Film Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Film

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It's a morality film, and it poses the question "What would you do?" I took it very seriously, just as the director did in terms of atmosphere and lighting, and I was just trying to help that vision along.
~By Kevin Williamson ~


Stage and film are just two wildly different animals. Why compare the two?
~By Bebe Neuwirth ~


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 ~


Once a film is made and it exists, someone somewhere is going to watch it and that is kind of the magic of it all.
~By Donal Logue ~


I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money.
~By Cat Stevens ~


A few nights ago I went to a Hollywood screening of a small independent film made by Sally Kirkland, an old friend of mine who also did terrific job acting in it. There were other actors in it and they were all terrific.
~By Nick Mancuso ~


One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn't really looking for another science fiction film, was that my daughter can see it. She's 9 and it's really a good film for all ages.
~By Sigourney Weaver ~


Films have gotten leaner and leaner, cutting out all variations from the story line.
~By Neil Jordan ~


It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film. Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.
~By Bill Paxton ~


They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here.
~By Michael D. Barnes ~


I'll be with The Goat until the fall. Then I've been given three plays to look at and there have been a couple of films have come over the desk. I will probably not do either one of them.
~By Mercedes Ruehl ~


If you don't generate tension in the film to begin with... you can't really make a purse out of a sow's ear, you know.
~By Dennis Weaver ~


I want to be an all round entertainer, I want to act, make films, make albums, do whatever I can.
~By Christina Aguilera ~


There were some films I refused because the feminist aspect was a bit wonky.
~By Julie Christie ~


My goal is to make as many films as possible about different aspects of American life.
~By Frederick Wiseman ~


Being at the centre of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation.
~By Daniel Day Lewis ~


I think the wonderful thing about doing theater is that it's more of an actor's medium. I think that film is more of a director's medium. You can't edit something out on stage. It's there.
~By Kim Cattrall ~


So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards - well, you have no control over that.
~By Charlize Theron ~


I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between a painter and his canvas.
~By Norman McLaren ~


I'm looking at working with people I get on with, that respect me, that don't just see me as a piece of ass. Which I have experienced as well. I've nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don't want that in my life. I want to enjoy the work I do.
~By Gemma Arterton ~


Superman was never previewed because the producers didn't trust Warners with the film.
~By Richard Donner ~


Everyone starts a film thinking that it would be a big hit. But sometimes it goes haywire.
~By Anil Kapoor ~


Just trying to get a film made which is always difficult no matter what kind of a budget you have. Not having a budget makes it even more difficult. Having nineteen days and no budget makes it extremely difficult.
~By Eriq La Salle ~


I'm not a big one for lots of genitals flapping in the films.
~By Campbell Scott ~


I was delighted to have lines when they came - learning lines for film isn't a problem, but television is a little different, because we shot those shows the whole way through.
~By David Selby ~


The whole year I was in LA I got into telemarketing and learned how to make money. Five years later that skill helped me make my first film.
~By Vin Diesel ~


This is really a difficult time to be in films.
~By Keenen Ivory Wayans ~


A lot of times I watch TV and I watch film and there's so many things I'd love to talk about that I feel don't get the opportunity to be shown. Sometimes things become very stereotypical and one-sided, and I feel like it's such a colorful world.
~By Alicia Keys ~


A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
~By Samuel Goldwyn ~


I also paint, draw and I'm into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You're presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they're going to 'get' what you're doing. Some don't, some do.
~By Paul Kane ~


Compared to the United States and certainly a lot of other countries around the world... per year, Australians do see more films.
~By David Pratt ~


The film was made in 1973. It was a golden time for people to experiment without risking, for example, AIDS. Today one has to be so much more careful and I don't think a character like that could exist now.
~By Sylvia Kristel ~


I know it's good when I see a smaller film get recognized because it means more publicity for them. When you start producing and directing the movies become a little more like your children.
~By Campbell Scott ~


I've done movies with a sword before. But I haven't really been given the full responsibility of something like a Ridley Scott film.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


