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 filmed quote
Picture quote about Filmed
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.
— filmed quotation by Alfred Hitchcock
A film is never really any good
unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.
A film is -- or should be -- more like music than like fiction.
It should be a progression of moods and feelings.
Great moments are born from great opportunities.
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.
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.
In good films, there is always a directness that entirely frees us from the itch to interpret.
To make a great film need three things - the script, the script and the script.
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.'
I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.
Poor decisions and bad luck are
contingencies of most horror films.
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.
Film spectators are quiet vampires.
It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film.
Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.
Some years ago, writing about stage adaptations of fiction, I noted:
One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy, and we should never lose that.
If you feel you have a film that's valid, you stick your ass on the line.
A good film is when the price of the
dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
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.
On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity of imperfection coming into the film.
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.
All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.
The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is out-grossing my films.
I don't smoke and I don't want to smoke. I am not a fan of gratuitous smoking in films.
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.
I watch mostly independent films.
This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
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.
If I didn't have my films as an outlet for all the different sides of me, I would probably be locked up.