We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Movies Quotes from Adam Beach, Christian Kane, Dario Argento, John Grisham, Francois Truff. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Movies have been my way to get out of my backyard. I’m trying to let people know that movies change people’s lives.
I grew up with action movies in my head.
If you don’t like my movies, don’t watch them.
I’ve had nine of my books adapted to film, and almost all were enjoyable. I’ve been very lucky with Hollywood, and look forward to more movies being adapted. But I don’t get involved in that process. I know nothing about making movies and I stay away from it and hope for the best.
Film lovers are sick people.
I like horror movies, and in fact I like them even more now after making one. I just think they’re much more liberating because you don’t really have to apply a very strict logic.
He was a very strict father, which in a way has helped me to become who I am today. He never pampered me, as he wanted me to live a normal life. No film magazines were allowed at home, and we weren’t allowed to watch any movies.
I’ve made a lot of very small movies that may not have had a large initial audience. Then it shows up on cable.
I had the standard movie geek childhood, because for as long as I can remember, all I wanted to do was make movies.
I’m drawn to scenes in movies where you just see characters turning off lights in a room or putting the groceries away; it’s like, ‘I understand that.’ We all have to get ready for bed, and we all do it in a different way, and yet it’s all strangely familiar and strangely human.
I make movies for teenage boys. Oh dear, what a crime.
In truth, I’ve never been a big superhero fan. I don’t mind some of the movies, and a couple of the cartoons were alright – that Batman series from the early nineties where Mark Hamill voiced the Joker is sweetness. But largely, I’ve not really had much time for superheroes.
As a producer, it’s your job to bang on the table and convince studio heads why great movies should be made.
People sometimes say the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually, it’s the way things happen to you in life that’s unreal.
I don’t storyboard. I guess it dates back to my days in live television, where there was no possibility of storyboarding and everything was shot right on the spot – on the air, as we say – at the moment we were transmitting. I prefer to be open to what the actors do, how they interact to the given situation.
I think you’d have to literally live in a cave to not know anything about ‘Twilight’. I’ve seen a few of the movies, but I haven’t read the books.
When I was a kid, I was really into ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Friday the 13th.’ But as I got older and started working as an actor, I did not really get scared by horror movies as much, so I am not as into them anymore.
I always say horror films are great date movies. In the first twenty minutes, you’re going to end up in each other’s arms.
Hitchcock had a charm about him. He was very funny at times. He was incredibly brilliant in his field of suspense.
I worked with some directors, and it was really collaborative, and I was sort of writing with them. I was giving so many pieces of myself to their movies, I thought, ‘It’s about time I use my own voice for me, and establish my own voice.’ So I knew I wanted to make films.
It’s important to me that I’m more than a pretty face or another person starring in movies. That’s great, but there’s so much more than can and should be done.
I never expected anyone to take care of me, but in my wildest dreams and juvenile yearnings, I wanted the house with the picket fence from June Allyson movies. I knew that was yearning like one yearns to fly.
I’ve played a lot of mothers in my movies.
I started out as an assistant to a director on two movies, Miguel Arteta. The movies I worked on were ‘Chuck and Buck’ and ‘The Good Girl.’ I didn’t even know I wanted to be a director until I started working with Miguel.
We think craft is important, and the irony has always been that horror may be disregarded by critics, but often they are the best-made movies you’re going to find in terms of craft. You can’t scare people if they see the seams.
I’ve played a lot of bad guys in my time, especially in movies. It’s delightful playing the villain. It’s almost the most interesting and most complicated role in a film.
It was always a dream as I was growing up. I would watch movies, mostly American movies, and be so engrossed in those stories, all I wanted to do was be there. I wanted to be part of that romance or that fantasy or be that warrior or that struggling soul who finally makes it good.
I think people like to see the lives of artists that are legends. They always go through the dark periods and I think just as humans we like to see that and them coming out of it. I love those kinds of movies.
And in movies you must be a gambler. To produce films is to gamble.
There’s always been product placement in Bond movies.
Although I love working and making movies and that will always be the priority, I really do love continuing my education. It’s great to be active and learning instead of sitting around waiting for a phone call for the next project.
‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ is one of the first unrated movies to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. But many video stores won’t take a movie that’s not rated, so I had to make the movie an R.
Brad Pitt has something about him to where he’s played different characters in all his movies, and every single time after he’s done, I want to be him.
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.
There were so few examples of Asian or Asian-American lead characters on American TV or even in the movies. And the ones that have existed for so long were either stereotypical or offensive in some way, or just not reflective of the lives of people in the community.
Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened. It may seem even fresher.
I guess I was just always one of those guys who asked those fundamental questions: ‘Who am I? What’s this for? Why? What does this mean? Is this real?’ All these pretty basic questions. I like making movies about people who are self-conscious in that way, and are trying to feel their way through the world.
I define ‘social thriller’ as thriller/horror movies where the ultimate villain is society.
I went to the opening of ‘Sister Act,’ and I had such a great time. I had no idea what it was about, and I had never seen the movies. But I heard the show went through some major last-minute craziness in previews, and man, opening night was really fun and really entertaining.
I’m from Hollywood. That’s where we make movies and TV shows… I’m not from down here in men-fus ten-uh-see, okay?
Why do we always have to see black people in hindsight? Why are the Hollywood movies always historical? What about the contemporary image of black people?
I mean the cool thing about the movies is that you get to try on these different personalities and different styles.
I have seen too many screenwriters of promise become formula addicts and slaves to stop watch structure. Spend that time watching movies, reading screenplays, reading plays, and most importantly – write from your gut.
I get a lot of action scripts. I get low-budget vehicles that will end up right on the video shelf. I want to do movies that I want to talk about, that I’m proud of, but I also want to make a living.
I’m willing to look my own nightmare on film, but if it endangers my life, then I’m willing to put my life before movies.
I’ve always known that I’ll have a career for the rest of my life because they’ll always make movies about men, and men need women in their lives. But, when it comes to telling a woman’s story, they’re complex, circular, and not genre-driven.
Acting is not about being famous, it’s about exploring the human soul.
Books are better than movies because you design the set the way you want it to look.
I’ve never understood the cult of Hitchcock. Particularly the late American movies… Egotism and laziness. And they’re all lit like television shows.
We used to watch the muscle movies on Saturday matinees, such as ‘Hercules Unchained.’ Then we’d go outside and do a remake of it.
I was living in London and I thought, ‘There’s nothing here for me anymore.’ I don’t want to become this actor who’s going to be doing this occasional good work in the theater and then ever diminishing bad television. I thought I’d rather do bad movies than bad television because you get more money for it.
I was sent off to study in Georgia to keep me from movies. When I outgrow this film career, I will become a practicing doctor. I want to specialize in cardiology.
All I watch is war movies. The stories be touching… just to see what they go through on both sides of the fence.
Occasionally I’ll be a producer for hire on a larger budget movie, but with Blumhouse Pictures, we mainly focus on micro-budget, under-$5-million-dollar movies. That’s what we’re in business to do, and that’s what we’re in business to make.
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.
I don’t go see big, silly movies. I like small things about regular folks, you know?
I like human stories. I like stories about situations we can relate to. I like movies like ‘Ordinary People’ or ‘Terms of Endearment.’ Mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, boyfriends, girlfriends. The stories to me that are worth telling are almost simple ones, but very relatable.
That was the moment I wanted to use bitcoin: when I saw Harriet Tubman on a $20 bill. It’s like, when you see all the slave movies, it’s like, why you gotta keep reminding us about slavery? Why don’t you put Michael Jordan on a $20 bill?
Growing up I watched a lot of Hong Kong movies, I watched big stars like Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau, and Tony Leung on the big screens.
The script is a blueprint for the film – there are very few bad scripts that make good movies. If you really like the character and understand the utility it serves within the movie, that’s a part of my process.
I was always focussed on the modelling and succeeding in that, but now I’m completely focused on making it over in India in the movies.
I’m not someone who sits at home and doesn’t like to go out, doesn’t like to watch movies. I like to live my life.
I think there’s an instinct to make grotesque horror films that are purely carnal, like the ‘Saw’ movies.
So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it’s one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point.
I think you can always find interesting, complex and fascinating characters to play in different kinds of movies. It’s in your hands.
Cell phones tend to bring us more inside of our lives whereas movies offer a chance to escape, so there are two competing forces.
My motto: ‘No good movie is depressing. All bad movies are depressing.’
But then, even with sex, I’m more in the school of less is more in movies.
It seems when I put together records, as Henley used to say, they’re just like movies. They should have action, tension, love scenes, places to relax.
You see so many earnest characters in movies all the time, everyone has a purpose.
I grew up watching his movies; I know everyone did, but I really feel that a lot of my formative years were informed by Woody Allen films.
When we talk about how movies used to be made, it was over 100 years of film, literal, physical film, with emulsion, that we would expose to light and we would get pictures.
In today’s world, America’s soft power is commonly thought to reside in the global popularity of Hollywood movies, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Starbucks.
A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.
I am more of an old black and white movies fan.
That’s the great thing about the ‘Sin City’ movies. Each little slot is incredibly meaningful, and each character has their own moment.
The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.
I’m not a huge fan of horror movies myself because I’m a big baby and I get too scared to watch them.
There’s only three movies I’ve been involved with in my whole life that I really care about. ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ was one, and ‘Princess Bride’ was the second, and ‘Hearts in Atlantis’ is the third.
Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
The history of horror movies goes back a long way… of people trying to convincingly be terrified when looking at a piece of tape on the side of the camera box. I have a whole new respect for it.
Some of the roles that are challenging are more in theater and TV. In movies, there’s a tendency to cast actors in roles that have been successful for them. It has to pay for itself.
My existence is about making movies, so I’ve just got to rock and roll with the punches. You want to make movies on telephones, I’m there.
In my top five favorite movies is a movie called ‘Heavy Weights.’ I was a chunkier kid and dreamed of going to fat camp with go-karts and stuff. That was written by Judd Apatow.
There’s more to life than movies.
Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.
‘La La Land’ is about the city I live in. It’s about the music that I grew up playing; it’s about movies that I grew up watching. Even the big spectacle of the movie feels private to me in that way.
