What we want is a story that starts with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.
I liked movies so much that they became an obsession. I am still trying to kick the habit.christoffer boe
I get offered so many bad movies. And they're all raging queens or transvestites or Martians.david bowie
I shouldn't make movies anymore. I should go to a lunatic asylum.werner herzog
We’re making tin gods out of those poor buffoons in Hollywood; I dote on movies and appreciate the scanty art therein but I consider the profession about the most debased and debasing I know.robert e. howard
I've been playing these schoolgirl roles in all my movies. Every time I went to the set, it felt like I was going to school.chiaki kuriyama
I can do short jobs. If I was still starring in three movies every year, there’s no way that I’d be the person my kids want when they fall down.gwyneth paltrow
I used to stay up very late at night, much later than I probably should have for such a youngster, and I used to watch very old black-and-white movies with, you know, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, but I remember watching them thinking 'I could do that'... Even though I wasn't inclined at all to actually become an actress. I mean, that wasn't something that was... in the stars for me, no pun intended.michelle pfeiffer
Godzilla was the most masterful of all dinosaur movies because it made you believe it was really happening.Steven Spielberg
It just sort of happened. I wrote like what I'd always read and what was in the movies... I'm sure popular music is supposed to be like this.warren zevon
The cine-camera and television set allow us to perceive slow motion. The concept of anything other than real time had never occurred to anybody until the first slow-motion movies were shown, and this radically altered people's perceptions of nature.j. g. ballard
When the film premiered at Cannes 2003, Lars von Trier was accused of not portraying Americans accurately, but how many movies do? Anything by David Spade come to mind? Von Trier could justifiably make a fantasy about America, even an anti-American fantasy, and produce a good film, but here he approaches the ideological subtlety of a raving prophet on a street corner.roger ebert
I do not demand that all movies have a story to pull us from beginning to end, and indeed one of the charms of The Big Lebowski , the Coens' previous film, is how its stoned hero loses track of the thread of his own life. But with O Brother, Where Are Thou? I had the sense of invention set adrift; of a series of bright ideas wondering why they had all been invited to the same film.roger ebert
We need to see men and women as equal partners, but it’s hard to think of movies that do that. When I talk to people, they think of movies of forty-five years ago! Hepburn and Tracy!betty friedan
If you'd asked me as a kid how rich people became poor, I'd have said by spending all their money. That's how it happens in books and movies, because that's the colorful way to do it. But in fact the way most fortunes are lost is not through excessive expenditure, but through bad investments.paul graham
If you can't make fun of bad movies on serious subjects, what's the point?Pauline Kael
It's sometimes discouraging to see all of a director's movies, because there's so much repetition. The auteurists took this to be a sign of a director's artistry, that you could recognize his movies. But it can also be a sign that he's a hack.Pauline Kael
For some strange reason we don't go to charming, light movies anymore. People expect a movie to be heavy and turgid, like "American Beauty." We've become a heavy-handed society.Pauline Kael
This was part of Corporation 9592’s strategy; they had hired psychologists, invested millions in a project to sabotage movies yes, the entire medium of cinema to get their customers/players/addicts into a state of mind where they simply could not focus on a two-hour-long chunk of filmed entertainment without alarm bells going off in their medullas telling them that they needed to log on to T’Rain and see what they were missing.neal stephenson
If R-rated movies are soft porn, it was porn. In other words, no, it was not. That description is inaccurate.
So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I'll see you at the movies.