Famous Quotes About Cinema

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1. "I love films that make me react emotionally and physically when you walk out of the cinema. Two of my favorite films however have got to be 'The Tree Of Life' and 'The Piano Teacher,' which also stars one of my favourite actresses Isabelle Huppert."
Author: Alicia Vikander
2. "I love entering the bowels of the cinema and immersing myself in another world."
Author: Alison Goldfrapp
3. "Chennai is the birthplace of a new language in cinema. The audiences here are the most evolved moviegoers to be found anywhere in India."
Author: Anurag Kashyap
4. "Conventional Indian cinema is about people falling in love. They sing, they dance."
Author: Anurag Kashyap
5. "I'm a great candidate for why arts funding shouldn't be cut, because I had no experience other than what was at school, I'm from a working-class town, there were no theaters, and the cinema closed when I was a kid. Anything that gave me a voice or a way to express myself I went running headlong toward."
Author: Ben Daniels
6. "If you judge everything by how photographically real it looks, then you're missing out on a lot of what art is about and what communication is. There are ambiguities in life, and that should be reflected in art, cinema, and storytelling, I think."
Author: Ben Wheatley
7. "Don't brood; that way madness lies. Don't hesitate, if you catch yourself brooding, to 'take a day off' in the best way you can. Go out and gossip with your friend; get to a theatre where there is a play that will make you laugh; or try a concert or a cinema show - anything that will take you out of yourself. Take the brooding habit in time before it gets too strong a hold of you."
Author: Blanche Ebbutt
8. "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."
Author: Brenda Blethyn
9. "Feudal societies don't create great cinema; we have great theatre. The egalitarian societies create great cinema. The Americans, the French. Because equality is sort of what the cinema deals with. It deals with stories which don't fall into 'Everybody in their place and who's who,' and all that. But the theatre's full of that."
Author: Brian Cox
10. "The cinema began as an invention for entertaining the illiterate masses. Fifty years on, it's much the same."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
11. "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."
Author: David Cronenberg
12. "She's cinematic and I'm a fucking sitcom."
Author: David Levithan
13. "My folks made me a Jawa costume for the Halloween after 'Star Wars' opened in '77. In '78, when it was re-released, I was hired by the local cinema to be the Jawa: to dress up all summer long, and I could frighten people with my Jawa sounds and my Jawa outfit and watch 'Star Wars Episode IV' all summer long and get paid with movie passes."
Author: Dee Bradley Baker
14. "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."
Author: Dino De Laurentiis
15. "Every movie that I do, if you analyze the stories, you can notice that in each story, that within the movie after the first 15 minutes, it could fall apart. Or every 10 minutes it has the chance that you lose the thread. On the other hand, if you succeed in putting them together, then the movie looks spontaneous and more like cinema."
Author: Emir Kusturica
16. "I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians."
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
17. "When you're so passionate about cinema, the idea to direct your own film is really appealing."
Author: Gaspard Ulliel
18. "I've spent days in cinemas answering questions from the audience, in interviews, travelling abroad, and all they do is thank me nicely."
Author: George Lopez
19. "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."
Author: Ivor Novello
20. "Cinema for me only has meaning when it has a relationship with what I see outside on the street."
Author: Jacques Audiard
21. "Cinema explains American society. It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where the weak don't have a place."
Author: Jacques Delors
22. "Take a drawing by Matisse, a simple curve of a leg or a shoulder. Is there a basis, at the beginning when he starts drawing his curve? There isn't. This is what I'm trying to say. And that's what comprises the originality of Max Ophuls, which he acquired a little bit at a time, because in Liebelei, in Letter from an Unknown Woman, in his American films, it's not there. It's a freedom that is earned and that is found, that isn't applied. On a basic level, it's neither better nor worse as a way of making a film. But there's something extremely original that we found so satisfying back in the day and that continues to satisfy me now … There's a kind of pure cinema of that era – you might even call it experimental – which has disappeared. There's no literature…not that there's no text or dialogue, but there's no pre-literature.(Jean-Luc Godard in conversation with Marcel Ophuls, 2002)"
Author: Jean Luc Godard
23. "Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second."
Author: Jean Luc Godard
24. "I never got in this business, in cinema, to make horror movies. They arrived on my doorstep and I got typecast. Which was fine, I enjoy it, but I got into this business to make westerns. And the kind of westerns I used to see, they died. So that didn't work out."