In my opinion, animation will continue to thrive as long as there are children, parents, television, movies and the need to laugh.
I think it’s time to do clean-up for a generation. I believe this is one of the movies that hits home for all colors and all races. Everybody I talk to, black or white, suburban, rich or poor, can relate to rejection, can relate to not having a father or a mother.
The representation of gay characters on screen is important for us all to think about because there are sadly too few representations of gay characters on screen in mainstream cinema. If Marvel starts making movies about gay superheroes, then we’ll be in a really great place. We’re not at that place.
Of the big horror movies of the ’70s, you have ‘The Omen,’ ‘The Sentinel,’ ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ ‘The Stepford Wives,’ ‘Burnt Offerings’ – these are all romantic fatalist movies where there’s a sort of glimmer of hope… but darkness wins.
I made some truly awful movies. ‘Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot’ was the worst. If you ever want someone to confess to murder just make him or her sit through that film. They will confess to anything after 15 minutes.
I do like to work. I have my kids’ books that I do, I have movies that I do, and I model.
Sex is a must topic. Even every Bollywood movies has such highlighted content.
I make movies about people in spiritual crisis because it’s a way for me to spend the time, the energy, the focus and the obsession to come to terms with my own spiritual crisis.
Television moves fast, and you don’t have the indulgences you have when you’re shooting movies of so many takes because there are tight deadlines.
If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.
Dad always said, ‘Get a degree and do something on your own before you start movies.’ He always kept me grounded, telling me the realities of the business and the struggles even the legends had to go through.
I’m not a film buff. I don’t watch a lot of movies.
I think most fans of movies that have withstood the test of time don’t like for them to be tinkered with. I think that’s a pretty general consensus. You like to remember what you started with.
I think I made essential a mistake in staying in movies, because I – but it’s a mistake I can’t regret, because it’s like saying, ‘I shouldn’t have stayed married to that woman, but I did because I love her.’
I love to watch old movies when I get time off.
Music is still part of my life, but I hate the idea of people coming to see me play the guitar because they’ve seen me in movies. You want people who are listening to be only interested in the music.
One doesn’t need a particular height or body to be a villain in movies. He needs the brain and the look.
I’m obsessed with the power of music and image together. There’s also something about music videos that are incredibly glamorous – there’s a fetishistic aesthetic to them that you don’t really see in movies in the same way.
The computer tends to equalize everything, all the movies are slowly blending together, the way they look.
Go see it and see for yourself why you shouldn’t go see it.
Hollywood is finally waking up to the fact that people who go to church also go to the movies. I’m not sure what took them so long to see that or how long they’ll keep it up.
I was never that into the movies. Never. Even as a youngster. I became interested in movie music only because of the studio orchestras in Hollywood.
As an actor, the ambition is to play interesting characters. And in the indie genre world, the budgets are low. That allows me, as an actor, not to have a financial value behind my name, to justify me being in these bigger parts for these types of movies.
It’s funny, because I don’t have a very addictive personality in any way except for things like stories or books or movies or TV. I just get, like, completely enamored and lost in that world, especially when one really hits the right way. Like, I just can’t do anything else.
Why is the world that I see around me mixed, and why is the world I see in movies filled with all white people? Why does it have to be like that?
I have a sneaking suspicion that if there were a way to make movies without actors, George Lucas would do it.
To be fair, I don’t think it’s a plague to say I have the misfortune of making movies for a living.
Movies aren’t normally, necessarily viewed by a community of fans, and we thought if we could take the energy we see at our live performance and inject that into theaters, it might be a special thing.
We have to make movies where we do not think this is for the American market or this is for the Chinese market. We have to make a good movie that anyone would just want to sit down and watch because love, language, culture transcend everything.
I do believe that movies are subject to a million interpretations.
I love animated movies in general. I like making them.
It’s a funny thing: You want so badly for people to see what you do – you’re proud of it – and I like the effect that movies have on people. But the attention can also make me uncomfortable.
The ‘Planet of the Apes’ movies made me wanna – probably unconsciously – be an actor. Seriously. And The Mummy – and ‘Hammer horror’ movies. ‘Fantastic.’ I loved stuff like that, and that stuff probably did more than anything to make me wanna do it.
My roles don’t centre around drugs at all! Shadiness is different – it’s drama. We’re making movies! You’ve gotta have conflict.
I think of all my movies as home movies! It’s just that some are more expensive than others.
You know when you watch old movies, it’s always the small parts you remember, the character actors who come in like a breath of fresh air.
‘The Exorcist’ is one of the finest movies ever made, and it just so happens to be a scary movie.
Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift.
They make three types of movies, and if you don’t make one of those three, you have to find independent financing: It’s either big-action superhero tent-pole thing, or it’s an animated film, or it’s an R-rated, raunchy sex comedy. They don’t make movies about real people.
If I can, I love staying in pajamas all day and watching movies and eating good food.
When I was a kid, the only way I saw movies was from the back seat of my family’s car at the drive-in.
I didn’t get my hair cut for two movies, and it got a little long. I’m going back to a… not a crew cut. Back to, oh, about a Presbyterian length.
The secret to film is that it’s an illusion.
There have been several television movies, ‘Carrie 2,’ two musicals! I remember thinking, the first time there was a musical on Broadway, ‘Oh my gosh! The people who ordinarily go to the theaters, that’s not really the audience.’
I do like a lot of the ’70s movies. I love Charles Bronson in ‘Hard Times.’ All my favorite movies where ones from yesteryear. The ’70s was a good era. I love all those.
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.
Bill Murray doesn’t do anything. He barely shows up at the movies he says he’s going to do.
Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.
Movies are like magic tricks.
People are getting tired of the same material; they want to see black girls as leads in movies. And I happen to be lucky enough to understand that – and be able to grab that opportunity and run with it.
You won’t find me in a romantic comedy. Those movies don’t speak to me. People don’t come to talk to me about those scripts, because they probably think I’m this dark, twisted, miserable person.
I am a big fan of horror movies but I had never thought that I had wanted to act in one because I don’t think that actors get to do much in them. They’re usually just reacting.
I just wear very nice pyjamas. When I’m at home, I love to watch movies and relax because when I’m modeling, I’m always travelling. When I’m not working I don’t put much make up, but I do love nail polish for that little bit of fun colour.
I was a little concerned that a lot of people thought I wrote Merchant Ivory movies. I also thought if I was ever going to write something strange and difficult, that was the time.
Men, when they fight in movies, it’s a very different style. Harrison Ford was so cool when he had the whip, and Bruce Lee was such an artist that you couldn’t take your eyes off of him.
I’ve always been optimistic. And I have a feeling that it happened because of going to all those movies with my grandmother in the ’40s because there was no cynicism.
Disney movies are a great outing for the entire family, and my children are huge fans of their classics, especially ‘The Lion King.’
I’ve always enjoyed bad guys throughout all movies.
Cinema is entertainment, and people go to the movies because they want to feel good and forget about everything.
Every single art form is involved in film, in a way.
Success begets success. I’ve been offered a lot of movies now that ’30 Rock’ has been successful.
The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
I figure you’re only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I’ve always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction.
There’s no difference between movies and television. None at all. Except in a lot of cases, television’s much better than movies.
I like a movie that brings out many discussions. From my experience, every time I have done movies, they create this kind of situation. Like ‘Irreversible,’ ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ ‘Malena’; it’s so interesting. I like to explore the dark side of humanity. That’s why I’m an actor.
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
When I did ‘Bird,’ it was a surprise to some people, first because I wasn’t in it and second because most of the films I’d been doing were cop movies or westerns or adventure films, so to be doing one about Charlie Parker, who was a great influence on American music, was a great thrill for me.
I just got an iPhone, which is cool, but I don’t download movies, I don’t watch Hulu, I don’t have Netflix. I don’t do any of that. But I do geek out to music.
In ’82 and ’83, that was the rise of the VCR. Every Friday, my brother and I would go to Crazy Eddie’s – which was a video store in Manhattan – and rent five horror movies. And that’s basically what we did, basically, for three years. Becoming social misfits.
Jason Voorhees was a kid who was picked on at summer camp, and Michael Myers was someone vilified by his own family. I think that’s why gay people like horror movies, because it’s seeking revenge on the privileged.
Usually people like to categorise artists. With my films, I categorise people: if I know which one of my movies you like, I can tell which kind of a person you are.
There was never anything else I wanted to pursue. It was always theater, and movies are a fairly new thing.
Most of us do not consciously look at movies.
I made over forty Westerns. I used to lie awake nights trying to think up new ways of getting on and off a horse.
When I have time off, my friends and I will go to Universal Studios, the movies, out to eat, and shopping. I’m happiest when I’m just hanging out with my friends… it really doesn’t matter what we do.
‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind.’ Big, big, big smash for me. My birth of the love of cinema was born with ‘Close Encounters’ and ‘2001.’ Those sci-fi movies I saw when I was a little kid.
Most of the time it’s the role. Sometimes it’s the story and sometimes it just the paycheck. It’s the little movies that come out as stories or the fact that I have work to go out, you know what I’m saying, you can only be out so long without work, you start getting antsy.
I do get approached every day by people who say, ‘Why don’t you make more movies?’ I don’t really miss it when I get to go and watch my daughter in the Christmas pageant.
As most actors/actresses, I don’t like to watch my own movies, either, and I never look at the dailys while filming.
I was a little tomboy, growing up, but we had to go to the library every weekend if we wanted some form of entertainment. And I would gravitate towards the Shirley Temple, Judy Garland section of the library, and I would just pop that in and watch on replay because kids can watch movies over and over again.
So much of movie acting is in the lighting. And in loving your characters. I try to know them, and with that intimacy comes love. And now, I love Voldemort.
There’s something strange about theater. My characters consistently demonize elitism, but of course it’s taking place in a theater where only so many people can see it. I’ve been in silly popcorn movies – the kind of thing that as an actor you might feel embarrassed about – but those movies reach many more people.
Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
I’ve been lucky to find people who want to work with me, whom I respect and like, but the truth is there aren’t that many good projects out there. And we make way, way too many movies. So it’s not always going to happen with every project. But I try and wait it out.
Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing.
