich ~


I knew the term Stepford Wife, and I knew what that meant. I never read the book, and I think before I started filming I watched the movie. I thought it was very dated.
~By Glenn Close ~


I didn't fall in love with acting until I did a few films. Now, I couldn't live without it.
~By Geraldine Chaplin ~


I'm always struck by the kids who turn up in New York and LA, and places in between. Chicago. Wanting to do theater, wanting to do independent film. Wanting to break into television or radio.
~By Frank Rich ~


I have always been of the mind that good work is good work, whether performed on stage, on television or in film and, like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open.
~By Benjamin Bratt ~


The only way you can continue to make artistic films is to make an occasional one of those. They kind of keep your marketability going to the extent that people will employ you.
~By Gabriel Byrne ~


Film acting is really the trick of doing moments. You rarely do a take that lasts more than 20 seconds. You really earn your spurs acting onstage. I needed to do that for myself. I would hate to say at the end of everything that I never did a stage play.
~By Sam Shepard ~


Film is a collective experience, as you know.
~By Sydney Pollack ~


In my first film, I was a basketball player. Like every good actor, I lied when they asked me if I could play.
~By David Morse ~


I think that George Lucas' 'Star Wars' films are fantastic. What he's done, which I admire, is he has taken all the money and profit from those films and poured it into developing digital sound and surround sound, which we are using today.
~By Peter Jackson ~


I've been acting for 25 years, living out of suitcases on theater tours or film locations.
~By Alfred Molina ~


The marketing department is really an important part of getting an animated film to work. If the people running it are used to selling live action films and the hard rock music and the sex and all those things... Anything outside that, they just don't know what to do with it.
~By Don Bluth ~


The problem with doing a schlocky or big budget studio film is that it wouldn't actually be fun for me. It wouldn't be exciting.
~By David Cronenberg ~


I can still recall the thrill of shooting my first film.
~By Conrad Hall ~


But in fact if you look at film as a metaphor, only through the negative can you have the positive print. What I'm trying to get to is the positive value of negation.
~By Godfrey Reggio ~


My own personal taste in films as a member of the audience was not completely in line with films I was doing.
~By Rick Moranis ~


So I feel a responsibility to help first-time film-makers in Brazil, but also to increase the dialogue between film cultures which are really wonderful and so much closer to us than what we do see on our screens.
~By Walter Salles ~


I think what makes a good action film is a story that gets you involved. Just action, by itself, is not going to work.
~By Jan de Bont ~


I was a bartender in New York and I overheard this girl saying she made $3000 doing a commercial. A kid at work told me, 'Hey, I know this director and he'd really like you!'. So I walked into this guy's office and was like 'I was thinking maybe I could make $3000' and he hired me for commercials, short films, like 15 jobs in a row.
~By Pauley Perrette ~


Film lovers are sick people.
~By Francois Truffaut ~


I was concerned about that, because I've always been so specific about doing independent films, but I've never done anything that's so genuinely and ridiculously fun. And that's a great thing, for me to discover that that's possible.
~By Sarah Polley ~


I've been in enough films where the studio wanted that extra little cuteness to make it sellable.
~By Sandra Bullock ~


You know, I don't really do that much looking inside me when I'm working on a project. Whatever I am becomes what that film is. But I change; you change.
~By Steven Spielberg ~


I do love the films I've done in the past. I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and we're trying to make people laugh and I'm very proud of that.
~By Adam Sandler ~


Well, it was the beginning of my film career. It was amazing to me that I got nominated for an Academy Award.
~By Sally Kellerman ~


The film depends on the audience's belief in this relationship.
~By Ralph Fiennes ~


Like Godfather, you look at a movie like that, or something that James Gray has directed, a film with minimal or pin lighting as opposed to everything being lit bright and flat, where everything is evident.
~By Bill Sienkiewicz ~


When I made my first film, I didn't think of it as directing, so it wasn't like I set out to become a director.
~By Kathryn Bigelow ~


I mean, I've been in a hundred and fifty films; I don't want to just sit around and talk about things.
~By Michael Ironside ~


I made the film in spite of Harvey, not because of Harvey.
~By Daniel Day Lewis ~


I'm going to do an adaptation of the Italian film, Bread and Tulips. I really like that film.
~By Norman Jewison ~


Similarly, the Marquis is presented in this film as someone who would disturb the status quo and therefore must be kept imprisoned.
~By Philip Kaufman ~


Movie distribution may very well have migrated fully to digital form by then, making a huge dent in the need to print film and physically distribute content.
~By Vinton Cerf ~


I did manage to secure a feature film for 2005, though, which I'm really chuffed about.
~By Adam Rickitt ~


Well, we are not doing that film actually. At least I am not at the moment, but we are making an effort to get it done; I don't know whether we'll get the financing for it. The old story we had it, it fell out of place and this and that.
~By Harvey Keitel ~


Eventually, the state's funding covered only the stages leading to presenting a film project to potential funding bodies. It was enough to produce a script, indicate casting and put together a budget to present it all, but nothing beyond that.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


It's a great thriller or mystery, but on another level it's a film about the fact that, if you only look at a person through one lens, or only believe what you're told, you can often miss the truth that is staring you in the face.
~By Kevin Spacey ~


But filming is good for you, because the crew isn't allowed to laugh. You can't get addicted to getting the laugh.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief. We can't decide which film to parody at the moment. Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight.
~By Dawn French ~