You know, I always do my best, no matter the quality of the film.
~By Herbert Lom ~


I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a film whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don't have any scenes with them, I thought it was pretty good company to keep.
~By Angela Bassett ~


The freshest moments in my films have always been with unknown actors.
~By John Singleton ~


Being an old radical, I like films like Spartacus. I could relate to the hero.
~By Alex North ~


Unless it's done superbly, as in the Japanese film Gate of Hell, color can be a very distracting element.
~By Norman McLaren ~


Doing a piece on film is completely different from doing it onstage.
~By Samantha Mathis ~


War is chaotic and when you start having a larger scale film and you have a lot of safety protocols and choreography, I would imagine it becomes more difficult.
~By Adrien Brody ~


There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive - in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.
~By Edward Zwick ~


'Hunger' definitely changed my life, in terms of being recognized by filmmakers, since that was very much a filmmakers' film.
~By Michael Fassbender ~


Can you imagine what it would be like if all the Aussie film talent was able to make Australian stories?
~By Yahoo Serious ~


It was actually Peter's idea that I should make the film. He called me in the very beginning, and I hadn't even read the book. So I read it and I liked it very much and I knew I'd certainly like to do it.
~By Bille August ~


HATE, even if it's making money. is an underground movie, that's how it was made. It's a film about police brutality in the largest sense, it's about the whole of society and not just about the hood.
~By Mathieu Kassovitz ~


You know, let a few years go by until I hit my midlife crisis. Then that can be documented on film.
~By Claire Danes ~


Actors say they do their own stunts for the integrity of the film but I did them because they looked like a lot of fun.
~By Steve Coogan ~


I am not well educated or bright enough to be politically clued in, but I hope in the film that I'm going to shock a few people, win a lot of people over.
~By John Lone ~


I'd never watch a horror film, but after I found out I was going to be in one, I watched, like, four of them, including The Shining, I was terrified - I couldn't sleep for days. But I wanted to get myself used to things I was going to see on the set.
~By Jennifer Love Hewitt ~


They say 6 million people see you when you act in a film; it may only be 600 in a play. But the effect on the 600 may be truer and more lasting.
~By Cyril Cusack ~


My father comes from a generation of film that actors my age don't even know about, which is really sad.
~By Amber Tamblyn ~


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 ~


I feel that film is inevitably the medium of the future. It has been for years, decades, but more so now than ever.
~By Sean Lennon ~


Scream was great for what it was. For a horror film, it was intelligent, it was funny, it took a laugh at itself.
~By Neve Campbell ~


The Sixth Sense is not a good white film. Insomnia is not a good white film. They're just good films. So why we can't we have good films that happen to have black people, or Asian, or Latino, or any other minority group in them?
~By Eriq La Salle ~


I made a series of wrong decisions about moderately recent books, and I've sold the rights to studios for ridiculous amounts of money and the films have never been made. That's the saddest thing of all, because they're locked up and no one else can make them.
~By John Le Carre ~


Why should a horror film be just a horror film? To me, The Company of Wolves is a fairy tale; it's got all those elements plus a lot more. And we know that fairy tales aren't innocent any more.
~By Neil Jordan ~


I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing.
~By Mackenzie Astin ~


I didn't really discover yakuza films until about five or six years ago.
~By John Foster ~


Hopefully, I'll just get to be part of good films and work with good people, and that's how it will develop.
~By Gretchen Mol ~


One might have thought that the most significant change in the film industry that would come about with a transition from the communist economy to capitalism would fundamentally concern the sources of funding.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


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 ~


Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism, that the standards of the past have gone, are very offended about the quality of film criticism.
~By Wim Wenders ~


I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films.
~By Kevin Costner ~


I've done scenes in films that I felt like the performance was better in certain takes, but they couldn't use them because it didn't match what the person was doing when they came around and the camera was on them.
~By David Morse ~