I’ve seen little pieces of ‘Interview with a Vampire’ when it was on TV, but I kind of always go yuck! I don’t watch R-rated movies, so that really cuts down on a lot of the horror.
Directing movies is the best job there is, that’s all. I can hardly say a word after that. It’s just a great job.
I grew up in a conservative small town, and the gay characters I saw on TV and in movies when I was growing up were all flamboyant and obnoxious and sometimes kind of annoying.
For me, playing a chubby or fat superhero was so special because I would go and watch these movies with my friends and would never see anyone like me. I am excited to be that for other kids who look like me.
I don’t love horror movies with something surreal happening. That doesn’t work for me. What’s terrifying is something that could actually happen to me and what I would do. I don’t know how to throw a punch, and I’ve never had to do it.
I just went to your typical public schools, and my dad would take us to the movies every week, or he’d buy scalped tickets to San Antonio Spurs games. I remember I was four or five years old and my parents, who were very young, took us to see The Police in Austin, and Iggy Pop opened.
I would say that ‘After the Storm’ is much more informed by my personal life than my other movies.
Everybody’s a filmmaker today.
A hit for me is if I enjoy the movie, if I personally enjoy the movie.
Fifty-million-dollar movies gobble up the medium movies. A lot of people aren’t working in Hollywood because of this.
My mom always wanted me to do movies where I played, whether I had flaws or not, guys that had a good heart.
The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them.
I sort of have open invitations from a lot of people to do TV. But it’s very hard for me to do roles in sitcoms and movies because I’m not a great actor, so if the material isn’t good, I’m in torment while I do it.
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
Hollywood, we get it. The Christian faith just doesn’t work for you ‘in the long run.’ However, for a large percentage of this country (the same country that makes your movies millions of dollars), it does. So please, for all of our sakes, keep your ‘beliefs to yourself’ and just ‘stop the hate.’
Some movies get rushed out right after you make them and I’m not always happy with that.
The go-to reflex all over Hollywood is still likeability. I’ve always had a problem with it because I think I have a weird barometer in the sense that some of the characters I’ve cared about the most in movies are characters that are often thought of as despicable.
Of the 60 movies I wrote, more than half were written in two weeks or less.
I grew up with the movies of Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire and Judy Garland – these are the kinds of shows and the kinds of numbers in shows that I dreamed of being in and doing when I was a kid.
It’s a big criticism of Greenaway films that they are far too interested in formalism and not enough interested in notions of emotional content. It’s a criticism I can fully understand from a public that has been brought up by Hollywood movies that demand intense emotional rapport.
The only thing I’m nervous about is talking to guests like human beings, because all of my interviews so far have been attacking people. I have a genuine concern about sitting across from an actor whose movies I obviously haven’t seen.
I make movies I want to see.
I mainly listen to the music that’s playing during movies. It can be the theme to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘The Equalizer,’ stuff like that. I like the blend of orchestra with modern instrumentation. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do.
My lifestyle doesn’t really account for movies. I can’t even remember what I last saw.
Malaysian Tamil movies are amateurish, with songs picked up from our old Tamil movies and inserted in between.
I have not seen ‘It’ because I don’t like horror movies. I don’t mess with clowns or demons.
Everybody was trying to put me in action movies and heroic roles, and I wanted to find more complex things. They just didn’t suit my taste, so I thought, ‘OK, I have to be brave enough to say no.’ And for a while, that hurt me immeasurably in the Hollywood world.
The movies saved my life. I grew up in the great depression, the only child of a pair of star crossed lovers. My father lost his job. My mother drank. They fought. The movies were my escape.
Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.
I’m probably only going to make 10 movies, so I’m already planning on what I’m going to do after that. That’s why I’m counting them. I have two more left. I want to stop at a certain point. What I want to do, basically, is I want to write novels, and I want to write theatre, and I want to direct theatre.
Cricket is my passion; it is my first love. So I will not act in my movies, as they will just be a side business for me.
I want to make, like, 8,000 movies.
Changes are not unusual – I mean, most movies, when they release them, they make changes. But somehow, when I make the slightest change, everybody thinks it’s the end of the world.
Sundance is weird. The movies are weird – you actually have to think about them when you watch them.
I’m a big believer in volume. If I made three times as many movies as Stanley Kubrick, that must mean I’m three times as good.
I’m not impressed by someone’s degree… I’m impressed by them making movies.
If making movies was easier, there’d be a lot more good movies. So you kind of learn that if it’s just a good script, or if it’s just a good producer, that’s not always enough. You need an entire team of creative people coming together.
I do like going to the movies, but I like eating tons of sweets and ice cream, so I can’t go to the movies anymore.
John Carpenter had a lot to do with putting social messages into genre movies.
Many times I’ll improvise it, which isn’t done a lot in movies or commercials. But a lot of my commercials are improvised.
I think that’s what distinguishes Schmidt, really. In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human. There’s no melodrama; there’s no device, It’s just about a human being.
I like to hang out with my friends. I love music. I like to go to the movies. I like to eat. I like to cook.
Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
Well Ice H20 is my company that I plan to take to the next level with new artists, books, movies and so forth. It’s more like a multimedia brand that I want to take to the next level and put some talented people on.
The reason I chose the movies that I did was based on where they were being filmed.
I definitely have found a balance. I’ve had so many offers in the past to do different movies or different things and I always choose tournaments over it.
I think a sequel is a waste of money and time. I think movies should illuminate new stories.
I didn’t have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
We had a thing there where you could turn in – it was some sort of recycling program – the bottle caps of RC Cola. You’d turn in 12 of them, and you’d get a ticket to see a movie. That’s how I started going to the movies. Running around the neighborhood looking for bottle caps. We were like little scavengers.
I think there’s a vague sense out there that movies are becoming more and more unreal. I know I’ve felt it.
I don’t want to dress up a picture with just my face.
The average Indian doesn’t care about Hollywood movies because they have far too many movies of their own to watch, to miss, and I hope a story like ‘Million Dollar Arm,’ that is actually about India and deals with these two Indian kids, resonates over there and makes people want to go and see the movie.
I play a little guitar, write a few tunes, make a few movies, but none of that’s really me. The real me is something else.
It’s simple: You get a part. You play a part. You play it well. You do your work and you go home. And what is wonderful about movies is that once they’re done, they belong to the people. Once you make it, it’s what they see. That’s where my head is at.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
I think the idea of a distant, far off dystopia, where the world is completely different from what we have now, is good, but it’s been done. Especially in YA movies.
It’s never really that much fun for me to do movies anyway, because you – you know, you have to get up very early in the morning and you have to go in and you spend a lot of time waiting around.
I never get to go to movies, because I’m a mom.
I worked with Ismail Merchant on ‘The Mystic Masseur,’ I did ‘Sakina’s Restaurant,’ I’ve done plays, I’ve been on Broadway, I’ve done movies, I’ve done TV… but nothing has had the pop culture penetrative impact as ‘The Daily Show’ has. It’s the nature of the beast.
Every time I make a picture the critics’ estimate of American public taste goes down ten percent.
I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
To be an artist, you don’t have to compose music or paint or be in the movies or write books. It’s just a way of living. It has to do with paying attention, remembering, filtering what you see and answering back, participating in life.
With ‘Girls’… I feel like there’s an impulse to try to make it look better or neater or more perfect, and when I watch theater, television, movies, it’s always the imperfection I’m always more attracted to.
I did as much as I could in Vancouver. You can only play so many ex-‘Falcon Crest’ sons in so many movies of the week before you burn out.
I love reading novels, and I love going to movies, but I kind of hate going to an adaptation of a novel, and it starts off with a voiceover.
When the Beatles came in, I really concentrated on making a lot of movies. Those beach films that we did were a lot fun. They hit with an audience that related to what we were trying to do on the screen. That kept me going all through that Beatle period.
I feel like I’m a fighter. I’ve fought my whole life to get to where I’m at. I like fight movies. When someone gets knocked down, I like to root for him to succeed.
I love to just go to the movies, watch movies, listen to the scores and all that ’cause that’s, like, the next step for me.
I don’t believe in superheroes but I love Batman movies. There’s a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic, the fantastic.
I want to make all kinds of movies. I do want to make big movies that are a lot of fun to go to, but I also want to make movies that are going to stimulate some thought and maybe raise some awareness.
I don’t think you retire from movies; movies retire you.
I have three kids who like Harry Potter so I was sort of aware of it. You can’t really move from it: it’s on buses, in stores, it’s everywhere. One of my kids has read the books; the other two are too small but they like the movies.
Movies are not scripts – movies are films; they’re not books, they’re not the theatre.
I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I’m attracted to this genre and that genre, this type of story, and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn’t quite what I’m seeing – taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I’ve never seen before.
One of my gripes about movies is that people take them so seriously, and the moneymaking aspects are so brutal.
In Chile, they have no movies. They have awful popular movies.
I think you kind of hope for people to gush over movies, but I think the opposite way is great sometimes, too. I’d rather have a movie that you’re angry about and that you’re talking about the next day, than something you forget about when the popcorn goes into the trash.
I feel I’ve done everything late in life. Got married late, and I didn’t do my first movie until I was 31. But in this crazy business, you never know what’s going to happen. Maybe after 20 years of making movies I’ll become an overnight sensation.
I’m not mad about movies, there are too many people involved in the making of them, and they lack a definitive creative focus.
It is painful to watch children trying to show off for parents who are engrossed in their cell phones. Children are nostalgic for the ‘good old days’ when parents used to read to them without the cell phone by their side or watch football games or Disney movies without having the BlackBerry handy.
The more technology we introduce into society, the more people will aggregate, will want to be with other people: movies, rock concerts, shopping.
Like any other creative person, I would make home videos, and I would make sketches with my friends, and I would make my own movies, so I have some love for the creative process.
‘Home Alone’ was a movie, not an alibi.
The business of horror movies goes up and down, and people are always like, ‘It’s working,’ ‘It’s not working,’ but generally, I think if you make a good movie that’s scary, people will come.
I like all of John Carpenter’s movies. ‘The Thing’ is my favorite.
