Best Quotes About Film

Every great film should seem new every time you see it. -Roger Ebert

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. -Minor White

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. -Alfred Hitchcock

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts. -Minor White

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right. -Woody Allen

I don't think you should feel about a film. You should feel about a woman, not a movie. You can't kiss a movie. -Jean-Luc Godard

If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it. -Andy Warhol

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me. -Federico Fellini

I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films. -Oskar Werner

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing? -Samuel Goldwyn

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. -Igor Stravinsky

My stage successes have provided me with the greatest moments outside myself, my film successes the best moments, professionally, within myself. -Laurence Olivier

The reporter wrote with the hope that he would get a by-line in the Times, a testimony to his being alive on that day and all the tomorrows of microfilm. -Gay Talese

The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady. -Richard M. Nixon

Everything makes me nervous – except making films. -Elizabeth Taylor

I wouldn't do nudity in films. For me, personally… To act with my clothes on is a performance; to act with my clothes off is a documentary. -Julia Roberts

I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me. -Marlene Dietrich

I never enjoyed working in a film. -Marlene Dietrich

No press conference announcing a last film. I'd just steal away. Best way because, if by chance after two or three years something interesting comes up, I would not – like Sinatra – have to say: 'Well, I've thought it over and decided to come back.' -Sophia Loren

The moral of filmmaking in Britain is that you will be screwed by the weather. -Hugh Grant

I'd go from film to film and almost detach from one world and jump in another. I was living as these people and not having a self. I didn't know who I was. And things just get really dark. -Angelina Jolie

Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award. -Billy Wilder

This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country. -Clint Eastwood

It's not scary to make a horror film because you get to pull back the curtain and see that none of it's real. When you're watching one, the terror bombards you. -Josh Hartnett

I do have tatoos, and I do wear leather, but there are other sides of me, that my film express. -Angelina Jolie

I'm just one of those people that if I sit down to watch a horror film, I put my hands over my face and I cry a lot and I don't see half of the film because I'm too upset. -Neve Campbell

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it. -Alfred Hitchcock

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. -Orson Welles

In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director. -Alfred Hitchcock

I'd never watch a horror film, but after I found out I was going to be in one, I watched, like, four of them, including The Shining, I was terrified – I couldn't sleep for days. But I wanted to get myself used to things I was going to see on the set. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

The secret to film is that it's an illusion. -George Lucas

Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important. -Mae West

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls. -Ingmar Bergman

Being horrible in a big film is a quicker nosedive than doing an obscure film and making no money. -Renee Zellweger

I'd rather do theatre and British films than move to L.A. in hopes of getting small roles in American films. -Kate Winslet

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. -Aaron Siskind

No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film. -Robert Adams

A very receptive state of mind… not unlike a sheet of film itself – seemingly inert, yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second's exposure conceives a life in it. -Minor White

Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all. -Stanley Kubrick

A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper. -Stanley Kubrick

I never made a film which fully satisfied me. -Roman Polanski

My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way. -Roman Polanski

My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water. -Robert Bresson

A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue. -David Mamet

There's nothing gratuitous about my films. -Dario Argento

You make a lot of films, do you? You make a lot of films yourself? Yeah, I'd like to see you make a film first before you get to talk about it. What a jerk. -George Clooney

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. -Thurgood Marshall

Fundamentally I feel that there is as much difference between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can't become a virtuoso in both. -Ethel Barrymore

I didn't leave bodybuilding until I felt that I had gone as far as I could go. It will be the same with my film career. When I feel the time is right, I will then consider public service. I feel that the highest honor comes from serving people and your country. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

My friend James Cameron and I made three films together – True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just direction traffic. -Mel Gibson

If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job. -Woody Allen

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend. -Katharine Hepburn

Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different. -William James

The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them. -Alfred Hitchcock

I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you're making a horror film doesn't mean you can't make an artful film. -David Cronenberg

The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster. -Ernst Fischer

Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment. -Mahatma Gandhi

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. -Stanley Kubrick

A film is a petrified fountain of thought. -Jean Cocteau

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad. -Samuel Goldwyn

My friends and I make short films. We pretended to rob the Dairy Queen where our friend worked, but someone thought we were real thieves and called the cops! Soon, the cops burst in with guns drawn! -Josh Hartnett

In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man. -Alfred Hitchcock

If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed. -Stanley Kubrick

In the United States, viewers don't get to see a lot of things we can show in other countries. We didn't get to show our naked Twister game from Wild On Jamaica, but we definitely filmed it. -Brooke Burke

If I didn't have my films as an outlet for all the different sides of me, I would probably be locked up. -Angelina Jolie

I'd like to believe that the people that have supported me in my work or identified with me in films, the people that feel they know me, they do and they don't have misconceptions – they understand. I believe that. -Angelina Jolie

I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences. -Jim Morrison

There's so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life. -Natalie Portman

I think that George Lucas' 'Star Wars' films are fantastic. What he's done, which I admire, is he has taken all the money and profit from those films and poured it into developing digital sound and surround sound, which we are using today. -Peter Jackson

To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career, there is no doubt about that. But the 'Lord of the Rings' films are not made for Oscars, they are made for the audience. -Peter Jackson

I'd like to produce, direct, write, score, and star in a film in exactly the way Chaplin did. I'll do that before I'm thirty. -Eddie Murphy

I had to work out where I was going, what type of films I wanted to make. For that reason, I decided to choose independent productions, less important roles, and I tried theater, too. -Elizabeth Berkley

You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other – the wordplay. I think we've really lost that in movies. -Clive Owen

There's huge, massive mother ships going up to the Yukon. They've been filmed and are on video. -Dan Aykroyd

I didn't have any idea that I would be able to have a career in film. -Philip Seymour Hoffman

My love for the theater has always been a priority. That hasn't changed. I got into acting that way. The film work that came up was really a surprise. -Philip Seymour Hoffman

Sometimes I have a great day of filming and sometimes the theater strikes me better. It just depends. -Philip Seymour Hoffman

The filmmakers who I'm pining to work for aren't ringing my phone off the hook. -Sean Astin

I've never done work for money ever. If your choices are based on grosses and the film doesn't do well, what does that mean? It leaves you with nothing. -Tom Cruise

I've never made a film that I didn't believe in, you know? However the picture turns out, I've always given everything to it. That's kind of how I approach life. I can't help it. There's no part-way with me on anything in any area of my life. -Tom Cruise

The thing about film-making is I give it everything, that's why I work so hard. I always tell young actors to take charge. It's not that hard. Sign your own cheques, be responsible. -Tom Cruise

That's what's nice about directing a film and having it done: There's nothing more I can do about it. It's done. That's it. All I can do is let it go and hope that people are kind to it. -Tom Hanks

Doing films in Latin America is like an act of faith. I mean, you really have to believe in what you're doing because if not, you feel like it's a waste of time because you might as well be doing something that at least pays you the rent. -Gael Garcia Bernal

I feel safe in saying this, and that is that Peter Weir is without a doubt one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. I'd open a door in a movie for him if he asked me to. -Paul Bettany

In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don't shoot films any more. There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent. -Paul Bettany

I'm really keen to go back and do some theatre, but I can't afford to at the moment because we're getting married in September. And then I'm hoping to direct a film at the end of this year, and that means a year of your life without pay. -Richard Roxburgh

I go by the role pretty much. And I think the only genre I haven't gotten to do but I'd love to is a western, but no one has ever asked me to do that. Unfortunately they are very few and far between these days, but that is one type of film I'd love to do. -Sam Neill

When I started in films, it never really occurred to me that I could make a career out of acting. -Sam Neill

I'm proud of Lord of the Rings. I think it's a once in a lifetime role, and a once in a lifetime film. It was made with so much care and passion and meticulous detail and everybody was so behind it. -Sean Bean

Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment. It was over about the space of a year that I was filming. It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done, so emotional. -Sean Bean

Lord of the Rings was something I always wanted to do. I read the book when I was about 25, and I was always hoping if it was ever made into a feature film that I would be involved in some way. And then I finally got it, and I was over the moon. It was fantastic news. -Sean Bean

I love film and TV, the medium of them, just because it's such a smaller screen. It's much more precise. Ideally, I'd like to do maybe a film a year of some sort and use that to work more in the theatre because theatre really is my first love. -Shuler Hensley

I don't see a film industry in Germany. They have a great TV culture, but how many German films are really exciting? -Thomas Kretschmann

James Caan told me at the end of filming 'Elf' that he had been waiting through the whole film for me to be funny – and I never was. -Will Ferrell

Saturday Night Live is such a comedy boot camp in a way, because you get to work with so many different people who come in to host the show and you get thrown into so many situations and learn how to think on your feet, so filmmaking actually feels slow, in a good way. -Will Ferrell

I'm a Method actor. I spent years training for the drinking and carousing I had to do in this film. -George Clooney

I like doing films and I wish that I could do more but I still have to audition. I don't get offered starring roles in movies even though I've written and starred in a movie. -Tim Meadows

I think the wonderful thing about doing theater is that it's more of an actor's medium. I think that film is more of a director's medium. You can't edit something out on stage. It's there. -Kim Cattrall

If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that. -Kim Cattrall

In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage. -Frank Capra

My advice to young film-makers is this: don't follow trends, start them! -Frank Capra

The informing idea of what you want to say and do, that's what will take you from film school to professional – the idea. That's what is original to you. -William Friedkin

I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior. -William Friedkin

On a Chinese film you just give orders, no one questions you. Here, you have to convince people, you have to tell them why you want to do it a certain way, and they argue with you. Democracy. -Ang Lee

Independent films in this country are in the same position. Miramax and Fine Line are not independent – they're with Disney! Come on. Or they're with Warner Brothers. They're all with somebody. -Dennis Hopper

To make a documentary is one thing, to make a feature film is quite another. -Dennis Hopper

Violence is used to portray what happens in a film. It only helps portray the actors and what they do. I think it is more about the story, when you have something to play off of. -Jake Lloyd

Everybody wants blockbusters. I like to see a few pictures now and then that have to do with people and have relationships, and that's what I want to do films about. I don't want to see these sci-fi movies, and I don't want to do one of those. I don't understand it. -James Garner

After I learn more English, I'll work hard and make more films. -Zhang Ziyi

I kinda go for the Jane Eyre type of film. I am fascinated by classics. -Tippi Hedren

I'm doing a film now with a lot of guys as well, so at the end of that I will be growing a beard. -Keira Knightley

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate – unlike most films. -Alan Moore

The film industry is about saying 'no' to people, and inherently you cannot take 'no' for an answer. -James Cameron

I'm not interesting enough on my own that you'd want to see a film about me. -Albert Brooks

I've watched films and even forgotten I'm in them. -Bob Hoskins

I've always had the perspective that roles come into my life when I need them most and sort of teach me lessons. The same can be true of films, films are released into society to aid in a lesson, inspire people, comfort people. -Bryce Dallas Howard

All you have to do is to look like crap on film and everyone thinks you're a brilliant actress. Actually, all you've done is look like crap. -Helen Mirren

I think the motion picture industry is a stupid business and I despise acting the scenes in short snatches, one at a time. I hate this film work. I am disgusted with myself. On the stage I could never play a part unless I felt it with all my heart and soul. -Conrad Veidt

I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain. -Conrad Veidt

What is it like when you see me in all these films and then you meet me? Were you intimidated? -Eva Marie Saint

I can't do a film after having debated it. I am unable to do a film while discussing it with my team. I issue directives. I do not achieve it otherwise. -Hayao Miyazaki

War is chaotic and when you start having a larger scale film and you have a lot of safety protocols and choreography, I would imagine it becomes more difficult. -Adrien Brody

In all the horror films that I have done, all of those women were strong women. I don't feel I ever played the victim, although I was always in jeopardy. -Adrienne Barbeau

When I see myself on film it makes me smile, I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is soo much fun. I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do. -Adrienne Barbeau

Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities, but I know this privileged position cannot last. That doesn't mean that I'll stop working. I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in films with people saying: 'Isn't that that Bening woman?' -Annette Bening

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

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

I mean, money people are usually quite brisk, but mine aren't, and they keep on giving me spaces so that I've been able to go on and do plays and films. -Jeremy Brett

You see so many movies… the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are coming from commercials and there's no sense of film grammar. There's no real sense of how to tell a story visually. It's just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know, which is pretty easy. -Peter Bogdanovich

No film should try to follow a trend, and do what film people think the public wants. There's no such thing as knowing what the public wants. -Alan Bates

Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don't realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is. -Alexis Bledel

Well, I think that a lot of times when you're working on a film, there aren't really opportunities to get to know all the people you have to work with. -Alexis Bledel

I've been acting for 25 years, living out of suitcases on theater tours or film locations. -Alfred Molina

When my career first began, I didn't have children – so there's a whole lot of difference in the way I choose roles now. Not just films for my children, but how long I'm going to be away, and is Dad going to be home while I'm gone. That sort-of factor plays a part. -Amy Irving

I know certainly, when one job draws to a close, that I feel I'm simply never going to work again. No one will ever want me for anything ever again. I think that's a vulnerable moment in every actor's life, and it happens every time you finish a film. -Anjelica Huston

It was great to work in Ireland because it's such a beautiful country, but it's not particularly easy to film in because the weather changes all the time. -Anjelica Huston

Some people had fathers who were bankers or farmers, my father made films, that's how I saw it. As for the movie stars, they were just around, some of them were friends, others weren't, it was all just a part of my everyday life. -Anjelica Huston

There's a lot of Latinos right now, a lot of filmmakers and writers that are Latin too. -Benicio Del Toro

I've liked most of the films that I've been in and those are the kinds of films I like to see. -Benicio Del Toro

I have always been of the mind that good work is good work, whether performed on stage, on television or in film and, like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open. -Benjamin Bratt

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction and photography when I was still in high school. -Ray Harryhausen

Many times I felt like I'd do better than what the director did, but some of them got a little discouraged because they didn't have full charge of making the film, and sometimes there'd be battles of egos. -Ray Harryhausen

So our films had a lot more to them than entertainment value, and I'm glad that a lot of people recognize that now. People realize now the value of them as educational. -Ray Harryhausen

I'll go do films for three or four months and then I can't wait to go home to LA. And I complain about LA left and right, but then I always end up wanting to go home, you know? -Tobey Maguire

