We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.— J. K. Rowling
Fulfilling Black Movie quotations
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
When Kubrick decided to go the black comedy route with his movie, he thought of me to give it that flavor.
I miss my Dad. My Dad loved cheesy monster movies, so we'd have Godzilla movie marathons. Those are some of my favorite memories, laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad, like black garbage bags for heads.
Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you. Then you will see your own light as radiant as the full moon.
One of the things I have an allergic reaction to playing, especially as a black actor, is the mandatory kind of best friend/cop/detective type. You will never see me in that movie.
I really wish Hollywood would stop labeling movies, especially movies with predominantly black casts. Then, it makes others feel like, "Oh, well, that's not for me." At the end of the day, everybody understands love, loss, pain and heartbreak. That's not a color.
You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.
We're just trying to find some color in this black and white world
Why does every black person in the movies have to play a servant? How about a black person walking up the steps of a courthouse carrying a briefcase?
I've always considered movies evil; the day that cinema was invented was a black day for mankind.
I've been identified with pink throughout my career, but I'm not as crazy about it as I've led people to believe. My favorite colors are actually neutrals — black and white — but then who thinks of a movie queen in black and white? Everything has to be in living color.
No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
It's always hard when you're playing someone for a lot of people out there who are going to see the movie after reading the books. There's a communion between a reader and the writer, so people will have an idea who Sirius Black is and I might not be everyone's idea of that.
I liked speed. I was on black beauties all the time. Nothing bad happened to me. I didn't become a drug addict because I always had to make a movie. We weren't stoned when we made them; I was stoned when I made movies up. I did them all.
When you're first starting out, you want to keep making good movies.
When you're young and you're black, you do a bad movie and you're through.
I dont care if you're black, white, short, tall, skinny, rich or poor. If you respect me I'll respect you
They allow us to disrespect our Black woman.
A lot of these things would be considered criminal if it were to be carried out in the streets. That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies.
Black movies don't have real names, they have names like Barbershop.
That's not a name, that's just a location.
We have our classic hood movies, right? Like "Boyz in the Hood.
" We have our classic conscious films like Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," or "Stand By Me." Even beyond Coogler, there are black films that are just voices. So the intention behind this ["The Land"] was to capture today's.
Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means.
Making a movie is like a chess game. It's about constantly changing patterns, adapting to new things. It's not just black and white, as you know.
Naturally we need black men to give this movie serious credibility.
It's so important to create roles and characters and projects that feature black people in a way that's not specifically targeted toward the niche market, which is, like, a black movie is created and it's produced and pitched so that only black people will watch it ... I want to see dynamic characters and roles that everyone wants to watch.
If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
White people made up the n-word, they knew about racial jokes before anybody, and in their old movies and old cartoons they made fun of everybody, especially black folks. Racial jokes were not new to them.
I have a theory. An audience doesn't need to get wrapped up in blackness every time they see a Negro actor. And a movie doesn't have to be about race just because there's a Negro in it.
Mother loathed the all-black B movies Hollywood made for the "colored" audience, where the stereotypes were broader and more offensive to her, and where the musical interludes did no justice to real talent, she said, but trivialized it.
I'm not interested in a realistic look - not at all, not ever. Every film should look the way I feel.
I imagine it was much different in the 1970s.
That was the Renaissance for black actors, albeit in blaxploitation movies. There was a much greater preponderance of work then than there is now.
Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.
I love to unwind and watch movies, especially those from the classic black-and-white era.
Great moments are born from great opportunities.
The other two things are... well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used to run matinees, and the more romantic the better.
It's hard to find black roles that are just whimsical and fun and colorful.
And I think, in many ways, that can be just as powerful in making commentary about race through movies.
What!? You tell people that, I won't get no more black movies?
I think movies are getting dumber, actually. Where it used to be 50/50 and it's 3% good and 97% stupid.
Racing does to white guys what movies do to black guys.
I was born a poor black child.
It's very difficult to get any movies done about Black heroes - Haitian or American - in Hollywood. The argument in Hollywood is that there is no market for those movies, and that is not true.
All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.
Black and white is much closer to the condition of dreaming.
It links you to the subconscious and I think that was part of the great appeal of movies originally.. this strange otherness.
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.'
I was always the only black in the movie theater, the only black in class, the only black in the library, the only black in the discotheque. I always felt observed and judged.
I was kind of a dark kid. I loved Halloween, and I loved vampires and the black and white old monster movies.
I am grateful for what I call well-spent moments: Making a tuna fish sandwich with the works. Taking at least a half hour to eat it outside. Ironing my vintage tea towels while watching old black-and-white film noir movies and sipping one martini with extra olives - a quirky combination, but it works.