What do I geek out about? What am I? Hmmm. I love movies. I watch movies. I like big, sweeping epics, like Ed Zwick stuff: ‘The Last Samurai,’ ‘Legends of the Fall,’ ‘Blood Diamond,’ ‘Glory.’
I prefer to do movies, just for the simple fact that in TV, there’s not much of a guarantee. They can pull the plug on you.
My place of refuge is definitely watching movies and playing video games. I know that’s kind of hard to fathom.
If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.
I’ve always tried to make movies that pull the audience out of their seats… I want audiences to be transported.
I just fight in my movies, never in real life.
You do get very tired sometimes, when you’re sitting around for hours in movies. You get depleted.
I’ve made 122 movies, and I daresay there’s a picture of mine showing somewhere in the world every day.
When I realized that my big dream was going to come true – ‘Night Shift’ was a success, ‘Splash’ was a success, I got the job to do ‘Cocoon’ – suddenly, I was underway. And I knew my name was rising up the lists. I was going to have a career. I was going to be able to direct movies until I screwed it up.
There are a lot of movies I’d like to throw away. That’s not to say that I went in with that attitude. Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope and best intentions in the world, but some films just don’t work.
In high school for prom, I asked my girlfriend – we were both into horror movies – by dressing up as a zombie. I had a bloody t-shirt and I spray-painted a giant question mark on my t-shirt and had people hold bloody sings saying, ‘Dying to go to prom with you.’
The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I’m trying to rectify my wrongs.
I don’t want to imitate life in movies; I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it’s to show one emotion.
And I love Mel Brooks. My Dad loved his movies, too, they’re awesome, the kind of thing that if you’re in for ten minutes, you’re in for two hours.
A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
Dumb & Dumber’ is one of my and Glock’s favorite movies. We do stuff in real life that’s just like they do in that movie.
America had, for one thing, lived in anarchy for – until much more recently than Europe. We had the Wild West, where the cliche of the cowboy movies was the nearest sheriff is 90 miles away, and so you had to pack a gun and defend yourself.
In the next couple of years, part of every film’s process is going to be to adjust the images. And it’ll be to change the color of an actor’s tie or change the little smirky thing he’s doing with his mouth. Or you can put in more clouds or move the tree a little bit.
I always say I make the movies where people go, ‘Hey, I never saw it, but when I finally did, I really liked it.’ People saw ‘Baby Driver,’ though. I was pleased with that.
‘Seanan McGuire’ is my real name; if I’m being silly and third-person about it, she’s a frequently cranky, foul-mouthed Disney Princess on vacation in the real world, where she studies diseases, cuddles reptiles, watches lots of horror movies, and goes to as many corn fields as possible.
You could just do independent movies, but I like bigger kind of studio movies, at least some of them.
My love for American music and American movies is from an early age. I was 10 or 11 when I heard Fats Domino and Little Richard and Buddy Holly. And the movies, my dad used to take my brother and I to the movies every Friday. It was incredible: we got to see just about every movie that came out for a period of years.
When I began making films, they were just movies: ‘What’s the new movie? What are you doing?’ Now they’re called ‘adult dramas.’
Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.
When I was a young kid, my father was a big fan of Hollywood movies. He would make me watch movies with him, and he would explain the story and characters to me.
I’m aware of ‘Twilight,’ but I’ve never seen the movies or read any of the books. Frankly, the story leaves me cold – why do a vampire story about abstinence?
I think that life in Israel is sometimes bigger than the movies.
I do read a lot. I read more than I watch movies.
I don’t believe in the so-called Latino explosion when it comes to movies. Jennifer Lopez doesn’t have an accent. She grew up in New York speaking English, not Spanish. Her success is very important because she represents a different culture, but it doesn’t help me.
I’ve loved vampires since I was a kid, or loved a lot of the vampire movies that I saw. Anything with sharp teeth, really. I remember you could get those fake vampire teeth, and I remember just keeping them in all the time.
I’m no actor. And I wasn’t like George Lucas or Spielberg, making home movies as a teenager, either. But I would go back and watch certain movies again and again. By the time I saw ‘The Graduate’ I was aware of how these amazing stories could be told.
When I was working my way up, it seemed to me that only Westerns and ‘Star Treks’ or sci-fi movies could afford to get away with presenting the problems – like prejudice and desegregation, for instance – that we face in our everyday lives.
When I’m depressed and I feel low thinking that good movies are not made any more, then I put on his movies and I watch them. I laugh and I cry and I have great pleasure.
I hope this doesn’t sound pretentious, but I very often like the way Europeans make movies. I think sometimes that don’t they care about having to clean certain things.
There’s very few dork movies made by dorks.
The movies I was scared by at three or four are now some of my favorite movies of all time.
Having done movies in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi, I have been accepted both in North and down South. I don’t believe in divisions. I like to believe that I am working in the Indian film industry.
I think in Israel there is so much talent in the TV world because there’s less movies done.
I was a big fan of Greta Garbo and that era of movies, so I dreamt watching those movies.
If you’re sixty-something, pushing 70, the chances of you getting a tremendously fascinating part in the movies are very low, as to be almost negligible, or even in television. But in the theatre, there are still things to do, very interesting, very profound things.
When you start acting as a child, you grow up ahead of your movies.
I wanted to make a movie, because the whole life of the movies appealed to me. You work hard for three or four months, then you don’t work at all for a couple of months.
Coming from where I came from, the Midwest, in the era I was born, the ’30s, movies were glorious fun – Bette Davis dying or whatever. But whatever they were, they were not serious.
I think all of us, under certain circumstances, could be capable of some very despicable acts. And that’s why, over the years, in my movies I’ve had characters who didn’t care what people thought about them. We try to be as true to them as possible and maybe see part of ourselves in there that we may not like.
January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out.
If we give people the ability to buy a lot more because they can store a lot more, for a company that creates TV shows and movies, that’s fantastic.
I think sport in general affects what people see in movies. I always try to explain to people in Hollywood that we have to make movies more like sport because, in sport, everything can happen and it’s so much better than movies in some ways.
There’s an electrical thing about movies.
I’ve been really enjoying writing articles and writing music and music for movies.
I made over forty Westerns. I used to lie awake nights trying to think up new ways of getting on and off a horse.
As an actor, I’m attracted to drama; as a director, it’s humor – because it’s the story of my life, and I can’t be that serious about it. Being alone is a big theme in all my movies, both as a director and as an actress.
I had been around Bruce Willis for two straight movies, so I saw the way the paparazzi follows him and the way the public is with him. He’s a mega-star over in Europe.
My music is rather abstract and maybe even strange-sounding for some people, so maybe that’s why it’s been used in so many horror movies and thrillers.
Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.
Very often I’ve known people who wouldn’t say a word to each other, but they’d go to see movies together and experience life that way.
I ultimately wanna do big movies, and I’ve been so close so many times. They keep giving my roles to girls with just a little more exposure than me.
I’m an enormous admirer of Christopher Lee. He’s somebody, along with Vincent Price, who I celebrate, and I wanted my movies to show that celebration and that honoring of these great film stars that were unafraid to go into horror and Grand Guignol and the macabre.
Everything makes me nervous – except making films.
I hate horror movies. I get really scared, and I don’t want to be scared. I don’t know why, but I’m one of those people who gets frightened and can’t go to sleep.
There’s a tremendous audience out there for popular music. It’s a bigger audience than for movies.
I had done some flimflam movies, but I didn’t understand what being an actor meant anymore.
I’ve done movies for certain reasons; I did ‘Anaconda’ because the black man lives. Simple. The black man isn’t dead in the first three pages, like Jurassic Park. It’s like, ‘The black man kills the snake with a Latino girl? Damn! I got to do this.’
The end of a picture is always an end of a life.
I show elements of the set in my pictures because it’s not real. When I see movies, I often love the ‘making of’ more than the movie itself. It’s not so final. When you have a woman just standing there, it doesn’t mean much.
One of my favorite movies of all time is ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ which is a pretty interesting choice for a seasonal Christmas favorite, because it’s about a guy who wants to commit suicide and is presented with reasons not to.
I got more bands and went on the road and turn down more movies than you would believe.
Make movies that you want to go and watch in a theatre.
The best movies have one sentence that they’re exploring, a thesis, something that people can argue about over dinner afterward.
All my movies are achingly personal.
I think that there’s good movies and there’s bad movies, and sometimes the bad movies spoil it for the rest of us, and we focus on them, but in the long run, all that matters are the good movies. Those are the ones that we will remember.
When I was a kid, we’d go to the movies, and my parents would reach out to everyone around us in the theater, most of whom could barely afford the movie ticket. They’d hand out popcorn and Milk Duds, strike up conversations with them, lend shoulders to cry on, learn their names, and smile at everyone.
I loved movies, but I can’t remember ever really wanting to be an actress, and I certainly didn’t imagine ever being in a movie. I think I wanted to be a writer.
Mollywood movies are narrated at their own pace, unlike Telugu movies, which ought to be crisp.
I think the cinematography in ‘Mr. Robot’ is some of the best I’ve ever seen, honestly. Not even as being part of the show but as somebody who enjoys cinema and movies in film and TV.
I loved ‘Clueless.’ That was one of my favorite movies of all time.
Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.
I was so shy, I couldn’t stand up in front of people and speak. Now I’m in the next big three Bollywood movies.
I don’t really have any plans in terms of what I want to do – movies, television, theater – but I’d love to do a play in New York.
I wouldn’t trade my career with anybody’s. I’d trade a few movies with Tom Hanks – ‘Apollo 13’ and ‘Forrest Gump’ – but other than that, I love my career.
You don’t forget the movies, but you forget the details of them.
It creeps up on you and becomes an obsession. It comes out of watching a million movies.
It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.
Why do I use the same actors in different movies? One of the things I really stress in casting is I need to find someone who is suitable for the role in the movie. That’s always the main reason.
Movies are magic no matter where they’re made.
Some of the best roles are for women in these independent, smaller movies.
This is how I feel about horror films: there’s enough scary things that happen in day-to-day life. Sometimes just going and getting the mail is scary, when you open your bills. And so, sometimes I feel like scary movies are just tapping into those anxieties and magnifying them.
As a peace activist, I am dismayed by the encouragement of aggressiveness and violence by television, movies, and war toys.
