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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. "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."
Author: Andrzej Wajda
3. "Cinemas gained new young audiences who wanted films made for them."
Author: Andrzej Wajda
4. "Films like 'Bond' fund training schemes for film technicians of the future, and working on films themselves provides a great training ground for budding directors and cinematographers. If there's no money there for films to be made, it's like a house of cards, it all comes tumbling down."
Author: Callum McDougall
5. "Se c'è una cosa che mi fa impazzire del cinema, è la terapia del dolore. La rimozione dell'infelicità. La censura della fatica di uscirne. La vita che ricomincia solo quando è tornata sopportabile. Non so che darei per praticare il «sei mesi dopo» nella vita non filmica.Oh, lo so cosa state pensando. Sento già l'obiezione: «Sì, d'accordo, ma anche quel tempo intermedio è vita: se lo salti, è come se morissi nell'intervallo».Sentite questa, allora: «Meglio aggiungere vita ai giorni che giorni alla vita».Bella, eh?E sapete chi l'ha detta?Rita.Levi.Montalcini.Ecco chi.Per cui, al diavolo la retorica dela vita che vale la pena anche quando è sofferenza. Io,se posso, la sofferenza la evito."
Author: Diego De Silva
6. "I'm a big fan of British cinema; I think we make some unbelievably brilliant films, but they can quite often have a dark feel."
Author: Ed Speleers
7. "Borges is particularly stimulating to a man who works in the cinema, because the unusual thing about his writing is that it is like a dream, extraordinarily farsighted in calling up from the unconscious complete images in which the thing itself, and its meaning, coexist - exactly as happens in a film. And, just as happens in dreams, in Borges the incongruous, the absurd, the contradictory, the arcane and the repetitive, although as powerfully imaginative as ever, are at the same time illumined like the careful details of something larger, something unknown, and are the faultless elements of a cruelly perfect, indifferent mosaic. Even the fact that Borges's work is strangely fragmentary makes me think of a broken dreamlike flow; and the heterogeneous quality of his work - stories, essays, poems - I prefer to see not as the union of the multiple threads in a greedy, impatient talent, but as a mysterious sign of unending change."
Author: Federico Fellini
8. "Anyone who's made film and knows about the cinema has a lifelong love affair with the experience. You never stop learning about film."
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
9. "I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians."
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
10. "Today, I demand that a film express either the joy of making cinema or the agony of making cinema. I am not at all interested in anything in between; I am not interested in all those films that do not pulse."
Author: François Truffaut
11. "We must not make exaggerated demand on critics, and particularly we must not expect that criticism can function as an exact science. Art is not scientific; why should criticism be?The main complaint against some critics--and a certain type of criticism--is that too seldom do they speak about cinema as such. The scenario of a film is the film; all films are not psychological.Every critic should take to heart Jean Renoir's remark, "All great art is abstract." He should learn to be aware of form, and to understand that certain artists, for example Dreyer or Von Sternberg, never sought to make a picture that resembled reality."
Author: François Truffaut
12. "Cinema is a mixed form. L'Avventura has characters, it has social context, and these things are not trivial. Its plot is the disappearance of a disappearance. Possibly the most frightening plot imaginable. Forgetting the dead, whom all of history tells us we must remember. But what makes movies themselves, rather than novels or plays, is something else. What is it if not the film medium itself? The purity of the visual, which lies in the silence of the stilled image. The freeze frame. The deeply, deeply silent image. Like death. The image in itself in its silent purity reaches--it reaches!--for the purity of death."
Author: Frank Lentricchia
13. "'Cinema Paradiso' is a fantastic film, I love that."
Author: Freddie Highmore
14. "When you're so passionate about cinema, the idea to direct your own film is really appealing."
Author: Gaspard Ulliel
15. "I think that narrative, fiction filmmaking is the culmination of several art forms: theater, art history, architecture. Whereas doc filmmaking is more pure cinema, like cinema verite is film in its purest form."
Author: George Hickenlooper
16. "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."
Author: Jack Valenti
17. "I believe you must be madly in love with cinema to create films. You also need a huge cinematic baggage."
Author: Jean Pierre Melville
18. "When the Bond films started, people didn't travel quite as much as they do now; a lot of people had never been outside of their own country, and certainly sitting in the cinema and seeing these exotic locations - I mean, that movie did great things for India, for tourism. They were very wise to allow us to film there."
Author: John Glen
19. "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."
