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  1. Picture quote by Martin Scorsese about movie

    I'm not interested in a realistic look - not at all, not ever. Every film should look the way I feel. ⏤ Martin Scorsese


  2. Picture quote by Herb Brooks about movies

    Great moments are born from great opportunities. ⏤ Herb Brooks


  3. Picture quote by Alfred Hitchcock about film

    To make a great film need three things - the script, the script and the script. ⏤ Alfred Hitchcock



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Drama is life with the dull parts cut out of it.

Alfred Hitchcock

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

Aaron Siskind

There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that's education.

Will Rogers

Film is an illusion. Fame is ephemeral. Faith and family are what endure.

Emilio Estevez

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

Alfred Hitchcock

A film is never really any good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.

Orson Welles

I'm trying to interpret the film through the director's head, but it all comes out through me. So, a composer is kind of like a psychic medium.

Danny Elfman

A film is -- or should be -- more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings.

Stanley Kubrick

If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.

Woody Allen

James Caan told me at the end of filming 'Elf' that he had been waiting through the whole film for me to be funny - and I never was.

Will Ferrell

In good films, there is always a directness that entirely frees us from the itch to interpret.

Susan Sontag

Film is a very, very powerful medium. It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are, or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed.

Wim Wenders

Film spectators are quiet vampires.

Jim Morrison

It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film. Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.

Bill Paxton

Some years ago, writing about stage adaptations of fiction, I noted:

John Simon

One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy, and we should never lose that.

Oliver Stone

In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.

Frank Capra

Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.

Charlie Chaplin

On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity of imperfection coming into the film.

Walter Salles

At the end of the film Val suggests there may be a way to rejoin the living, when he says, 'Let's see if we're able to live among the living, walk among the living.'

Dwight Yoakam

The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.

Alfred Hitchcock

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.

Alfred Hitchcock

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.

Ingmar Bergman

Every single art form is involved in film, in a way.

Sydney Pollack

This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.

Clint Eastwood

The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.

Derek Jarman

Going to the cinema is like returning to the womb; you sit there, still and meditative in the darkness, waiting for life to appear on the screen.

Federico Fellini

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.

JeanLuc Godard

Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. The entertainment for this evening is not new, you've seen this entertainment through and through you have seen your birth, your life, your death....you may recall all the rest. Did you have a good world when you died? -enough to base a movie on??

Jim Morrison

But I think Barry Sonnenfeld let his ego go out of control. He told me in a meeting that he had to do something to make it his film.

Robert Conrad

You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film.

Patrick Swayze

I watch mostly independent films.

Reed Hastings

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.

George Lucas

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me.

Federico Fellini

I still really love acting. I find it really challenging. And I really love film; it's a lot of fun.

Steve Zahn

I only really watch my own films, I don't watch any other films and I don't particularly like any other actors.

Martin Freeman

If I had a gun to my head and I had to choose between theater and film I'd choose theater.

Ralph Fiennes

I stole a piece of the chess set on the first film. I took a piece of the treasure out of Bellatrix's vault on this film. And I've taken my wand and I've got my cloak.

Emma Watson

I always approach film as a fan.

Michael Fassbender

The greatest films are those which show how society shapes man. The greatest plays are those which show how man shapes society.

Kenneth Tynan

It's hard to make a cultural phenomenon every time.

John Travolta

My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.

Burt Reynolds

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.

Alfred Hitchcock

I made some mistakes in drama. I thought the drama was when the actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.

Frank Capra

Films can only be made by by-passing the will of those who appear in them, using not what they do, but what they are.

Robert Bresson

It's no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn't even speak to each other if they met at a party.

Nick Hornby

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music.

Frank Capra

It was one of the marvellous feelings of the film, having the music going in your head while doing scenes.

Dinah Sheridan

I love when you go to a horror film with real horror fans and everybody's there watching, getting involved and screaming. That's when it's most alive and exciting for me.

David Arquette

I'm very interested in portraying homosexual man and woman in my films because I'm interested in their lives and their problems.

Dario Argento

I had come to the point when I realized it was unlikely that my film career was going to move beyond a certain level of role. And I was - because I had graphic instances of it - handicapped by the success of Star Trek. A director would say, 'I don't want Jean-Luc Picard in my movie' - and this was compounded by X-Men as well.

Patrick Stewart

In Tim's films, more than most, if you miss the tone, you don't get the film.

Danny Elfman

I think that every so-called history book and film biography should be prefaced by the statement that what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances.

Barbara Kruger

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.

Sydney Pollack

Film is a collective experience, as you know.

Sydney Pollack

I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.

Sydney Pollack

The foundation for film acting is stage acting.

