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
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
Charlie Chaplin and I would have a friendly contest: Who could do the feature Film with the least subtitles?buster keaton
The Film begins with a visual list of eight and a half Japanese Pachinko Parlours filmed in several Japanese cities -- Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto. These buildings are just right for the excesses of post-modernism -- decorative, frivolous -- serving to obviously excite and attract -- every feature using the architectural vocabulary freely without too much regard for serious function -- open glass atriums and shining metals and expensive and artificial marbles, zany letterings and excess neon. "Then I think you have a choice -- please your mother or face criminal charges." "To a man of honour that is no choice."Peter Greenaway
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
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
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
Pearl Harbor is a two-hour movie squeezed into three hours, about how on December 7, 1941, the Japanese staged a surprise attack on an American love triangle. Its centerpiece is 40 minutes of redundant special effects, surrounded by a love story of stunning banality. The Film has been directed without grace, vision, or originality, and although you may walk out quoting lines of dialog, it will not be because you admire them.roger ebert
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
A filmmaker should never assume he's superior to his subject. I often find that even the simplest topic remains an enigma. The best Film portraits not only evoke that enigma but ingest it in a process that renders what's invisible visible.damian pettigrew
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 is such an extraordinary rich medium which can handle so many different modes of operation, combining together in the same place all these extraordinary disciplines which may be executed in their own right -- music, writing, picture making of all kinds, and I often feel that some filmmakers make films with one eye closed and two hands tied behind their backs.Peter Greenaway
I always direct the same Film. I can't distinguish one from the other.Federico Fellini
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
This Film was pivotal in my life, not so much because it was my first successful effort as a producer and director, but because Hitler was so fascinated by this Film that he insisted I make a documentary about the Party rally in Nuremberg. The result was Triumph of the Will.
I would like to show the German people a Film with the title 'Germany at the end of the war.' Then perhaps people would be alarmed and would realize where we are heading. People would agree with me that the superior warlord (Hitler) must disappear. But since we cannot show this movie people will create the legend of the 'stab in the back' whenever we will act against Hitler.henning von tresckow
Mandingo is racist trash, obscene in its manipulation of human beings and feelings, and excruciating to sit through in an audience made up largely of children, as I did last Saturday afternoon. The Film has an "R" rating, which didn't keep many kids out, since most came with their parents... if [Chicago] believes Mandingo should be shown to children, then there are no possible standards left and the only thing to do is transfer the censors to the parks department, where they can supervise paper?plate? throwing contests.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
It seems to me that dominant cinema seems to require an empathy or a sympathy between the Film and the audience which is basically to do with the manipulation of the emotions and it seems to me again -- and this is a very subjective position -- that most cinema seems to trivialise the emotions, sentimentalising or romanticising them.Peter Greenaway
A Film is a boat which is always on the point of sinking - it always tends to break up as you go along and drag you under with it.
Wal-Mart has made it known that it will decline to stock Roecker's Film, an honor despite itself and one that speaks volumes about Roecker's talents.
In that Film Love Story, there’s a line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” That’s the dumbest thing I ever heard. Love means saying you’re sorry every day for some little thing or other.ray bradbury