Quotes and Sayings about Cinema



"With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic. I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and in an entertaining manner."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Film)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Love, War, Performance, Cinema, Want)

"Lawrence of Arabia is the ultimate movie, deeply cinematic."
- Christine Baranski
"If I never do another movie, I will have had the privilege of working on one of the big Hollywood movies with top people, creating a world that can only be described as totally cinematic."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Movies, People, Hollywood, Privilege, Will, World)

"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
(Related: Cinema, Now, Years)

"The "Western" is the only genre whose origins are almost identical with those of the cinema itself."
- Andre Bazin
(Related: Cinema)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Cinema, Duty, Emotion)

"I think violence in a cinematic context can be, if handled in a certain way, very seductive."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Violence)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Cinema, Earth, Fantasy, Film, First, Journey, Will)

"You have to give directors and cinematographers a word blueprint for visuals, but I had to learn that from experience."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Experience, Word)

"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
(Related: Cinema, Film, Want, Will, Word)

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

"Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema."
- James Broughton
(Related: 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
(Related: Being, Cinema, Fact)

"My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Favorite, Mail)

"When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Control, Feeling, Hearing, Losing, Production, Talking, Trees)

"And then, I suppose, there's also a cinematic reality on top of that. Because it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on, it was quite confusing acting that."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Acting, Reality)

"You can lose in cinema too if you don't put on a good performance."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Performance, Cinema)

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

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

"I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Technology, Cinema, Culture, Harm, Losing, Originality)

"There are particular images that I like. Allegro is composed of a series of still life photographs that has been put to speed. There is so much care that has gone into the composition of the cinematography."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Life, Care)

"I was utilized because I have a certain face that works well in cinema, and I'm used to making myself look as good as possible."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Cinema)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, Cinema, Worth)

"Cinema explains American society. It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where the weak don't have a place."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Society, American, Cinema)

"You know, I think everything I do cinematically for the rest of my life will probably have some direct route back to Jonathan. But I love him to death. He's like my best friend and my big brother."
- Ted Demme
(Related: Life, Love, Death, Brother, Friend, Rest, Will)

"Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Art, Soul, Cinema)

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

"If cinema is a woman then certainly there are many shores."
- Gerard Depardieu
(Related: 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
(Related: Dating, Cinema, College, Friends, Girls, Students)

"I feel for Veronica Mars so much when I'm watching at home. It is a wonderful story. The writing is consistently funny, biting, charming, heart-wrenching, etc. I also like the look of it. The cinematography - different from any other show."
- Jason Dohring
(Related: Funny, Home, Heart, Writing)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Ideas, Cinema, Language, Now, Painting, Theater)

"I can't remember what the last film I saw was, as I can't smoke or drink in cinemas."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Film)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Cinema, Dogs, Fleas, Old, Pleasure, Variety)

"It's shocking to say, but the cinema is quite a while away from me, and I haven't got a car yet."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Car, Cinema)

"As soon as I get my car I think I'll be going to the cinema more. Since I don't go very often, there are no films that are a must see at the moment. I usually wait till they come out on DVD."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Car, Cinema)

"I don't go to the cinema much."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Cinema)

"One of the things I love about cinema is the range."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Love, Cinema)

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

"Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Movies, Romance, Cinema, Magic)

"It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema, not just business. John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and did movies with his own money. You're either courageous or not. You have to find a way."
- Ben Gazzara
(Related: Art, Money, Movies, Business, Courage, Cinema)

"Even the great bad guys in cinema history, they're likable."
- Balthazar Getty
(Related: History, Cinema)

"Realism is always subjective in film. There's no such thing as cinema verite."
- Crispin Glover
(Related: 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
(Related: Money, Ideas, American, Cinema, Pity)

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

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

"Our music over the years has been very cinematic. It's surprising we never really got into film soundtracks."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Music, Film, Years)

"I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic."
- Jessica Hagedorn
(Related: Love, Writing)

"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
(Related: Cinema, Emotions, Metaphors, Words)

"It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: History, Cinema)

"Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Music, Infinite, Language, Possibilities)

"But at heart, I am more than a cinematographer."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Heart)

"Every cinematographer I worked with had his own way of solving problems."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Problems)

