Film Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Film

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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 ~


My whole career is based on taking a left turn after each film and doing the opposite of what I've just done.
~By Kelly Lynch ~


Well it kind of is project to project because as a writer I think you always write to some degree about things that you know or things that happened - but my favourite filmmakers, my favourite movies of theirs tend to be the personal movies.
~By Cameron Crowe ~


Sometimes it's difficult directing yourself on film because you can't quite separate yourself from the subject.
~By Stanley Tucci ~


You make a lot of films, do you? You make a lot of films yourself? Yeah, I'd like to see you make a film first before you get to talk about it. What a jerk.
~By George Clooney ~


But I don't have such a strong desire to need to get away from filmmaking.
~By Mike Figgis ~


I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film. Personally, I am not so interested in television, simply because I don't watch television myself. I'm into movies.
~By Bille August ~


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 ~


Film is a very, very powerful medium. It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are, or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed.
~By Wim Wenders ~


I'm contemplating moving to London for a period of time. I've been in Los Angeles for 15 years and I'm really tired of it. I'm continually uninspired by what's being sent to me. Even by huge films that they're doing there. They're just awful.
~By Sherilyn Fenn ~


The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


When I was planning Family Viewing, the Ontario Film Development Corporation came into existence.
~By Atom Egoyan ~


What critics call dirty in our pictures, they call lusty in foreign films.
~By Billy Wilder ~


You know, the blond guy plays the good guy and I play the bad part, the bad guys. Which is a lot of fun. Playing the bad guy is great. And it's the whole British thing. You know, in so many films the bad guy is British. Gary Oldman makes a living doing that.
~By Matt Robinson ~


The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.
~By Louise Brooks ~


I don't think people have been able to deal with the fact that African American filmmakers can make movies about life and relationships.
~By Tim Robbins ~


The possibilities are endless for me - Broadway, TV, music and film.
~By Michelle Williams ~


I just get focused on whatever is in front of me. When I was filming Crossroads, it had all my focus. Now I'm all focused on finishing my recording so I can get that out. It's just day by day.
~By Taryn Manning ~


The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster.
~By Ernst Fischer ~


I'd love to make another film in Mexico.
~By Alex Cox ~


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 ~


A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper.
~By Stanley Kubrick ~


There has never been a female director who has won an Oscar. There has only been one woman who won at the Cannes Film Festival.
~By Salma Hayek ~


It's the difficulty we had with Mr. Bean, actually, when it went from TV to film. You certainly discover that you need to explain more about a character.
~By Rowan Atkinson ~


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 ~


Independent films have a very different cachet than success films.
~By Diane Lane ~


As we watch TV or films, there are no organic transitions, only edits. The idea of A becoming B, rather than A jumping to B, has become foreign.
~By Esa-Pekka Salonen ~


I guess professionally it began when Hal Hartley used some music of mine in his film The Unbelievable Truth.
~By Jim Coleman ~


If you're sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that's entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it's the storytelling. That's why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story.
~By John Lasseter ~


So I told Robert from the start that if we couldn't get Charles and Max to take part, but especially Charles, that I didn't want to make the film. So would he call his mother and talk to Charles and see if Charles would at all be interested.
~By Terry Zwigoff ~


When people approach me about my films it is usually to tell me how much they hate them.
~By Michael Winterbottom ~


When the script was written, it was sent to me with asterisks marking where he felt a song would be appropriate. Before the film was shot, the score was written. I made a demo of it, so they lived with the music as they were making the film.
~By Alan Price ~


We are the only state that does not have a State Film Corporation there to support the commercial industry.
~By Ann Macbeth ~


Each time you do a film you gain a lot of experience and build a visual resume where people get to know who you are.
~By Pam Grier ~


I just wanted to do this all Australian film and we didn't want to give creative control to overseas 'cause whoever comes on my sets, whether you're sweeping the floor or an actor, it doesn't matter who comes up with the ideas, it's a collaboration.
~By Yahoo Serious ~


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


I believe I'm doing the right thing in trying to step away from that and to take chances and work on little independent films and do stuff like that wild dance scene.
~By Patrick Warburton ~


But the action film genre is gonna have to come up with some new bad guys.
~By Bruce Willis ~


I bled a lot. I got hit across the face. We couldn't film for seven days. I got hit, whacked, underwater, across the face. I finished the shot, got into the boat and blood started coming out.
~By Steve Irwin ~


It was the point where things became much more abstract and less literal than in the bulk of the film, which was hardcore rockets and space and planets - all a fairly straightforward evolution from what I had been doing before.
~By Douglas Trumbull ~


I didn't hang around films. I don't know if I'd ever seen Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes.
~By Patricia Highsmith ~


What I learned from this movie, 40 Days and 40 Nights: Absitenence can be a very good thing. Especially from box offices where this film is playing.
~By Joel Siegel ~


That's where I got my start and where I'll continue to work, but I can't tell you the number of films between Drugstore Cowboy and Curly Sue that I auditioned for and wanted that didn't choose me.
~By Kelly Lynch ~


I mean, certainly it's the single biggest event, I think, in terms of popular entertainment, or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century. It's been film. It's the 20th Century's real art form.
~By Sydney Pollack ~


Now, it's almost impossible to go out and do a film about a new form of music.
~By Penelope Spheeris ~


There is no filmmaking legislation because distributors are not interested in sharing their money with the film industry - for instance, by giving a percentage of ticket sales back to filmmakers.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


Lynch is not as strange as his films. He's a complex guy with a very interesting view of the world. But he's very accessible, with a good heart.
~By Kyle MacLachlan ~


There are actors who spend 20 years working and still don't achieve what I've achieved so quickly. So I think my only course of action is to work as hard as I can, not just for the sake of the film, but also to prove to these people that I do have talent.
~By Zhang Ziyi ~