If you're sitting in the audience, you probably can't see the preparation and work that goes into creating a great scene or a great part, but I can assure you that a good film depends on lot of different things falling perfectly into place. -Tobey Maguire

There's so many things I want to do. I want to work with great filmmakers, great actors, great scripts. And there's no reason for me to do anything short of that, because I'm 24, I don't have a family, I don't need to make tons of money, and I'm not dying to get famous. -Tobey Maguire

You live for those really great scenes where you almost feel that the film has gone beyond what was printed on the script pages and been raised to another level. -Tobey Maguire

People do more important jobs than acting in film that should be recognised, but for some reason it's big money, so people are elevated in status. If I was a bus driver, I'm sure you wouldn't be interviewing me. -Adam Garcia

Even in India the Hindi film industry might be the best known but there are movies made in other regional languages in India, be it Tamil or Bengali. Those experiences too are different from the ones in Bombay. -Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

It's really rare for film directors to be that interested in things other than themselves. -Alan Cumming

Nowadays people don't know how to handle it if all the ends aren't tied up and they're not told what to think in films. And if they're challenged, they think it's something wrong with the film. -Alan Cumming

Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine, so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists. -Alan Parker

The films that I do tend to polarise people's views. -Alan Parker

An Oscar means a lot of things because it's like the ultimate award for a filmmaker so it feels great. But I think you have to consider awards with some distance and not get obsessed with it. When you're creating you shouldn't think about it. -Alejandro Amenabar

But it's just that the whole country is making generally lousy films these days and has been for quite a while. That's the big problem that we all have to think about. -Alexander Payne

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

I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a well-crafted stale script. -Alexander Payne

I cannot work fast enough. I cannot cope fast enough, really. And just releasing a film is hard. -Werner Herzog

There are certainly laws and elements that make a film more accessible to mainstream audiences. If you've got Tom Cruise as a strongman, I'm sure it would have larger audiences, but it wouldn't have the same substance. -Werner Herzog

I'm actually part of a number of minorities. I grew up being a horribly awkward kid. A terrible student. And now I find myself as a filmmaker, and you feel kind of alone in the world because you're separate from everyone else. -Bryan Singer

I started making 8mm films when I was 13, so I've been directing for 21 years. -Bryan Singer

I love filmmaking, and I love the process. And I would rather do nothing else. It's a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures, so to speak. -Bryan Singer

This technology will obviously become more prevalent. Who knows what will result? One thing is certain, computer technology will revolutionize the way we tell stories as much as movie film has. -Chris Wedge

I'll never be able to really see a film that I'm in. -Willem Dafoe

We used to go to the pictures every Saturday night but we had to leave a little bit early and get home and watch Match of the Day – and my wife still complains she missed the last five minutes of every film we saw. -Brian Clough

It's great to be in a film that's able to have people really want to become socially conscious, to walk out of the theatre and want to do something. -Don Cheadle

We're always trailing, as far as the amount of roles that are written for us and the films that are being made that have black characters in them. I don't know if that's going to change. -Don Cheadle

In the West, audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero. -Chow Yun-Fat

Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic. -Sofia Coppola

A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor. -Sofia Coppola

Other writers, producers, and directors of low-budget films would often put down the film they were making, saying it was just something to make money with. I never felt that. If I took the assignment, I'd give it my best shot. -Roger Corman

Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century – they combine Art and business! -Roger Corman

One of the worst things you can do is have a limited budget and try to do some big looking film. That's when you end up with very bad work. -Roger Corman

When I started in the late 1950s, every film I made – no matter how low the budget – got a theatrical release. Today, less that 20-percent of our films get a theatrical release. -Roger Corman

'Gone With The Wind' is one of the all-time greats. Read Margaret Mitchell's book and watch the film again; it's a soap opera in all its glory. It is superb and memorable. -Timothy Dalton

As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place. -Christopher Nolan

I will not cut my film because, because, because, because of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. -Emir Kusturica

My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism. -John Woo

I like the variety. But basically my choice of films is a small intimate film. Quiet film, no action, just people in relationships. That's what I like the most. -Jerry Goldsmith

The most attention I get is in a book store or video shop when I go to the foreign film section. Sometimes that can be fun, but usually those women want to talk about philosophy or something very dense. It's not like they're tearing off my shirt, you know. -Tobey Maguire

I'm not at all fed up with British films, but I am fed up with playing upper-class people. -Kristin Scott Thomas

You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you're willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I'll make the first film that costs zero dollars. -Nick Nolte

I still think like a critic, and I still analyze films like a critic. However, it's not possible to write criticism if you're making films. -Paul Schrader

When we were filming, I thought that I was Peter Pan, you know? I thought I was the coolest kid in the world, so I wound up being the coolest kid in the world. -Jeremy Sumpter

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

Becoming a producer enables you to empower yourself, to make the film that you want to make. I have desires to make movies – I have movies I'm developing, and things that I'm interested in. -Andy Garcia

Movies are very hard to make, to get it all to come together. So many people have their say in what the end product of films are. -Andy Garcia

My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don't know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre. -Andy Garcia

I read and watch movies. I can't go to the movie theater much anymore, though, because I get recognized. It's worse sometimes if I wear a costume and try not to get recognized. I watch most of my films on airplanes. -Ayumi Hamasaki

It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film. Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised. -Bill Paxton

It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending. -Bill Paxton

When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies, because you can't really compete on a studio level. -Bill Paxton

The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across. -Mike Leigh

Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity. -Mike Leigh

I was always a filmmaker before I was anything else. If I was always anything, I was a storyteller, and it never really made much of a difference to me what medium I worked in. -Nicholas Meyer

I didn't set out to make this kind of picture. It just came my way. But its been going on for me for 16 years now and its wonderful for an actor to work consistently. There seems to be an insatiable audience for this type of film. -Peter Cushing

The Sand Pebbles has always been one of my favorite films, I suppose because its the most difficult film – from a physical and logistical standpoint – that I've ever made. -Robert Wise

You look back on films sometimes and if they have not been as all-out successful as you anticipated you try to find reasons why maybe it didn't come off for audiences as well as you would have liked. -Robert Wise

You know, people always think if you start out as a film editor, you shoot less footage. Actually, just the opposite is true. I tend to grab as much coverage as I can because as a former editor I know how important it is to have those few frames. -Robert Wise

My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker. -Robert Wise

I don't think there is really a favorite, I'm very fond of film making as a whole and as a medium and of course, there are some that I've enjoyed making more than others but I've enjoyed making all of them. -Peter Cushing

You see I don't like to be really too commercial about things but in this business you've just got to be commercial otherwise the films don't make money and you don't make films and as a long as a commodity is selling it's silly to kill it dead. -Peter Cushing

I'm sick of all these knights in shining armor parts, I want to do something worthwhile like plays and films that have something to say. -Tyrone Power

It's happening right now… it's just not on film, it's not being recorded. -Rodney King

Really? Worst film you ever saw. Well, my next one will be better. Hello. Hello. -Ed Wood

Well, again working strictly to the film, where you had this lovely, lovely land of brightness and color. And everybody is smiling and happy and butterflies flitting around and it was that kind of image that, it was like a dream world, really. -George Martin

Because when the film was first mooted, the Beatles didn't like the idea at all. In fact they wouldn't have any part in it. And when Brian had committed them, it was part of a deal he did with United Artists, I think. -George Martin

I don't see scarey films. I certainly wouldn't go see my films. -Brian De Palma

I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a film whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don't have any scenes with them, I thought it was pretty good company to keep. -Angela Bassett

It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting-edge. You've got your big commerce and you've got your small films that you're more passionate about. -Robert Patrick

I'm also very proud to be a part of a trilogy of films that, if they do nothing else, allow people to check their problems at the door, sit down and have a good time. -Michael J. Fox

I wouldn't have wanted to miss the opportunity to make those three films that didn't do well. They were really important to me, and the things I learned doing them were important to me. -Michael J. Fox

Pain is temporary, film is forever. -Michael J. Fox

I only work every couple of years. I go into retirement between films. -Paul Hogan

What career? A man's got a body of film of about four movies in about 10 years or something. I do it because I think I can do a good job of something and I'll enjoy it, do it, and sort of vanish. I don't want to be an actor for hire. -Paul Hogan

I didn't watch much TV as a kid and I don' t watch it now. I don' t find anything beautiful or unique to the medium, and the only thing you can do on TV that you can't do in film is make a continuing story – which is so cool! -David Lynch

I've lost all my money on these films. They are not commercial. But I'm glad to lose it this way. To have for a souvenir of my life pictures like Umberto D. and The Bicycle Thief. -Vittorio De Sica

My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come. -Ravi Shankar

I realized what interested me as a student of film was one thing and the movies that I liked were another. -Sam Raimi

I think every age has a medium that talks to it more eloquently than the others. In the 19th century it was symphonic music and the novel. For various technical and artistic reasons, film became that eloquent medium for the 20th century. -Walter Murch

This applies to many film jobs, not just editing: half the job is doing the job, and the other half is finding ways to get along with people and tuning yourself in to the delicacy of the situation. -Walter Murch

You can always make a film somehow. You can beg, borrow, steal the equipment, use credit cards, use your friends' goodwill, wheedle your way into this or that situation. The real problem is, how do you get people to see it once it is made? -Walter Murch

I know it's good when I see a smaller film get recognized because it means more publicity for them. When you start producing and directing the movies become a little more like your children. -Campbell Scott

I'm not a big one for lots of genitals flapping in the films. -Campbell Scott

My mother did movies from the New Wave, but I was quite shocked I didn't know much about that period. Bernado showed us film of the demonstrations of the time. -Eva Green

I think I've done more recording in the past 10 years than most people, but it's all been directed toward film composing and soundtracks. Just the same, it's been great. -Stanley Clarke

Usually, when I do a soundtrack, the music from the movie doesn't have anything to do with me personally. It's music to enhance to the film. My own stuff is more introspective and about what's on going in my head. -Stanley Clarke

It's not that the film is violent, it's that people have an issue with violence right now. -Thomas Jane

To stand there and do nothing on film is probably the hardest thing to do. -Thomas Jane

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

I mark a script like an exam, and I try not to do anything under 50 per cent. Similarly with the part. And also film is a peculiar thing, parts don't necessarily read in script form anything like as well as they can do when it comes to materialising. -John Hurt

Also the wonderful thing about film, you can see light at the end of the tunnel. You did realise that it is going to come to an end at some stage. -John Hurt

I turn up in Los Angeles every now and then, so I can get some big money films in order to finance my smaller money films. -John Hurt

It's quite a dangerous career move to go wilfully on making films that may not find a distributor. -John Hurt

I have lots of favourite memories but I can't say that I have a favourite film. -John Hurt

The audience too should be respected by being presented with a film as they remember it, and for those who have not seen it, as it was intended to be seen. Anything less is a degradation of the film and its audience. -George Stevens

The Academy Awards ceremony is designed to be without irony, but Chris Rock supplied it anyway with filmed movie-theater interviews with black men and women who had never heard of the movies nominated for Best Picture. -Suzanne Fields

On film sets, people get put down in public a lot. -David Warner

One of the characteristics of plays that are made into films is that they can be very talky. -Tom Wilkinson

Hard Day's Night was one of those great films that will never happen again to anyone in their lifetime. UA were in profit before we'd even finished shooting – The advance sales on the album – the film was out before the album was out was more than it cost UA to make the film. -Richard Lester

I'm in four different films this year, and I have four different accents. I sound different in every film. You have to love a character to play it well, and change in my work is what I want. -Robert Carlyle

There are no black film composers doing the likes of Star Wars, doing the likes of E.T., doing the likes of Jurassic Park. There are none, nor will there ever be one. That ain't about to happen! -J. J. Johnson

I was lucky enough to occasionally break out of that racist situation that prevails in the Hollywood film production community. But it was racist then and it will always be that way. It will never be otherwise. -J. J. Johnson

I even agree with the new digital ways of filmmaking, where you don't even have physical film in the camera, but to be honest, I wouldn't want to use it. -J. Lee Thompson

Like some of my other movies, 'Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes' is also a very political film, and many critics still consider it even the best of all the Apes movies, because it conveys a series of political viewpoints. -J. Lee Thompson

'Battle For The Planet Of The Apes', was just a film for kids and didn't have any deep meaning. -J. Lee Thompson

I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn't much of a stretch. -Emma Thompson

There's no point in making a film out of a great book. The book's already great. What's the point? -Neil Jordan

I came on to the film with a very happy-go-lucky attitude which I think my character, Charlie, did when she went into the house. I expected it to be good, and then slowly things started to change for us all. -Jennifer Sky

It was always something I knew I was capable of and from an early age my mother was involved in the film industry. She used to work at a production company. So I was exposed to a renaissance period of films in New Zealand back in the early 80's. -Karl Urban

I'll need every ounce that I have to drive it through. Film and TV require that energy. Sometimes fight scenes can be pretty intense. When I was shooting 'Heaven' it was truly guerrilla film-making. -Karl Urban

That is a big danger, losing your inspiration. When I work in film and television I try to do each take a little differently. I never want to do the same thing twice, because then you're not being spontaneous, you're just recreating something. -Karl Urban

Most horror films fail to scare me. I think 'The Ring' plays more as a psychological thriller. It's smarter, there's more character development and some of the themes explored go a little deeper. -Martin Henderson

In England, I'm a horror movie director. In Germany, I'm a filmmaker. In the US, I'm a bum. -John Carpenter

It's a very good time for horror. This business certainly has changed, but there's still room for serious horror films. Look at 28 Days Later, that's not a tongue-in-cheek picture. -John Carpenter

One could make money and get a career going with a low-budget horror film about killers attacking on holidays. It is always flattering to have somebody copy you. -John Carpenter

I was able to lean on people for favors and things to help out because their budget was so low. It was half of what John Travolta's perk package is on a film. Our whole budget was half of what his staff makes on a film. -James Woods

We work in an environment where your options are to do, you know, Batman 10, so when you get to do a movie that's a really great film like this, people really step up to the plate and enjoy it. -James Woods

The lifeblood of my career has been independent film. -James Woods

If I fail, the film industry writes me off as another statistic. If I succeed, they pay me a million bucks to fly out to Hollywood and fart. -George A. Romero

If one horror film hits, everyone says, 'Let's go make a horror film.' It's the genre that never dies. -George A. Romero

