There are a lot of good books around. People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it?— Lemmy Kilmister
Sensational Good Films quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
You see, in this world, there's two kinds of people, my friend - those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.
Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently.
A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.
The men were all scumbags, but the whole point of the film is to show the development of that. Each guy is going in there to have a good time. By and large, these men are career men, family men, and you just see the deterioration of them.
A film is never really any good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
My best film is always my next film. I couldn't make Chungking Express now, because of the way I live and drink I've forgotten how I did it. I don't believe in film school or film theory. Just try and get in there and make the bloody film, do good work and be with people you love.
I came on to the film with a very happy-go-lucky attitude which I think my character, Charlie, did when she went into the house. I expected it to be good, and then slowly things started to change for us all.
I just saw Memento. It's very, very good. I watch a lot of French films.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
I thought The Visitation was good fun. We did some of that filming at Ealing on the big set.
It's a very good time for horror. This business certainly has changed, but there's still room for serious horror films. Look at 28 Days Later, that's not a tongue-in-cheek picture.
Stage acting is for me the basic form of acting.
If you make films all the time, you have so few possibilities to rehearse. And it's important to rehearse, because it gives you the possibility to try things which are not good!
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets.
Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film.
A saucer flew right over (us), put down three landing gears, and landed out on the dry lakebed. (The cameramen) went out there with their cameras toward the UFO.... I had chance to hold (the film) up to the window. Good close-up shots. There was no doubt in my mind that it was made someplace other than on this earth.
Whatever is good for you soul, do that.
I've always believed that if you want to really try and make a great film, not a good film, but a great film, you have to take a lot of risks.
A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.
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.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
I am a cynical optimist. Big opening weekends are like cotton candy. The films you will remember over time are the films that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way.
Good cinema is good cinema. It makes you feel like you need to work. Just yesterday I saw a good film, but even if I'd seen a bad one, I'd feel, "Oh my god, what a bad job, I can do better."
I like to act in films, I like to shoot 'em, I like to direct 'em, I like to be around 'em. I like the feel of it and it's something I respect. It doesn't make any difference whether it's a crappy film or a good film. Anyone who can make a film, I already love. But I feel sorry if they don't put any thought in it because then they missed the boat.
Try no to resist the changes that come in your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? How Rumi Can Change Your Life?
What most of us must be involved in--whether we teach or write, make films, write films, direct films, play music, act, whatever we do--has to not only make people feel good and inspired and at one with other people around them, but also has to educate a new generation to do this very modest thing: change the world.
The safest genre is the horror film. But the most unsafe - the most dangerous - is comedy. Because even if your horror film isn't very good, you'll get a few screams and you're okay. With a comedy, if they don't laugh, you're dead.
I always argued against the auteur theory;
films are a collaborative art form. I've had some fantastically good people help me make the movies.
Friendship picks you up when the world lets you down.
We were on the island of Hawaii. I think I was there three months. It was fantastic. It is not much different than films. It depends on the television show but much of television today is as good or better than most films.
Any film is about heroism: the triumph of good over evil.
If you look back at my films, you will see that as a recurring theme.
Art films aren't necessarily photography.
It's feeling. If we can capture a feeling of a people, of a way of life, then we made a good picture.
Every may not be good, but there's something good in every day.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
When you work with a good actor, there is this natural rapport and chemistry that develops over time. That chemistry helps your characters come alive and makes the story of the film that much more convincing.
When I first started you would pitch a story because without a good story, you didn't really have a film. Later, once sequels started to take off, you pitched a character because a good character could support multiple stories. and now, you pitch a world because a world can support multiple characters and multiple stories across multiple media.
You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days.
The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.
I would like the [film] industry to be more aware of what they're doing to influence people for good and for bad. There's no doubt that we're affected by our environment
You can be good in a good movie, you can be good in a bad movie, you can be bad in a bad movie, but never, ever, be bad in a good movie.
Good films can be made only by a crew of Dedicated Maniacs.
No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.