I got expelled from high school, and then did my exams from home. I decided, through that experience, that I was going to expediate my plan and didn't go to university. Instead, I went to a community college and studied the theory and history of film with the idea that I wanted to write and direct.— Charlie Hunnam
Unbelievable Film History quotations
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we call it present.
When you see the films of certain young directors, you get the impression that film history begins for them around 1980.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Yesterday is a history; Tomorrow a mystery; Today is a gift; That's why we call it the present
I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
History is contemporary. Your understanding of history confirms what you think of the present. It's not neutral. I would be very surprised if people with a different view of the present, don't take issue with my view of the past. I just hope that people deal with the content of the film.
The tragedy of film history is that it is fabricated, falsified, by the very people who make film history.
Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny.
It's a required part of your film history to know who Woody is.
His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny but so insightful about human behavior.
Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!
From my films, you can at least learn about Iran, you can get a sense of the history and the society. But no such films have been made about Afghanistan, so you really can't know much about it.
Those who tell the stories rule society.
Think of Florence, Paris, London, New York.
Nobody visiting them for the first time is a stranger because he's already visited them in paintings, novels, history books and films. But if a city hasn't been used by an artist, not even the inhabitants live there imaginatively.
Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down - there have only been three or four SF movies in the history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF.
I am a Scorpio, and playing the seductress appeals to me.
There are a lot of women throughout film history, like Marlene Dietrich or Mae West - those are the women I was always attracted to. The bad girls.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
In the Afghan people, I found the most resilient, welcoming people who, for the first time in my career, never judged me over my right to tell this story - as a woman or a foreigner. A people who cherish their culture and history and the films that have captured that culture.
And Twin Peaks, the Film is the craziest film in the history of cinema.
I have no idea what happened, I have no idea what I saw, all I know is that I left the theater floating six feet above the ground.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift.
Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.
Popular films are so powerful and compelling that it's often easier to accept their versions of history than the much more complicated true stories.
Racism and prejudice exist there [at the National Film Board] like anywhere else. My history at the Board has not been easy. It's been a long walk.
The theory that religion is a force for peace, does not fits the facts of it's history.
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.
I'm somebody who is very, very proud to have been a part of the British film industry all my life and to have kind of been involved with a very important piece of British film history.
I think that narrative, fiction filmmaking is the culmination of several art forms: theater, art history, architecture. Whereas doc filmmaking is more pure cinema, like cinema verite is film in its purest form.
If you're someone who genuinely believes that women don't deserve or aren't as much as men, you're like the plague. On the big history chart, you're the plague... It's just pointless and deadly.
The greatest films ever made in our history were cut on film, and I'm tenaciously hanging on to the process. I just love going into an editing room and smelling the photochemistry and seeing my editor wearing mini-strands of film around his neck.
The process of making natural history films is to try to prevent the animal knowing you are there, so you get glimpses of a non-human world, and that is a transporting thing.
Music makes me alive in a way that nothing quite does.
Good art, good film, good books, good dance. Exhibitions, history. Nature makes me feel alive. Georgia in the rain - that makes me feel alive. Compassion makes me feel alive. Hard fought victories for social rights.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
We [Americans] have a historical trauma when it comes to the past relationships when it comes to Native Americans and the history of how America was created. With this film, it's nice to see that the trauma is presented from a white male that was in the Civil War and that trauma affects him in a way that still exists.
The dominant problem of pictorial art since the nineteen-fifties is photography, and, by extension, film and video. The basilisk eye of the camera has withered the pride of handworked mediums. Painting survives on a case-by-case basis, its successes amounting to special exemptions from a verdict of history.
I am a fan of movies and there is something about watching film that is burned into celluloid for all time that is now a piece of history. You go watch, being a fan of classic films and my children and their children are going to be watching these movies.
Don't let your history interfere with your destiny.
As I think about anyone or anything -- whether history or literature or my father or political organizations or a poem or a film -- as I seek to evaluate the potentiality, the life-supportive commitment and possibilities of anyone or any thing, the decisive question is always where is the love?
The secret to the movie business, or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film - whether it's history, psychology, economics, or architecture - so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn't going to help you unless you have something to say.
The practical value of history is to throw the film of the past through the material projector of the present on to the screen of the future.
I'm not interested in a realistic look - not at all, not ever. Every film should look the way I feel.
We exaggerate the difference between documentary and fiction.
I think that on some level a fiction film is also a documentary on the actors. You can't wash away your life's history, which is written on your face, unless you get a facelift.
The Lego Movie: Merely a great film, or the greatest film ever in the history of cinema?
Film is more than the twentieth-century art.
It's another part of the twentieth-century mind. It's the world seen from inside. We've come to a certain point in the history of film. If a thing can be filmed, the film is implied in the thing itself. This is where we are. The twentieth century is on film. You have to ask yourself if there's anything about us more important than the fact that we're constantly on film, constantly watching ourselves.
I think I'm the only actor in the history of film who got to slap Sam Jackson on the face and butt and lived to tell about it.
It's more interesting because you get to research the history of the period, and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film, particularly this film, so stunning.