You’re basically the sum of all the experiences you’ve ever had, and they’re sort of shaken up in you and reproduced in the things you create, and that includes seeing movies.
How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It’s been very rewarding. I’m not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I’m getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go.
Born of the impossibly varied options we have to amuse ourselves, cutting-edge companies are finding innovative ways to tailor our entertainment choices to who we are, relieving us of the burden of finding the diamond in the rough of 500 TV channels or thousands of movies and music albums released every year.
‘Wayne’s World’ is one of the best movies of all time.
I think Dustin Hoffman has been in at least three of my favorite movies of all time with things like ‘Tootsie,’ ‘Marathon Man.’ Getting a bit more arthouse and darker, ‘The Graduate’ – incredible, barrier-breaking movie, ‘The Graduate.’
‘Grease’ was how I learned that I really liked music and musicals and movies that included music.
I was a cartoonist when I was at university, but I decided to go into movie making knowing that I could still draw by doing movies, design work, story boards, and such.
I identified with white culture, and I wanted to fit in. I didn’t identify with black culture. Like, I didn’t like Tyler Perry movies, and I wasn’t into hip-hop music. I liked Neil Young.
Making movies is controlled anarchy, chaos.
When I first started writing for television in the seventies and eighties, the Internet didn’t exist, and we didn’t need to worry about foreign websites illegally distributing the latest TV shows and blockbuster movies online.
Well, I’m a consumer as well. I go to the movies with my popcorn and believe everything I see.
These archetypal older women in movies can sometimes make my skin crawl. It’s about the one dimension; it’s about the lack of any texture.
My folks always let me go to the movies every Saturday. We were really motion-picture goers.
One of the best things about directing movies, as opposed to merely writing them, is that there’s no confusion about who’s to blame: you are.
The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
My label is to play bad guys of Latin origin in American movies. I’m happy with that label. I prefer to play that than to play a city boy. The bad guy is always something very tempting for the audience.
I’ve always loved watching movies and pageants. As I grew up, my dreams turned into goals and I started working towards that direction. I took one step at a time and luckily, things worked out in my favour.
Honestly, I’m not a big movie buff in general. The only movies I own is probably the ‘Indiana Jones’ trilogy.
Most of the performances I see on TV and in movies are so self-conscious and overacted. I would think a natural actress would be welcome.
I’m a family man, I have kids, and I go to the movies. And I’m just going to make the kind of movie I want to see.
But I like schlocky violent movies, but I’m for strict gun control. But then there was a time I was at a laser tag place, and I had such a good time hiding in a corner shooting at people. In other words, I’m your basic confused human when it comes to violence.
No matter how many movies I do, ‘Kakka Muttai’ will be one of my best movies.
For a lot of my childhood, I didn’t want to direct movies because I didn’t really know what directing was.
I hate movies that tell people what to think. I’m proud that Democrats thought ‘Thank You For Smoking’ was their film and Republicans thought it was theirs. I’m proud that pro-choice people thought ‘Juno’ was their film and pro-life people thought it was theirs.
I really don’t think I will do the dancing type of movies with ‘jhatka-matkas’ any more. Every actor goes through a phase, and so did I.
I don’t care about movies. I tend to play badminton once a week.
Success is not something I’ve wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that’s true, big-time success. If not, it’s much ado about nothing.
Fellini and Bunuel changed my life for me, they are my favourites. If it is true that movies are dreams, both of them, Fellini and Bunuel were shooting in a dream way.
If I would rescue one of my movies, it would be ‘A Little Princess.’
Plays close, movies wrap and TV series eventually get cancelled, and we were cancelled in three season.
I couldn’t stand it. It was what I thought I always wanted. I was there every day in the trenches, and I hated everything about that job. But what I loved – and what I got from ‘The Tooth Fairy’ – was to see how studio movies were released.
And who cares, five years down the road, what most movies made or didn’t make? If it’s good, it stands up.
My stats don’t even need to be said, but I’ll say them anyway. I’m a 14-time champion. I’m a two-time Slammy award winner. I’ve done movies. I host my own show. How much more do you want in an athlete, in a star, than The Miz?
If I get good stories, then I don’t mind working for multi-starrer movies.
My favorite movies of all times is ‘Doctor Zhivago,’ and I love ‘Gone With the Wind.’ I’d love to play some Southern belle or something where I owned a plantation.
The Shining’ is one of the few horror movies that I actually like and it actually scared me.
I’m a romantic. I like romantic movies.
There’s nothing better than going to the movies and going into another world, and forgetting about everything that’s happening outside.
Acting is a trial-and-error business. Every actor has a few movies on their resume that they’re not terribly proud of, but that’s how you learn.
I had paralyzing fear as a kid. I couldn’t watch horror movies, nothing. The funny thing is I got so sick of being afraid that I started doing it deliberately and instead of being afraid in my bed I would sit up on my bed and say, ‘ok, come on, show yourself, do it.’
Horror movies are the best date movies. There’s no wondering, ‘When do I put my arm around her?’
Obviously, I’ve been on sets before but nothing as big as ‘Twilight.’ You forget sometimes that you’re on set of one of the biggest movies ever- so when you just sit back and think about it its just so incredible. It’s such a great learning experience.
Back 20 years ago, there was a division between movie actors and TV actors. That’s kind of gone away. People who have had a lot of success in movies in the past now want to be on TV. There used to be much more of a quality division between TV and movies, and that’s kind of not the case anymore.
My movies are painfully personal, but I’m never trying to let you know how personal they are. It’s my job to make it be personal, and also to disguise that so only I or the people who know me know how personal it is. ‘Kill Bill’ is a very personal movie.
I do not make movies to send any message, but my treatment makes my viewers think on the subject.
I’ve always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I’ve always played the mom and I play my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house.
When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.
I watch a lot of movies. I’ve watched movies since I was a kid. My dad brought me to the theater once a week. Always – it was a must. So I think that influenced me a lot to be an actor.
One of the nice things about licensing music to movies or advertisements is you can reach a lot of people who normally wouldn’t hear music.
I don’t make the best movies in the world, but at times, I do feel like I’m adding something to the cinematic community.
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.
If I can’t get the girl, at least give me more money.
I’d skip school regularly to see movies – even in the morning, in the small Parisian theaters that opened early.
‘ABCD – AnyBody Can Dance’ and ‘ABCD 2’ has succeeded not merely because of dance, but mainly because of its good script. Viewers have loved the story, and that’s why my movies have done well at the box office.
I’m so bad at dancing that I’ve actually been in two movies where the director of the film saw me dancing and thought it was so funny that in one movie they had me do it as the mental dancing of a real simple person. The other one was, like, to-be-laughed-at dancing. That’s how bad my dancing is.
I go to movies with my children and see fat kids burping, parents portrayed as total morons, and kids being mean and materialistic, and I feel it’s really slim pickin’s out there. There’s a little dribble of a moral tacked on, but the story is not about that.
Photoshop makes things look beautiful just as you have special effects in movies. It’s just a part of life.
People know that I have a great love for cinema. Not just for commercial cinema, but for the ‘cinema d’auteur.’ But to me, two of the great ‘auteurs’ are actually actors and they both happen to be French. One is Alain Delon and the other is Jean-Paul Belmondo.
I thought I’d just do a wave of movies, and then I’d burn out. They just kept coming together.
I am in so many movies that are on TV at 2:00 a.m. that people think I am dead.
I want all my films to look distinctly different, like some other directors I admire. But in a way, I can’t really take myself completely out of the movies I make.
When I was young, I too enjoyed the charm of the glitzy world of movies. Life changed for me after marriage. My priority and focus was my family.
With the movies, people are not going to wait around. The deadline is a deadline. In publishing it’s more a polite suggestion.
I had seen movies before that that had made me laugh, but I had never seen anything even remotely close to as funny as Richard Pryor was, just standing there talking.
I’m not snobby about my movies; I just love all films.
I guess a younger me would like that I tried acting? Although I swore that I’d actually go to L.A. and try to make it in movies and I didn’t do that. I did try, though. And I found that I didn’t like it.
100 years ago, movies were black-and-white, silent, and 16 frames a second. So 100 years from now, what are they going to be?
I often begin movies with music in my head; it’s a very important dimension to me. Not just the music itself, but how to use music in film: when and how and subtlety. I don’t like to be too sweet in my stories, and I like the abrasive clang, the contrasting of sounds and cultures.
Larry Kasdan has made some of my favorite movies of all time so just to be working with him was a pleasure. Now that I have, I not only respect his work but I just love and respect him as a person.
Making movies is a way of understanding myself and the world.
I’m on the playstation, or else I go out and play football. I enjoy movies and sitcoms. I love reading motivational books too.
I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other.
I stopped watching horror movies after I watched ‘Candyman’ when I was – I don’t know, fifteen or something. I remember my sister rented it, ‘Candyman,’ and it really, really scared me. And so it was only after I found myself in a horror film that I really went back and kind of rediscovered the genre.
Often we’d secretly like to do the very things we discipline ourselves against. Isn’t that true? Well, here in the movies I can be as mean, as wicked as I want to – and all without hurting anybody.
As a showrunner, you can never be a ‘maybe.’ When I do movies, there is a lot of, ‘Maybe’ and, ‘Let’s investigate that.’ But for TV, it has to be yes or no.
It’s funny because when I got ‘Jarhead’ and ‘Avatar’ and all those movies, ‘Leprechaun’ still to this day airs on BET. I was thinking, ‘Will they just let it go? I finally have a body of work that can speak much better to what I can do than just Leprechaun.’
As a kid, I said, ‘I want to write for movies.’ When I finally had that opportunity it was like I was able to exhale. ‘Wow, I’m finally doing this for real.’
I don’t think of it as a competition – which might surprise you, given the way movies are reported constantly.
I think being Shaquille O’Neal would be the most amazing thing. There’s nothing I would have done differently in his life. Everything he’s done I think is pretty spot on, even, like, the bad rap videos, the shoes, the movies, everything.
During the off-season, I go to the movies almost every day.
You know how in most teenage movies the girl meets the boy, they kiss, they have some type of fallout, then there’s an awkward sex scene, and then they’re together forever? And they say the perfect things the whole way? That doesn’t happen in real life.