You promote your films; it's part of your job. You do the magazine covers and stuff, and then I try to live a really normal life. I definitely don't try to make it into any more craziness than it is. -Kate Bosworth

You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film. -Patrick Swayze

To be quite honest, I've been very blessed when I've worked with Hollywood. The studios that have purchased my work to be adapted to film have really liked the work and wanted to stay as close as they could to what the book was. -Nicholas Sparks

But filming is good for you, because the crew isn't allowed to laugh. You can't get addicted to getting the laugh. -Ben Kingsley

The camera does not like acting. The camera is only interested in filming behaviour. So you damn well learn your lines until you know them inside out, while standing on your head! -Ben Kingsley

When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates. You get lazy and you start acting. -Ben Kingsley

There was one titanic guiding light on the film set, and I was in the presence of a true Mahatma, in the deepest and most profound sense of the word. -Ben Kingsley

I do remember, as a child, that I always imagined, when I was maybe 6 or 7, my fantasy was that everywhere I went I was being followed by an invisible film crew. -Ben Kingsley

The many many imponderables come together when a film opens and for all sorts of reasons it may or may not succeed. -Ben Kingsley

I think I'm more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense, to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies. -Ben Kingsley

There is so much to do on a film set. It is an extraordinarily invigorating and wonderful place to be, when things are running well. -Ben Kingsley

I really took filmmaking very seriously… It was an honor and then a crutch also, because at a young age, I was like, I guess I'm a serious filmmaker. I never set out to be a serious filmmaker. I just set out to make movies. -John Singleton

The freshest moments in my films have always been with unknown actors. -John Singleton

I wanted to write a film and I thought the best way to do so was to train myself within the field… It was just like a cycle of people trying to make it, not making it, doing extra work, and it was pretty depressing in the end. -Michelle Rodriguez

I knew nothing about the independent film industry. I didn't know much about the industry itself. All I knew was how to watch movies, how to enjoy them, how to hate them, how not to like them. -Michelle Rodriguez

I think empathy is a beautiful thing. I think that's the power of film though. We have one of the most powerful, one of the greatest communicative tools known to man. -Michelle Rodriguez

I learned that you can make a sci-fi film that is satisfying overseas. European people have everything in check. I'd make every sci-fi film in Europe. They only work 14 hours a day. After that, it's overtime. -Michelle Rodriguez

The only place that I'd be worried about being typecast is the independent film world. -Michelle Rodriguez

There just seems to be more acceptance now of… other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones. -Tim Roth

I think every director has a different take, some are good, some are bad. The directors you get on best with sometimes don't make the best films, so who's to say who is right. -Tim Roth

I have come close to producing films. But generally by the time they hit the screen, there's about 50 people with producer credits, so what's the point. I usually find scripts I like with no money attached and take them to producers that I know and try to raise finance. -Tim Roth

Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because you are in the hands of the editor after the fact. I am hoping I can do some more soon, I enjoy doing comedy. -Tim Roth

I don't care to analyze acting. On the other hand there is a fascination because distributors are putting out British films. You get films here with great performances you'll never see again. Why compare. We should go after the businessmen. -Tim Roth

I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories. -Connie Stevens

Approach every film with the same enthusiasm, regardless of its budget. -Lou Diamond Phillips

I like Jailhouse Rock and Love Me Tender. The black-and-white films. With music, I tend more toward the '70s stuff because I was at the shows for those, so they bring back memories. -Lisa Marie Presley

I want to make films and write films, which will happen, I'm just taking a different route right now. I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak. -David Boreanaz

The censorship is such on television in the U.S. that films like mine don't stand a chance. -John Pilger

Sure I'm leaving the Bee Gees. I'm going into films. -Barry Gibb

My private life has nothing to do with my films. -Fritz Lang

I always look at films as real stories with real people in real situations. That's why I struggle with the whole notion of calling someone the 'good guy' or the 'bad guy', because I think we all have potential to do good things and all have the potential to do bad things. -Guy Pearce

You can get digital technology that almost is film quality, and go make little films and do everything you can to find a little understanding of your own voice and it will grow – Don't take no for an answer – Take every opportunity you can to do something. -Jon Voight

Normally as a director, you do look at other films and things that are relevant. But with this film, it became impossible because I became so aware of the camera placement. -Peter Weir

I'd love to have another film to go on to. I'm in the mood to work. But I have to be patient, you know, to find that particular kind of project. Occasionally I'll write one myself if I can summon up the energy. -Peter Weir

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

Several of the actors I've had the good fortune of working with stand out in my mind as 'ultimate'. I guess the obvious would be Tom Hanks, because he really is as fun and as genuine as he comes across in his films and interviews. -Barry Pepper

If you're expecting an intellectual film, then you will be disappointed. -Barry Pepper

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

Unfortunately, I ended up kind of getting sadly duped, in a way. I haven't had an agent in 10 years, and now I'm doing some of the most interesting films I've ever had an opportunity to play in. -Daryl Hannah

The lowest budget U.S. films are ten times times better than shooting in Tibet. -Joan Chen

I don't prefer much of film over stage… The only thing I prefer is the paycheck. -Marisa Tomei

I am really not of the school of naturalism. I like style, and you can use more style in theater than in film roles. I love to sink my teeth into a part. -Marisa Tomei

All of us have read the stories about young people in Hollywood and all the challenges they have to confront there, and I think that artistically, I really didn't understand the commercial side of the film business, so I went back to a purely artistic setting. -Marisa Tomei

I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money. -Cat Stevens

There are so many factors when you think of your own films. You think of the people you worked on it with, and somehow forget the movie. You can't forgive the movie for a long time. It takes a few years to look at it with any objectivity and forgive its flaws. -George A. Romero

As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does, so I'm trapped in a genre that I love, but I'm trapped in it! -George A. Romero

I don't know why my lines that were cut from the film didn't make it onto the DVD. I have offered to go into the editing room with Christopher and work shoulder to shoulder with him to fit all my lines in. I think he thinks I'm kidding. I'm only trying to help. -Fred Willard

I had to go and sing with the musical director of the film, Simon Lee, who is just incredible, and it went great. I sang with him about five things, things we'd worked on. And then I went to sing for Andrew Lloyd Weber. -Gerard Butler

I started singing for The Phantom in January, and we started filming in October and I sang all the way through to the next June. In fact, I was singing for about two months before I even knew I had the role. -Gerard Butler

I've made several films that haven't been shown. -Kenneth Anger

We like to think of film and music as art, but actually art is something that is not restricted. -Ahmed Best

Sometimes in films it's nice to have violins on either side, rather than on one side, so you've got more of a stereo picture with the violins. Sometimes it's good to have the basses in the middle. -Anne Dudley

Obviously in Art of Noise, I'm just part of the group, and when I do film scores, it's always in collaboration with the director and other people involved. -Anne Dudley

I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be. -Frances McDormand

Realism is always subjective in film. There's no such thing as cinema verite. -Crispin Glover

I have always believed that there is a need for life-affirming films. -Anthony Minghella

I don't film messages. I let the post office take care of those. -Bernardo Bertolucci

In an action film you act in the action. If it's a dramatic film you act in the drama. -Jean-Claude Van Damme

The film business is absurd. Stars don't last very long. It's much more interesting to be a proper actor. -Tom Courtenay

In the beginning, it wasn't even a question of deciding I'm going to do independent film and not commercial films – I wasn't being offered any commercial films, and there wasn't an independent scene. -Steve Buscemi

Actors say they do their own stunts for the integrity of the film but I did them because they looked like a lot of fun. -Steve Coogan

Sword fighting in film is not about how good the fighter is, but how good the actor receiving the blows is. -Takeshi Kitano

I've directed enough in the theatre and a couple of films to know that – to feel fairly secure that if I find a story that I really like I can probably get it done somewhat. -Gary Sinise

All the jokes in my films, the comedy, they're not me, I just try to hold a big mirror up to us. -Yahoo Serious

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

Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else. -Yahoo Serious

I just wanted to do this all Australian film and we didn't want to give creative control to overseas 'cause whoever comes on my sets, whether you're sweeping the floor or an actor, it doesn't matter who comes up with the ideas, it's a collaboration. -Yahoo Serious

You go overseas and people are oppressed and scared and worried but we're not like that… we're more like my films and how people come out at the end of seeing them – they feel good. -Yahoo Serious

Can you imagine what it would be like if all the Aussie film talent was able to make Australian stories? -Yahoo Serious

I support all Australian films. -Yahoo Serious

Making your first feature film is actually impossible. -Yahoo Serious

Find your own specific voice in filmmaking and go for it. Either people will get it or they won't and that's what it's all about. -Yahoo Serious

Getting your screenplay right is the most important thing you'll ever do on your film. -Yahoo Serious

Three years after starting, by physically doing everything from raising the finance to special effects, we'd finally cobbled together our low budget film. -Yahoo Serious

There are a thousand weird untold stories in the Australian film industry, this has been one of them. -Yahoo Serious

There are two kinds of directors: There's the kind where two plus two equals four, and you have to help them figure it out. And then there's the kind that throws you in a room, locks the door, sets the house on fire and films it. -Michael Pitt

In film and television we are oftentimes so pampered that the truths are withheld. -Charles Keating

People who are good at film have a relationship with the camera. -Fiona Shaw

So if I keep making mistakes on Broadway or tape or film, producing, directing or acting, I can go along and do it – so long as I'm not investing too much capital in these things. -Jackie Cooper

I would rather do many small roles on TV, stage or film than one blockbuster that made me rich but had no acting. -Miranda Richardson

It makes me forget that I'm not going to be a major star and lead female in films whether it was 20 years ago, 10 years ago, five or in the future. -Pam Grier

I like to do all kinds of films. -Pam Grier

I like serious films, the moneymaking blockbusters that don't make any kind of sense and John Carpenter films. -Pam Grier

Each time you do a film you gain a lot of experience and build a visual resume where people get to know who you are. -Pam Grier

I love working with a lot of different films and a lot of different people. -Pam Grier

The majority of work I do is in independent films, where you're lucky if you have five takes. -Patricia Clarkson

But I have had the luxury of working on good films with great people. -Patricia Clarkson

I think it's always harder in a film to convey intimacy. -Patricia Clarkson

Stax was rejoicing in the difference in who we are, and that's what you see in the film. -Ted Lange

You as an audience can look at these things as films, but I remember them as social experiences. -Walter Hill

I mean no film is beyond criticism, but I think we've made a very modest movie. -Walter Hill

When I'm shooting a film, I don't look at playback. I don't go and do a scene and then hurry up and watch what I just did. I never look at it so I haven't seen any of it. -Andre Benjamin

I don't know what its like for most actors, but really clearly for myself acting has always been the fulfilment of personal fantasies. It isn't just art, its about being a person I've always wanted to be, or being in a situation, or being a hero. -Richard Dreyfuss

All of us have our individual curses, something that we are uncomfortable with and something that we have to deal with, like me making horror films, perhaps. -Wes Craven

It's hard not to get a big head in the film industry, there are people on a set paid to cater to your every need, from the minute you arrive until you go home. It's kind of strange, but not unpleasant. -Eric Stoltz

I realize I'm a very lucky man. I love what I do, I love films, TV and theater, and the fact that I'm able to make a living at it staggers me. -Eric Stoltz

What I remember myself from films, and what I love about films, is specific scenes and characters. -Harmony Korine

I'd rather have a small part in a good film with good people than play the lead in something I don't really care for. -Michael Biehn

They say now in America that final cut doesn't mean anything. As Harvey Weinstein said to some film-maker, 'You can have final cut. I'll open your film in Arkansas.' -Mira Nair

I am an independent film-maker first and foremost. I have always cut my own cloth. -Mira Nair

Because of the power of television, I was visible to everybody all over the world. But there are many things in the theater that are more fulfilling and that I look forward to doing more. But really, I love it all: theater, film, television. -Charlotte Rae

My guess is that if they now choose to change of director for every other film, it's just because you can't really change the formula, you can merely try to film it your way. -Guy Hamilton

If it's stage, the two most important artists are the actor and the playwright. If it's film, THE most important person is the director. The director says where the camera goes. -Brad Dourif

I prefer film to the stage. I always like the rehearsal better than I like performing. -Brad Dourif

He's wrong. That's why his films look so terrible. -Bruce Beresford

My mother told me I was begging her to be an actor when I was four. My father and my grandfather saw at least one or two movies a week; they were film buffs, so I guess it just rubbed off on me. And now it's kind of become a way of life for me. -Giovanni Ribisi

I'm so critical of myself. I'm actually really, really proud of the film. It's really cool to see a movie at Sundance because everybody is so supportive. -Giovanni Ribisi

As far as film goes, I enjoy all Hollywood films and all Horror films like The Bride of Frankenstein, which also might be my favorite. I like 60's and 70's Italian and Spanish Horror films. -Johnny Ramone

It was a fun film. I had a great time doing it. I was looking for a role just like that for my first movie role. I didn't want to have a starring role, because I wanted a chance to learn. I didn't want the whole thing riding on me. -Luke Perry

You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just one person encountering the book, it's not an audience, it's one to one. -Paul Auster

I don't think that you can be prescriptive about anything, I mean, life is too complicated. Maybe there are novels where the author has not in the least thought about it in terms of film, which can be turned into good films. -Paul Auster

You know, we're not on stage, we're not doing a play, so we don't have a relationship with the audience but going through that process and also just hearing how much people love the film, you feel like you do have a relationship with the audience. -Virginia Madsen

One of the reasons I loved working with Tom is people feel they know who he is… I think working with an actor who the audience already has a relationship with actually helps you in a film like this. -Sam Mendes

One movie is only one movie. I want to have a lifetime of making films. -Sam Mendes

I deliberately, in a way, went for something that was a huge challenge and was a big period film. I was excited about the canvas on which I could tell the story as much as the story itself. -Sam Mendes

You've got to believe as a filmmaker that if a movie's good enough, it's going to survive; and if it's not, well, it won't. -Sam Mendes

I wanted to keep exploring… I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film. -Sam Mendes

It took me a long time to film the plastic bag, and then I had to get the cut of the scene right. But if you find it as beautiful as the character does, then suddenly it becomes a different movie, and so did he as a character. -Sam Mendes

I like films, or some films, and would be intrigued to see my work on screen. -Tanith Lee

I also love Disney, and will defend doing so, because there's so much in those films and I don't care if it's stereotyped. -Tanith Lee