"My father would tell anyone who would listen that this dentist thing he was doing was not his passion; cinematography was."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Father, Passion)

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

"I always try to preserve my cinematographic style, even while I work in the US. I wish to always be European."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Work, Style)

"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
(Related: Being, Cinema, Film, World)

"For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Life, Cinema)

"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
(Related: Cinema, Film, Queen)

"For a long time I have compared cinema to music, I think cinema has a lot to do with the rhythm of music."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Music, Time, Cinema)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Cinema, Partnership)

"I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New York worked as a musician too, but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Cinema, Writer, Writing)

"I didn't go to classes there, but ended up at the Cinematheque, and there it opened up even wider because there I saw a variety of films from all over the world."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Variety, 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Business, Movies, Action, Cinema, Now, Woman)

"Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning. You can't escape it."
- Shahrukh Khan
(Related: Cinema)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Movies, Inspiration, Act, Cinema, Violence, Woman)

"Subject matter that is not bound to reality offers more opportunity to write a unique story and cinematically present it in very unique ways."
- Richard King
(Related: Opportunity, Present, Reality)

"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
(Related: Women, Cinema, Past, Violence, World, Years)

"I have never seen a connection between cinematic violence towards women and actual violence towards women in society."
- Richard King
(Related: Society, Women, Connection, Violence)

"In cinema, the leading player is the director."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Cinema, Leading)

"I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence, and the theater you like has more to do with language."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Cinema, Language, Silence, Theater)

"For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project."
- Harry Knowles
(Related: Science, Time, Hope, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Perfection, Project, Years)

"Music is music whether it is for the stage, rostrum or cinema ."
- Erich Wolfgang Korngold
(Related: Music, Cinema)

"In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times better than anything today. Writing, a thousand times better."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Movies, Old, Today, Writing)

"The souls you have got cast upon the screen of publicity appear like the horrid and writhing creatures enlarged from the insect world, and revealed to us by the cinematograph."
- James Larkin
(Related: Publicity, World)

"Never in the history of cinema has a medium entertained an audience. It's what you do with the medium."
- John Lasseter
(Related: History, Cinema)

"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
(Related: Work, Cinema, World)

"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
(Related: Love, Movies, Cinema, Evening, Fantasy, Friends, Nothing, 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
(Related: Life, Cinema, Moments, Privilege)

"What I expect of a movie reviewer is that he should love cinema as much as I do."
- Patrice Leconte
(Related: Love, Cinema)

"I like cinema. I am very fond of it. But from time to time I feel like having some time on my own."
- Patrice Leconte
(Related: Time, Cinema)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Quality, Cinema, Effect, Now, World)

"So, if falling crime rates coincide with the rise of violent video games and increasing violence on TV and at the cinema, should we conclude that media violence is causing the drop in crime rates?"
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Cinema, Crime, Games, Media, Violence)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Love, People, Cinema, Expression)

"I feel very proud that we have managed to stay together. In these forty years we have made forty-six films. Each one has brought a certain name and contribution to cinema."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Cinema, Name, Years)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Cinema, World)

"The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Death, Fear, Cinema, Lies)

"A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it gives a change from the surroundings of home, however pleasant."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Change, Home, Cinema, Evening, Visit)

"The cinema is an institution nowadays, with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: People, Cinema, Deep, Enjoyment, Entertainment)

"When the cinematograph first made its appearance, we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Appearance, First, Theatre)

"I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in the crown of American cinema."
- Tatum O'Neal
(Related: American, Cinema)

"Very few cinematographers, other than the Europeans, know how to light women like they used to in the old days."
- Jennifer O'Neill
(Related: Women, Light, Old)

"I tell my children to avoid theatre and go into cinema and TV."
- Peter O'Toole
(Related: Children, Cinema, Theatre)

"Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it's up to us to try to change it... I feel like a preacher! But it's really true. I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema. Me personally."
- Alexander Payne
(Related: Change, American, Cinema, Formula, Future, Hollywood)

"Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater."
- Roman Polanski
(Related: Cinema, Forget, Theater)

"I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Cinema, Will)

"I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It's closer to our dreams."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Dreams, Cinema, Reality)

"Modern American cinema seems to me superficial. The intention is to understand a certain reality, and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: American, Cinema, Intention, Nothing, Reality, Result)