Author: John Carpenter
25. "In narrative cinema, a certain terminology has already been established: 'film noir,' 'Western,' even 'Spaghetti Western.' When we say 'film noir' we know what we are talking about. But in non-narrative cinema, we are a little bit lost. So sometimes, the only way to make us understand what we are talking about is to use the term 'avant-garde.'"
Author: Jonas Mekas
26. "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."
Author: Joshua Leonard
27. "I think it's restrictive to typecast myself as a novelist because I enjoy other forms of expression. I love literature and I love cinema."
Author: Julia Leigh
28. "Cinema has the capacity to be so physiological."
Author: Kathryn Bigelow
29. "The cinema occupies an important place in the overall development of art and literature."
Author: Kim Jong Il
30. "How could anything be the same? The red of blood lay over the market road in slick pools mingled with a yellow spread of dal someone must have brought in anticipation of a picnic after the parade, and there were flies on it, left behind odd slippers, and a sad pair of broken spectacles, even a tooth. It was rather like the government warning about safety that appeared in the cinema before the movie with the image of a man cycling to work, a poor man but with a wife who loved him, and she had sent his lunch with him in a tiffin container; then came a blowing of horns and small, desperate cycle tinkle, and a messy blur clearing into the silent still image of a spread of food mingled with blood. Those mismatched colors, domesticity shuffled with death, sureness running into the unexpected, kindness replaced by the image of violence, always made the cook feel like throwing up and weeping both together."
Author: Kiran Desai
31. "I am an emotional and fragile person. I observe life, I am perceptive and can read a person's body language. I have a strong journalistic streak in me, and had I not been a filmmaker, I would have become a film journalist. I have combined my perceptive and journalistic traits to create my own brand of cinema."
Author: Madhur Bhandarkar
32. "I like reading a lot. Jeffrey Archer and Robert Ludlum are my favourite authors. I love making realistic cinema, so I read non-fiction more."
Author: Madhur Bhandarkar
33. "Frank Capra, Hollywood's Horatio Alger, lights with more cinematic know-how and zeal than any other director to convince movie audiences that American life is exactly like the 'Saturday Evening Post' covers of Norman Rockwell. 'It's A Wonderful Life,' the latest example of Capracorn, shows his art at a hysterical pitch."
Author: Manny Farber
34. "Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out."
Author: Martin Scorsese
35. "The thing is, making movies as an actress, you learn so many things. Like when you're making a movie with Quentin Tarantino you're just at the best cinema school ever."
Author: Melanie Laurent
36. "I try to get closer to reality, to get close to the contradictions. The cinema world can be a real world rather than a dream world."
Author: Michael Haneke
37. "I'm a huge fan of world cinema, because each country uses cinema in a very individual way."
Author: Mike Figgis
38. "The way I work with my cinematographer is not based on general principles, but the ideas are triggered by the locations where we shoot."
Author: Paolo Sorrentino
39. "[...] at any rate there is nothing in the world more dreary, damping, and obscurely perturbing than to come out of a cinema in the afternoon to a noisy world."
Author: Patrick Hamilton
40. "It's all been a bad joke that just ran out of control. I got into food for fun but the business got a mind of its own. Now - my good Lord - look where it has gotten me. My products are on supermarket shelves, in cinemas, in the theater. And they say show business is odd."
Author: Paul Newman
41. "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."
Author: Peter Weir
42. "Elaine and I got married in summer 1979, we went on our honeymoon and came back for the premiere of 'Scum.' All of sudden my face was on billboards in Leicester Square and people were crowding outside the cinema, going mad about the film. It was a complete shock."
Author: Ray Winstone
43. "People never explain to you exactly what they think and feel and how their thoughts and feelings work, do they? They don't have time. Or the right words. But that's what books do. It's as though your daily life is a film in the cinema. It can be fun, looking at those pictures. But if you want to know what lies behind the flat screen you have to read a book. That explains it all."
Author: Sebastian Faulks
44. "Cinema is so slow and boring compared to television."
Author: Steven Moffat
45. "People who would go to an arthouse cinema and watch a Swedish movie and read subtitles... it's a small percentage."
Author: Steven Zaillian
46. "The art of cinema begins with scraping the chewing gum off the seats."
Author: Theodore Roszak
47. "I don't go to the cinema much."
Author: Tom Felton
48. "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."
Author: Wim Wenders
49. "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."
Author: Wim Wenders
50. "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."
Author: Yvonne Strahovski

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