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 really not interested in the cinema. I loathed it when I started six years ago, and I don't enjoy it even now.
- Brigitte Bardot
(Keywords: Cinema, Now, Years)

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)

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.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Cinema, Earth, Fantasy, Film, First, Journey, Will)

I did not make this a long film for its own sake. I wanted to make an entertaining film and offer it out there for those who want to see it. If word of mouth suggests there is an audience out there, hopefully their cinema will show it.
- Kenneth Branagh
(Keywords: Cinema, Film, Want, Will, Word)

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)

In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.
- Eric Cantona
(Keywords: Cinema, Football)

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)

Ten Days That Shook The World, by Eisenstein, I went to see it, and I was so impressed with this film, so impressed with what cinema could do.
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Keywords: Cinema, Film, World)

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)

Today films are made to cater to commercial markets created by multiplexes, not for those who enjoy good cinema.
- Sunny Deol
(Keywords: Cinema, Today)

If cinema is a woman then certainly there are many shores.
- Gerard Depardieu
(Keywords: Cinema, Woman)

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)

For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents - as an element - the greatest difficulty in manipulation.
- Sergei Eisenstein
(Keywords: Cinema, Difficulty, Example, Manipulation, Painting)

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)

Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can't teach old fleas new dogs.
- Federico Fellini
(Keywords: Cinema, Dogs, Fleas, Old, Pleasure, Variety)

I'm a huge fan of world cinema, because each country uses cinema in a very individual way.
- Mike Figgis
(Keywords: Cinema, Country, World)

Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema.
- Antonia Fraser
(Keywords: Cinema, Zest)

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)

Realism is always subjective in film. There's no such thing as cinema verite.
- Crispin Glover
(Keywords: Cinema, Film, Realism)

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)

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Keywords: Cinema, Fraud, World)

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

It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema, because there aren't words or metaphors which describe many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.
- Conrad Hall
(Keywords: Cinema, Emotions, Metaphors, Words)

Cinema has become a global economy, totally international.
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Keywords: Cinema, Economy)

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)

The King and Queen made the rounds after the film. We were told how we were to respond, and we were in a semi circle in the lounge area of the cinema, they came around after the King, the Queen and both Princesses.
- Kim Hunter
(Keywords: Cinema, Film, Queen)

If I'm in theatre, cinema doesn't even cross my mind. Similarly when I'm making a film, theatre doesn't cross my mind.
- John Hurt
(Keywords: Cinema, Film, Mind, Theatre)

We have a partnership deal with New Line Records, which is part of New Line Cinema, and... I worked on that.
- James Iha
(Keywords: Cinema, Partnership)



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