quote by Dennis Hopper

Independent films in this country are in the same position. Miramax and Fine Line are not independent - they're with Disney! Come on. Or they're with Warner Brothers. They're all with somebody.

— Dennis Hopper

Staggering Miramax quotations

The thing that's great about those guys at Miramax is the Weinstein brothers.

They are the two funniest guys I've ever met in my life.


Once Miramax gets involved, if they like your movie, there's a big machine that gets involved.

Get Miramax to send me down to Australia. I'd like to see it.

I really would have been stupid not to have done it.

It was also a film that was actually happening, I mean, Miramax was doing it, and it had a kind of legitimacy to it. And once I read the script, I was there.

I'm not seeking out genre films, but this just came my way, and Miramax was good enough to add a role for me because we wanted the chance to work together.


I'm at Miramax now, where I've actually been treated like a Prince.

In America, Miramax are using a 'New York Times' review that said 'Trainspotting' makes 'Kids' look like a 1960s episode of 'Sesame Street.'

I remember exiting the birth canal and suddenly I was in a film.

But you are never really in charge of that. The movie came out about five or six months ago in America. It was Miramax in the States and Disney here [fakes falling asleep]. What happened. I love working for Disney, not Walt specifically because he couldn't be more dead, but the company is fantastic.

I think for us - the Weinstein name, the Miramax name - they've both become synonymous with brands. We have a real winning formula when it comes to championing a different kind of movie, and I think the audience trusts us.

Miramax can buy a small independent movie that isn't very good, but because it has great relationships with different theaters, it can get into a big theater.


I interned at Miramax and subsequently at Paramount because I was really curious about the future of entertainment - how were we going to get films online? While the inspiration for Box didn't come from that experience directly, it was very obvious that bigger businesses had a lot of slow processes and cumbersome technology.

Sometimes Harvey Weinstein will let me use the Miramax jet if I'm opening a supermarket for him.

With 'Good Will Hunting,' Miramax made certain the recruited audience wasn't expecting to laugh at Robin Williams like they normally do. From my limited experience, you can really blow test screenings by conducting them in the wrong way.