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I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

Related topics: Movies

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
- George Lucas

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

The length of a film should be directly related to
the endurance of the human bladder.
- Alfred Hitchcock

 

Every single art form is involved in film,
in a way.
- Sydney Pollack

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
- Jean Cocteau

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

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Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

This film cost $31 million.
With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
- Clint Eastwood

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

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

A good film is when the price of the dinner,
the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
- Christina Aguilera

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole,
it would be about me.
- Federico Fellini

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

I would love for film to go back to those days where
you had to be able to do everything just to get by.
- Taye Diggs

Genre aside, I'd like to make a film about people.
- Sophie Marceau

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

I don't think his life has been in any way disfigured by the film.
The film did disclose some difficult facts.
- Martin Bashir

The difference - the fundamental difference between
theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive.
- James Lipton

I come from an everyday middle class family in India.
The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls.
- Lavrenti Lopes

The greatest drawback in making pictures is the fact
that film makers have to eat.
- Ray Milland

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.
- Kathryn Bigelow

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.
- George Clooney

No two directors make the same film the same way.
- Rob Cohen

I never made a film which fully satisfied me.
- Roman Polanski

I never saw film stars at home.
We had no maid, no cook, no swimming pool.
- Natalie Wood

The film Punch - Drunk Love is how you see the world when you're in love.
You don't see somebody's psychological baggage necessarily,
you see the person walking out of the light.
- Emily Watson

But my sense in talking to people when I travel is
that the film business is not that dissimilar from
a lot of other businesses.
- Steven Soderbergh

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form,
with a limited audience, I recognized film as this
extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.
- Kathryn Bigelow

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.
- Vinton Cerf

Stax was rejoicing in the difference in who we are,
and that's what you see in the film.
- Ted Lange

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

The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to
avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren't cliche.
- Adrian Lyne

I mean no film is beyond criticism, but I think we've
made a very modest movie.
- Walter Hill

Film is fragmented and gets into lots of other people's hands.
There are a lot of pleasures that theatre gives me.
You get to perform uninterrupted.
- Willem Dafoe

Altman was told they wouldn't do the film with me.
He could easily have abandoned me, but he stood by
me and really bailed me out.
- Tim Robbins

Before she married my father, my mother was a film
reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal -
a small newspaper.
- Jim Jarmusch

When I was in film school, it was said that all good
films were characterised by some form of humour.
- Lars von Trier

The more sincere I could be, the better it would be for the film.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man,
and still photographer.
- Beau Bridges

I am never driven.
Every film I've made has been an assignment.
- Alain Resnais

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.
- Ivan Reitman

Another thing that really excites me:
I'd like to do multiple versions of the same film.
- Steven Soderbergh

I have a film I want to direct.
Gena Rowlands was going to do it with me a long time ago.
It's about an older woman who's running a ranch in
the west the old fashioned way.
- William Hurt

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

Well I would never say to anybody that Warren Beatty got fired,
but uh, I think he and Quentin fell out of love,
and I think Warren told Quentin to hire me for the film.
- David Carradine

There is nothing real about film.
Nothing.
Even the light particles that project the film can't be proven to exist.
Nothing is there.
- Richard Gere

Film-making was not at all what I had expected.
- Brigitte Bardot

Film is changing, and it can't help but keep changing.
- Norman McLaren

I want to make a film about a factory worker.
- Richard Linklater

I have been inundated with offers to move into a career in television or film,
and these, too, are tempting.
- David Ginola

But, it is hard too, because I want to do another action film.
Believe it or not, it was fun.
- Shane West

I love these movies where it's just about the film.
You don't have my face on the poster.
It's all about the movie.
I like that.
- John Cusack

A film that is bleached tends to have a more realistic quality.
- Lasse Hallstrom

But there are still only certain film genres where a woman can stand out,
be heroic, be the centerpiece.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

Nudity, in the right way, can enhance a film or a TV
program or a TV commercial.
If it's done tastefully it can make it more of an interesting product.
- Mark Roberts

I did The Newton Boys and during the whole process of making the film,
I may have spent a week in Los Angeles.
- Richard Linklater

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction
and photography when I was still in high school.
- Ray Harryhausen

In the film, I'm not very mobile, like in the space suit.
- Verne Troyer

'Battle For The Planet Of The Apes',
was just a film for kids and didn't have any deep meaning.
- J. Lee Thompson

The informing idea of what you want to say and do,
that's what will take you from film school to professional -
the idea.
That's what is original to you.
- William Friedkin

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.
- Taylor Hackford

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

I have tremendous respect for film composers.
- John Corigliano

Other actors like to rehearse on film-they like 30 or 40 takes.
When you get an actor like that, it becomes difficult
for me because I'm ready to quit after number two.
- Richard Widmark

Everything about filmmaking tries to distract you from
that first fine rapturous vision you have of the film.
- Ted Kotcheff

That is the thing I'm most grateful for in this industry
to be able to spin in those different mediums,
with television, film and the stage -
at this stage of the game.
- Blair Underwood


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