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1. "I mean, I did a film, a musical of 'Scrooge', in '70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors. I hope that the day will come when we don't have to turn up at all."
Author: Albert Finney
2. "Fear is a problem with film music and films; people want to be conventional, and there's more commercialism today. If you are not daring in your art, you're bankrupt."
Author: Alex North
3. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand), the first single from Eat Me, Drink Me, features a video filmed by Titanic director James Cameron. In it, Manson croons to Wood, who – with bobbed hair, gloves and a demure frock – blankly masturbates in an audience of writhing lesbians, Manson's image reflected in her heart-shaped glasses. I wanted to like the song, but found Manson's threadbare voice and overdubbed music annoying, and the chorus - 'Don't break my heart/and I won't break your heart-shaped glasses' – suggested a pugilistic retribution ('Dump me, and I'll punch your lights out!') more in keeping with Norman Mailer than Nabokov."
Author: Antonella Gambotto Burke
4. "Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new film, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. Jim Jarmusch"
Author: Austin Kleon
5. "Filming is so much to do with rhythm, as is music, and if it isn't there then you know in the end nobody can save it really, they can't."
Author: Ben Kingsley
6. "I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings."
Author: Bruce Springsteen
7. "I'm not afraid of being thought of as someone who is associated with film music. Why not? If it's a good song, what does it matter?"
Author: Bryan Adams
8. "I want to do television, film, music and designing. I want to do it all!"
Author: Chanel Iman
9. "The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement."
Author: Charlotte Rampling
10. "For at the hour of death you became a celebrated film star, it is a moment of glory for everyone, when the choral music scales the top notes."
Author: Clarice Lispector
11. "I actually don't see that strong of a connection between my background as a rock 'n roller and my early films. In a way I think your musical identity in film work is determined by the jobs that come your way."
Author: Cliff Martinez
12. "It was one of the marvellous feelings of the film, having the music going in your head while doing scenes."
Author: Dinah Sheridan
13. "Three films a day, three books a week and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die."
Author: François Truffaut
14. "I think 'Two Towers' is a completely distinct film from 'Fellowship of the Ring' or 'Return of the King.' I think that you can watch them as a group and watch how the story evolves, but I think each one was made in its own entirety, and each one has its own palate of sound and music and color and characterization."
Author: Howard Shore
15. "The music for 'The Departed' could have been played by an orchestra, but you make a decision about orchestration based on the context of the film. You want the music to broaden the scope of a film, not just repeat what you're seeing."
Author: Howard Shore
16. "All of the silent films had live music accompaniment, so it's actually a very rich period in music."
Author: Howard Shore
17. "What most of us must be involved in--whether we teach or write, make films, write films, direct films, play music, act, whatever we do--has to not only make people feel good and inspired and at one with other people around them, but also has to educate a new generation to do this very modest thing: change the world."
Author: Howard Zinn
18. "Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading."
Author: Igor Stravinsky
19. "Filmmaking is a very complex form - ya know, acting, lighting, screenwriting, storytelling, music, editing - all these things have to come together."
Author: Jay Duplass
20. "Art, film, fashion, music are all going on and interacting simultaneously. And L.A. is very receptive to that fusion."
Author: Jeffrey Deitch
21. "Music, to me, is the most beautiful form, and I love film because film is very related to music. It moves by you in its own rhythm. It's not like reading a book or looking at a painting. It gives you its own time frame, like music, so they are very connected for me. But music to me is the biggest inspiration. When I get depressed, or anything, I go "think of all the music I haven't even heard yet!" So, it's the one thing. Imagine the world without music. Man, just hand me a gun, will you?"
Author: Jim Jarmusch
22. "I don't watch my films. I've seen 'em enough after cutting them and putting the music on. I don't ever want to see them again."
Author: John Carpenter
23. "Good film, television, or music keeps you awake, anxious for the next movement or act, and wanting more when it is finished."
Author: John Grooters
24. "I have realised how exciting and easy it is to be a time traveller by looking at paintings and films and architecture and playing music or listening to it. I don't think you necessarily have to live in the present all the time."
Author: Jools Holland
25. "I don't listen to Bollywood music much. But yes, I listen to Indian music quite often, and other non- film music."
Author: Kailash Kher
26. "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
27. "In most films music is brought in at the end, after the picture is more or less locked, to amplify the emotions the filmmaker wants you to feel."
