Quotations on Cinema

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I was born at a bad time for Spain, but a really good one for cinema.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Time, Cinema, Spain)

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Life, Strength, Being, Cinema, Loneliness, Reality)

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.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: Art, Movies, Cinema, France, Today, World)

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.
- Richard Attenborough
(Keywords: Genius, Cinema, Now)

Well, I think In Love and War, which had a wonderful performance by Sandy, Sandra Bullock, who the authorities and, the supposed authorities, in cinema didn't want to know about.
- Richard Attenborough
(Keywords: Love, War, Performance, Cinema, Want)

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.
- Kabir Bedi
(Keywords: Time, Cinema, Faces, Film, Present, Want, Will)

Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: History, Work, Thought, Being, Cinema, Content, Film, Pretty)

My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry.
- Roberto Benigni
(Keywords: Beauty, Cinema, Duty, Emotion)

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.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Business, America, Audiences, Cinema, Europe, Film, Sexuality, Theatre)

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.
- Brenda Blethyn
(Keywords: People, Cinema, Hate, Theatre)

Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.
- Robert Bresson
(Keywords: People, Cinema, Hearing, School, Television)

Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema.
- James Broughton
(Keywords: Work, Cinema, Theater)

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.
- Carter Burwell
(Keywords: Being, Cinema, Fact)

Cinema will always have an important role to play in society.
- Leslie Caron
(Keywords: Society, Cinema, Play, Will)

I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema.
- Leslie Caron
(Keywords: Love, Cinema, Film)

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Dream, Cinema, Strangers)

Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.
- Jackie Chan
(Keywords: Technology, Cinema, Culture, Harm, Losing, Originality)

The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Keywords: People, Alchemy, Cinema, Moments, Sense)

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Keywords: Movies, People, Cinema, Film, Magic)

I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics.
- Kevin Costner
(Keywords: Work, People, Cinema, Public)

In a sense I feel very much a part of the cinema now in a way where when I come back to the theater now I feel like a visitor. The cinema is really what I enjoy. I want to do more independent movies.
- Brian Cox
(Keywords: Movies, Cinema, Now, Sense, Theater, Want)

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.
- David Cronenberg
(Keywords: History, Religion, Cinema, Culture, Language, Literary, Want)

If you can't believe a little in what you see on the screen, it's not worth wasting your time on cinema.
- Serge Daney
(Keywords: Time, Cinema, Worth)

That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.
- Catherine Deneuve
(Keywords: Bizarre, Cinema, Film, Romantic)

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.
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Keywords: Dating, Cinema, College, Friends, Girls, Students)

Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater and painting rather than the methodology of language, which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects?
- Sergei Eisenstein
(Keywords: Ideas, Cinema, Language, Now, Painting, Theater)

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.
- Rainer W. Fassbinder
(Keywords: Politics, Cinema, Nothing, Shakespeare, Theatre)

It's not worth it, it's not about money, especially when you're dealing with a culture. It should be about elevating the idea of what we are and who we are as people in the cinema, and that kind of stuff keeps dragging us back down.
- Antoine Fuqua
(Keywords: Money, People, Idea, Cinema, Culture, Worth)

Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies.
- Antoine Fuqua
(Keywords: Movies, Romance, Cinema, Magic)

I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Keywords: Money, Ideas, American, Cinema, Pity)

Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Keywords: Truth, Cinema, Photography)

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.
- Mary Hansen
(Keywords: Being, Cinema, Film, World)

Some months ago, while I was preparing a new work, I told a young cinema executive my intention of including in a soundtrack two themes from Bach. But when he asked me which has been the last hit from that Bach?, then I knew that I had no longer place in cinema.
- Maurice Jarre
(Keywords: Work, Cinema, Intention, Months)

I like cinema audiences. I respect them, and I talk to them just like I would anybody I know.
- Roland Joffe
(Keywords: Audiences, Cinema, Respect, Talk)

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.
- Milla Jovovich
(Keywords: Business, Movies, Action, Cinema, Now, Woman)

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.
- Nicole Kidman
(Keywords: Actor, Being, Cinema, Saying, Want)

If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist.
- Richard King
(Keywords: Movies, Inspiration, Act, Cinema, Violence, Woman)

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?
- Richard King
(Keywords: Women, Cinema, Past, Violence, World, Years)

I became producer so that I could work with persons like him and to rock the world of Hong Kong Cinema a bit.
- Andy Lau
(Keywords: Work, Cinema, World)

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.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Life, Cinema, Moments, Privilege)

If you lived in a provincial town like Torre Annunziata, where there was nothing to do in the evening but go to the movies with your friends, the cinema was a world of fantasy. I had always been in love with it.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Love, Movies, Cinema, Evening, Fantasy, Friends, Nothing, World)

Any film I do is not going to change the way black women have been portrayed, or black people have been portrayed, in cinema since the days of D.W. Griffith.
- Spike Lee
(Keywords: Change, Women, People, Cinema, Film)

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.
- Joshua Leonard
(Keywords: American, Cinema, Jobs, Reality, Right, Sense)

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.
- Kristanna Loken
(Keywords: History, Being, Body, Cinema, Job)

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
(Keywords: Family, Cinema, Class, Film, Middle class, Television)

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.
- Ann Macbeth
(Keywords: Quality, Cinema, Effect, Now, World)

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.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Keywords: Art, Cinema, Injustice, Struggle, Weapons, Years)

Because there is so little room for expression otherwise, a lot of people love cinema because they find it a way of expressing themselves.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Keywords: Love, People, Cinema, Expression)

I am an animator. I feel like I'm the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I'm rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work.
- Hayao Miyazaki
(Keywords: Work, Manager, Boss, Animation, Cinema, Spirit)

Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world.
- Jeanne Moreau
(Keywords: People, Cinema, World)



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