What we want is a story that starts with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.
When I was a kid, we watched the Vietnam War on the six o'clock news, and it was desensitizing. You felt you were watching a war Film; meanwhile you were really watching these guys getting blown to bits. Parents need to protect their kids from watching that stuff.johnny depp
Charlie Chaplin and I would have a friendly contest: Who could do the feature Film with the least subtitles?buster keaton
The only way it would work for me is if it was a full-length feature Film directed by Joss Whedon or Tim Minear or David Greenwalt.david boreanaz
Live Freaky! Die Freaky! will be, without a shadow of a doubt, the single greatest Film of all time about Charles Manson being the savior to all humanity in the year 3069.
Film is the least realistic of art forms.
When you start you want to make the greatest Film in the world, but when you get into it, you just want to get it done, let it be passable and not embarrassing.
I did not make this Film about Frank Abagnale because of what he did . . but because of what he has done with his life the past 30 years.Steven Spielberg
I define Inner Space as an imaginary realm in which on the one hand the outer world of reality, and on the other the inner world of the mind meet and merge. Now, in the landscapes of the surrealist painters, for example, one sees the regions of Inner Space; and increasingly I believe that we will encounter in Film and literature scenes which are neither solely realistic nor fantastic. In a sense, it will be a movement in the interzone between both spheres.j. g. ballard
I could start this review by stating that Dumb and Dumberer lives up to its name, or by calling it stupid, moronic, and idiotic, but I believe that approach is a trap, since a movie like this might relish being the object of such bland invectives. Instead, let me try a few that can't possibly be misconstrued as twisted praise: unfunny, boring, torturous, and unwatchable. ... [N]o movie could be more aptly compared to raw sewage than this Film - Directed By Troy Miller.james berardinelli
I liked Truffaut a lot, I've felt a lot of admiration for his way to address the audience, and his storytelling.... La nuit américaine is adorable, and another Film I like to see is L'enfant sauvage , with its fine humanism.ingmar bergman
The public has yet to see TV as TV. Broadcasters have no awareness of its potential. The movie people are just beginning to get a grasp on Film.Marshall McLuhan
In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks ... on screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera. The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes. It isn't easy to do in the theater, but it's twice as hard in Film.Arthur Miller
The Film is about what happens when real people do ghastly things to each other, and sure, it shows those things because that's the tone of the Film fairly realistic.
Film theory has nothing to do with Film. Students presumably hope to find out something about Film, and all they will find out is an occult and arcane language designed only for the purpose of excluding those who have not mastered it and giving academic rewards to those who have. No one with any literacy, taste or intelligence would want to teach these courses, so the bona fide definition of people teaching them are people who are incapable of teaching anything else.roger ebert
The Film moves at what I consider to be the speed of art — which is slow. Cremaster 2 does what I think sculpture does: It moves slowly and requires that one move around it to understand it, and to visit it repeatedly.matthew barney
You read reviews by top reviewers of films that not only had remarkably interesting scores, but films whose effectiveness was absolutely enhanced, and frequently created by the music, yet the reviewers seem unaware that their emotions and their nervous reactions to the films have been affected by the scoring. This is a serious flaw. Any Film reviewer owes it to himself, and the public, to take every element of the Film into accountjerry goldsmith
Every screenwriter worthy of the name has already directed his Film when he has written his script.joseph l. mankiewicz
Live Freaky! Die Freaky! will be, without a shadow of a doubt, the single greatest Film of all time about Charles Manson being the savior to all humanity in the year 3069.john roecker
At one with the power of the American landscape, and renowned for the patient skill and timeless beauty of his work, photographer Ansel Adams has been visionary in his efforts to preserve this country's wild and scenic areas, both in Film and on Earth. Drawn to the beauty of nature's monuments, he is regarded by environmentalists as a monument himself, and by photographers as a national institution. It is through his foresight and fortitude that so much of America has been saved for future Americans.ansel adams
Die Hard represents the class of modern action pictures and the standard by which they must be judged. Few films falling into the "mindless entertainment" genre have as much going for them as this movie. Not only is it a thrill-a-minute ride, but it has one of the best Film villains in recent memory, a hero everyone can relate to, dialogue that crackles with wit, and a lot of very impressive pyrotechnics.james berardinelli
Guyana-Cult of the Damned has crawled out from under a rock and into local theaters, and will do nicely as this week's example of the depths to which people will plunge in search of a dollar. The movie is a gruesome version of the Jonestown massacre of 1978, so badly written and directed it illustrates a simple rule of movie exhibition: If a Film is nauseating and reprehensible enough in the first place, it doesn't matter how badly it's made - people will go anyway.roger ebert
I can't think of any one Film that improved on a good novel, but I can think of many good films that came from very bad novels.gabriel garcía márquez
I made a very bad mistake; I miscounted these scraps of information on the record as 92, and in continual homage to this man who had been so influential to me, I began creating or constructing my own films on this so-called "magic" number of 92 ... but when I eventually made a Film about John Cage and met him, I explained this to him, and he found it very amusing because there are only 90 stories on the two sides of the record, and I'd based three years of my filmic career on this mathematical error!Peter Greenaway
Anyone who has ever been privileged to direct a Film also knows that, although it can be like trying to write War and Peace in a bumper car in an amusement park, when you finally get it right, there are not many joys in life that can equal the feeling.Stanley Kubrick
If you want to do a Film, steal a camera, steal raw stock, sneak into a lab and do it!
Ambiguity is not desirable or meaningful if it confuses an issue that is meant to be clear. This is the challenge of making a Film that communicates but doesn't talk down: a lot of viewers and studio execs (and directors) hold that ANY ambiguity is the result of the filmmaker's failure. I disagree, but I also hold that, in order for ambiguity to be effective, certain things NEED to be unambiguous.
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