If someone plays a brooding actor in a film, people think they're brooding all the time.
~By Joe Rogan ~


I can't say I was unhappy as a child actor in films. I had a particularly wonderful time.
~By Roddy McDowall ~


If you look at the game and everything, it's not quite like looking at an animated film, because that's total character. This, this is really movement, but it's got funny little things if you look for the humor. They're actually getting to the character.
~By Don Bluth ~


I can't do a film after having debated it. I am unable to do a film while discussing it with my team. I issue directives. I do not achieve it otherwise.
~By Hayao Miyazaki ~


The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we're in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe.
~By Vin Diesel ~


I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy.
~By Harrison Ford ~


English is my second language, but in Hong Kong, they don't know that I'm from China. They think I'm from Hollywood because all the films they see are from here. China and Hong Kong are very different places, but they're starting to merge. Still the culture is very different.
~By Bai Ling ~


I'm over there filming in South Africa now, and two in five are HIV-positive now. Not many people know that.
~By Bruce Davison ~


If you've ever seen the film In Which We Serve, but it was about a destroyer in the Mediterranean.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


In recent years, anyone in the government, certainly anyone in the FBI or the CIA, or recently, in again, Clint's film, In the Line of Fire, the main bad guy is the chief advisor to the president.
~By Charlton Heston ~


I lost a year or two in there, trying to get films financed that I didn't know would never get financing.
~By Richard Linklater ~


My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one.
~By Kathryn Bigelow ~


I run upright mostly when I see daylight, so if you watch film you'll see I don't get hit in the chest much.
~By Eric Dickerson ~


I like black and white films. I don't exactly know why - probably because there is a stylization which is removed from actual life, unlike a color film.
~By Norman McLaren ~


In every character I play, I try to imbibe something. Every film is a learning process for me.
~By Ajay Naidu ~


If people take the film and screen it whenever possible for their social and professional networks, we can continue to make a difference. It is one more element we have to use in the ongoing effort to take back our country.
~By Robert Greenwald ~


So, not for lack of love of language, but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation, I decided to make films without words.
~By Godfrey Reggio ~


It's nice to work with Hollywood because there is never any question of resources put at your disposal to make a film as long as it is the right thing to do.
~By Neil Jordan ~


In the United States, viewers don't get to see a lot of things we can show in other countries. We didn't get to show our naked Twister game from Wild On Jamaica, but we definitely filmed it.
~By Brooke Burke ~


I really would have been stupid not to have done it. It was also a film that was actually happening, I mean, Miramax was doing it, and it had a kind of legitimacy to it. And once I read the script, I was there.
~By Adam Arkin ~


I've been fortunate to be in films that are classic, that are going to be around.
~By Samuel L. Jackson ~


In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.
~By Alfred Hitchcock ~


Documentaries have always inspired me in narrative filmmaking.
~By Griffin Dunne ~


I'm developing a record company. I'm learning how to supervise music on a film.
~By Carson Daly ~


That's why I'm really trying to produce my own stuff. This film was so good, because I produced it myself, and developed it, and made it with New Line, which is a smaller studio, so I was in control of a lot of stuff that I wasn't in control of for my other films.
~By Ted Demme ~


Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.
~By Gerry Adams ~


To make a film and to sell it to the distributors you need a name.
~By Ajay Devgan ~


One person doesn't have to shoulder all the responsibility for why a film does or doesn't do well.
~By Kevin Costner ~


Great art direction is NOT the same thing as great film direction!
~By Gene Wilder ~


I wasn't a big science fiction aficionado, there were a few films like 2001 or Blade Runner that were favorites of mine, but since I started this series I have gained more respect for the genre and become more of a fan myself.
~By Joe Flanigan ~


You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film.
~By Patrick Swayze ~


My advice to young film-makers is this: don't follow trends, start them!
~By Frank Capra ~


Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films - as if all my characters were sisters - but I'm not so sure now.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


I went to see the film with a regular audience for the first time on Sunday, and was basically swamped.
~By Verne Troyer ~


It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.
~By Vin Diesel ~


I will never sign anything which makes me have to do more than one film.
~By Matthew Vaughn ~


Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music.
~By Frank Capra ~


But for me, really, the written word is always stronger than film.
~By Terri Windling ~


You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just one person encountering the book, it's not an audience, it's one to one.
~By Paul Auster ~


Woody is so musical in his filmmaking. I've never worked with anyone I've trusted so completely. He won't let you hit a false note.
~By Dianne Wiest ~


I'd never do a film that would hurt anyone's sentiments, be it Indian or not.
~By Akshay Kumar ~


My conception of it was that in a normal film you have a story with different movements that program, develop, go a little bit off the trunk, come back, and end.
~By Neil Jordan ~


Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about.
~By Chuck Jones ~


Here is how I work: when I think that a film needs to have a principal theme, I search for a melody.
~By Michel Legrand ~


When you are making the one you are doing, you think it is the greatest film going. And then you do another one and it is a great film.
~By Nick Nolte ~


I've made films that I've given all I had to, that no one has seen. The bottom line is I want to work and I want someone to enjoy it.
~By Kiefer Sutherland ~


I think that every so-called history book and film biography should be prefaced by the statement that what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances.
~By Barbara Kruger ~

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