Author: John Hurt
20. "I'm working in a form of cinema that can be described, and has been described, as a diaristic form of cinema. In other words, with material from my own life. I walk through life with my camera, and occasionally I film. I never think about scripts, never think about films, making films."
Author: Jonas Mekas
21. "In Lithuania, I am known as a poet, and they don't care about my cinema. In Europe, they don't know my poetry; in Europe, I am a filmmaker. But here, in the United States, I am only a maverick!"
Author: Jonas Mekas
22. "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
23. "I love films where you go into the cinema and loosen the edges of yourself and you hopefully enter into the world of the film. You're watching something unfold before you. I prefer the idea of wonder or intense wonder over shock or something."
Author: Julia Leigh
24. "I use cinematic things in a theatrical way on stage, and in film I use theatrical techniques in a cinematic way."
Author: Julie Taymor
25. "I am a product of Indian cinema; I've grown up watching Indian films ever since I can remember. And song and dance is part of our lives; it's part of our culture; we wake up to songs, we sleep to lullabies, you know, we celebrate every religious and traditional function with music."
Author: Karan Johar
26. "As a child, as a cinemagoer, I think there is nothing better than being in a cinema or watching a film. I think it's just a while magical... it almost feels like you're at a big party in India, where you're singing, you're dancing, you're laughing, you're crying, you feel like you're at a wedding because our films invariably cover all emotions."
Author: Karan Johar
27. "Cinema is a territory. It exists outside of movies. It's a place I live in. It's a way of seeing things, of experiencing life. But making films, that's supposed to be a profession."
Author: Leos Carax
28. "I care about cinema even though I haven't made many films."
Author: Leos Carax
29. "If all histories have a period known as The Golden Age, somewhere betweenThe Beginning and The End, I suppose those Sundays during Fall Semesterat Hannah's were just that, or, to quote one of Dad's treasuredcharacters of cinema, the illustrious Norma Desmond as she recalled the lostera of silent film: "We didn't need dialogue. We had faces."
Author: Marisha Pessl
30. "Our music over the years has been very cinematic. It's surprising we never really got into film soundtracks."
Author: Martin Gore
31. "I like the multiplicity of books, because each book is different in the mind of each reader. It's the same with this film - if 300 people are in a cinema watching it, they will all see a different film, so in a way there are thousands of different versions of "Caché (Hidden)". The point being that, despite what TV shows us, and what the news stories tell us, there is never just one truth, there is only personal truth."
Author: Michael Haneke
32. "I love silent cinema but don't hold it sacred. Like any branch of film there are some very boring films alongside the masterpieces."
Author: Michel Hazanavicius
33. "He had come home late with take-out Thai and slammed into the sofa and tried to watch a movie, but kept drifting from it to the screen of his laptop. This was part of Corporation 9592's strategy; they had hired psychologists, invested millions in a project to sabotage movies—yes, the entire medium of cinema—to get their customers/players/addicts into a state of mind where they simply could not focus on a two-hour-long chunk of filmed entertainment without alarm bells going off in their medullas telling them that they needed to log on to T'Rain and see what they were missing."
Author: Neal Stephenson
34. "There was a cinema called The Orient outside the community centre where we rehearsed in Six Ways, and whenever it showed a horror film the queue would go all the way down the street and around the corner. ‘Isn't it strange how people will pay money to frighten themselves?' I remember Tony [Iommi] saying one day. ‘Maybe we should stop doing blues and write scary music instead.'"
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
35. "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
36. "Sadly, cinemas with film as the primary source are disappearing. We need to remain open to change. That does not require one to divorce the past but to respect and process both the present and the future."
Author: Robert Richardson
37. "Cinema should always be in touch with the soil of the country. My films celebrate the heartland of India."
Author: Salman Khan
38. "After I left college, I went to work at the Royal Opera House in London, which became a real catalyst for me because it made me realize that I was interested in cinema and in the way life is thrust at you. So I started making films."
Author: Sam Taylor Wood
39. "Cinema is gambling. It is better to gamble on a unique film even if it seems like suicide."
Author: Thomas Langmann
40. "PLAINVILLE WAS A QUAINT picturesque town. Northern California's version of Andy Griffith's Mayberry. Bucolic enough to provide cinematic contrast for any low-budget stalk-and-slash film. Juxtaposition played just as important a role in still photography as it did in cinematography. Maybe that's why Natalie Jones had picked Plainville for her final descent into darkness. The climactic scene in a comedic tragedy. Cast of one. Audience of one. Curtain closed."
Author: Virna DePaul
41. "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

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