65 Cinematic Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of cinematic quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about cinematic video.

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The Most Famous Cinematic Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Cinematography is a writing with images in mouvement and with sounds. — Robert Bresson

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language. — Conrad Hall

Cinema’s characteristic forte is its ability to capture and communicate the intimacies of the human mind. — Satyajit Ray

You make the movie through the cinematography - it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was like a huge revelation to me. — Nicolas Roeg

A literary work can only be received through symbols, through concepts - for that is what words are; but cinema, like music, allows for utterly direct, emotional, sensuous perception of the work. — Andrei Tarkovsky

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians. — Francis Ford Coppola

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Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater. — Roman Polanski

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I had a love for photography, which of course rolled into cinematography. — Scoot McNairy

A cinematographer is a visual psychiatrist, moving an audience... making them think the way you want them to think, painting pictures in the dark. — Gordon Willis

And Later I Thought, I Can't Think How Anyone Can Become a Director Without Learning the Craft of Cinematography. — Gus Van Sant

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  • My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." — Winston Groom
  • Most of us live our lives devoid of cinematic moments. — Nora Ephron
  • I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. — Kathryn Bigelow
  • I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic. — Jessica Hagedorn
  • Lawrence of Arabia is the ultimate movie, deeply cinematic. — Christine Baranski
  • I think violence in a cinematic context can be, if handled in a certain way, very seductive. — Kathryn Bigelow
  • I like to think of characters in relation to other cinematic characters. — Leslye Headland
  • Purely cinematic film ... actually the purest expression of a cinematic idea. — Francois Truffaut
  • I think I've always been drawn to the notion of talk as cinematic. — Noah Baumbach
  • But actually I make films that I think are extremely sophisticated and cinematic. — Mike Leigh

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I am an avid follower of the news, and sometimes you just can't take any more war, any more disasters, and you want to remind yourself there's beauty in the world. I wanted to show a more poetic side to my work. It was all about... a feeling of sadness, but in a cinematic kind of way. I find beauty in melancholy. — Alexander McQueen

I go to a very visual place when I'm singing. It's very cinematic and I get this feeling of space. I love when music does that. — Dave Gahan

What I'm doing is creating a game. I'm not making a movie. To make the game more enjoyable and captivating, and to make the player feel like he's present in that setting, we need the cinematic element. — Hideo Kojima

I felt from time to time that shooting live music is the most purely cinematic thing you can do. Ideally, the cinema is becoming one with the music. There is little artifice involved. There's no acting. I love it. — Jonathan Demme

The realm of superstitions, fortune-telling, presentiments, intuition, dreams, all this is the inner life of a human being, and all this is the hardest thing to film. — Krzysztof Kieslowski

My problem is that whenever I shoot, I do it Bruce Willis "Die Hard" style - in a very cinematic fashion. — Hideo Kojima

My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig. — Steve Buscemi

You know, I think everything I do cinematically for the rest of my life will probably have some direct route back to Jonathan. But I love him to death. He's like my best friend and my big brother. — Ted Demme

I believe that you must be madly in love with cinema to create films. You also need a huge cinematic baggage. — Jean-Pierre Melville

Getting the audience to cry for the Terminator at the end of T2, for me that was the whole purpose of making that film. If you can get the audience to feel emotion for a character that in the previous film you despised utterly and were terrified by, then that's a cinematic arc. — James Cameron

Slow motion is so visually cinematic; when you create that, you create it for your audience, you let them have the feeling of what it must be like to be there. And in a movie, you can't forget the audience. — Bill Paxton

Something impacts me emotionally, art is a kind of outlet, and I figure it's the same for a lot of artists. The way my mind deals with things is cinematic. — Ryan Coogler

I like cinematic art that doesn't have to include violence as the main meat of emotion. Now, excellence in cinema is based on murder, guns. Tarantino bores me. Even though he is very appealing and very facile about putting elements of pop culture into his work. But it kinds of dates it, right? — Jeff Buckley

When you look at my film you see footage that is unbelievably awesome and beautiful and dangerous looking. It's something that is very, very cinematic. — Werner Herzog

And then, I suppose, there's also a cinematic reality on top of that. Because it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on, it was quite confusing acting that. — Gabriel Byrne