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

I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage. -Dirk Benedict

Anybody can write a film script 'cuz it has been reduced to a formula. -Dirk Benedict

The only difference from one $100 million budget film to another is which of the 12 box stars are getting $20 million to be in it. -Dirk Benedict

Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box. -Dirk Benedict

I started acting when I was 13 in New York. Worked there for a couple years, then auditioned for a show there that was going to be filming here. Ended up coming out, getting the job and just staying. -Kristanna Loken

I think I can try the film world out for a while. -Kristanna Loken

I love films where the world seems to be going a bit faster and everything's a bit brighter and more in focus. -Robbie Coltrane

Hollywood usually doesn't have strong woman in films like that, and it's stupid, so for the most part they're usually being directed and written by men. -Ryan Gosling

I did put on weight for the last half of the film, but the Ferris wheel scene was shot with a harness on me so that if I fell I wouldn't fall all the way. -Ryan Gosling

I suffer much less than many of my colleagues. I am perfectly able to go to Australia and film within three hours of arrival. -David Attenborough

I had an almost fetishistic attraction to film technology. -Lars von Trier

When I was in film school, it was said that all good films were characterised by some form of humour. -Lars von Trier

It's always been a lie that it's difficult to make films. -Lars von Trier

I'm having a vacation, and it's so beautiful, and maybe I'll never get another film idea in my life. -Lars von Trier

The marketing department is really an important part of getting an animated film to work. If the people running it are used to selling live action films and the hard rock music and the sex and all those things… Anything outside that, they just don't know what to do with it. -Don Bluth

Dragon's Lair 3D is about as close as you can come to controlling an animated feature film. -Don Bluth

If you look at the game and everything, it's not quite like looking at an animated film, because that's total character. This, this is really movement, but it's got funny little things if you look for the humor. They're actually getting to the character. -Don Bluth

Once you work with a studio on a film, the studio is sort of like this enormous clam that just opens, takes everything and then closes, and no one enters again. They own it all. -Don Bluth

It has nothing to do with commercial success. You cannot calculate in your head how to put the mosaic together to make a commercial film: that's out of the question. -Arthur Cohn

To have a film in America means precisely nothing if you don't have a distributor who stands behind it. -Arthur Cohn

I started writing this feature comedy in New York – a Chris Farley vehicle. The script was decent. When I got to LA, I met some new friends in film school and had them read my script and give me notes. -David Steinberg

I never liked filming the ads, but they were so well received. -Frank Perdue

Nooooooo… favorite film, that's like asking if you have a favorite kid! -Sylvia Sidney

My goal is to make as many films as possible about different aspects of American life. -Frederick Wiseman

You have to edit the material. That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating in relation to the material. Not all minds are the same. Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice. The selection of the subject, the shooting, editing and length are all aspects of choice. -Frederick Wiseman

When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down to something in the script that surprises me. It could be a big thing or a small moment. If it's there I'll do it. -Lance Henriksen

I think that films or indeed any art work should be made in a way that they are infinitely viewable; so that you could go back to it time and time again, not necessarily immediately but over a space of time, and see new things in it, or new ways of looking at it. -Peter Greenaway

The film, even when we were making it in that budget range, which was really a coup – we got it made because we pitched it to the studio head, Joe Roth. -Alex Winter

Like I said about Freaked, people tend to find these films, and I think that in the end the cool thing about a movie is that it can be sort of burnt temporarily, but then it's burnt into the fabric of your culture. -Alex Winter

I think filmmakers want their movies to be seen. -Alex Winter

I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release, but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually, if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies will hit and some just won't. -Alex Winter

With Fever, the film was so made for the screen, and there's so much surround sound that was done for the film – enormous detail paid to that. I wasn't thinking video, because I didn't know how it was going to turn out. -Alex Winter

Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films. -Beau Bridges

I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man, and still photographer. -Beau Bridges

It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy, they misunderstood my other films. -Bill Forsyth

I'd made these experimental films but I thought the major chore of a filmmaker was to relate to actors. -Bill Forsyth

I don't really enjoy filming. -Bill Forsyth

I'm not fond of any of my films in an intimate way, but Gregory's Girl would be number 4 on my list. -Bill Forsyth

I already played James Dean in a film called Race with Destiny, but it hasn't come out yet. -Casper Van Dien

I believe that the story is the most important element of any medium whether it's theater, film, TV. -Chad Lowe

We made one film called Thy Neighbor's Wife in which I got flogged at the public whipping post for adultery. I did my best acting in that film, I guess. -Cleo Moore

I wanted to go to Rome. I got an offer to do an Italian film and I went. -David Naughton

I'm not a big slasher film fan. -David Naughton

I always go with the story and character and if those are good and if the setting is something that's scary (horror films seem to always take place at night and the weather's always bad) then I might be interested. -David Naughton

Restoration I did because I really loved e novel and I like Michael Hoffman, who directed it, but it wasn't a really challenging part for me. I'm not critical of the film: I just don't think I gave a very interesting performance. -David Thewlis

I'd only read a bit of the first book. And I just knew about all the media furor over it. But I'd not read books 2 or 3. I'd just read a bit of it. And I'd seen the films. -David Thewlis

It was one of the marvellous feelings of the film, having the music going in your head while doing scenes. -Dinah Sheridan

I actually enjoy wearing the corsets required in some period films. -Dinah Sheridan

The corsets I wore in The Railway Children are still in my undies drawer, a prized relic of my favourite film. -Dinah Sheridan

While making Genevieve, I learned there could be a lot more to a film than just acting in it. -Dinah Sheridan

I worked on a film short with Frank Sinatra when I was a kid. -Dwayne Hickman

I went back to film work after Dobie. I went back to film work after Dobie. -Dwayne Hickman

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

To me, length is an artificial and arbitrary factor in a film. -Frank Darabont

Boy, I'd hate to shoot on tape or disc or whatever the hell they're talking about. I love film. -Frank Darabont

The horror genre is important because it promotes experimentation in filmmaking. -Richard King

I like the fact that major studios have been attempting horror films recently. -Richard King

I did not go to film school. -Richard King

I think you get out of film school what you put into it. If you don't care about making movies, film school will do you no good. -Richard King

In this way, some film schools can be destructive. -Richard King

Well, before I knew there was going to be a film. I was the biggest Harry Potter fan. I read all the books. -Rupert Grint

For me the stunts are so cool, they're one of my favourite things when we're doing the film. -Rupert Grint

I like all Jim Carrey films. They're really funny. -Rupert Grint

We just started filming, and after every scene was shot, we had a rehearsal for the next one. -Rupert Grint

One in the third film, I'm looking forward to meeting one of the Dementors. -Rupert Grint

Console game publishing has become more like theatrical release film-making and it is very hard if you are not one of the major publishers, and even for them it is hard unless they are working with major game brands. -Trip Hawkins

Are Christians too stupid that we can't write a script, we can't film a movie OR we don't know how to act? -Victoria Jackson

It's easy to like the most popular films, but I have a great fondness for 'A Life Less Ordinary'. -Danny Boyle

I guess I judge my films by how pleased I am with the work I do, so it's kind of on another level. If they do well at the box office, then that's great. Then I'm really pleased about that too. -Hugo Weaving

My next film is always shaped by the last one… by the things I feel I didn't get right, or the things I like and want to try to develop further, but it always comes out of the last picture. -Robert Benton

I think the roles in television are better for women right now. At this point, I don't want to continue doing the same things I've been doing in film because it's very limited. -Sandra Oh

With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead of being an artist that had made a couple of short films, I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts. -Bruce Conner

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy. -John Baldacci

I knew nothing about martial arts. And I don't really like it! But in the film, I not only had to pretend that I knew all about it, I had to be the best at it. That was very difficult. -Zhang Ziyi

I've always been very left of center and the radio never had much diversity and film did. -Cliff Martinez

No one knew what Rodney King had done beforehand to be stopped. No one realized that he was a parolee and that he was violating his parole. No one knew any of those things. All they saw was this grainy film and police officers hitting him over the head. -Daryl Gates

Live television drama was like live theater, because you moved without thinking about the camera. It followed you around. In film you have to be more aware of what the camera is doing. -Louise Fletcher

It's funny how a film about a murderous old English toff can help you. -Jim Broadbent

It's the texture of New York that people miss by filming elsewhere. There are layers and layers of character – even in the pavement – that you can't get anywhere else. And the speed that the people move. It's so different from other places. -Richard Benjamin

I am musical and I enjoy theatre, but I never wanted to just do theatre. I always wanted to go into film. I love film. I loved growing up in the theatre, but I always wanted to do film all along. But, I still pursue music separately. -Sabrina Lloyd

A film should be an experience. You should feel something. It should motivate you to feel something. -Tim Reid

A film like Genevieve to my contemporaries is not a film made years ago, but last week or last year. They see me as I was then, not as I am now. -Kenneth More

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

I'd like to do a piece of Shakespeare. Any upcoming Shakespeare film. Just a bit to say I did a classic. -Jim Varney

I have tremendous respect for film composers. -John Corigliano

The structural thinking I use in the concert hall is unnecessary to most film projects, and most film composers make better use of the enormous range of pop and other materials and techniques required of them than I probably would, faced with the same challenge. -John Corigliano

I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing. -Mackenzie Astin

I've just been more interested in doing film right now and I don't want to go away from my family for six months, which was what I would have had to have done if I did the play on Broadway. -Mark Ruffalo

I mean, I've been in a hundred and fifty films; I don't want to just sit around and talk about things. -Michael Ironside

A few months after graduation I was working in films. It took off pretty quick. -Moira Kelly

I just want the opportunity to continue to do great films, play great characters and work with great people. -Moira Kelly

The highest grossing films have great, moral messages – not dirty, base themes, so we're trying to get producers to make more of the uplifting movies. -Morgan Brittany

I know the crew so well, so I forget I'm being filmed. It's like cooking with a friend in the kitchen – you're talking, as you do, and maybe you're telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops – it's more natural, more honest. -Nigella Lawson

I could not do the film Spinal Tap because I was already at MTV and it was occupying all my time. -Nina Blackwood

No I didn't audition, I didn't even know David Lynch till the week before I started the film. -Richard Farnsworth

I worked for Sam Peckinpah on quite a bit of action in his films, and he got excited once in a while. -Richard Farnsworth

Yes, but Hollywood is the strangest place in that they'll torpedo their own film to prove an emotional point. -Richard Linklater

I think I got really lucky with Slacker. That was a film that probably shouldn't have been seen. -Richard Linklater

I did The Newton Boys and during the whole process of making the film, I may have spent a week in Los Angeles. -Richard Linklater

It's disappointing to see films become pure entertainment, so that it's not an art form. -Richard Linklater

I want to make a film about a factory worker. -Richard Linklater

The worst thing is that you used to be able to show interesting films on campuses. Those places are all gone. -Richard Linklater

Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint. -Richard Linklater

I think there are more films being made, but there are probably less outlets for them and distributors. -Richard Linklater

I think you get in trouble if you make experimental big studio films. -Richard Linklater

I lost a year or two in there, trying to get films financed that I didn't know would never get financing. -Richard Linklater

I didn't grow up thinking of movies as film, or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon. -Sydney Pollack

I mean, certainly it's the single biggest event, I think, in terms of popular entertainment, or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century. It's been film. It's the 20th Century's real art form. -Sydney Pollack

Every single art form is involved in film, in a way. -Sydney Pollack

I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way. -Sydney Pollack

You are not an active creator of the film. -Sydney Pollack

But, I've made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia, all over Europe, all over the United States, Mexico, but not Hollywood. -Sydney Pollack

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea. -Sydney Pollack

The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure. -Sydney Pollack

I've produced my own films for twenty years now – it means I have to talk to less people. -Sydney Pollack

Theater to me is acting but it's more real on film. -Ted Shackelford

All of a sudden, those few pages of script that he had shown me with the weird images I could visualize all of that in my brain, and I knew that there was this mad little genius at work here and I really wanted to do the film. -Jack Nance

I had not starred in an independent film and it's about a woman who owned a hair salon. -Jenifer Lewis

We know as filmmakers where you draw the line. -Jerry Bruckheimer

Yes, I would love to play one of the leads in one these movies and have all those challenges and deal with all those complications, but the business being what it is, there is a slot for me in these kinds of films, so I enjoy them, and I enjoy the people that I work with. -Joe Morton

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

I've always just gone with the best role, and I don't care if it's in theater, film or television. -Kristen Johnston

The last person to stand still and repeat himself was Walt Disney. He refused to repeat himself. So to think that he'd be making the same kind of film in the year 2001 that he made in 1941 is absurd. -Leonard Maltin

When I started out, I preferred to watch my films without music, as its presence tends to mask the underlying pace of the film. I felt I could feel the rhythm of the film better without music to influence me. -Paul Hirsch

I think that my vampires in general were influenced by my being allowed to watch the Hammer vampire films. Vampire Circus, also shown as Circus of Fear, was one of those movies. -Laurell K. Hamilton

I did 10 years of comedies and 10 years of Westerns. I really like to stay away from car chases. I prefer the more intimate film. You have a much more direct association with the emotions. -Elmer Bernstein

When you stop to think about it, so many films today where we don't have that kind of contact are films about alienation. About alienated feelings. We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays. -Elmer Bernstein

I think we probably will end up in America because he would be giving up much more to come and live here. If you want to work in film, that's really where you have to be. But I'm not sure that being an ex-pat is very good for one's sense of self. -Emily Mortimer

Maybe I've got to admit that what I did here was enough. I can make some more films. Maybe I'll direct a film. Maybe I'll have my musical put on stage. But nothing, really, to be absolutely honest, competes with making a very successful pop band for 10 years of my life. -Gary Kemp

And the reason for that I think is that in Australia our films don't get the exposure, so the process is foremost. But anyway, I love being part of the team and hate being stuck in a corner somewhere. -Jacqueline McKenzie

I know we didn't make an anti-Semitic film. This is what the Gospels are. And it's none of my business what other people think of me. -Jim Caviezel

A woman in Mexico wanted me to heal her. But I can't heal anybody. I just put my hand on her and said, 'Thank you for seeing the film.' -Jim Caviezel

They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here. -Michael D. Barnes

If people take the film and screen it whenever possible for their social and professional networks, we can continue to make a difference. It is one more element we have to use in the ongoing effort to take back our country. -Robert Greenwald

