Eventually, in '84, we made a film for a little over a million dollars - with American actors that was shot in English - that was shown in Finland A little action film called Born American.— Renny Harlin
Proven Action Films quotations
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Kids are always infatuated with the action in Martial Arts Films.
Let me tell you, there is nothing better for kids than the Arts. That is what kept me straight and decent. I always had a place to go. That was the dojo. I always had something to look forward to doing.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
I'll do at least one action film every year because of my fans. This is my promise to them.
By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.
The film [Stalker] needs to be slower and duller at the start so that the viewers who walked into the wrong theatre have time to leave before the main action starts.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Action films are great, but an action film that has characters that are compelling and a story that people can care about is something even better. We love to see action heroes that are vulnerable, that are sensitive, that are family people, that are accessible.
Yeah, I do all the stuff I can. Let’s be frank, if you are in an action film, you are not in it for the characters, you are in it for the action – the stunts. If they take that away from you, it’s a sad story. Ha ha! I have damaged everything: knees, elbows, ribs. But I’m an old gymnast. I know how to survive.
I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never.
Christmas, my child, is love in action.
" ~ Dale Evans (1912-2001), American film actress, singer and songwriter. Wife of Roy Rogers.
When you're watching an action movie, you experience an action movie more outside of the aquarium, you're out of the aquarium looking in at all the swimming fish that are in there. Whereas horror films and thrillers are designed to put the audience into that box, into that aquarium.
People use location as a language in films, and Quentin uses action as a language in his films. There's really not a lot of violence. It's more of an emotional beat than it is a physical beat
Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently.
I have a lot of brothers. It's easy for me to do physical stuff. I had to survive. I really love it, and I'd love to do more of it. I want to do action films. I want to go and hang off of wires, and jump off of bridges, and hang on bungee cords. I've always really loved it.
I feel the need... the need for speed.
Indian actors, because of the format of our stories, need to be good actors, and be able to perform emotional sequences, do a bit of comedy, dance and singing, action, because all of this forms just one film. In many ways I'd say there are greater demands on Indian actors than there are on Hollywood.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.
Hollywood seems to succumb to fads. Well, action films do well. Give me violence. Give me a scene where there's a couple of car chases or shooting and stuff like that. They're forgetting the fact that there's a basic structure to a story that is essential to making it really broad and appealing.
We're not just horror fans. We're film fans. I love action films. I want to do action films. I want to do romantic comedies. I love all this stuff. So, if I find the good material, I'll do it.
Yeah loads of bruises and welts, usually around the hip, arse, thigh region and elbows. Elbows got knocked up big time, but it was so much fun. I hadn't done a meaty action film in seven or eight years, so it was fun to explore that aspect of storytelling again.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
'Coraline' is Neil Gaiman's book, it sold a lot, it has a big fan base.
It was originally conceived to be live action, but I never really wanted it to be. I always thought that it would work better as an animated film.
Very few people make exterior movies anymore.
It's always action films driven by action and quick editing.
We were using a hand-held camera to film the scene when Morse collapses.
The camera wouldn't start. Three times they said action and it still wouldn't work. To this day, they still don't know what was wrong.
Nothing happens, until something moves.
Film is a battleground. Love, hate, violence, action, death...In a word, emotion.
The worst of the action films are the ones where everything is one shout from beginning to finish. And there's no differentiation between beats, like small or big, or quiet or expansive. It's all just one loud shout.
My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!
I don't trust words. I trust actions.
Most Pixar films are better than most live action films.
If you take my performance or my understanding of the role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI, that I guess becomes an action film.
Everybody gets typecast in movies, but you have to make wise choices.
I'd say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look, so you have to fight that. If producers had their way, I'd only be in action films, but I'm interested in a more varied career than that.
Leadership is an action, not a position.
Sometimes it is the emotional experience of film and television that bring a cause to our hearts and stir us to action - they inform and inspire.
I was keen to direct an action film, and when Reliance approached me for the remake of Singham, I saw an opportunity to return to my first love.
My films can be considered political action against the tyranny of good taste.
The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
In my mind, martial arts movies are martial arts movies and action is action.
It's quite different, because martial arts doesn't just have physical form; you have a philosophy, internal and external. A lot of it involves your life. How you see the world. An action film I think is just about the movement. I think it's different.
I do find violence entertaining, but that doesn't make me a bad person.
I grew up watching all these action films when I was a kid. My dad would bring back 'Rambo' and whatever, and we'd watch it together. It's not affected me in any way other than I just appreciate the entertainment value of violence on film.
Growing up in the Philippines, I loved all kinds of movies.
We had a very healthy film industry there when I was a child. It's now gotten very limited. They only make action movies and hard-core exploitation movies. Women get raped; men get shot.
I didn't really watch action films growing up! I grew up on stuff like 'Anne of Green Gables' - that was more when I was in elementary school. It was all I ever watched.
Some people call Police Story the greatest action film of all time, and while I have to be humble and say that I disagree, it's definitely the favorite action film I've ever made.