Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Follow us on   
Search   
Forum Home Register for Free! Log In Moderator Tickets FAQ Users Online

Great Quotes About Film

 
Logged in as: Guest
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Movie Musings >> Great Quotes About Film Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Great Quotes About Film - 11/11/2012 5:19:33 PM   
homersimpson_esq


Posts: 20117
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Springfield
"I always say that film is closest to music, not literature or theatre. For me, if a film hasn't the feeling of music, it's not successful. A film lives by its rhythms; like music, it's a bit like an arrow passing through time. It begins its journey at a particular moment and ends at another, and between those two points is a route which has to be carefully directed. That structure is rhythmic; if we don't find the right rhythm to tell a story, it could be the best story in the world, but it won't work."

Michael Haneke, in this month's Sight & Sound



_____________________________

That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne.


Bristol Bad Film Club
A place where movie fans can come and behold some of the most awful films ever put to celluloid.
Post #: 1
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 11/11/2012 5:27:20 PM   
rawlinson

 

Posts: 45002
Joined: 13/6/2008
From: Timbuktu. Chinese or Fictional.
"Most directors make films with their eyes; I make films with my testicles."

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

(in reply to homersimpson_esq)
Post #: 2
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 11/11/2012 11:23:12 PM   
Whistler


Posts: 3075
Joined: 22/11/2006
“I’m often asked by younger filmmakers, ‘Why do I need to look at old movies?’ I’ve made a number of pictures in the last 20 years and the response I have to give them is that I still consider myself a student. The more pictures I’ve made in 20 years, the more I realize I really don’t know. And I’m always looking for something or someone that I could learn from. I tell the younger filmmakers, and the young students, that do it like painters used to do—that painters do—study the old masters, enrich your palette, expand the canvas. There’s always so much more to learn.”
- Martin Scorsese

"Sure, Kill Bill's a violent movie. But it's a Tarantino movie. You don't go to see Metallica and ask the f**kers to turn the music down."
- Quentin Tarantino

(in reply to rawlinson)
Post #: 3
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 12/11/2012 12:28:54 AM   
chris kilby

 

Posts: 1261
Joined: 31/3/2010
"Nobody knows anything."

(William Goldman)

(in reply to Whistler)
Post #: 4
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 12/11/2012 1:05:16 AM   
Coyleone


Posts: 567
Joined: 13/10/2008
Love that Tarantino one Whistler posted.

"To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body - both go together, they can't be separated." - Jean-Luc Godard


(in reply to chris kilby)
Post #: 5
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 12/11/2012 11:48:35 AM   
BudBaxter

 

Posts: 664
Joined: 31/1/2008
"There are few movies that wouldn't be improved by cutting 20 minutes and adding an exploding helicopter shot"

Roger Corman

(in reply to Coyleone)
Post #: 6
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 12/11/2012 12:39:15 PM   
paul_lfc

 

Posts: 268
Joined: 19/5/2006

quote:

ORIGINAL: BudBaxter

"There are few movies that wouldn't be improved by cutting 20 minutes and adding an exploding helicopter shot"

Roger Corman

I could think of quite a lot....

(in reply to BudBaxter)
Post #: 7
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 12/11/2012 12:42:49 PM   
SwozTheRevenge


Posts: 225
Joined: 22/10/2010
"To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits while watching one of my films, it's like getting a standing ovation."
- John Waters

_____________________________

@ChairmanBLAOW

(in reply to BudBaxter)
Post #: 8
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 12/11/2012 1:19:42 PM   
DancingClown


Posts: 4204
Joined: 8/1/2006
From: The Lot
"Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints."

Hitch.

_____________________________

Astronomic Tune Boy

'The town knew darkness, and darkness was enough.'

"Storm just bleeewwww me away..."

(in reply to homersimpson_esq)
Post #: 9
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 12/11/2012 1:49:10 PM   
sanchia


Posts: 18133
Joined: 3/1/2006
From: Norwich
“Film lovers are sick people.” François Truffaut

_____________________________

Nothing to see here.



(in reply to DancingClown)
Post #: 10
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 12/11/2012 6:14:38 PM   
Shifty Bench

 

Posts: 15398
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Land of the Scots
“The art of film can only really exist through a highly organized betrayal of reality.” -François Truffaut

“Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out” - Martin Scorsese

and one of my personal faves-

“A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.” - Billy Wilder

_____________________________

Extended Edition Podcast- Episode 46:Threads Of Destiny (Star Wars Fan Film)

(in reply to sanchia)
Post #: 11
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 12/11/2012 11:02:06 PM   
sanchia


Posts: 18133
Joined: 3/1/2006
From: Norwich
Billy Wilder is always good for a quote:

"Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon."

"Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award."

"An actor entering through the door, you've got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you've got a situation."



_____________________________

Nothing to see here.



(in reply to Shifty Bench)
Post #: 12
RE: Great Quotes About Film - 13/11/2012 12:44:01 AM   
adambatman82

 

Posts: 11156
Joined: 15/12/2005
"Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos." Francis Ford Coppola

"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world." Jean-Luc Godard

"Is the cinema more important than life?" Francois Truffaut

(in reply to sanchia)
Post #: 13
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Movie Musings >> Great Quotes About Film Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


 
Movie News  |  Empire Blog  |  Movie Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Video Interviews  |  Image Gallery  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Magazine  |  Resources
 
Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.078