Jake Green isn't just Jake Green. Jake represents all of us. The colour green is the central column of the spectrum and the name Jake has all sorts of numerical values. All things come back to him within the film's world of cons and games.
~By Guy Ritchie ~


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 ~


Most films are rooted in a book or a comic strip, but I don't go out there saying I want to do adaptations.
~By Ralph Fiennes ~


Polar Express is not an attempt to do animation. It is a technology-based film.
~By Leonard Maltin ~


This was in '79. I got pretty restless there, sitting around with a lot of people sitting around smoking cigarettes and talking about films, but nobody really doing anything.
~By Renny Harlin ~


I never liked filming the ads, but they were so well received.
~By Frank Perdue ~


I think I've done more recording in the past 10 years than most people, but it's all been directed toward film composing and soundtracks. Just the same, it's been great.
~By Stanley Clarke ~


Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.
~By Beau Bridges ~


We did one pilot for FOX which was about this couple that moves to a town, and we play everyone in the entire town. So it was like a Peter Sellers film.
~By Thomas Lennon ~


I've always just gone with the best role, and I don't care if it's in theater, film or television.
~By Kristen Johnston ~


I think that the change began... I made a film a few years ago called The Spitfire Grill, and that didn't make much money either, but it was a good film and an independent film.
~By Ellen Burstyn ~


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'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 didn't have any idea that I would be able to have a career in film.
~By Philip Seymour Hoffman ~


They do think it is a big summer movie and that's why they want to give it a great chance, but they don't want to go up against Spider-Man 2 or some of the other big movies, the $100 million films that are coming up.
~By David R. Ellis ~


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 ~


When I think about actors I know, I'd much rather hear about who they're shagging than what film they're doing next.
~By Hugh Grant ~


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 ~


Sometimes it's great, sometimes it's bad. I think the film could have been a lot better.
~By Rod Steiger ~


I don't generally find myself listening to the music of a film unless there's something awfully wrong with it.
~By Carter Burwell ~


I saw a very good Hollywood film the other day. It was about Cole Porter.
~By Julie Harris ~


I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.
~By Jim Morrison ~


I was offered a choice of a flat salary up front or a percentage of the film's future earnings. I took the up front money. Nobody could have figured what Halloween would ultimately become.
~By Donald Pleasence ~


Even though I was concentrating on that two-week period from September 11th to September 20th, I was seeing the policy for real, happening, that we were talking about in the film.
~By Timothy Bottoms ~


You might have a favorite book or film, but you can only watch or read it so many times before you have to let it sit and then go back and realize it's your favorite still. At some point everything gets a little stale and you have to step away from it.
~By Les Claypool ~


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 ~


We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty of even the crude films of the early days would provide a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.
~By Ivor Novello ~


Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur.
~By Ralph Fiennes ~


We have to support our own films. If we don't, how can we expect others to support them?
~By Cicely Tyson ~


It's pretty clear to me that working as a director for hire agrees with me. I like it. The films that have come out of that, I personally like better than the ones that didn't.
~By Steven Soderbergh ~


I like Soderbergh, Spielberg, Lucas. There's a lot of talented guys out there obviously, and if you're a fan of films, you have to look at that stuff and learn from them.
~By David R. Ellis ~


Sometimes it's more difficult to do very simple, low-key films.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


The only place that I'd be worried about being typecast is the independent film world.
~By Michelle Rodriguez ~


There just seems to be more acceptance now of... other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones.
~By Tim Roth ~


In film, you can't go into analytical explorations because the audience will reject that.
~By Manuel Puig ~


Once you have made the decision to do the film, once you have identified the desire and all the deep and personal, intimate, artistic reasons why you want to do the film, then it's more a matter of how to do things.
~By Isabelle Huppert ~


The Company of Wolves doesn't belong in any category, so it's difficult to prepare an audience for it. It's not a horror film, it's not a fantasy film, it's not a children's film - so what is it?
~By Neil Jordan ~


The crossover wasn't happening. TV actors were TV actors, and film and stage actors were a whole different thing. And now there's just a lot of crossover.
~By Christine Lahti ~


To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films.
~By Alan Moore ~


I think I enjoy working obviously as a lead, but also you know I feel I'm also a character actor as well, so I enjoy approaching various projects in all sort of capacities. Any film I have been able to do I feel very fortunate to have been a part of.
~By Chiwetel Ejiofor ~


There were no previews; we made the film we wanted to make.
~By Stephen Hopkins ~


My guess is that if they now choose to change of director for every other film, it's just because you can't really change the formula, you can merely try to film it your way.
~By Guy Hamilton ~


When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
~By Sydney Pollack ~


Playing in front of an audience was just such a turn-on for me, and you have 200 people in the audience and it's like doing live theater. And filming something that goes to millions of people several weeks later, it's an interesting dynamic.
~By Jenna Elfman ~


To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don't think is a good ride.
~By Darren Aronofsky ~


When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down to something in the script that surprises me. It could be a big thing or a small moment. If it's there I'll do it.
~By Lance Henriksen ~


You have to nail the right tone because sometimes when you just see his films cold, you're not quite sure. It's the same in - I'm trying to think of other directors with a similar sense - David Lynch's films, Tim's films, some of Cronenberg's stuff.
~By Danny Elfman ~


I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies.
~By Poppy Z. Brite ~


Film spectators are quiet vampires.
~By Jim Morrison ~


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


I have no idea why one of our most original filmmakers would want to spend two years of his life translating someone else's movie from Spanish into English. And it wasn't such a good film in Spanish, either.
~By Joel Siegel ~


But a year before that, I was starting to drink beer on the set of the film Lucas (1986).
~By Corey Haim ~

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