In primary school when I was 6-7 years old, I always go to theater with my uncle, and I don’t know why I like the atmosphere, dark only. The screen has some lighting, that kind of things, you can see the movie star and so that’s why I like movies.
I was the guy who had been bouncing around the film industry for years, and I’d been lucky if five or 10 people would see my movies, so Captain Jack did a big flip for my career.
Providing free access to research papers on websites like Sci-Hub breaks so-called copyright law that was made to taboo free distribution of information on the Internet. That includes music, movies, documentaries, books, and research articles. Not everyone agrees that copyright law should exist in the first place.
I met Will Smith twice. I didn’t talk to him for too long but I was trying to let him know that my age group grew up watching him – he was the coolest guy on television and the coolest guy in movies.
I’m not trying to steal the show. I tend to shy away from – I don’t want to say the spotlight – how about responsibility? It’s just very daunting. These movies are very intimidating. ‘Captain America.’ This is the stuff I struggle with.
I was a kid living in New Jersey, who – I’d wanted to make movies since I was a little kid, so that came before music for me. But I started playing drums just as a hobby, and I wasn’t even really into jazz that much.
We’re in a world where masculinity, especially with these big spectacle movies, is often pushed by rippling six packs and forcing an image down someone’s throat trying to prove masculinity. Whereas I think true masculinity comes from having a strong sense of self.
Movies will always be movies, and you can never replace that feeling of when the lights go down and the image comes up.
I came to Southbury because I wanted to live a more simple life. When I was a child, I saw lots of movies about happy people living in Connecticut. And ever since then, that was where I wanted to live. I thought it would be like the movies. And it really is. It’s exactly what I hoped it would be.
I’m not a nerd, obviously. Do I look like one? I’m not someone who sits at home and doesn’t like to go out, doesn’t like to watch movies. I like to live my life.
I want to be like Tom Cruise from ‘The Outsiders’ and go on and do amazing movies for a long time.
The independent-minded movies – it’s always an uphill battle to get them made and seen. You do what you can, and go out there after and try to tell people about it, but at the end of the day, that’s all you can do.
It has been my experience that work on the screen clarifies stage portrayals and vice versa. You learn to make your face express more in making movies, and in working for the theater you have a sense of greater freedom.
I go to the movies at least five times a week, and after a while everything becomes a blur to me.
I washed dishes so I could make movies. it was never a way for me to make money.
Nature is full of drama. I know nothing about biology, about birds, about insects, about the details of politics. I just make movies about human interest stories.
I think movies, I think art, can change the world.
I want my music in movies.
Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
One of the problems with science fiction, which is probably one of the reasons why I haven’t done one for many, many years, is the fact that everything is used up. Every type of spacesuit is used up, every type of spacecraft is vaguely familiar, the corridors are similar, and the planets are similar.
What other people are adapting from the comics medium, I watch with as much interest as I do any other movies. Because I’m a fan, and I want to see what other people are doing in the world.
I learned what I really love is making films, not the film business. I want to be on the set, meeting with writers, I want that freedom. I love it now.
I collect movies. So I have all those in binders. I don’t have the DVDs out. I put them in binders.
Technically, maybe I learned most of all from George Stevens, and among his movies I learned the most from ‘A Place in the Sun.’ It’s a lesson in moviemaking.
I have an immense amount of respect for acting. I’ve always loved movies and was always fascinated by movie-making. But to become an actor, I wanted to commit myself.
And what I like about it is it makes me happy and I think it makes a lot of people happy to go to the movies and to not think about the problems of the day or the problems of tomorrow or the yesterday and just go on for the ride and have the fun of losing oneself in a fantasy.
I want to do more movies. I feel like it’s a totally different skill set than there is to theater. It’s much more internal.
When I go into making a movie, personally, I don’t try to bring other pieces of movies with me.
I’m not a real movie star. I’ve still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
I play Xbox. I have a little boy to look after. I have dogs. You know, I have things to do. I would love to be able to sit down and watch something like a movie. I watch my own movies because I have to.
I haven’t seen about half the movies I’ve done. You know, you’ve got to make a living, but some I don’t get a good vibe with.
In the movies, Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was just so glamorous and romantic.
Editing is where movies are made or broken. Many a film has been saved and many a film has been ruined in the editing room.
I don’t see as many movies as I used to. Or, I should say, as many movies as I would like to.
We pay for content that we like, and we like the content we pay for. It’s a lot more satisfying to pay $7.50 for Steven Spielberg’s next epic than it is to watch my home movies for free. Even for me.
I try to make films, not movies. I’ve never liked the expression ‘movie’, but it sounds elitist to say that.
I am a cynical optimist. Big opening weekends are like cotton candy. The films you will remember over time are the films that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way.
You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies – all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.
Movies like ‘Westworld’ used ideas I’d thought of a long time ago.
I’ve done some movies before when you have months, or three weeks at least, to train and to learn choreography.
Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies.
I watch lots of movies, both English and Hindi.
I hate dream sequences in movies and T.V. shows generally for their heavy-handed symbolism and storytelling tediousness.
But I notice that there is a lack of darkness in my movies and I don’t know where that comes from.
I think I have done some nice movies. But, I dream of playing the character that Amitabh Bachchan had played in ‘Deewaar.’
Really, with ‘Water Lilies’, the project was to end the movie where other movies would begin.
Over the years all these vampire movies have come out and nobody looks like a vampire anymore.
The dynamic range of the digital camera is pretty crappy compared to film, but now film is not great because the labs have closed. It’s going to hurt a lot of the movies that we did in this gap because I think they are going to look very old very soon.
Human beings need stories, and we’re looking for them in all kinds of places; whether it’s television, whether it’s comic books or movies, radio plays, whatever form, people are hungry for stories.
Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I’m lucky enough to be in the position where I don’t make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it.
Why movies are so powerful is because you are right in there and you stay in there until they want you to come out, and then you’ve really gone somewhere.
We don’t make movies for critics, since they don’t pay to see them anyhow.
If your goal is to be the biggest movie star in the world, a 10-movie contract is gold. It was never my goal. Up until now, I made movies – and I have a nice house, a nice car. I’m fortunate, happy and grateful. Life is good.
‘Logan Lucky’ is an experiment. The problem that I think needs to be addressed is, what has happened to movies for grown-ups made by people who are still interested in the idea of cinema?
I’d seen all of John Hughes’s movies. All the Spielberg stuff. A bunch of ’80s horror, like ‘Evil Dead.’
When you do movies on low budgets, you don’t want to have a location that requires a very big light right outside the window when you’re 10 stories up. You have to find a location where you have a terrace outside, or you can light from a second floor, or you can light through the windows for daylight.
Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero, but it’s not all that important to me anymore.
Sometimes over things that I did, movies that didn’t turn out very well – you go, ‘Why did you do that?’ But in the end, I can’t regret them because I met amazing people. There was always something that was worth it.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun.
We’re only on the earth for a short period of time. Movies aren’t enough. I want to take my success and parlay it into something bigger and better.
I’ve made some great movies. ‘Risky Business’ still stands up. It’s timeless. They study that film in film school.
I do intelligent roles. I don’t want to be labeled as doing silly movies. I’m more mature than kids my age because I’m constantly surrounded by adults.
I grew up idolising Madhuri Dixit, though I wasn’t a Hindi film buff. I had an academic upbringing, and movies were a rarity. I looked up to Madhuri because I loved dancing, and she’s a fantastic dancer.
All my movies are difficult to classify because they are very eclectic in mixing genres.
I would love to do more movies. I’d like to get into some theater, too, if I could, just to learn more. I want to do gritty performances that I’m proud of. It doesn’t matter to me if four people see it or millions of people see it, as long as I perform in such a way that people go, ‘Wow!’
I call ‘Community’ the best day job in the world, because between takes, I get to write music. I get to write sketches. I get to write movies. It’s the best job ever.
Hong Kong movies were really popular in my generation.
Claire Denis’s ‘Beau Travail’ is one of Denis’s greatest achievements. One of the most mysterious and beautiful endings in movies.
The whole point of the game is not to stick with one thing, because when that one thing ends, then what are you going to do? For me, I have movies, ‘106 & Park,’ music, and other things to fall back on.
You take somebody that cries their goddam eyes out over phoney stuff in the movies, and nine times out of ten they’re mean bastards at heart.
I guess I was a child actor. Acting was one of the things I did alongside going to school: I’d be playing guitar, I’d be playing soccer, and I would be acting in movies.
When we are in our dorms, we watch romance movies and dramas. When a romantic scene comes on, we hold on to each other and scream.
I like to watch films with my wife and friends. That’s how films should be watched. Only then can you enjoy the movies. Then whether it is raunchy or not, hardly matters.
If I saw ‘Virgin Suicides’ or ‘Eternal Sunshine,’ I’m so proud to be in those movies. They are such great movies. I felt so free on those sets.
Well, the wonderful thing about making movies, oddly enough, is that they’re sort of highly motivated graduate studies in one or another field.
I’ve been lucky, I’ve had movies that made a lot of money, so I don’t feel like I have to kill every time out. I don’t want that pressure. I don’t need it.
It’s a required part of your film history to know who Woody is. His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny but so insightful about human behavior.
I’m a big believer in creating parameters for creativity. I think parameters make people more creative. So that starts with my budgets. I only do low budget movies, and I think that makes the movies better.
When it comes to casting for movies, it is a priority that you cast right. The guiding principle must be what is right for the movie, that is the basis you cast someone, not because so-and-so is a friend.
I’m always studying actors and movies. You can never not do your homework.
I don’t really want to do movies, but I tried. I don’t feel like acting is my thing; I think music is my strong area.
I’m in show business, and we have a long history here of making movies about law enforcement officers. If you’re my age, and you’re male, and you’re trying to get work, you’re going to run into those roles as opposed to having a long run of playing dancers.
My father didn’t do a lot of direct education. My mother was the direct educator. She would put on these movies on American Movie Classics when we got cable, after my parents got divorced, which took like four or five years.