It's all just one film to me. Just different chapters.
~By Robert Altman ~


Over the holidays, and even during filming, I realized that I actually like my body, even if it's not perfect according to the book. I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don't want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up. My body is comfortable, and it's not unhealthy, so I'm going to rock with it.
~By Rihanna ~


Certainly, a lot of the films I've worked on have ended up good movies, but they haven't always been the best experiences.
~By Frances McDormand ~


My creative partner is a writer, and he's got an executive producing credit on this film. We've made three films together and I would never underestimate the impact of a writer.
~By Taylor Hackford ~


There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


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 ~


Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters.
~By M. Night Shyamalan ~


Life came in and put me in front of the camera before I could really make a decision, but I think I probably would have gravitated to film.
~By Elisabeth Rohm ~


This is one of the factors that also made me very much want to make this film, apart from the fact that I loved it. If the boy hadn't been Jewish and the man hadn't been Muslim, it wouldn't have made any difference to the film. I don't think it's relevant, really.
~By Omar Sharif ~


I'll never forget the first screening at the Berlin Film Festival. As soon as the film ended there was an outbreak of booing, which made us look at each other with some surprise.
~By John Schlesinger ~


I began to realise that film sees the world differently than the human eye, and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph more powerful than what you actually observed.
~By Galen Rowell ~


Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else.
~By Yahoo Serious ~


I suppose the most fun I had was on the second film.
~By David Prowse ~


I'm more likely to lose my temper on a film set than almost anywhere. Often the level of idiocy is so exalted that it's impossible to comprehend.
~By John Malkovich ~


Normally as a director, you do look at other films and things that are relevant. But with this film, it became impossible because I became so aware of the camera placement.
~By Peter Weir ~


The film director, in many instances, has to swallow somebody else's decision about the final form of something. It's so hard as to be intolerable.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


In independent film you tend to have stories that involve more of a community, and the smaller characters are important to the story.
~By David Morse ~


It perhaps has a chance, a commercial chance, this film. It's funny, it's charming, the idea is original, it's unusual and it makes fun of the movie industry in a way that it needs to be poked fun at.
~By Mark Rydell ~


In France they spend six months training policemen, then they give them a gun and put them on the streets, and I don't know that that's enough. The film's not against the police - although I think that if someone wants to be a cop there's got to be a problem.
~By Mathieu Kassovitz ~


It was the beginning of film for television. So we had all of these great opportunities. Northwestern was probably the only major film school of its kind at the time that was graduating anybody important.
~By Richard Donner ~


When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates. You get lazy and you start acting.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


I only work every couple of years. I go into retirement between films.
~By Paul Hogan ~


I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books.
~By Matthew Vaughn ~


My first student film was Orientation, which was basically the set-up for Animal House. There are a couple of scenes that we later borrowed in some form.
~By Ivan Reitman ~


On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change without any political message whatsoever but in its form and language can tell people that they can change their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world.
~By Wim Wenders ~


It's great to be in a film that's able to have people really want to become socially conscious, to walk out of the theatre and want to do something.
~By Don Cheadle ~


The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
~By Katharine Hepburn ~


Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood.
~By R. W. Apple, Jr. ~


I'm proud of all the movies I've made. They're not sequels, they're not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don't want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that.
~By Kevin Costner ~


I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you're making a horror film doesn't mean you can't make an artful film.
~By David Cronenberg ~


I've been doing a lot of music for films and television for quite a few years.
~By Jan Hammer ~


You always draw on your experiences with live audiences to know how to do comedy on films. You're working for a laugh that may or may not come six months later, but you're working in a vacuum at the time you are doing it.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


Well, we run my ship differently. Any offer that comes in, I yay or nay it, no matter how insane it is. Like, if someone asks me if I'm interested in doing a porn film, the answer to that is going to be no, but it comes to me anyway. I'm responsible for making the call.
~By Henry Rollins ~


Simple stories... emerge as lovely films or television pieces.
~By Cyril Cusack ~

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