You're talking to somebody who two years ago couldn't figure out how to use e-mail and who now has carpal tunnel. It has totally changed in that these films would not be getting out to people the way they're getting out without the Internet. -Robert Greenwald

I think it will bring back discussion about Columbine. When Columbine happened it was the topic of the week, and we shouldn't have just moved on to something else. Whether people like the film or not, it's going to make them think about what happened. -John Robinson

It was just crazy opportunity to see that whole world and the competitions that we had in the film, like Long Beach, it was just crazy and so much fun. I felt like I lived all those moments in the movie. -John Robinson

There is also an artistic element which is lead by the film maker. Issues of what is reality and objectivity are as always relevant as someone is going to edit the film. -Ben Edwards

This is indeed not only relevant to Documentary but is evident is most type of film making. The film often mirrors the experience, understanding and politics of the director. -Ben Edwards

Due to the political nature of film, partisan film making, especially where the subject is close to the film makers hart, tend to be the norm, rather than the exception. -Ben Edwards

Indeed it can be argued that to make a powerful film you must care about the subject, therefore powerful films tend to be both political and partisan in nature. -Ben Edwards

While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker. -Ben Edwards

Certainly it's very difficult to keep momentum going through a film which has as many characters as this does, and the piece took on a life of its own to try and shape it. That took all the time we had in editing. -John Crowley

Fundamentally, whether directing in the theatre or a film, you have to be a good storyteller, regardless of the form. The thing I had to work hardest at was thinking in shots. -John Crowley

I also paint, draw and I'm into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You're presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they're going to 'get' what you're doing. Some don't, some do. -Paul Kane

When I was nine years old I use to copy – not trace – the covers of the Donald Duck comics. Many years later I became a close friend of Jack Hannah, the director of the Donald Duck film shorts. -William Jackson

Well I'm not much of a singer. But it's been a really nice time to do film, television, theater and have it all happening at once. That wasn't planned but it just happens. -Peter Krause

You wouldn't ask Rodin to make an ugly sculpture, or me to make a film with an ugly woman. -Roger Vadim

I'm a filmmaker, not a scientist. -Roland Emmerich

I'm only a stupid filmmaker. -Roland Emmerich

Stage and film are just two wildly different animals. Why compare the two? -Bebe Neuwirth

I've concentrated for a long time on English films because I've got two kids but my oldest son is 11 and I think I'm going to be away for about four months of year now. -Sadie Frost

I haven't done an international film for a long time. -Sadie Frost

I find a lot of young filmmakers make too much of an effort to be trendy and they can be pretentious. -Sadie Frost

I did 125 films, and over 100 television shows, and you've never seen the same character twice. -Brion James

We ended up with 19 hours of footage and had to narrow it down to an hour and a half. Our instructions were to film everything that came up, including the more mundane moments. -Joshua Leonard

Sony could have $50 million and a sound stage and A-list actors and never make the same film. The constraints on this film became the essence of this film, became the power of this film. -Joshua Leonard

In horror, character development is often pushed aside in favor of the shock value. The best genre movies to me are movies like The Shining. You had a connection to the characters in that film. -Joshua Leonard

I ultimately have faith though, that good films will find their audience. -Joshua Leonard

I'm really proud of Blair Witch Project as a film, but as far as the cultural phenomenon of it – that was just weird luck. -Joshua Leonard

I've done almost 20 films and I still worry about not finding the next one. -Joshua Leonard

But for me, really, the written word is always stronger than film. -Terri Windling

I was involved in the color correction and the digital color correction. In an odd way, you end up making a film many times-the DVD, the archival record of a high-definition master, and so on. -John Dykstra

It's very much like filmmaking always is-you're always asked to do something that you're not sure you know how to do. So you make an educated guess as to what you think will work and you hope between that and plan B, that you can end up with a product that's really good. -John Dykstra

Once the image was in the digital environment, one of the problems was, we had no means to reproduce the color spectrum, grey scale, and contrast that film produces, without converting the digital file to film, evaluating it, then going back and changing the digital image. -John Dykstra

As with sound, images are subjective. You and I may not see the same color red as red, but we will probably agree that the image on the screen is a digital image or film image, based on contrast, bit depth, and refresh rate. -John Dykstra

I was delighted to have lines when they came – learning lines for film isn't a problem, but television is a little different, because we shot those shows the whole way through. -David Selby

All I could think of was we were about to start filming for the last final weeks of the TV show and here I am in the hospital, so I missed the final weeks, and a couple days later, sore stomach and all I got on the horse we started filming. -David Selby

I think film is a very powerful advocate and message carrier. -Estelle Morris

I know there are things I did in education that will never be reversed. I have not done that in film yet because I have only been here for about nine months. -Estelle Morris

It is a very unusual sector and the one thing I would ask of them is to understand that for most of them one-third of their films are being financed by the taxpayer and that carries huge accountability and responsibility. -Estelle Morris

If you invent the Mini Cooper, pour all your energy and passion into it and it gets made, you should be on a roll. In the film industry you have to start again the next day. -Estelle Morris

What happens to me is that I am first and foremost a film geek. -Guillermo del Toro

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

I like John Carpenter. I like some of his films more than others. -Guillermo del Toro

I started when I was eight, doing super 8 films. -Guillermo del Toro

After filming I like to go home and lie down with my daughter and have a glass of wine so I don't really socialize with the other actors. -Izabella Scorupco

I think you can't be passive in making this film – or in watching it. -Jim Caviezel

I hate being cold and I hate being wet and around 80% percent of this film I was cold and another 60% I was cold and wet, so it wasn't the best shoot for me. -Morris Chestnut

This film is what it is. It's a campy thriller horror movie where you go and have fun. With these types of films, you can't take it too seriously. They are what they are. -Morris Chestnut

I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that. -Morris Chestnut

I did a film which was considered an independent movie with Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia called Confidence, and that's the type of film I was willing to take a chance on that because of the caliber of people involved with the film. -Morris Chestnut

Showtime has given new, young filmmakers – black, white, across the board – an opportunity to make films, as well as actors who want to cross over into directing. -Morris Chestnut

San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind. -Gavin Newsom

You know, the blond guy plays the good guy and I play the bad part, the bad guys. Which is a lot of fun. Playing the bad guy is great. And it's the whole British thing. You know, in so many films the bad guy is British. Gary Oldman makes a living doing that. -Matt Robinson

It's really hard to say how long the show will last and will continue. I hope it lasts for a very long time. As long as kids watch it, anyway. But beyond this, sure, I would love to be doing film. I'd love to be doing more theater and perhaps even writing. -Steve Burns

I think film likes me better than the theatre does for some reason. -Miranda Otto

Young actors are serious about their work and don't take any time out from it. I'm very serious about my work; there are probably only two films I've done where I had a really good time. -Miranda Otto

If there is a book that the script came from you have to read it, you have to see what you can get out of it: mood, back story and things that may not even be in the film. They kick off your imagination and broaden the character, I think. -Miranda Otto

The director is planning on titling the film 'Yummy Fur' so we are probably planning on changing the title of the book to 'Yummy Fur' to match the film. -Chester Brown

I figure if it's turns out well the film will have its own momentum and will carry into the video release. So it's hard to really picture the DVD version when I'm in production. -Jay Roach

I hope we're all kind of influencing each other now to keep the quality up on those things. They seem to be getting better and better and better as there's not only sort of a film geek audience, there's also a general interest in the overall film consuming population. -Jay Roach

I learn so much from watching films like that with commentary and then when you get to hear another filmmaker talk about their films it's a really great experience. -Jay Roach

I really enjoy the consolation when I'm having to cut loose stuff I love, of saying 'Well, at least it will make it onto DVD.' There's a couple of scenes which I liked very much, but couldn't fit them into the film that are on there. -Jay Roach

It was an interesting process trying to get Bob to talk about the film because he's such a shy person. He generally likes to talk when he really knows he has something to say. -Jay Roach

My biggest role as director on the film is keeping a sense of the overview – how to cast the movie and shoot it in such a way that it will cut together. And how to design the style and tone. -Jay Roach

My favorite laser disk ever was the laser disk for The Graduate, which had a commentary track that wasn't even the filmmakers, it was a professor, some film criticism guy who just happen to be this amazing commentator who went off into the whole theory of comedy. -Jay Roach

When I'm shooting, really the audience I'm thinking the hardest about is that first test screening audience who I want to like the film and that first opening weekend audience. -Jay Roach

You could get in rehearsals, pre-production, anything that would actually contribute to the understanding of how a film gets made. I actually find those things increase people's interest in a movie and like that better than worrying about showing the tricks behind the curtain. -Jay Roach

Those involved in the program are interested in how to use photography, videos, the Internet, film, and anything related to communications and transmission of information in the most up-to-date modern ways. -Major Owens

But I think Barry Sonnenfeld let his ego go out of control. He told me in a meeting that he had to do something to make it his film. -Robert Conrad

Well, Barry, it's your film. So if it rises or falls, you're the man. -Robert Conrad

And getting stunt coordinator Dan Bradley and everybody from the whole 'Bourne Supremacy' crew, I think was real cool for our film because we do a bunch of really big jumps in this movie. -Seann William Scott

One of the most interesting aspects of the film project was collaborating with so many people – directors, filmmakers, and writers – over a five-year period. I learned that there are two components to this. -Yo-Yo Ma

I think we have the same goals in mind. We are not planning on just all of a sudden taking a film and separating. Hopefully one day she can direct me in something, or I will direct her. Or we'll produce a movie under our company's name. -Mary-Kate Olsen

We get along really well, but TV and film aren't reality. We're best friends, but we do have our fights! -Mary-Kate Olsen

I made a series of wrong decisions about moderately recent books, and I've sold the rights to studios for ridiculous amounts of money and the films have never been made. That's the saddest thing of all, because they're locked up and no one else can make them. -John le Carre

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. -Alex North

The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s. -Alex North

I prefer to write music for family films. I like people. -Alex North

Being an old radical, I like films like Spartacus. I could relate to the hero. -Alex North

My best film composing experience was with Elia Kazan. -Alex North

I'm always struck by the kids who turn up in New York and LA, and places in between. Chicago. Wanting to do theater, wanting to do independent film. Wanting to break into television or radio. -Frank Rich

Time and time again I was told that I would never make the film on time and never make it on budget. That kind of criticism tends to turn me into a great big motor of efficiency. -Richard E. Grant

Doing the Muppet Show you forget about conventional filming. -Peter Mayhew

The filmmaker's got to make it his story and the actors have got to make it their story. -Rachel Griffiths

I would love for film to go back to those days where you had to be able to do everything just to get by. -Taye Diggs

Movie distribution may very well have migrated fully to digital form by then, making a huge dent in the need to print film and physically distribute content. -Vint Cerf

When I was preparing for the film for tree weeks, with David Cronenberg, I had a lady friend come over. -John Lone

I am not well educated or bright enough to be politically clued in, but I hope in the film that I'm going to shock a few people, win a lot of people over. -John Lone

My whole career is based on taking a left turn after each film and doing the opposite of what I've just done. -Kelly Lynch

That's where I got my start and where I'll continue to work, but I can't tell you the number of films between Drugstore Cowboy and Curly Sue that I auditioned for and wanted that didn't choose me. -Kelly Lynch

And sometimes I do films so my daughter can see me work. -Kelly Lynch

The least consideration of any film I've ever worked on is who is right for it. -Kelly Lynch

I was totally unknown in the television and film industry in Canada. -Samantha Bee

Because I could take this as an opportunity to create something that I pretty much guarantee nobody else was going to create in film. -Shane West

When what's around you – such as scripts, or like me being on the show and playing 18, now me doing this film playing 18 – it's kind of been what's been there for me. -Shane West

He's a guy's guy, so it pretty much became like the impressions – don't imitate Sean Connery's voice, and things like that. We were all kind of doing it towards the end of the film, anyway, and he was cool with it. -Shane West

But, it is hard too, because I want to do another action film. Believe it or not, it was fun. -Shane West

I'm over there filming in South Africa now, and two in five are HIV-positive now. Not many people know that. -Bruce Davison

There was an interesting article in Los Angeles Magazine about women directors. A woman director makes one bad independent film and her career is over. Guys tend to get an opportunity to learn from their mistakes. -Dick Wolf

I feel that David took a risk with me. I have a sense that by starting off in the theatre and going off to do films you are seen to sell out in some way. I don't hold truck with that, but you can't stop people from feeling it. -Julia Ormond

I thought I was going to be a lot more freaked out by being naked onstage. I think on film I would have been more freaked out, because film is less forgiving. But onstage it's lit so beautifully. It would make my mother look good. -Lorraine Bracco

What's going to be hard for me is to try to divorce myself as much as possible from what I wrote. I'll have to approach it simply as raw material and try to craft a film script out of it. -Michael Chabon

It perhaps has a chance, a commercial chance, this film. It's funny, it's charming, the idea is original, it's unusual and it makes fun of the movie industry in a way that it needs to be poked fun at. -Mark Rydell

There are always at least five good films at the end of the year to get nominated, but generally speaking nowadays, it's more of the independent films that are recognized. -Mark Rydell

It's sad – it's sad for us old enough to remember when directors ruled, and films were substantially better than they are today. But it's hard to argue with those kinds of grosses. -Mark Rydell

It's very difficult to break into motion pictures, but it's oddly easier for directors today because of independent films and cable, who have inherited for the most part those films of substance that the studios are reluctant to finance. -Mark Rydell

No one turns down a film with Woody; it's something everyone wants in their career as an important moment. He's such a comedic genius, without question, so I was thrilled. -Mark Rydell

Yeah, Dundee was great. It was a great film. I fell in love with my Mexican wife on Dundee. -Sam Peckinpah

I think the main thing I remembered throughout all of filming it was just that she just was extremely self-destructive. I think everybody can relate to that a little bit. She doesn't like herself. -Shannyn Sossamon

I'm a film doll. But I'm enjoying it. So I'm gonna keep doing it. -Shannyn Sossamon

I think that every so-called history book and film biography should be prefaced by the statement that what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances. -Barbara Kruger

A lot of student directors used to pick other students to be in their graduate films, so. I ended up doing a couple of them just for fun. Eventually, I got an agent through a friend and I did some commercials; then I got Knots Landing. -Brian Austin Green

