“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”
H.M. Warner (Warner Brothers 1927)
"I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it's no problem for me to believe I'm somebody else."
Daniel Day Lewis
"Is the cinema more important than life?"
"It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it."
"The movies are so rarely great art, that if we can't appreciate great trash, there is little reason for us to go."
Pauline Kael, American film critic , 1919-2001)
Every viewer is
going to get a different thing. That's the thing about painting, photography,
Cinema can fill
in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
Cinema is a
matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
The notion of
directing a film is the invention of critics - the whole eloquence of cinema is
achieved in the editing room.
truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
entertainment, and people go to the movies because they want to feel good and
forget about everything.
The cinema, as
literature, as all the plastic arts, do not exist outside of a critical system
that allows us to study them.
The cinema is
there to heighten the imagination; I have always tried to make sure it does so.
Cinema is a
reflection of its own society.