I am surely a feminist filmmaker, but not because I set out to become one, or am trying to make any kind of statement. Rather, it's inherent in the act of expressing myself, as a woman who is deeply alienated from mainstream cinematic structures of seeing. I express myself and am instantly feminist. — Nina Menkes

I've taught both screenwriting and playwriting, and playwriting is both much harder and much more rewarding. One can teach people how to tell a story in cinematic ways, but theater is a much more elusive craft. — David Ives

I use cinematic things in a theatrical way on stage, and in film I use theatrical techniques in a cinematic way. — Julie Taymor

The geometry of landscape and situation seems to create its own systems of time, the sense of a dynamic element which is cinematizing the events of the canvas, translating a posture or ceremony into dynamic terms. The greatest movie of the 20th century is the Mona Lisa, just as the greatest novel is Gray's Anatomy. — J. G. Ballard

I think making a great action movie is one of the hardest cinematic endeavors. By definition, smart characters avoid action. Smart people don't go down dark alleys, but if you're making an action movie and you want to have an action sequence, somehow you have to get that character into that dangerous situation. — Doug Liman

Most Russians don't treat the government, or those in power, as something close to them. They don't believe that they, as ordinary people, are able to change the development of things. That's why they have a very specific ironic sentiment towards power and the figures that represent it. I wanted to translate this irony into the cinematic language. — Andrey Zvyagintsev

There's a cinematic quality that happens in my mind when I hear something that really lands. An album is just a journal of a life moving through time. — Ben Gibbard

I think that Spider-Man is a part of our culture. He's a perennial character. He's something that's constantly reexamined and there are so many versions of him in the comics that it was something that I thought that we could do cinematically. He belongs on the big screen. — Marc Webb

My songs are cinematic so they seem to reference a glamorous era or fetishize certain lifestyles, but that's not my aim. — Lana Del Rey

I fell in love with it. Walking around just feels so cinematic. I find the aris- tocratic parts of London so unattractive and angular; the architecture is so white and gated. But in New York, it’s different—even uptown it’s really grand, and there’s no real segregation there. It’s all mixed up. — Imogen Poots

When working on a period, it is the finer details that evoke imagery that helps in cinematic adaptations. — Ashwin Sanghi

In Hong Kong, particularly, we craft this art for decades. The action choreographer actually is the action director. He takes over and he choreographs with - by himself or with his team, and place the camera where he feels cinematic effect to bring out that choreography. — Donnie Yen

I'm not a cinematic cinematic person. I go to the movies like I did back when I was a kid. I go to the movies and I sit down. If the music works, hmm. If it doesn't work, hmm. The whole concept of the thing, not as one piece here or there. For me, music is a large part. — Melvin Van Peebles

I'm not trying to write cinematic novels, but I have been told several times that my style is cinematic. — Nicholas Royle

Some of my favorite movies are Hollywood movies. Hollywood is part of the cinematic spectrum. I nurture a healthy love-hate relationship with Hollywood. — Mike Leigh

When you write a scene where somebody is afraid of something you instantly go to decades of genre cinema: horror, suspense, and thrillers. Those are very cinematic genres, when you shoot a close-up of someone and you can see fear in the person's face, or anticipation, or some kind of anxiety, it's a very cinematic image. — Kleber Mendonca Filho

When I create a collection, I approach it with a cinematic point of view-I am not designing clothes, I'm creating a world. — Ralph Lauren

As most of my films have been made in extreme locations. It's important to work with people who understand what they are getting into. They know that it will be tough, but it will be an unforgettable experience and hopefully we'll come out with a special, cinematic movie. — Asif Kapadia

Some of it was shot in Berlin, but a lot of it was filmed in Hamburg, along the Reeperbahn in Hamburg in the famous red light district. Kino is obviously German and "film" and "cinema" and we were always cinematic in our thinking. — Stephen Mallinder

I make that distinction only because I came to it strictly as someone who was just a lover of storytellers and cinematic storytellers. — Curtis Hanson

A lot of the commercials that I was doing were very slice-of-life, emotional, documentary-style, not big and cinematic and ultimately like the kind of movie I wanted to make. — Dan Trachtenberg

Reality's its own thing. And I'm not really into reality that much. I'm into this cinematic stylized reality that can comment on reality. It's like the most beautiful parts of reality and the saddest parts, but it's none of this middle ground. — Zack Snyder

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