When you grow up on film, people sometimes have difficulties accepting the fact that you are growing up. They always imagine you younger. -Michelle Trachtenberg

I've heard that Alfred Hitchcock said that by the time he was ready to shoot a film, he didn't even want to do it any more because he'd already had all of the fun of working it out. It's the same thing with these Frank comics. -Jim Woodring

You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control, in terms of editing, and music, and film stock, shot selection, and what takes they use. -Aaron Eckhart

A film has its own life and takes its own time. -Aaron Eckhart

Yeah, I'd like to get the girl and at least make it through the film. -Aaron Eckhart

If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful, I get to make more films, great, and the more films that I make and the more interest that I'm allowed to cover, the better for me and the better, hopefully, for the people who like to watch me. -Aaron Eckhart

I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter. -Aaron Eckhart

Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down – there have only been three or four SF movies in the history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF. -Dan Simmons

As for Tenacious D, of course it could work as a full length movie; all it requires is a great writer and great director with an ability to think outside of conventional film comedy. -David Cross

George Lucas was casting about and had heard favourable things about my work in Clockwork Orange and asked me to come in, which of course I did even though no one knew what the film was about! -David Prowse

I suppose the most fun I had was on the second film. -David Prowse

I do remember smiling quite a bit inside it though since I knew it wouldn't be seen on film – so of course while the poor planet is being blown up I'm smiling and laughing like mad! -David Prowse

When you watch my films, you're feeling my heart. -Donnie Yen

Still, as much as I wish Ballistic Kiss could be a better film, the recognition it gained from critics and at festivals speaks for itself. -Donnie Yen

I got nominated for my second film as best young director in the Aikido Film Festival in Japan. -Donnie Yen

There is also a strong following among the urbanites on the East Coast when it comes to martial arts films. -Donnie Yen

From my experience as an actor, choreographer, action director, and producer, I understand the elements and the dynamics of being a film maker. -Donnie Yen

And my first film was Carnal Knowledge, another amazing experience, largely because of Mike Nichols, who would tell me you can't do anything wrong because you're doing everything right. -Carol Kane

Watched Star Wars in 77 and that's when I got into watching films. I was just blown away by it. -Debra Wilson

There's such good people out there where there filmmaking world is alive. -Josh Lucas

I didn't know I was doing film noir, I thought they were detective stories with low lighting! -Marie Windsor

I will never sign anything which makes me have to do more than one film. -Matthew Vaughn

I think it's easier to make a film with 200 million dollars than 960 grand. -Matthew Vaughn

Music is half the film. -Matthew Vaughn

I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books. -Matthew Vaughn

Every milieu has something ridiculous about it – film-making, the music world, painting – because people who take themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly. -Rebecca Miller

In starting to learn about film festivals and what were good ones – 'cause there are five billion of them – it was just a really good East Coast festival. And I thought this little movie was an East Coast film. -Andrew McCarthy

Typically in horror films the character just services the plot, and you really are just going from 'point a' to 'point b,' just so that you can end up at 'point c.' They are just sort of stick characters. That's just not interesting to me. -Kevin Williamson

It's a morality film, and it poses the question 'What would you do?' I took it very seriously, just as the director did in terms of atmosphere and lighting, and I was just trying to help that vision along. -Kevin Williamson

I had been in a film, playing a young British aristocrat. My wife told me that she was invited to a dinner and she invited me to dinner and the hostess had seen me and said, 'You cannot bring him.' but I think that I've done enough to shatter the image. -Michael York

I'm a working actor so I never really pick a film because of a genre, and I don't really turn them down because of genre. Anything that's unlike the picture I just finished is always more interesting. -David Keith

I was thinking about doing another film at the same time, which was the sequel to Basic Instinct and I just had a feeling that wasn't going to happen. You know, I just kind of read the writing on the wall. -Bruce Greenwood

United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was… to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn't that amazing? -John Astin

The scenes in the show were filmed with a crew of really excellent stunt jumpers, but we had the feel of the parachutes, so we could be more realistic in the roles. -Ken Curtis

Some of my ideas were shot down by Lucasfilm because they stepped on territory that has been reserved for the movies. I didn't have a problem with that. -Walter Jon Williams

After all, film is so porous, and to my mind, so oddly occult, that I think that film itself absorbs odd energies like a living skin. -Barbara Steele

In 2003, I had the pleasure of acting in three films. -Janine Turner

I never wanted to be a film director but after this experience I really loved it. I would love to do more documentaries but it's difficult to find backing for them. -Marc Singer

Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made. -Alan Rickman

On film you put all your energies into a single glance. -Alan Rickman

I think one of my very favorite films of all time was with Peter Sellers when he played Chauncey, the gardener. Being There. -Blythe Danner

Onstage or in films, you do affect peoples' lives, and sometimes that's very gratifying. But still, there's this little voice that says you should be doing something that matters. -Blythe Danner

I just saw Memento. It's very, very good. I watch a lot of French films. -Colleen Haskell

I wish I knew what was next. I got this movie without planning to. I'm really excited to be continuing in film because it's a great job but I have my portfolio and resume for any other opportunity. -Colleen Haskell

I think Kellie Martin, Reese Witherspoon and Claire Danes represent the future for women in film, and I would be honored to share the stage with any one of them. -Fred Savage

If you get a chance to be in a film, that's great. One of my goals is to make a record as good as Don Henley's album, Building the Perfect Beast. -Glenn Frey

You might have a favorite book or film, but you can only watch or read it so many times before you have to let it sit and then go back and realize it's your favorite still. At some point everything gets a little stale and you have to step away from it. -Les Claypool

Terry's mother worked in the film industry for many years. She always wanted him to marry an actress. -Marta Kristen

We did a lot of press for the last film and now for this one. We don't rest on our laurels. -Shawn Wayans

I grew up with the television product being old Western serials like Roy Rogers, and John Wayne and Gary Cooper, and many others were my favorites when I was a young person going to films. -Steve Kanaly

I was in love with this character of Ray Krebbs. I wanted the part badly. I had done several Western films in my career at that point and there wasn't much opportunity then to play Western roles on television at that time. -Steve Kanaly

The men were all scumbags, but the whole point of the film is to show the development of that. Each guy is going in there to have a good time. By and large, these men are career men, family men, and you just see the deterioration of them. -Taylor Dayne

A lot of feature films do two pages a day. -Timothy Bottoms

Even though I was concentrating on that two-week period from September 11th to September 20th, I was seeing the policy for real, happening, that we were talking about in the film. -Timothy Bottoms

The DC 9/11: Time of Crisis film was hard to get the part; I had to audition three times. It was very serious and very sobering. We studied and tried to re-create all the stuff that we all saw that day. -Timothy Bottoms

15 years later, it's all the TV stars with the film deals, whether it's the cast of Friends or That '70s Show now with Ashton and other people doing stuff. -Anthony Michael Hall

I think the obvious answer is I was raised in New York City, so growing up, not only myself but my family, like my father, we would watch a lot of Scorsese films. -Anthony Michael Hall

It's funny, like 15 years ago when I was a kid doing all the John Hughes movies, I remember Bruce Willis was the only guy who was transitioning from television into film. -Anthony Michael Hall

They all matter to me, whether I'm working on a Sam Jackson film for a week or I'm the star of my own TV series – I take it all very seriously, and I have a healthy respect for the work in general, despite the role. -Anthony Michael Hall

You have film actors doing TV, rap stars doing TV, with everyone kind of crossing the line. -Anthony Michael Hall

Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones

There's only one test of a great children's book, or a great children's film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children's film, or a great children's book. -Chuck Jones

IBM was the original contractor for much of the computer interface design on the film. -Douglas Trumbull

It was the point where things became much more abstract and less literal than in the bulk of the film, which was hardcore rockets and space and planets – all a fairly straightforward evolution from what I had been doing before. -Douglas Trumbull

There were IBM logos designed for the film, and there were IBM design consultants working with Kubrick on the layout of the controls and computer screens. -Douglas Trumbull

When I worked on 2001 – which was my first feature film – I was deeply and permanently affected by the notion that a movie could be like a first-person experience. -Douglas Trumbull

Certainly Amadeus because it was a very powerful time for me, we filmed it in the Czech Republic at a time of lots of social and political change going on in that part of the world. -Jeffrey Jones

My son tried to work in films and he ultimately gave it up, he finally couldn't make a living, he couldn't support himself. He worked all the time and he didn't make enough money to have a house, have an apartment. -Jeffrey Jones

Part of the film business is, if you want an apple, you buy an apple. -Jeffrey Jones

I had travelled pretty widely around the world even before then, so I knew where to go to film wildlife. -Jim Fowler

I did a film called Dracula and it was very nice because I had lots of trips to New York on Concorde. -Julie Harris

I got the boot once from Stanley Donen. The film was called The Little Prince. -Julie Harris

I liked The Slipper and the Rose, as I have already mentioned, because it was such a lovely film to do. -Julie Harris

I saw a very good Hollywood film the other day. It was about Cole Porter. -Julie Harris

I would loathe to work on modern films. -Julie Harris

John Schlesinger had one of his friends designing it and he had never done a film before. Ten days before it started, they didn't have any costumes. I was rung up and joined up. -Julie Harris

When you look at Darling and the Oscars, it has to be luck. It was a black and white film and it was the last time that there was a black and white Oscar. -Julie Harris

With the black and white films, one was concerned with tone. -Julie Harris

My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one. -Kathryn Bigelow

One of the elements in the film that really fascinated me was not to look at the world in bi-polar terms of us vs them or east vs west, which was a by-product of the Cold War. -Kathryn Bigelow

Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before. -Kathryn Bigelow

When I made my first film, I didn't think of it as directing, so it wasn't like I set out to become a director. -Kathryn Bigelow

When James Cameron brought me the script, which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks, I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film, but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism. -Kathryn Bigelow

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people. -Kathryn Bigelow

I've explored the worship side, the pop side, and the film scoring side of me. -Michael W. Smith

This fall I'm doing something I've never done before. I'm starring in a film, an independent film. -Michael W. Smith

I met John when I was 18 and I was in my first John Waters film when I was 19. -Mink Stole

John is a cottage industry in Baltimore and the city opens its doors for him whenever he is making a new film. -Mink Stole

I've got one idea I want to do for a film and you know I just enjoy myself doing bits and pieces. -Norman Wisdom

Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years – because we were having such a good time. -Paul Muldoon

I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies. -Poppy Z. Brite

I read the comics long before I was ever involved with the films. -Shawn Ashmore

A filmmaker can never be distant from his roots. -Walter Salles

Also, there are now new laws in Brazil which create incentives for Argentine and Latin American films to be premiered and distributed in Brazil and vice versa. -Walter Salles

I did documentaries for maybe 10 years before I turned to fiction films. -Walter Salles

I'm much more interested in living specific experiences in films. -Walter Salles

On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity of imperfection coming into the film. -Walter Salles

So I feel a responsibility to help first-time film-makers in Brazil, but also to increase the dialogue between film cultures which are really wonderful and so much closer to us than what we do see on our screens. -Walter Salles

The films that I've done before were original stories most of the time, I did two adaptations before this, but they were mostly original stories where I had complete freedom to evolve in the direction I wanted. -Walter Salles

The necessity to conceptualise has to come very early on, and defining a vector of development for that film also at the beginning of the process will allow you much more freedom as you go along. -Walter Salles

The Sundance Institute has been vital to the film communities of Latin America. -Walter Salles

Originally the film opened with Ryan in the doctor's office, being told his wife is dying. Then we see him walking the streets, and the story is told in flashback. -Arthur Hiller

When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a feature film a few years ago, one national newspaper ran a poll to ask its readers who should be the new Doctor, and I topped it. -Simon Callow

What he's done is recognise the cinematic nature of the book. It's beautifully realised – it's a beat film. -Tilda Swinton

I really would have been stupid not to have done it. It was also a film that was actually happening, I mean, Miramax was doing it, and it had a kind of legitimacy to it. And once I read the script, I was there. -Adam Arkin

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

What I had to say was, in general, I'm not really a fan of any one genre of any kind of film. -Adam Arkin

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

I haven't done a lot of things in my career that my kids can watch, because they are 8, 6 and 3, and they are pretty young; so given the concepts that the film was about a superhero, it was a black superhero, and it was a father and son type partnership. -Blair Underwood

My son had his eighth birthday recently and we had a chance to borrow the film and show it to all of his friends that was at his birthday party and they loved it. I was a little nervous. I said they might not even like it, and say his daddy's movie is wack, but they loved it. -Blair Underwood

I'll tell you what 20 years teaches you – is that if one thing doesn't last something else will come down the pipe and to go from that and to do these films now. -Blair Underwood

That is the thing I'm most grateful for in this industry to be able to spin in those different mediums, with television, film and the stage – at this stage of the game. -Blair Underwood

For me everything in the film was gradually building, becoming more emotional, so it helped. At the end of it all I was emotionally drained. At that point I took Rose's view, that this has to happen, there's nothing I can do about it. -Camilla Belle

We started filming in 1993 which was only four years after the fall of communism. The difference in Budapest over the last five years has been remarkable. -Derek Jacobi

Being closer to the genesis of this whole period, it captured the importance of the concept of making contact and accurately depicted the paranoia of the time. It's an excellent film. -Dwight Schultz

So I was asked to do horror film after horror film, a series of about five, after that, and some of those were a little too gruesome. I wasn't too comfortable all the time in those. I didn't really care for them. -Fay Wray

I went to Washington to ask for a little residual payment for the people who had written films in the early, early days, people who never got any residuals on tapes or anything at all. -Fay Wray

All the great novels, all the great films, all the great dramas are fictions that actually tell us the truth about us or about human nature or about human situations without being tied into the minutia of documentary events. Otherwise we might as well just make documentaries. -Jeremy Northam

Before she married my father, my mother was a film reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal – a small newspaper. -Jim Jarmusch

What I did was I completed the half-hour film, but before really showing it, I wrote two more sections for a potential feature film which I didn't think would really happen, but at least I had it in case. -Jim Jarmusch

In the 90's action pictures were all the rage. As a woman, I was fed up with them and I initially thought that the script was just another action film dressed up as a period piece. -Madeleine Stowe

For the first two weeks of filming, I remember bristling at some of the occurrences on the set, none of which directly involved me. Then I surrendered to the environment, to Michael's method, and became much happier, even though no one knew what to expect. -Madeleine Stowe