"Doing cinema is not about watching yourself."
- Charlotte Rampling
(Related: Cinema)

"The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Choice, Cinema, Consequences)

"The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Art, Cinema, Film, Humanity, Shame)

"There's a great danger in making this seem more important than it is, this whole Free Cinema thing."
- Karel Reisz
(Related: Cinema, Danger)

"The British cinema had been very dull and conformist."
- Karel Reisz
(Related: Cinema)

"I think cinema should provoke thoughts, sure, but using it as I soapbox I think is the wrong place."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Thoughts, Cinema, Wrong)

"And Twin Peaks, the Film is the craziest film in the history of cinema. I have no idea what happened, I have no idea what I saw, all I know is that I left the theater floating six feet above the ground."
- Jacques Rivette
(Related: History, Idea, Cinema, Feet, Film, Theater)

"I was very glad later when I was directing that I wasn't in the hands of a cinematographer and hoping that he would do it well. I would know what he was doing, and we could discuss how that scene would look."
- Nicolas Roeg
"You make the movie through the cinematography - it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was like a huge revelation to me."
- Nicolas Roeg
(Related: Idea)

"And later I thought, I can't think how anyone can become a director without learning the craft of cinematography."
- Nicolas Roeg
(Related: Thought, Learning)

"I think what makes compelling fiction or cinema is when you're basically taking the most intense moments of experience and you're creating a song or a narrative out of it."
- David O. Russell
(Related: Experience, Cinema, Fiction, Moments, Song)

"I think American cinema, particularly, has become so disposable. It's not even cinema, It's just moviemaking."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: American, Cinema)

"And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo. So we're echoing what's been done way in the past."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Brazil, Cinema, Past)

"So we got there at 6 a.m. We'd be shooting by 6:45. We wouldn't break for lunch, we'd just pass food around all day. And we would just rock and roll 'til 4, then Matty Libatique, our great cinematographer, would say, "Outta light, guys" - and that was it."
- Joel Schumacher
(Related: Food, Day, Light)

"Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this."
- Martin Scorsese
(Related: Cinema, Now, Talk, World)

"Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out."
- Martin Scorsese
(Related: Cinema)

"I kind of worry about that a little bit - we lost our film culture for 30 years because the Americans came in and bought up all the cinema chains and wouldn't show any Australian films."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Americans, Cinema, Culture, Film, Worry, Years)

"The biggest challenge was trying to convey the story of the making of a film that isn't finished yet - and which won't be finished until the third film, The Return of the King, reaches our cinemas towards the end of 2003!"
- Brian Sibley
(Related: Challenge, End, Film, Trying)

"Cinema was my rite of passage."
- John Singleton
(Related: Cinema)

"We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema - some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: Work, Actors, Chess, Cinema, Theatre)

"I love watching a good, freaky horror movie. I love it. It's one of my favorite things to do, to go and see at the cinema. Just to tune out and be freaked out."
- Yvonne Strahovski
(Related: Love, Cinema, Favorite, Horror)

"What he's done is recognise the cinematic nature of the book. It's beautifully realised - it's a beat film."
- Tilda Swinton
(Related: Nature, Film)

"It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere."
- Quentin Tarantino
(Related: Blood, Cinema, Water)

"I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema."
- Quentin Tarantino
(Related: Art, American, Cinema)

"I use cinematic things in a theatrical way on stage, and in film I use theatrical techniques in a cinematic way."
- Julie Taymor
(Related: Film)

"I see horror as part of legitimate film. I don't see it as an independent genre that has nothing to do with the rest of cinema."
- Guillermo del Toro
(Related: Cinema, Film, Horror, Nothing, Rest)

"I was part of a group that had a cinema club so every week we would project two or three movies on 16 or 35mm."
- Guillermo del Toro
(Related: Movies, Cinema, Project)

"I think it's important that we all try to give something to this medium, instead of just thinking about what is the most efficient way of telling a story or making an audience stay in a cinema."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: Cinema, Thinking)

"No, I like today's cinema a lot. But I've spent so many decades only making movies. There's so much that I still want to do. Like, live. It's only up to me."
- Jean-Louis Trintignant
(Related: Movies, Cinema, Today, Want)

"The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty."
- Marie Trintignant
(Related: Cinema, Theatre)

