Quotations on Film

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With Dick Smith there, and the words of Peter Shaffer... they've got to be the most beautiful descriptions in music ever written on film or in literature. And we could hear the music accompanying the words... What more can you ask for?
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Music, Film, Literature, Words)

Fortunately, both television adaptations and the film I've been involved with are pieces of work that I'm proud of, so I'm very happy for people to focus on them.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Work, People, Film, Focus, Television)

Clearly any film company that makes a film is always going to talk about sequels particularly if they see something as being successful, which Werewolf was.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Successful, Being, Company, Film, Talk)

I've done both theatre and film and the fact is if you start believing, if you start reading things and they're good reviews - you believe that and you're lost, and then you read bad reviews and you think that's true and you read that and you're lost.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Fact, Film, Reading, Theatre)

But John Landis wrote a good relationship which is really what the film's about. A very straightforward young woman who's very sure of herself and she meets a young man who needs some taking care of.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Care, Film, Man, Needs, Woman)

In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Age, Work, Career, Countries, Film, Months)

I don't think violence on film breeds violence in life. Violence in life breeds violence in films.
- Robert Aldrich
(Keywords: Life, Film, Violence)

I'm going to be a great film star. That is, if booze and sex don't get me first.
- Jay Presson Allen
(Keywords: Sex, Film, First)

Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession.
- Joan Allen
(Keywords: Opportunity, Film, Open, Profession, Thinking)

Because of the wealth of fine music spread through the film, working on it held all the fun and excitement of attending a great concert.
- June Allyson
(Keywords: Music, Wealth, Excitement, Film, Fun)

The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Emotion, Film, First, Tenderness)

The challenge to me as a director was for the audience to see the film as going on in a straight line, so that they did not sense all of these break-ups. I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Challenge, Film, Sense, Want)

Romeo Must Die was the first film that I did where I was able to just be free as an actor.
- Anthony Anderson
(Keywords: Actor, Film, First)

After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Being, Film, Focus, Television, Want, Years)

I was lucky enough to be the lady that was asked to be Maria in the Sound Of Music, and that film was fortunate enough to be huge hit. The same with Mary Poppins. I got terribly lucky in that respect.
- Julie Andrews
(Keywords: Music, Film, Lady, Respect, Sound)

There is a broad cultural current that conveys the idea that a film is like a football team, it represents a nation, it is illustrated literature, filmed radio. These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today's realities.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: Idea, Film, Football, Literature, Nation, Today)

My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: American, Film, Fire, Personality, Production, Quest, Style)

You know what I would like to do: make a film with actors standing in empty space so that the spectator would have to imagine the background of the characters.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Actors, Film, Space)

When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to know what one wants it to say, and even if one does know, there is always a difference between what one has in mind and the result on film.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Being, Difference, Film, Mind, Result)

Now that I can edit the whole thing on AVID and edit the whole thing on tape, maybe I will do the next digitally, because maybe the quality will become less obvious between tape and film.
- Michael Apted
(Keywords: Quality, Film, Now, Obvious, Will)

On the first movie we got good reviews, but we were still dealing with genre stuff. It's going away. Judge the movie - is it a good one or a bad one? We know we made a great movie and it's being judged for just being a good film.
- Avi Arad
(Keywords: Being, Film, First)

Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: History, Work, Thought, Audiences, Film, Will)

The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film, no hope, no love.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: Love, Hope, Film, Opera)

If you make a film normally it's all right, the distributors are helpful and cooperative. But if you make a film that's a little stange, a little bizarre, then all the time it's a struggle with them.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: Time, Bizarre, Film, Right, Struggle)

To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: Money, Content, Film, Pressure)

I'm always honored, but I think for every 100 of those that come along, one of them is actually going to happen. And, the fact that this was an offer on a major film that had a start date, was pretty impressive.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: Fact, Film, Pretty)

It's amazing that this is still news to people, but that affects the final outcome of the film. When people are treated well, and they're made to feel valued, they give 110 percent.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: People, Film, News)

Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion.
- Malcolm Arnold
(Keywords: Family, Music, Wife, End, Film, Passion, Writing)

At the end of Requiem all I wanted to do was get a DV camera and just do a small film. But then the hunger comes back.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: End, Film, Hunger)

I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Art, Music, Dance, Film, Trying)

Men want girls. Most men want little girls. They want them in film. They want to look at them. That's all they want. An evolved man is not going to look that way.
- Rosanna Arquette
(Keywords: Men, Film, Girls, Man, Want)

David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said, What performance do you like best or what's the best film you've made and so on and I don't really have any hesitation that the film I'm least embarrassed by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands.
- Richard Attenborough
(Keywords: People, Performance, Film, Hesitation)

I'm going to insult a whole industry here, but it seems like TV is for people who can't do film. I'm not talking about actresses; I'm talking about lighting people. Lighting on TV is just so... it's sinful, it really is.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: People, Film, Insult, Talking)

I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts.
- Bille August
(Keywords: Finance, Money, Film, Television)

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.
- Bille August
(Keywords: Movies, Film, Television)

We film in front of a live audience, and I was a theater actor before I got into television, so I like that.
- Jillian Bach
(Keywords: Actor, Film, Television, Theater)

I'll be honest with you. My kids don't watch my movies and never have. I can maybe name a film one hand that they've seen, actually, all the way through.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Movies, Film, Kids, Name)

My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism - that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: People, Character, Hope, Difference, Ethics, Film, Obsession, Saying, Will)

'Batman' took 10 months to film, and by the time I stopped working on it, it took a long time before my English accent came out again. I was actually having to try for it.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Time, English, Film, Months)

I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head.
- Antonio Banderas
(Keywords: Artist, Being, Film, Poker, Risk)

As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book.
- Iain Banks
(Keywords: People, Film, Writer)

Ron Howard is as good a person as you could want to work with on film. He never lost his cool. He's the most easygoing, lovely man, but he's got this enormous intelligence and a wonderful humanity.
- Christine Baranski
(Keywords: Intelligence, Work, Film, Humanity, Want)

When I see myself on film it makes me smile, I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is soo much fun. I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do.
- Adrienne Barbeau
(Keywords: Life, Hope, Chance, Film, Fun, Living, Smile)

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.
- Angela Bassett
(Keywords: Thought, Company, Film, Pretty)

No film should try to follow a trend, and do what film people think the public wants. There's no such thing as knowing what the public wants.
- Alan Bates
(Keywords: People, Film, Public)

It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There's not a lot of love going around.
- Jennifer Beals
(Keywords: Love, Friendship, Negative, Film, Relationships, Talk)

I'm proud of Lord of the Rings. I think it's a once in a lifetime role, and a once in a lifetime film. It was made with so much care and passion and meticulous detail and everybody was so behind it.
- Sean Bean
(Keywords: Care, Detail, Film, Passion)

006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters.
- Sean Bean
(Keywords: Friendship, Character, Film, Journey, Wrong)

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)

I was totally unknown in the television and film industry in Canada.
- Samantha Bee
(Keywords: Canada, Film, Television)



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