My driver Kellie Frost and I would race these fellows home and they were always faster on the highway. We did the same with Daniel and his driver, and thus began a long series of jokes and competitions to alleviate the impossible hours and tensions this film provoked. -Madeleine Stowe

There came a point in time when Michael was under a great deal of pressure to alter the film in a way that was just disturbing to him. I had not seen the movie, yet. He phoned me in July of '92 to look at his version. -Madeleine Stowe

I phoned Joe Roth, who was head of the studio at the time, and told him how beautiful the film was, and that I was fully ready to support it, that Michael's work was wonderful and I imagined that Daniel would feel the same. He listened quietly and read between the lines. -Madeleine Stowe

As we were leaving the Huron camp, it was awkward filming. I think that the Huron watching us was there to create tension – maybe we wouldn't get out. Nothing complicated. -Madeleine Stowe

I remember Berlin. Berlin to me was the star of the film. I loved for six months that we filmed there. -Marton Csokas

Truth is, we offered it to Tom Hanks, which pretty much every movie in America does, but Tom passed. Billy Bob said that Hanks recently called and said he's voting for all of us for Oscars, he loved the film. -Peter Berg

I'm confident in my ability to maintain a career. I don't know if it will be doing either independent films or plays in New England. -Randy Harrison

It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There's not a lot of love going around. -Jennifer Beals

I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films – although I think they do have plots – but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are. -Jim Jarmusch

I didn't get the degree because in my last year, for my thesis film I made a feature called Permanent Vacation and they'd given me a scholarship, the Louis B Mayer fellowship and they made a mistake. -Jim Jarmusch

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

I have to tell everyone that when I finish a film and it goes out and is released, I never look at my films again. I don't like looking back. I don't even like talking about 'em! So I'm really digging back in my memory because I don't like to sit and look at my films again. -Jim Jarmusch

I like doing them and they're ridiculous and the actors can improvise a lot, and they don't have to be really realistic characters that hit a very specific tone as in a feature film. They're really fun, I want to make more of them definitely. -Jim Jarmusch

I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are not in the script and will not be in the film because what we're really doing is trying to establish their character, and good acting to me is about reacting. -Jim Jarmusch

I've always loved films, always. I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there. -Jim Jarmusch

The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently, but when I put them all together, there are things that echo through them like the dialogue repeats; the situation is always the same, the way they're shot is very simple and the same. -Jim Jarmusch

When I left Ohio when I was 17 and ended up in New York and realised that not all films had the giant crab monsters in them, it really opened up a lot of things for me. -Jim Jarmusch

I said I did not know enough about UNICEF to handle a press conference and she said they would not want to talk about it they would only want to talk about films. -Roger Moore

Everything about filmmaking tries to distract you from that first fine rapturous vision you have of the film. -Ted Kotcheff

When you're actually making the film, you're constantly battling to maintain its integrity. -Ted Kotcheff

My plan was to stay in Canada to make films. -Ted Kotcheff

I wanted to make Canadian films, and I ended up making American films. -Ted Kotcheff

I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films. -Ted Kotcheff

The Loved One has been the most underrated film I've worked on. -Terry Southern

In that sense, film is superior, but the difficulty is your lack of control as a writer. -Terry Southern

The only thing I do worry about is that the more films I do the more visible I am going to become as a personality because of press and because of the sheer quantity of films. -Vincent D'Onofrio

Yes, actually ever since I saw his films and tried to write about them, Sirk's been in everything I've done. Not Sirk himself, but what I've learned from his work. -Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The best thing I can think of would be to create a union between something as beautiful and powerful and wonderful as Hollywood films and a criticism of the status quo. That's my dream, to make such a German film. -Rainer Werner Fassbinder

I think drug movies free the director to make intense films. -Ray Liotta

Same thing with film, by the time you've finished shooting and you've really been into everything, you've touched up everything in the editing room. You've gone in there and taken little bits from everything. -Ridley Scott

Fate destined me to play Fagin. It was the part of a lifetime, and I was the only actor to be in the stage production and in the film. -Ron Moody

Working on a film, you don't get time to develop rivalries, but the theatre is like a little village, and the differences between me, Lionel and Georgia grew. -Ron Moody

Playing Fagin in the play and film was a small miracle. -Ron Moody

You always worry about films when you hear about them making decisions after announcements are made. -Simon Pegg

Also, if you watch the film once, there are lots of things that you won't get because there are punch lines in the first act, the setup to which isn't until the second act. -Simon Pegg

Both me and Edgar are firm believers in never underestimating or talking down to an audience, and giving an audience something to do, to give them something which is entirely up to them to enter into the film and find these hidden things and whatever. -Simon Pegg

We don't watch the film anymore because we've seen it so many times, so we'll introduce it, walk out and we'll come back in right about when I wake up in the morning and walk over to the shop and everything's changed. -Simon Pegg

The main jokes in this film are about big things, love and life and zombies – we all get that. -Simon Pegg

Even The Impostors, as silly as it is, is a very intimate film, in a way. -Stanley Tucci

The thing is, I'm a very practical filmmaker. -Stanley Tucci

My partner, Beth Alexander, and I want to produce smaller films, but commercially viable films that will enable me to make the kinds of movies I want to make. -Stanley Tucci

It's more interesting because you get to research the history of the period, and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film, particularly this film, so stunning. -Stanley Tucci

As a director you have to be careful you don't over-design the film. You have to be careful that the period aspect does not take over. -Stanley Tucci

Sometimes it's difficult directing yourself on film because you can't quite separate yourself from the subject. -Stanley Tucci

I'd love to make another film in Mexico. -Alex Cox

Yeah, I'd be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film. -Alex Cox

No, I did a film called 'Death and the Compass' as well. -Alex Cox

Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas, how the style of the film changes as time goes by and based on the mental state of the protagonist. -Alex Cox

It certainly made a film writing career for me. -Buck Henry

If the money's right, I'll do a film. -Oliver Reed

When I come home and I'm tired from filming all day, I expect her to be there and make sure everything is cool for me. You know, like drawing my bath and helping me into bed. -Oliver Reed

I have made all my films for my children with the exception of my first film because my oldest daughter wasn't born when I was making the film about the Brooklyn Bridge. -Ken Burns

I have made a film about jazz that tries to look through jazz to see what it tells us about who we are as a people. I think that jazz is a spectacularly accurate model of democracy and a kind of look into our redemptive future possibilities. -Ken Burns

I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can't work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can't really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance. -Ken Burns

When a documentary filmmaker, working in the style that I do, suggests that there has been a shooting ratio of 40 hours to every one hour of finished film, that doesn't mean that the other 39 are bad. -Ken Burns

I read cover to cover every jazz publication that I could and in the New York Times, every single day reading their jazz reviews even though I didn't put them in the films. I wanted to know what is going on. -Ken Burns

One of the things I really like about Ford's films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes. -Ken Burns

I grew up certain for a while that I was going to be an anthropologist, until film turned my head. -Ken Burns

I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films. -Ken Burns

I record all of my music with authentic instruments in a studio before we start editing, doing many, many versions. The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic relationship to the content. -Ken Burns

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. -Ken Burns

I never, ever want to apologize for a film. If it's bad I'll say it's my fault. And that's what I can say so far in all the films that I've done, that if you don't like it, it's entirely my fault. -Ken Burns

I think it is very important that films make people look at what they've forgotten. -Spike Lee

I live in New York City, the stories of my films take place in New York; I'm a New York filmmaker. -Spike Lee

My cousin Malcolm Lee is also a filmmaker. -Spike Lee

I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets. -Spike Lee

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

I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful. -Spike Lee

There's an unwritten law that you cannot have a Jewish character in a film who isn't 100 percent perfect, or you're labeled anti-Semitic. -Spike Lee

Any time you talk about the look of the film, it's not just the director and the director of photography. You have to include the costume designer and the production designer. -Spike Lee

I still think of myself as a stage actor. When I do film and television I try to implement what I was taught to do in theatre, to try to stretch into characters that are far from myself. -Tony Shalhoub

All I wanted with that film was to represent the possibility that there might be normal people who are Muslim or Arab with the same fears, responsibilities, hopes. -Tony Shalhoub

You live these three months in this reality, in this dark reality. You don't want to do those films every year because they're taxing. I started smoking a lot of cigarettes. -Vin Diesel

It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films. -Vin Diesel

If you take my performance or my understanding of the role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI, that I guess becomes an action film. -Vin Diesel

The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we're in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe. -Vin Diesel

The whole year I was in LA I got into telemarketing and learned how to make money. Five years later that skill helped me make my first film. -Vin Diesel

We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief. We can't decide which film to parody at the moment. Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight. -Dawn French

We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books, making films or producing a television program. These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore. -Alexander Kluge

It's a funny thing because you look at the careers of other filmmakers, and you see them sort of slow down, and you realize, maybe this becomes harder to do as you get older. That's sort of a cautionary thing. I hope it doesn't happen to me. -Joel Coen

It's so easy to manipulate an audience, but it's nearly always clear that you are being manipulated. I think even people that are not critically attuned are aware of cynical manipulation in film. -John Boorman

I would quite like to do a different accent or play something so different from myself because Olivia, the character I play in this film, is similar to me. -Charlotte Church

Actually I did, because I saw the film like everyone else, ten years ago and I remembered some of it. I just wanted to see it, to kind of remember the tone a little bit. -Julianne Moore

I'm not saying that there weren't other inherent problems with the score that couldn't have been overcome with a bit of remixing, but why did they ask me to do it, and why did Griffin ask me to do it this way, for a film that had nothing to do with American vernacular? -Michael Nyman

There's always a question of duration, there's a question of who the orchestra is. No one is free to write what you want – you collaborate on a film score, and one of the good things is that someone else's work is motivating you. -Michael Nyman

Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films. -Atom Egoyan

I think if you look at the themes that are presented in the film, some are inherently social, and I think that any film which deals with the family is dealing with the smallest social unit in our society – and in a sense it is a question of scope. -Atom Egoyan

I think the situation in Toronto is such that there are funding organizations which make it easy for a film to raise more money than it needs and very often that works against a film. -Atom Egoyan

There is a certain moment in the film when the son is in the nursing home and he goes to the television and turns it off because he sees himself in the image. -Atom Egoyan

The film camera's ability to physically move through space, not zoom through space – every time we have a video camera the movement is through zoom; every time we have a film camera it is a physical movement. -Atom Egoyan

The whole film is about people being convinced that they can reduce themselves to their archetypes. -Atom Egoyan

That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs – where he tries desperately to be a 'TV Dad,' to give advice and it's so pat it becomes ridiculous. -Atom Egoyan

When you make a film like this, you must have the highest expectations of your audience. Having worked in situations where we have the lowest expectations of our audience. -Atom Egoyan

I've just been very, very lucky with the film having been introduced in the right way. -Atom Egoyan

Though I am still very vulnerable to audiences – and it happens all the time – where for some reason the energy doesn't connect and, since the film is very personal, obviously I am made to feel very vulnerable by that. -Atom Egoyan

I think ultimately if you have a very high expectation of your audience and you know exactly what it is you're trying to express through the medium of film, there will always be an audience for you. -Atom Egoyan

She is also brought to a point of zero in the beginning of the story, and I think you can say that about a lot of my films in that they are often about people who are brought to the point of zero in the beginning of the film. -Bille August

It was actually Peter's idea that I should make the film. He called me in the very beginning, and I hadn't even read the book. So I read it and I liked it very much and I knew I'd certainly like to do it. -Bille August

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

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

He considers the theatrical version of Fanny and Alexander an amputated version of what his original film was, and he doesn't really like the shorter film. -Bille August

I can't frankly see much difference in the film industry at all. The only difference might be that they don't take as much time as they used to. For example, they'll do in one day what we used to take a week to do. -Glenn Ford

I was making a film called The White Tower at the foot of Mont Blanc – the one thing I learned from that experience was that it's more difficult to go down a mountain than to go up. A lot of people don't realize that. -Glenn Ford

I am never driven. Every film I've made has been an assignment. -Alain Resnais

I never thought of becoming a director. When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me – I still watch silent films. -Alain Resnais

I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the way it happens in our heads; that was the idea. -Alain Resnais

Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make. -Alain Resnais

Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before. It was a risky film, and I warned the producer. -Alain Resnais

So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally. -Alain Resnais

That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film. -Alain Resnais

I haven't seen the film yet because I just got in from London. In the scenes where the two characters are bantering with each other, it is like bobbing at the net in tennis. -Albert Finney

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. -Albert Finney

We're given the springboard of the text, a plane ticket, told to report to Alabama, and there's a group of people all ready to make a film and it's a marvelous life. -Albert Finney

I played a definite part in it. I guess the things that I played in films and the way the nudity and the love scenes were handled were really different. -Bo Derek

We were on the island of Hawaii. I think I was there three months. It was fantastic. It is not much different than films. It depends on the television show but much of television today is as good or better than most films. -Bo Derek

It's more like can I build a group of characters and can I tell some universal truths that feel real and aren't formulaic in the spirit of filmmakers gone by who've told American stories that were personal and universal as well. -Cameron Crowe

Well it kind of is project to project because as a writer I think you always write to some degree about things that you know or things that happened – but my favourite filmmakers, my favourite movies of theirs tend to be the personal movies. -Cameron Crowe

In recent years, anyone in the government, certainly anyone in the FBI or the CIA, or recently, in again, Clint's film, In the Line of Fire, the main bad guy is the chief advisor to the president. -Charlton Heston

The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950, until I came in… I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the studio era and the rise of filmmaking. -Charlton Heston

Undeniably the American art form, too. And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish the American experience and example. And sometimes trash it completely. -Charlton Heston

All actors do that. Should do that and do that. For the most part. I say all actors. I'm exaggerating, but you know who does and who doesn't. Vince is a wonderful young actor who knows his work and did a beautiful job on this film. -Harvey Keitel

I thought Jack's directing job was the best thing about the film. -Harvey Keitel

Well, we are not doing that film actually. At least I am not at the moment, but we are making an effort to get it done; I don't know whether we'll get the financing for it. The old story we had it, it fell out of place and this and that. -Harvey Keitel

I used to hate doing color. I hated transparency film. The way I did color was by not wanting to know what kind of film was in my camera. -Helmut Newton