Author: Ken Burns
28. "Secondarily, I think films that are driven by music also terrify studios."
Author: Kevin Spacey
29. "I'm one of the guys who wants to watch the film completely done, with special effects, sound and music, because I tend to get disappointed if I watch it not fully done."
Author: Luke Ford
30. "The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave him every opportunity to explain himself."
Author: Martin Bashir
31. "We wanted to make sure that the film covered the main issues of his life. Musicianship, appearance."
Author: Martin Bashir
32. "Nowadays, if a studio assumes that his film is bad, there is always an executive that gets more nervous than usual and thinks that if they change the music, the film will become a masterpiece."
Author: Maurice Jarre
33. "That is another chamber of my heart that shows no electrical activity - the chamber that used to flicker into life when I saw a film that moved me, or read a book that inspired me, or listened to music that made me want to cry. I closed that chamber myself, for all the usual reasons. And now I seem to have made a pact with some philistine devil: if I don't attempt to re-open it, I will be allowed just enough energy and optimism to get through a working day without wanting to hang myself."
Author: Nick Hornby
34. "If I can have the opportunity to go into an editing room, it's like the golden ticket for me. All I want is to learn about everything else in the filmmaking process. I just directed a music video which just came out and that'd sort of be the area of the field that I'm going to move into, I hope."
Author: Nikki Reed
35. "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
36. "I love Philip Glass' work, not only as a film composer but also as a musician. The film score work that he does always amazes and shocks me."
Author: Park Chan Wook
37. "Now, it's almost impossible to go out and do a film about a new form of music."
Author: Penelope Spheeris
38. "I think possibly the first film that has music as its leading character."
Author: Peter Shaffer
39. "Pop managers are fixed in the dramatic stock character repertoire too, ever since the first British pop film musical, Wolf Mankowitz's 'Expresso Bongo' of 1959, with Cliff Richard as Bongo Herbert and Laurence Harvey as his manager. The key components were cast as X parts gay, X parts Jewish and triple X opportunistic."
Author: Peter York
40. "I'm pretty proud of my film music in general."
Author: Randy Newman
41. "If you stuff yourself full of poems, essays, plays, stories, novels, films, comic strips, magazines, music, you automatically explode every morning like Old Faithful. I have never had a dry spell in my life, mainly because I feed myself well, to the point of bursting. I wake early and hear my morning voices leaping around in my head like jumping beans. I get out of bed to trap them before they escape."
Author: Ray Bradbury
42. "As a filmmaker, like any artist, when something affects me emotionally I think about it in those terms. It's my way of dealing with my thoughts, my fears and my hardships. I think the same can be said with any artist. For a musician, you're going to write a song about something that affects you emotionally."
Author: Ryan Coogler
43. "It was only after Pather Panchali had some success at home that I decided to do a second part. But I didn't want to do the same kind of film again, so I made a musical."
Author: Satyajit Ray
44. "A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later."
Author: Stanley Kubrick
45. "How about that? You can hear NFL Films music on everything from 'SpongeBob SquarePants' to 'Deep Throat.'"
Author: Steve Sabol
46. "In a film score, the last thing you want to do is take people out of the movie. The music is secondary. In opera, the music is the main event."
Author: Stewart Copeland
47. "Fashion intersects a lot with art and film and music, and that was appealing to me. I read a bunch of fashion blogs and wanted to be part of the community."
Author: Tavi Gevinson
48. "So film music is something I absolutely wanna get involved in."
Author: Vanessa Brown
49. "I actually write film music because I'm classically trained on the piano so as well as songwriting I also write actual film music that could be used for movies like war movies and love movies."
Author: Vanessa Brown
50. "But the problem with readers, the idea we're given of reading is that the model of a reader is the person watching a film, or watching television. So the greatest principle is, "I should sit here and I should be entertained." And the more classical model, which has been completely taken away, is the idea of a reader as an amateur musician. An amateur musician who sits at the piano, has a piece of music, which is the work, made by somebody they don't know, who they probably couldn't comprehend entirely, and they have to use their skills to play this piece of music. The greater the skill, the greater the gift that you give the artist and that the artist gives you. That's the incredibly unfashionable idea of reading. And yet when you practice reading, and you work at a text, it can only give you what you put into it. It's an old moral, but it's completely true."
Author: Zadie Smith

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