"Is the cinema more important than life?"
- Francois Truffaut
(Related: Life, Cinema)

"Foreign capital to build new cinemas will help modernize China's aging cinema infrastructure, attract Chinese consumers back into cinemas, and increase demand for U.S. films."
- Jack Valenti
(Related: Cinema, Help, Will)

"Previously the same Polish audiences would have been pressured into seeing cinema made for adults, films made by us about those spheres of life that were significant for us and which should be significant for our society."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Life, Society, Audiences, Cinema)

"On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Cinema, Television, Theatre)

"Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema, the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Cinema, Reality, Theatre, Years)

"With it adult political audiences abandoned cinemas. In their place appeared a void. That previous political audience migrated to the seats in front of their TV."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Audiences)

"Why does there exist a global American entertainment industry, but there isn't an equivalent coming from France or Italy? This is the case simply because the English language opens the whole world to the American cinema."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: American, Cinema, English, Entertainment, France, Italy, Language, World)

"Cinemas gained new young audiences who wanted films made for them."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Audiences)

"I'm of course disillusioned with what has happened to World cinema. Now cinemas in both Eastern and Western Europe are filled with the same blockbusters from Hollywood."
- Alexander Walker
(Related: Cinema, Europe, Hollywood, Now, World)

"Well the least favourite question is the one that one's asked particularly about in Japan is what's the difference between theatre and cinema and I think, well, that's about eighty bucks."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: Cinema, Difference, Question, Theatre)

"We felt we had to know something of his back story. I don't think people in the cinema would just accept that he's there. I think we had to learn how he (got there)."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: People, Cinema)

"I guess we've had a very close relationship because I don't pretend to know about cinema and I think I do know a bit about theatre but he does, he respected that and so we really just had a collaboration which went completely like this."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: Cinema, Collaboration, Theatre)

"National film industries tend to move in cycles. In Australia right now, we're on a high, a feeling of potential, which as yet shows no sign of flagging. But the word "industry" is misleading. A small national cinema has no industry in the Hollywood sense."
- Peter Weir
(Related: Cinema, Feeling, Film, Hollywood, Misleading, Now, Potential, Right, Sense, Word)

"Of course the French are making very credible movies and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Movies, Cinema, Criticism, Film, Nations, World)

"Cinema is a worldwide phenomenon."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Cinema)

"Entertainment today constantly emphasises the message that things are wonderful the way they are. But there is another kind of cinema, which says that change is possible and necessary and it's up to you."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Change, Cinema, Entertainment, Today)

"I'm getting a little bored by the juxtaposition of American and other cinema. I no longer think this division is as true as it might have been in the 1980s, or the early part of the 90s."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: American, Cinema)

"But I think that the spirit of protectionism would be the grave of European cinema. You cannot protect something by building a fence around it and thinking that this will help it survive."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Building, Cinema, Grave, Help, Spirit, Thinking, Will)

"During the Sixties, the Americans thought I was the greatest thing in the history of cinema."
- Michael Winner
(Related: History, Thought, Americans, Cinema)

"I really love sort of classical cinema where people were telling stories with very little dialogue, and people were using the camera in a really interesting way."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Love, People, Cinema)

"There's still a 1950s view of cinema, that there's one audience and they all want to see the same thing."
- Michael Winterbottom
(Related: Cinema, Want)

"I think people need to understand that with plays and with cinema, when you hear about it, call and get a ticket then or go and see it then. It's especially with the play, which I can do because it's a limited run."
- Alfre Woodard
(Related: People, Cinema, Play)

"And it's one reason why I don't go to a lot of movies - they're more and more dominated by corporate values and fiscal concerns as opposed to cinematic concerns."
- Jeffrey Wright
(Related: Movies, Values, Corporate, Reason)

"I happen to love working in cinema, but the theater is always there... you know, and I would never shut the door on it. Even though it's been quite a bit of time since I've done a play, last one was in New York."
- Michael York
(Related: Love, Time, Cinema, Play, Theater)

"China's cinema has been rising for some time; it has more exposure, so my chances of becoming internationally known are better. But the first thing I have to do is learn English. If I can grasp the language, then perhaps I can think about the U.S."
- Ziyi Zhang
(Related: Time, Cinema, English, First, Language)