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A Collection of Quotes About Films

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.” – Orson Welles

“After 100 years, films should be getting really complicated. The novel has been reborn about 400 times, but it’s like cinema is stuck in the birth canal.” – Harmony Korine

“Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn’t. If you are moved by it, you don’t need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it.” – Federico Fellini

“Without writers, stories would not be written. Without actors, stories could not be brought to life.” – Angie-Marie Delsante

“If chess has any relationship to film-making, it would be in the way it helps you develop patience and discipline in choosing between alternatives at a time when an impulsive decision seems very attractive.” – Stanley Kubrick

“I have often thought it was very arrogant to suppose you could make a film for anybody but yourself.” – Peter Greenaway

“Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn’t give you what you desire – it tells you how to desire.” – Slavoj Žižek

“Entertain, but also, give the viewer something to think about.” – Abhijit Naskar

“As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book.” – Iain Banks

“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.” – Martin Scorsese

“Never marry someone who doesn’t love the movies you love. Sooner or later, that person will not love you.” – Roger Ebert

“Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“Make films that purify the soul with the flow of rational, vigorous and compassionate thinking.” – Abhijit Naskar

“It’s an obsession of mine, that different people, in different places, are thinking the same thing, but for different reasons. I try to make films which connect people.” – Krzysztof Kieślowski

“Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.” – Alfred Hitchcock

“It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party.” – Nick Hornby

“The director is the only person who knows what the film is about.” – Satyajit Ray

“The art of filmmaking is the most influential form of art that has ever existed throughout the history of human artistic endeavors.” – Abhijit Naskar

“The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.” – Alain de Botton

“Editing is where movies are made or broken. Many a film has been saved and many a film has been ruined in the editing room.” – Joe Dante

“Any time a film scores a massive hit or gets uniform critical acclaim, it’s a surprise. When a film does both, it’s a miracle.” – Jeffrey Katzenberg

“It’s not an easy place to be – to write a horror film. You go down the stairs to the dark to find these characters. It’s not a place anyone can go, and sometimes it’s not a place that you want to go.” – Wes Craven

“When you watch films it’s someone else’s vision, isn’t it?” – Lemmy Kilmister

“An actor is only a part of the film, not the whole, and very often, he is moulded by the director. That is why a good director can make so much difference to a film.” – Anupam Kher

“Filmmaking has the power to fortify the feeble, unify the divided, raise the abandoned and inspire the ignorant.” – Abhijit Naskar

“No film could show more than those sights that a man’s eyes rested on when he had given up the effort to observe.” – Gerald Murnane

“When I’m making a film, I’m the audience.” – Martin Scorsese

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” – Ingmar Bergman

“A film with an untidy plot cannot grip the audience and define their emotional response.” – Kim Jong Il

“Film lovers are sick people.” – François Truffaut

“Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.” – Tim Burton

“I wish to be appreciated not only as a film star but also for the person I am. If I manage to bring a smile on people’s faces, then I think I’ll be successful.” – Deepika Padukone

“It’s what you don’t see that keeps you on the edge of your seat in any kind of film – leave it to the imagination of the viewer.” – Christopher Lee

“When everything gets answered, it’s fake.” – Sean Penn

“I know the best moments can never be captured on film, even as I spend nearly half my life trying to do just that.” – Rosie O’Donnell

“Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people.” – Kenneth Lonergan

“I’ve always been drawn to people who dance to the beat of a different drum; it didn’t matter if they were in film or music or fashion.” – RuPaul

“People who like movies have a favorite. People who love movies couldn’t possibly choose.” – Nicole Yatsonsky

“In film, we sculpt time, we sculpt behaviour and we sculpt light.” – David Fincher

“If you truly love film, I think the healthiest thing to do is not read books on the subject. I prefer the glossy film magazines with their big color photos and gossip columns, or the National Enquirer. Such vulgarity is healthy and safe.” – Werner Herzog

“Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people really talk, make paltry human enterprises seem important.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” – Alan Rickman

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” – Orson Welles

“We all need illusions. That’s why we love movies.” – Monica Bellucci

“Every great film should seem new every time you see it.” – Roger Ebert

“The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.” – Peter Jackson

“It is an example of what films can do, how they can slip past your defenses and really break your heart.” – David Gilmour

“Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.” – James Cameron

“Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.” – Robert Altman

“Academia is the death of cinema. It is the very opposite of passion. Film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates.” – Werner Herzog

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