Making movies is all about compromise, negotiation, and sacrifice, but the process helps you distill what’s really important to you, and once you have identified what those these things are for any particular sequence, you hold onto them and don’t let them go.
When I was a little boy, there was no sound in the movies.
People have made sure of that, that you can’t shock anybody anymore. It’s not just because of movies and TV. It’s because of what’s happening in the world.
Being a kid growing up with Kurosawa films and watching Sergio Leone movies just made me love what it could do to you, and how it could influence you – make you dream.
Those movies sure got me into a rut.
Right now, more people enjoy movies, music, television and movies than they do video games.
Like Hollywood movies, MTV and blue jeans, fast food has become one of America’s major cultural exports.
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.
Everyone is using the Internet for almost everything – trailers, ads, movies, and short films. This is the only thing that will reach everybody in the world.
When I watch movies – when I watch ‘Star Wars’ – you want to watch the fun characters, the diversions.
If you can market smut and toilet paper, you can market movies.
I love my early movies, but naturalism is an artist’s early style. Now I want to deal with feelings, dreams, an acceptance of irrationality.
I’m a Christopher Nolan fiend. I love ‘Inception,’ ‘Interstellar,’ ‘The Prestige,’ ‘Memento’ and of course the Batman trilogy. I love all his movies.
Hollywood is throwing action movies at me.
Before I start, I search the internet for hours looking for inspiration – I look at horror movies, special effects, everything. Then, I take a bunch of screenshots, and pile them together in Photoshop to create a story for myself. I plan it out in my head, but I don’t ever practice beforehand.
I turned down ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Spider-Man,’ two movies that I knew would be phenomenally successful, because I had already made movies like that before and they offered no challenge to me. I don’t need my ego to be reminded.
In the morning, I’m like the Antonioni movies. I’m little sad. I haven’t the courage to start the day. In the evenings, I’m happier, more alive – like the character I play in ‘An Almost Perfect Affair.’
I used to always sing my way into the movies and the basketball games or whatever. I’d sing for whoever’s on the door, and they’d let me in. I used to think I was Nat King Cole back in the day, you know. So I’d sing something like, ‘Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, men have named you,’ and they’d let me in.
I said, ‘I’m going to the United States to study with Stella Adler and do movies because nobody here has done it and my passion is films.’ But I came here and I didn’t speak English, I didn’t have a green card, I didn’t know I had to have an agent, I couldn’t drive, I was dyslexic.
People are always talking about the old days. They say that the old movies were better, that the old actors were so great. But I don’t think so. All I can say about the old days is that they have passed.
My favorite types of movies definitely aren’t thrillers, but at the same time you can’t deny the genius of Hitchcock’s films.
I’ve known Ben Stiller for a minute. One of my first movies was ‘Along Came Polly.’
If you watch most of the stuff on TV and in movies, it’s usually put-down humor. It’s like somebody being mean or cynical or thoughtless to another person. I never wanted to be that type of comedian.
There’s only one thing that can kill the movies, and that’s education.
I play drums and guitar, I snowboard, I do martial arts and acrobatics. I go to the movies every Friday.
I didn’t like some of the movies that were coming into me.
What’s so cool about movies is once you’re done with the movie, you put it away and come up with a whole new different idea with different characters and a different world. But in TV, you build these characters, and you build this world, and then you’re there for however long you do the show.
The only thing I can’t do is hear. I can drive, I have a life with four kids, I work on TV, I do movies, so the deafness question, is it that they want to know because, what? Not sure.
I was a student of law as my grandmother wanted me to be a lawyer. But my passion has always been movies.
I want to make movies that pierce people’s hearts and touch them in some way, even if it’s just for the night while they’re in the cinema; in that moment, I want to bring actual tears to their eyes and goosebumps to their skin.
Movie magic is movie magic and acting magic is acting magic.
A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper.
Four or five years ago I decided to stop cursing the darkness – I had been complaining about movies and their content for years – and instead to do something about it by getting into the film business.
Horror movies, man, the blood entails so much time. And horror movies are not fun; definitely not starting there as a director. Definitely not horror.
Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
Movies are boring. It’s like watching paint dry. I did a little role in a movie, and it was eight lines. I was there for three days. It’s just horrible. Television is 15 hour days. Movies are 18 hour days. And it’s 18 hours of doing not a thing.
My body looks like 30 but my face looks like 50. But I cannot walk bare-chested in the streets. I like to do these movies to challenge myself physically.
Everything I learned I learned from the movies.
Dude, I didn’t say Jude Law can’t act. I didn’t say Jude Law was in bad movies. I just said he’s in every movie.
Scary movies, for me, I used to be insanely scared of.
When I was in a couple of movies in the ’80s, I was winging it.
Growing up, I was obsessed with Disney movies like ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Beauty And The Beast.’ I was always singing the songs from these movies, so to find myself in the studio with Alan Menken was an amazing experience. In fact, it was a dream come true.
Right now I just want to chill for a while. Take a hiatus from all the craziness. To clean my house, see my family. Just see some movies and pick some strawberries.
I like cable: you only work four months out of the year and have the other eight months to do movies if you want.
Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
That’s probably when I get the most angry at American movies, when they just so cynically manipulate the audience without even trying to give a good story.
Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.
The Asian culture has to be a part of what we see on TV and in movies.
I’ve just grown a little disappointed with ‘Muppets in the Old West’, ‘Muppets Under Water’ and all these weird concept movies. I just want to go take it back to the early 80’s, when it was about the Muppets trying to put on a show. That’s what I’m trying to bring back.
Everyone told me to pass on ‘Speed’ because it was a ‘bus movie.’
If you’re sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that’s entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it’s the storytelling. That’s why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story.
All reading should be pleasurable! I don’t like people who keep reeling out the ‘books are so important’ line. First and foremost, reading is about entertainment, the same as movies, video games and music.
A man becomes what he dreams. And I dreamed of being in the movies. I was brought up on Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, and Cary Grant.
The movie I’ve seen the most is ‘Ghostbusters’ or ‘Ghostbusters II.’ I used to watch those movies nonstop.
I would say I was, I guess, a toddler when I actually found my passion because, when I was little, I used to mimic all these movies and sing all this music that you wouldn’t think a toddler would know. I would think my passion just started there, and it just grew with me.
I live, therefore I make films. I make film, therefore I live. Life. Movement. I make home movies, therefore I live. I live, therefore I make home movies.
When I was growing up, I was the most pretentious person I have ever met. I only read obscure books and watched obscure movies and only listened to obscure music.
Bowdoin was the first place that I fell in love with. When I visited, I just had never been to a place with that many resources and that much access to information. That was stuff that you saw in movies. I didn’t know that existed in real life.
There should be a point to movies. Sure, you’re giving people a diversion from the cold world for a bit, but at the same time, you pass on some facts and rules and maybe a little bit of wisdom.
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn’t.
In essence, we’re imaging the same cell for anywhere from forty to a hundred thousand times to create one of the movies that we see.
The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.
My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I’m still a virgin in a lot of ways. I’m not used to being shot down for no reason.
I was a strange, dark little dude. I fell in love with horror movies, at a very early age. Somehow, as a first grader, I was able to convince my parents to let me go see stuff like ‘An American Werewolf in London’ in theaters, so I was headed in that direction anyway.
A lot of the main characters in horror movies are outsiders as well, so that outsider syndrome reverberates within horror fans and geeky collectors. It’s kind of a rallying call that brings fans and collectors together who are a little socially retarded, maybe.
I like flying to New York from London. It’s like a day off for me. No phone or e-mails. Food, wine, iPod, movies, snoozing.
I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn’t care what kind of movies I made.
I think that I used to love Hollywood movies. I remember great phases and moments. But, unfortunately, now is not the moment.
When I’m writing fiction, I read nonfiction or biographies. Now I’m watching very old movies or old foreign films. I don’t immerse myself in whatever’s going on in whatever area I’m working in.
Whatever happened to books? Suddenly everybody’s talking about these 100-hour movies called ‘Breaking Bad’. People are talking about TV the same way they used to talk about novels back in the 1980s. I like to think I hang out with some pretty smart people, but all they talk about is ‘Breaking Bad.’
I’m not necessarily a fan of horror genre of movies or books.
‘Tropic Thunder’ is one of my favorite movies of all time. ‘Blazing Saddles.’ Anything that will get me to smile.
Making people laugh is giving, and it’s healing, too, when people can go up to the movies and forget about their problems. It’s a good thing. That’s why I want to work.
I have a feeling, one of those gut feelings, that I’ll make pretty good movies the rest of my life.
I am so happy because I want more people to like martial arts movie not just martial arts audience. Even martial arts can be used in comedy, in drama, in horror movies, in different kinds of movies.
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
Inspiration comes from everywhere. From life, observing people, etc. From movies and books you love. From research.
With actors like Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Harrison Ford, what made them such icons is that even in dramatic movies, their characters had a sense of humor.
When my mother got home from work, she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out, and she would take me with her. I’d go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor.
Film spectators are quiet vampires.
I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it’s about the same proportion to books published that I care to read.
Life guided me to being a bodyguard, protecting people, then in the movies, so I’m happy with everything because basically all I ever wanted to do was be a good son and take care of my mother.
The one regret I have about my own abortions is that they cost money that might otherwise have been spent on something more pleasurable, like taking the kids to movies and theme parks.
The best movies now are called ‘thrillers.’ Because if you use the word ‘horror,’ people’s associations are straight-to-video crap.
I like Ryan Gosling as an actor. I watch all of his movies, and he’s Canadian and I just like his swag. I read his interviews and I’m a big fan of his.
I like movies, because it’s kind of a combination of every art, it’s like it’s picture, it’s story, it’s music, it’s kind of like a clash and a collide of every art. It’s really neat.
‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ is one of the greatest films of all time.
What is important for me is that people are liking my movies, I am liking my work, for which I am very happy.
I would make hockey movies: I would edit together Flyers games and do highlight reels of goals or fights, which I still have to this day.
When I go to Batman movies, I always think, ‘Man, I would like to be a bad guy in a Batman movie.’ especially as they got darker when they go to the Christian Bale era.
I had a certain career as an actor that I think was quite personal as well, and had a lot of integrity, but I wasn’t writing my own things or directing my own movies.
