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)

The film kept me from working as a secretary. It was a real stroke of luck. A miracle.
- Victoria Abril
(Keywords: Film, Luck)

No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.
- Robert Adams
(Keywords: Film, Night, Sleep)

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)

The things that I've done that have totally been remembered, they've always started with the same kind of engine, they've always started with someone saying 'I have to make this film - I'm going to make this film whatever the odds'.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Film, Saying)

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 prefer film and that's what I think I'm gonna put my focus on.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Film, Focus)

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)

It's a remake of a film called Inferno Affairs. It's a Hong Kong film, and if we come anywhere close to what they did in the original, we're going to have a hot property on our hands, because Inferno Affairs is a great piece.
- Anthony Anderson
(Keywords: Film, Property)

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)

I've never made a film using dialogue or speech.
- Kenneth Anger
(Keywords: Film, Speech)

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 I am shooting a film I never think of how I want to shoot something; I simply shoot it.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Film, Want)

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)

When I see a film I've finished, it's like another person made it. Like another mind.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: Film, Mind)

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)

My first movie was this independent that I did on the Erie Canal in 1995, called Erie, that I don't know if you could even get, actually with Felicity Huffman. And then from that I did this film that was eventually called The Broken Giant later that fall. And then I kind of started getting into doing pilots.
- Will Arnett
(Keywords: Film, First, canal)

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)

The first horror film I remember seeing in the theatre was Halloween and from the first scene when the kid puts on the mask and it is his POV, I was hooked.
- David Arquette
(Keywords: Film, First, Horror, Theatre)

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)

I never pursued Hollywood banging my drum, because I was never in a film big enough to do that.
- Armand Assante
(Keywords: Film, Hollywood)

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'd always tried not to worry about the size of the role or the size of the film.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Film, Worry)

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)



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