People gave us everything for free. We were allowed only so much film per picture, but there was no limit to the creativity. I like to say that they let us loose like wild dogs in the streets of Paris. -Helmut Newton

The whole series is black-and-white, so when I went to shoot one of the women I only had black-and-white film with me. She had reddish hair and was a very pretty girl, a nice girl. -Helmut Newton

A few words of Hindi appear here or there, but it's all Urdu. I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are, uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish. -Ismail Merchant

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

Well, I am from India and I wanted to make films in English for the international market in India. So that was really the main thing, and then of course economically it was cheaper to make films in India. -Ismail Merchant

Andrew has talked about my character being the conscience of the film, the heart of the film. -Jared Leto

I'm not interested in a film about golf but I am interested in golf as a metaphor. -Robert Redford

I think the original Matrix was really incredible. It was so original and it did so many innovative things with film. It was a much bigger film. Bound was just a smaller film. It was kind of like an old noir film. -Gina Gershon

I was so happy that it filmed in New York not only because it's an amazing city, but also because a lot of people across the world somehow started to think about New York as a dangerous place to be and envisioned it as some war zone after that happened. -Alicia Witt

I'm not the kind of actress that goes home with the character. I mean, you're thinking about the work or the next day's scenes, but not staying in character. But as a film goes on, you become more and more fragile, emotionally. And physically too, actually. -Natasha Richardson

A film is a director's vision… there is, however, much input an actor or actress can have. -Natasha Richardson

Everybody gets typecast in movies, but you have to make wise choices. I'd say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look, so you have to fight that. If producers had their way, I'd only be in action films, but I'm interested in a more varied career than that. -Famke Janssen

I like to go from mainstream movies to more artsy films. I don't sign on for the money. Maybe I should, but I don't. There's always a good reason for doing something. -Famke Janssen

Dark Water was one of my favourite films to shoot because of Walter. I had seen the previous films he had directed, Central Station and Motorcycle Diaries, and I thought they were great. I really trusted him. -Jennifer Connelly

I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart, and wicked. -Sigourney Weaver

I think I have always tried to do the smaller films. I like to jump around and there is something really nice for acting in a smaller film. But I think now, Hollywood's movies certainly involve a younger generation for the most part and so… I love going back and forth. -Sigourney Weaver

One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn't really looking for another science fiction film, was that my daughter can see it. She's 9 and it's really a good film for all ages. -Sigourney Weaver

I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs. -Sigourney Weaver

When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don't want to know anything. If it's good I don't want to hear it; if it's bad I don't want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused. -Cicely Tyson

We have to support our own films. If we don't, how can we expect others to support them? -Cicely Tyson

That's the thing with animated films – I often feel that puppets get the better parts compared to us normal actresses. -Helena Bonham Carter

Tim also has enough confidence so that it always looks like a Tim Burton film, but it really is collaborative. You're allowed to do it your way but of course he's always going to choose his way. -Helena Bonham Carter

Usually I'm frustrated when I look at my films and I don't believe that I've made a real transformation beyond my usual sets of gestures and expressions. I still have this nagging feeling that it's me, that I didn't create a unique character. -Helena Bonham Carter

I couldn't see my father's films because they were restricted and we didn't have videos or DVDs back then. -Kiefer Sutherland

When we shoot 24, there are so many things I have to worry about, from the script to technical things to my performance, that I don't have a second to be bored or take anything for granted. We produce 24 hours of film a season, which is like making 12 movies. -Kiefer Sutherland

One person doesn't have to shoulder all the responsibility for why a film does or doesn't do well. -Kevin Costner

I'm only interested in being a good actor and in being remembered for my best films, not for the way I look. But it seems inevitable in this line of work that I have to care about the way I look without getting obsessed about it. -Kevin Costner

I'm proud of all the movies I've made. They're not sequels, they're not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don't want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that. -Kevin Costner

When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them. -Kevin Costner

I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films. -Kevin Costner

I started to shortcircuit because I had high aspirations for the film. I never told anybody that. -Mickey Rourke

Id like to do an action film or a dark sort of independent piece. -Devon Sawa

For instance, when I go to the premiere on Tuesday I probably won't watch the film at all – I'll be watching the audience just to see their reaction to different moments, what I'm doing right and what I'm doing wrong, stuff like that. -Devon Sawa

I guess I'm growing up in the film world. -Devon Sawa

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. -Maurice Jarre

It's a word called symbiotic, you send the messages and it comes back in return. Together, it's a wonderful thing, it's why television is so great and film can never reach. -Robert Stack

I grew up on film scores and scores from films. -Skitch Henderson

Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words. -Steven Bochco

I want the public to know that it will be an honor for me to meet them and spend a few special moments with all those who helped me through my filmed career. -Tony Curtis

It just seems like that because I do a lot of independent films that don't get to the mainstream. -William Hurt

I have a film I want to direct. Gena Rowlands was going to do it with me a long time ago. It's about an older woman who's running a ranch in the west the old fashioned way. -William Hurt

Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene – but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers. -William Shatner

When I did the film Generations, in which the character died, I felt like a guest for the first time. That made me very sad. -William Shatner

I think making a good film shot is joyful. -William Shatner

There's an ecstasy about doing something really good on film: the composition of a shot, the drama within the shot, the texture… It's palpable. -William Shatner

In the days of Gary Cooper, James Stewart etc, film stars personified the better aspects of human nature. -Alexander Walker

I began to think, now is the time. I found quite a lot of opposition in Hollywood about the idea of doing a film musical and we ended up having to buy the rights back. I'm glad we did because it meant John and I were able to make exactly the movie we wanted. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

I knew nothing about film at all. I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things. In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three key interviews and that would be it. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

I think that the wonderful advantage we have in the film of being able to cast a girl as young as Emmy and which we couldn't do in the theatre of course because no girl of 16 or 17 could sing 8 shows a week, couldn't sing two. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

There were some things that I found I really enjoyed singing about; like, on the title track, there's this film-noir character of a woman who's sort of losing it in a room. -Diana Krall

The only way you can continue to make artistic films is to make an occasional one of those. They kind of keep your marketability going to the extent that people will employ you. -Gabriel Byrne

Fahrenheit 9/11 took public domain information that should have been on the news every night and put it in a film that a lot of people went to see. But still Bush has never had to answer those charges. -John Sayles

I take more jobs when I need more money, if I'm investing in films. I take fewer when I don't. Or if something really good comes along, I usually find a way to do a good job on it in the time that I've got. -John Sayles

My argument has always been that this is not an anti-Bush film, it's a pro-democracy film. And if Bush comes out on the wrong side of democracy, that's his problem. -John Sayles

I don't think of Storefront Hitchcock or Stop Making Sense as documentaries, I think of them more as performance films. -Jonathan Demme

I had very strong feelings, so the chance to make a film that deals in an imaginative way with stuff you care tremendously about is a real high. It's a really amazing thing to be able to do. -Jonathan Demme

I'm developing a record company. I'm learning how to supervise music on a film. -Carson Daly

I did loads of student films and fringe theatre. I worked for free a lot. -Christopher Parker

I don't watch much TV or films, but I've watched Cameron Diaz. -Christopher Parker

It's not just about filming, you go to awards and interviews too. I enjoy all of it, even learning my lines! -Christopher Parker

Working on such a big film was amazing. I learned a lot. There weren't too many stunts, just some doubling. -Christopher Parker

I didn't fall in love with acting until I did a few films. Now, I couldn't live without it. -Geraldine Chaplin

As much as we'd like to believe that our work is great and that we're infallible, we're not. Hollywood movies are made for the audience. These are not small European art films we're making. -Harold Ramis

I've been directing for 25 years almost, and I've only directed nine films in that time because I like to be careful. -Harold Ramis

Multiplicity was a movie that tested really well. People seeing the movie really liked it, but then the studio couldn't market it. We opened on a weekend with nine other films. -Harold Ramis

My first few films were institutional comedies, and you're on pretty safe ground when you're dealing with an institution that vast numbers of people have experienced: college, summer camp, the military, the country club. -Harold Ramis

There's a personal story of my own that I will write at some point, and it's a film that I will happily make. It could very well be the next thing I do, unless someone shows me something great. -Harold Ramis

I'm not usually attracted to big-budget American films. -Ian Hart

I've only used my own voice about four times on film. -Ian Hart

That's what I like about Neil Jordan's films: everyone is better at what they do than you are. -Ian Hart

On a film, I was always acting. I was either changing my clothes really quickly and wiping off the lipstick and putting on the other lipstick and then working constantly, constantly. -Maggie Gyllenhaal

Doing a piece on film is completely different from doing it onstage. -Samantha Mathis

I'm contemplating moving to London for a period of time. I've been in Los Angeles for 15 years and I'm really tired of it. I'm continually uninspired by what's being sent to me. Even by huge films that they're doing there. They're just awful. -Sherilyn Fenn

In a perfect world, I could be doing some bigger films and balance that with some independent films because they seem to be the most challenging and unique. -Sherilyn Fenn

As a painter you're responsible yourself, 100 percent. In film, you have the editor, the director, the other actors. It has the advantage of not being solitary. -Sylvia Kristel

The film was made in 1973. It was a golden time for people to experiment without risking, for example, AIDS. Today one has to be so much more careful and I don't think a character like that could exist now. -Sylvia Kristel

When a new generation watches the films, people might mention that it has improved their lovemaking. I guess it's because it isn't threatening. It was very sweet and delicate. -Sylvia Kristel

Kubrick's films have life – they just never die. -R. Lee Ermey

If you've ever seen the film In Which We Serve, but it was about a destroyer in the Mediterranean. -Richard Attenborough

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

Acting in films hasn't changed me. I feel exactly the same. -Shelley Duvall

I felt little awkward about taking one boyfriend to see a film starring another boyfriend. -Shelley Duvall

When you direct your first film, you always start by telling stories that you are familiar with. -Sophie Marceau

There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical, but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary couple in a language that everyone can understand. -Sophie Marceau

Genre aside, I'd like to make a film about people. -Sophie Marceau

It's the first time that I've ever had an art show based on a film, but it's a photography collage. -Val Kilmer

I made three films with Douglas, two with Charles Boyer. -Vincente Minnelli

American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why. -Vincente Minnelli

I see wonderful films by Bertolucci, Visconti, and Fellini. -Vincente Minnelli

What is generally referred to as American-style films are, in fact, studio productions. -Wim Wenders

So I am getting a little bored with defining one type of film as American and the other European or from somewhere else because the division is no longer true. -Wim Wenders

In fact, it is amazing how much European films – Italian, French, German and English – have recovered a certain territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years. -Wim Wenders

In the late 1980s the amount of German films was down to four or five percent of the market, and the remaining 95 percent were American. It is now 20 to 30 percent German productions. -Wim Wenders

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

In this age of consumerism film criticism all over the world – in America first but also in Europe – has become something that caters for the movie industry instead of being a counterbalance. -Wim Wenders

Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism, that the standards of the past have gone, are very offended about the quality of film criticism. -Wim Wenders

The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in. -Wim Wenders

Any film that supports the idea that things can be changed is a great film in my eyes. -Wim Wenders

On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change without any political message whatsoever but in its form and language can tell people that they can change their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world. -Wim Wenders

Neither Rainer Werner, nor any of us could have succeeded, or produced the number of films that we did, just on our own. We showed our films to each other, discussed them vigorously and rarely agreed. -Wim Wenders

I must stick with Chinese language films. -Zhang Yimou

My father comes from a generation of film that actors my age don't even know about, which is really sad. -Amber Tamblyn

This will be the fourth time I've seen this film. I'm very proud of it and I think it's a great movie for women of any age. And almost every single man I've talked to has admitted to crying. -Amber Tamblyn

Well, I just think through your career you go through different phases, and I just got sort of uninspired by the whole studio process of making and releasing films. -Brian De Palma

Godard is incredibly brilliant, the things he says. Apparently here in France, the most interesting thing when a new film of his is going to come out are his press conferences, because he's so brilliant. -Brian De Palma

The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the directors know. Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting. -Brian De Palma

The real trouble with film school is that the people teaching are so far out of the industry that they don't give the students an idea of what's happening. -Brian De Palma

I knew Secrets and Lies was a great film, but I didn't expect it to get the attention it did because none of his other films had and I thought they were just as good. -Brenda Blethyn

I've never done a big studio film, I've only ever done little ones. -Brenda Blethyn

The strange thing is that since I've been offered lots of films I think that maybe they think that I've sold out to Hollywood. Which is not the case if anybody's listening. -Brenda Blethyn

I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but I still live in London and I'd love to do theater. -Brenda Blethyn

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. -Charlotte Rampling

A film based on a jolly good John Grisham book is fine, but I like to get a bit under the skin. -Charlotte Rampling

European films were what it was about for me – the sensations I needed, the depth, the storytelling, the characters, the directors, and the freedom that you can't really find in American films. -Charlotte Rampling

I did that film just so I could kiss Robert Redford. -Charlotte Rampling

I'm hoping that word-of-mouth on the film – people seeing it and liking it – that that will drive more people to the theaters, because I haven't seen the billboards or the posters or anything. -Craig McCracken

You seldom get that in film where you're lucky if you get any say at all in the final cut. -Greta Scacchi

I avoided nudity unless a film couldn't be told without those scenes. If you look at my films, few of them have that element, yet nudity and male fantasies have become emblematic of my work. -Greta Scacchi

I didn't really discover yakuza films until about five or six years ago. -John Foster

As you can probably tell, I like films and directors that bring a totally unique style to filming action. -John Foster

There aren't many American directors here trying to direct a Japanese yakuza film. When you combine that with the fact that I don't speak much Japanese and this was an independent film I was financing myself – people were curious about what I was doing. -John Foster

I don't actually sit down and write, but I just have a lot of different ideas about films and making movies. -Obie Trice

It's a sin to have your films not to make money. -Ellen Burstyn

It would be like the films I've seen where wardens would decide to be in a jail cell for a week, to get a sense of what it would be like to be a prisoner. -Gregory Hines

I was shocked. They were going to give me money to make this really odd show? Well, I still had little thought of it going to series, but I thought it was great that my next short film was going to be paid for. -Joe Murray

I don't think any actor feels comfortable watching themselves in movies. You must be very narcissistic. The problem with your own opinion of yourself is that contrary to the normal spectators, when you watch a film you are in, you only watch yourself. -Omar Sharif

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