People say, ‘Gee, you do a lot of mafia movies.’ I think I’ve done two, out of 60.
I drove from Naples to the Amalfi coast in an Alpha Romeo 1969 Spider, which was lovely. There have been lots of movies made down there, and I felt a bit like James Bond – the driving is quite hairy. The locals have mopeds, but you wouldn’t catch me on a bike on those roads. A tank would be safer!
It’s all about escapism. That’s essentially what all movies are about. It’s a vicarious thrill.
I oftentimes find with movies that the heavier the onscreen situation is, the more levity there is off screen. It’s almost out of necessity.
My father is a silent cinema freak, so he took me to 1925 silent films that took forever, like 5-hour movies, but I’ve seen a lot of that stuff since I was young. And then I saw the film ‘Annie,’ and I just wanted to be Annie; I just wanted to be that orphan kid and wanted to sing and dance.
That’s the time I remember as a kid, being so excited to go to the movies. To be part of that now is really an amazing gift.
I love film. I am very blessed to be making movies.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
I’m married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
For me, I like to be different. I didn’t want to imitate another wrestler. I always try to find something from other genres, like movies, books, art, and musicals. That’s how I made my style.
A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
When you’re doing movies, you’re traveling all over the world and you really can’t be home.
Skinniness is not your friend when you’re over 40. I’d like to gain a good 10 pounds, but I did always have a fat, round face that plagued me when I was young. When I started to make movies, I couldn’t look at myself.
When you work in movies, or on TV shows, there are 50 other people involved. And it’s hard, man. They brainwash you to think you’re doing the right thing.
With bad movies, I have this image in my head of the director and the editor in the editing room watching a scene that is not happening, looking at each other and saying, ‘Put some music in there.’
In the second half of primary school, I liked live-action shows and giant-monster movies, and then in junior high, I got into regular movies.
There were times when we couldn’t even go to the movies, when I was a kid, because there wasn’t enough money.
It’s a political and manipulative industry. Actors vie for the same roles, movies are snatched away. Have I ever been manipulated? Yes. But I haven’t manipulated anyone because if you think from the heart, you cannot be calculative. I have spent nights crying.
The fact of the matter is, it’s hard to find good movies, period.
I was so flattered to be asked to be in the movies – the idea of being paid to act was heady stuff.
I’ve been doing this for 33 years, and sometimes you make movies and nobody cares. But when people care, it’s the greatest thing in the world – even when it’s passionately against the title – because it’s going to start a conversation.
Even today, in our progressive times, in most movies that come out, the men have to have biceps and the women have to be thin or something.
Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk.
I got into film-making because I was interested in making entertaining movies, which I felt there was a lack of.
If you lined up 10 writers and asked them to write a movie about Steve Jobs, you’d get 10 very different movies.
I would love to have my own show, and whatever movies come up, that would be fun to do too. But I love TV, and I love the art of the half-hour sitcom.
I don’t like scary movies.
We are brunch hounds. We also like movie dates. There’s a lot of diners, a lot of movies. We’re ‘simple pleasures’ people. It doesn’t have to be crazy. It could be a ‘Law and Order’ marathon on the couch, or it could be dinner or a show. We like to mix it up.
I don’t want to make movies for kids, and I don’t want to make movies for adults either.
The first two movies I directed failed, when I was 21 and 23, and that was the greatest thing that could have happened.
It’s time for me to do things I like so I will be happy, my wife will be happy, my friends will be happy. I just want to do something I’m proud of. It’s time for me to change. I could sign with a company for 10 movies and I’m the king of video and so what?
Persistence is half the battle. That’s what I love about independent movies. They don’t have to be made. There’s no studio with an agenda to set up a franchise like ‘Batman’ or to make a vehicle for a celebrity actor. My films are made because I love the process.
I like to look like a person. It drives me crazy when you see women in movies playing teachers, and they have biceps. It totally takes me out of the movie. I start thinking, Wow, that actress playing this part really looks great!
There are movies where we are interested in seeing people’s lives without agreeing with what they’re doing.
I really hate relaxing. I’ve done three movies in a row, worked for two years straight, and to me, idle time is the devil’s workshop. I like to focus on something.
Streaming TV shows, movies, and other types of video over the Internet to all manner of devices, once a fringe habit, is now a squarely mainstream practice. Even people still paying for cable or satellite service often also have Netflix or Hulu accounts.
I was very driven in high school. I worked a bunch of odd jobs. I never partied. I never drank. I was just a theater geek who was obsessed with movies.
Then I went through a whole bunch of crap with my lousy movies and pop records. I had people behind me kind of steering me in that direction, but it wasn’t really my bag.
If we can make some movies that have a positive effect on people’s lives and on our culture, that’s enough for me.
I watched a lot of old movies. Clint Eastwood movies, a lot of John Wayne films, a lot of movies that celebrated the region of where I lived.
With Quentin Tarantino, he makes movies imagining himself as the audience. To be specific and true to what he wants resonates to people who like his movies.
Right now, my job is that I’m like an ambulance chaser. I’ve got to look for movies with white guys falling out of them.
I’m like the luckiest girl in the world. I’ve gotten to be a princess, I’ve gotten to work with the Muppets. A lot of my childhood dreams about who I wanted to be when I was a grown-up, I at least get to play them in movies.
I really like suspenseful movies and movies that make you think.
Movie-making is serious business. The director and the crew are already under a lot of pressure to give their best to the audience. Therefore, the best part for me as an actor is to act well in the movies and make a jolly atmosphere with the co-stars on the sets.
I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.
For me, real life is hard work. Making movies is like a vacation for my soul.
Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
I grew up as a huge comic fan and a huge Batman & Robin fan. I watched all the TV shows, went to all the movies – I even had the lunch box; man, I was in!
I just want to sing, I want to work on my music, I want to make my movies, that’s all I want to do.
I’m not into superhero movies, but I love cartoons. Tweety bird is my favourite.
You can map your life through your favorite movies, and no two people’s maps will be the same.
All the violence in videos and movies, you can’t tell me that that wouldn’t influence a disturbed person.
More and more, as I grow older, I find myself looking for inspiration in painting, illustration, videogames, and old movies.
My whole life has been movies and religion. That’s it. Nothing else.
In Chennai, we have the beach for entertainment, but in places like Trichy, Salem, and Coimbatore, movies are the only entertainment.
People need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.
I just like movies that somehow expose the world in a way that’s different than you imagine it.
I used to love martial arts movies starring Bruce Lee and Jean Claude Van Damme. In one of Van Damme’s movies, he would break a pine tree. I would kick banana trees because I used to live on a farm. My father would get mad at me because I would break all of the banana trees around.
If my films make one more person miserable, I’ll feel I have done my job.
I look up so much to those movies, ‘Airplane!’ and ‘Naked Gun.’ I think that stuff is so funny. I grew up just loving all that stuff and sort of idolizing Leslie Nielsen.
If I showed you scripts from my first few movies, the descriptions of my characters all said ‘the ugly girl’.
A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.
I think the audience would like to see movies that are stunning to watch. I really think they’d like to see spectacles.
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.
Some people go to the movies to be reminded that everything’s okay. I don’t make those kinds of movies.
You have more time to work in movies. My experience with movies is that you have more time to experiment with the character and camera angles and things like that.
Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman Begins’ set the bar very high for the superhero movie, as it showed that you could get a great cast for these movies and take a real filmmaker’s perspective.
Reality in movies is the reality of the story you’re telling, so it may not match the reality as we know it, but the reason there’s art is that it tries to bring some kind of understanding of all the suffering and joys and pain that we go through. Storytelling brings some value to it.
Commercials led to TV, and TV led to movies here and there.
If there wasn’t struggle you would never grow. You would never become who you’re meant to be. And let’s be honest. It would also be… super boring both in movies and in life.
I was born to play Hercules. I have loved and honored the mythology over the years – since I was a kid. When I first broke into Hollywood, ‘Hercules’ was one of the movies that I – not chased, because I didn’t have the power to chase anything – but always had in the back of my mind.
Had I not done Shakespeare, Pinter, Moliere and things such as ‘Godspell’ – I played Judas in a hugely successful production before I did ‘Elm Street’ – I’d probably be on a psychiatrist’s couch saying: ‘Freddy ruined me.’ But I’d already done 13 movies and years of non-stop theatre.
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.
TV is so different from the movies. It takes a lot of stamina because you work such long hours. It is really challenging. You are learning the next day’s lines while you are shooting today’s scenes. I found courage I never realised I had. I hope to do more.
Bad movies: they can be tatty classics of crazed ineptitude, like Edward D. Wood’s ‘Glen or Glenda’ and ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space,’ or big-budget misfires like the 1987 ‘Ishtar,’ a would-be comedy that sent Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman on a Hope-Crosby Road to Dystopia.
I think my movies are very much about the female gaze… But it’s not going to happen magically if you’re a woman. It’s still something you have to deconstruct, but it’s not something you have to be vigilant about.
I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw ‘Doctor Zhivago’ every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
Quite often in comic book movies, very good actresses are relegated to being the girlfriend or the helper or the sidekick or something.
Some movies bring out the creativity in you. Every single audience member can become creative in the face of a particular movie. If you happen to like my films, it’s because my films provide a bed for you on which you can find your creativity. The Hollywood movies do not provide that for you.
I like stories that grow, that have unpredictable layers. As opposed to Hollywood movies that start out with a lot of shock and noise and peter out into an unconvincing cliche.
I’ve made over 20 movies, and 5 of them are good.
You are treated like a cog in a machine. The director might be obsessing so much with the stunts that he doesn’t notice your performance, and the producer may just be an insane money man, but I have no snobbery about the movies.
I think that came out of watching all those serious movies for all that time. If you watch a movie like Zero Hour, Sterling Hayden is pretty funny, and so are the guys in the cockpit.
I’m not a strikingly handsome guy, but I’m in movies.
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I’m writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I’m going to play for the opening sequence.
The subjects that I am working are movies that say something. They are shouting or criticising something. I would hate to play a princess waiting for the prince to come and give her a kiss.
I never really worked with Chris Farley, I hung out with him, but I had plans, I had big plans, movies, and I was in no hurry.