James Lipton

This role is more visible, and I grew up without a lot of that sort of modeling so I'm relieved and proud to have done this film.

Wentworth Miller

Nowadays I construct my books as if they're film scripts.

Leon de Winter

Film, therefore, is part of society, not distant from it, easy to experience for people regardless of class.

Mark Poster

I didn't watch much TV as a kid and I don' t watch it now. I don' t find anything beautiful or unique to the medium, and the only thing you can do on TV that you can't do in film is make a continuing story - which is so cool!

David Lynch

Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can't teach old fleas new dogs.

Federico Fellini

I've tried like hell to make bad movies good, and I can't. Maybe Marlon Brando has been able to do that at times. But even he has a hard time making The Appaloosa a good movie.

Dylan McDermott

The film business is absurd. Stars don't last very long. It's much more interesting to be a proper actor.

Tom Courtenay

Approach every film with the same enthusiasm, regardless of its budget.

Lou Diamond Phillips

I'd rather have a small part in a good film with good people than play the lead in something I don't really care for.

Michael Biehn

Fate destined me to play Fagin. It was the part of a lifetime, and I was the only actor to be in the stage production and in the film.

Ron Moody

Nothing's better than coming away from a film when people don't even recognize you, because you've undergone a total transformation.

Warwick Davis

But the way that we've got it organized in our family, we try not to work at the same time, so I'm just now starting to look around. I think I'd like to do a film.

Peter Sarsgaard

We ended up with 19 hours of footage and had to narrow it down to an hour and a half. Our instructions were to film everything that came up, including the more mundane moments.

Joshua Leonard

We did one pilot for FOX which was about this couple that moves to a town, and we play everyone in the entire town. So it was like a Peter Sellers film.

Thomas Lennon

When I was preparing for the film for tree weeks, with David Cronenberg, I had a lady friend come over.

John Lone

I actually went to film school and was making experimental films for a short time, so it wasn't such a leap.

Jim Coleman

Watching Jaws just scared the living daylights out of me when I was young. I know a lot of people my age who are still petrified of sharks because of that film.

Ashley Scott

The more film I watch, the more John Ford looks like a giant. His politics aren't so good, and you have to learn to accept John Wayne as an actor, but he's a poet in black and white.

Jonathan Lethem

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.

Jean Cocteau

In an action film you act in the action. If it's a dramatic film you act in the drama.

Jean Claude Van Damme

It's sad that women characters have lost so much ground in popular movies. Didn't 'Thelma and Louise' prove that women want to see women doing things on film? Thelma and Louise were in a classic car; they were being chased by cops; they shot up a truck - and women loved it.

Robin Quivers

Encouraging people to believe in it was the most important thing of all. It's one of the reasons I was always uncomfortable whenever film crews came on the set to shoot things. I didn't want our make-believe to be exposed.

Patrick Stewart

I've had a lot of experience in independent film, and about how to choose. You've got to be very discerning about where you put your five bucks, and where you cut and what you don't cut.

Ethan Hawke

The lifeblood of my career has been independent film.

James Woods

You have the massive world that was created by Marvel, and then you have these very intimate actors around you. There was as much character work on this as there would be on a little independent film. So, I felt very fortunate in that sense.

Chris Hemsworth

Independent film is not only an oxymoron; it doesn't exist anymore.

Martha Plimpton

Film fixes a precise visual image in the viewer's head. In fiction, you just hope you're precise enough to convey the intended effect.

Jeff Vandermeer

Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.

Billy Wilder

I love grabbing my wife and going to a distant location to film.

Donald Sutherland

I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior.

William Friedkin

The informing idea of what you want to say and do, that's what will take you from film school to professional - the idea. That's what is original to you.

William Friedkin

I'd like to produce, direct, write, score, and star in a film in exactly the way Chaplin did. I'll do that before I'm thirty.

Eddie Murphy

I'd never watch a horror film, but after I found out I was going to be in one, I watched, like, four of them, including The Shining, I was terrified - I couldn't sleep for days. But I wanted to get myself used to things I was going to see on the set.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

I never enjoyed working in a film.

Marlene Dietrich

In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing.

Will Rogers

The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady.

Richard M. Nixon

My stage successes have provided me with the greatest moments outside myself, my film successes the best moments, professionally, within myself.

Laurence Olivier

Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading.

Igor Stravinsky

Film lovers are sick people.

Francois Truffaut

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.

Jean-Luc Godard

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.

Roger Ebert

For film and television, it's interesting how fans feel that their particular ways of manifesting their affections are the correct ones. It's not just about being a fan, it's about how you perform your fandom. That's always been interesting to me.

Carrie Brownstein

I'm a pretty cliche actor in that I hate watching myself on film.

Hamish Linklater

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