What we want is a story that starts with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.
It struck me that the movies had spent more than half a century saying, "They lived happily ever after" and the following quarter century warning that they'll be lucky to make it through the weekend. Possibly now we are entering a third era, in which the movies will be sounding a note of cautious optimism: You know, it just might work.Nora Ephron
I was familiar with that and “Rio Bravo.” “Rio Bravo” was what John Carpenter did, that brilliant move of taking a western and turning it into an urban flick. And from there you got, you know, all the cop genre movies of the time.john leguizamo
A long-playing full shot is what always separates the men from the boys. Anybody can make movies with a pair of scissors and a two-inch lens.orson welles
Speaking of love, one problem that recurs more and more frequently these days, in books and plays and movies, is the inability of people to communicate with the people they love: husbands and wives who can't communicate, children who can't communicate with their parents, and so on. And the characters in these books and plays and so on, and in real life, I might add, spend hours bemoaning the fact that they can't communicate. I feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up.tom lehrer
movies are always made by committees, and the writer is not at the head of the committee. Thus, mush.jane espenson
The fact that Pinhead is a character that audiences want to watch, that women find sexy, that people have tattooed on their own bodies, I think, is perfectly extraordinary, and I'm incredibly pleased about it. I don't think an analysis of what he does in the movies ever completely illuminates the charm that the guy has.clive barker
The fact is that I like thrillers and action movies. But what really fulfills me is getting out of my comfort zone, taking chances.halle berry
In the case of drama (stage, movies, television ), there appear to be people in almost every audience who never quite fully realize that a play is a set of fictional, symbolic representations. An actor is one who symbolizes other people, real or imagined. [...] Also some years ago it was reported that when Edward G. Robinson, who used to play gangster roles with extraordinary vividness, visited Chicago, local hoodlums would telephone him at his hotel to pay their professional respects.s. i. hayakawa
George Lucas should have distributed the "source code" to Star Wars. Millions of fans would create their own movies and stories. Most of them would be terrible, but a few would be genius.gabe newell
She actually walked out on us, she said, "I am tired of making these films with Andy Warhol, I don't like the scripts, I don't want to learn the scripts, I think he makes me look ridiculous sometimes." You know, she was really upset about how she felt she appeared in Warhol movies, even though everyone else thought she was fantastic.edie sedgwick
We've moved away from being a culture of people who think about movies to one made up of people who believe that spouting a list of preferences is the same as registering an opinion.stephanie zacharek
I've been reviewing movies for a long time, and I can't think of one that more dramatically shoots itself in the foot.roger ebert
Women-in-jeopardy movies are, in essence, the updated versions of men dying to save the princess from the dragon to earn her love. They are modern-day training films for teaching women to select the best protectors while weeding out the rest.warren farrell
Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams; years can pass in a second and you can hop from one place to another. It’s a language made of image. And in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream.Federico Fellini
If there is any test that can be applied to movies, it's that the good ones never make you feel virtuous.Pauline Kael
“Why do they believe that?” “Because we are hackers,” Csongor said, “and they have seen movies.”neal stephenson
Books... are like movies in your mind, only with better special effects.
Linear Programming is a generalization of Linear Algebra. It is capable of handling a variety of problems, ranging from ?nding schedules for airlines or movies in a theater to distributing oil from re?neries to markets. The reason for this great versatility is the ease at which constraints can be incorporated into the model.
Anyway , the Evil Dead movies are great, and I have to say
movies were much better in the days when I was doing them.rita hayworth