We need Netflix. We in the independent sector more than anybody need Netflix, because they care about what we do.— Harvey Weinstein
The most profound Harvey Weinstein quotes that are glad to read
You know, I'm the tough guy with taste, good friends, you know, describe me that I'm the tough guy, period, the way others do. But, you know, I'll tell you, I'm a complete wuss when it comes to my own kids.
Roman Polanski is a man who cares deeply about his art and its place in this world. What happened to him on his incredible path is filled with tragedy, and most men would have collapsed. Instead, he became a great artist and continues to make great films.
The secret of making movies is having the strongest possible script.
If we don't get gun-control laws in this country, we are full of beans.
To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States is pathetic. And I agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg: It's time to put up or shut up about gun control for both parties.
All that self-control stuff, I tried all that stuff from analysts.
I went everywhere to these guys, every kind of anger-management, psychologist, psychiatrist. 'Get rid of my temper, get rid of my temper.' And there was only one guy who just said, 'I don't think this is related to, uh, issues. I think there has got to be something wrong.'
I was a camp counselor for kids whose moms were on welfare, unfortunately, and right across the camp was the best, most pristine and preppy camp in the universe.
People love a true story and especially a true story where two people from opposite worlds come together.
I'm the father of four daughters.
There are two things that come very easily to me: rooting for New York sports teams and making mistakes.
Over the years with movies, I've given directors notes.
It's the golden age of French cinema again but it's because Sarkozy had the guts to push through copyright law.
There's something about the fashion world that I like, which is, I see a lot of the designers really have affection for other designers.
To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States of America is pathetic.
I speak to kids 16, 17 years old, they haven't read a newspaper.
They haven't physically handled a newspaper. They don't even look at the headlines on a subway. These kids are on the Internet and the level of news that they're getting is not the quality of 'The New York Times' or 'The Wall Street Journal.' It's way deficient, and they don't care.
I think audiences can deal with these mature themes.
They keep the old business. We keep the ongoing business.
I think we do have our true, original stories that work.
I can tell you that 'The King's Speech,' which we did, became a worldwide smash because people loved the personal story.
First of all, I never make a movie for awards consideration.
When you have four daughters, you learn to lose early and often.
People want to see big, escapist fare. They don't want to be challenged to think.
To me, Romney is 'Our Idiot Brother', and Obama is 'The King's Speech'.
You can spend all the money in the world. If you've got a bad product, it doesn't matter.
I just finished my homework fast, I was bored to death.
There wasn't 500 channels so there was a thing for a librarian to teach a kid like me about reading. I started reading early and I read all the time, because I love it.
I'm probably the only person who goes to work and says 'Wow, it's really nice here and sweet,' even in the competitive movie business.
I'm a benevolent dictator.
It's always tough for me to make a movie, and then sit on an airplane and watch somebody watch it on their phone.
I always loved the creative process, from 'Shakespeare in Love' to 'Finding Neverland' to 'Basquiat'; whether it's serious, or it's comedic, whether it's the 'inside look' at that, it seems to be a theme of what I do.
I love it when these Internet dudes say to me, 'Hey man, we just want to be 'content neutral.'
I always find that when I do something that I like, from my heart, then it works.
I don't have to agree with everything a candidate does to support him.
It’s hard to market a movie when you’re at the mercy of critics and journalists.
Audiences want to see intelligent movies.
I want to deal with somebody who comes from another country to the United States and has a family that comes. I don't care if it's a black family from Jamaica or a Hispanic family from Mexico. These issues need to be dealt with, but they need to be dealt with in the entertaining way.
When we talk about Oscars, it's almost as a symbol of excellence, and the American public and the worldwide public accept that symbol.
You're always fascinated by what you do, and how other people look at it.
As a young man, I went to Paris and soaked up many hours of film knowledge from Robert Hakim in my efforts to become a producer.
Debt can be the most addictive thing in the universe, and it can kill you.
You get used to living high off the hog. It was intoxicating.
I think for us - the Weinstein name, the Miramax name - they've both become synonymous with brands. We have a real winning formula when it comes to championing a different kind of movie, and I think the audience trusts us.
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 hope to continue my friendship with France and its filmmakers for many years to come.
I... grew up in politics and I used to work for the Democratic Party.
I never make a movie for awards consideration.
I will use the hope of getting an Academy Award a) to honor the people who work so hard and also b) it's the greatest Good Housekeeping seal in the world. It's the greatest brand. It's as good as Louis Vuitton and Dior in the world of moviemaking. It's the Super Bowl.
You know, my movies are important on an economic basis, on an artistic basis.
I don't know, I'll probably make the first superhero movie that bombs.
I'd never made a teen comedy in my life.
Obama is not embarrassing. The country is embarrassing.
Knowing that Ricky Gervais will never work again means a lot to me. I'm going to make sure of it.
All my life, I have loved and been inspired by French cinema, and as a studio head it has been my pride and joy to have the ability to bring movies to audiences around the world.
I'm sure the next time Piers Morgan asks me to host his show again I will ask President Obama to be my guest.
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.