Quotations that match 'films'.

I like films that are well-written and concise and with not a lot of room for improvisation.
[ Concise Films Improvisation Lot Room Well-Written]
The difference being that in films, unlike in life, good does always win over evil in the end.
[ Always Being Difference Does End Evil Films Good Life Over Unlike Win]
I want to do films I can relate to emotionally.
[ Emotionally Films Relate Want]
This is really a difficult time to be in films.
[ Difficult Films Really Time]
Independent films in this country are in the same position. Miramax and Fine Line are not independent - they're with Disney! Come on. Or they're with Warner Brothers. They're all with somebody.
[ Brothers Come Country Disney Films Fine Independent Line Miramax Position Same Somebody Warner]
Suddenly, the screens were dominated by American entertainment to the extent of something like 95 percent. As a result, audiences turned away from the kinds of films that we used to make.
[ American Audiences Away Dominated Entertainment Extent Films Kinds Make Percent Result Screens Something Suddenly Turned Used Were]
Hood films now are made by studios and have nothing to do with the reality they supposedly represent.
[ Films Hood Made Nothing Now Reality Represent Studios Supposedly]
Music is the subliminal connecting adhesive in film, or at least in narrative feature films.
[ Connecting Feature Film Films Least Music Narrative Subliminal]
I started making 8mm films when I was 13, so I've been directing for 21 years.
[ Been Directing Films Making Started Years]
I've made several films that haven't been shown.
[ Been Films Haven Made Several Shown]
I hope they get something of interest out of it, but I'd rather they all hate it and I like it, instead of vice versa... I make films to please myself first, and if the audience likes them, all the better.
[ Audience Better Films First Get Hate Hope Instead Interest Likes Make Myself Out Please Rather Something Them Versa Vice]
I said I did not know enough about UNICEF to handle a press conference and she said they would not want to talk about it they would only want to talk about films.
[ Conference Did Enough Films Handle Know Only Press Said She Talk Unicef Want Would]
The marketing department is really an important part of getting an animated film to work. If the people running it are used to selling live action films and the hard rock music and the sex and all those things... Anything outside that, they just don't know what to do with it.
[ Action Animated Anything Department Film Films Getting Hard Important Just Know Live Marketing Music Outside Part Really Rock Running Selling Sex Things Those Used Work]
Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood.
[ Conflict Films Fought Generation Global His Hollywood Ii Making Mr Reagan Spent Training War Won World]
Unfortunately, I ended up kind of getting sadly duped, in a way. I haven't had an agent in 10 years, and now I'm doing some of the most interesting films I've ever had an opportunity to play in.
[ Agent Doing Duped Ended Ever Films Getting Had Haven Interesting Kind Most Now Opportunity Play Sadly Some Unfortunately Up Way Years]
But it's just that the whole country is making generally lousy films these days and has been for quite a while. That's the big problem that we all have to think about.
[ Been Big Country Days Films Generally Just Lousy Making Problem Quite These Think While Whole]
I love caper films.
[ Films Love]
Cocteau is someone who has made such a profound impression on me that there's no doubt he's influenced every one of my films.
[ Doubt Every Films Impression Influenced Made Profound Someone Such]
There are a lot of films that are drug dramas, and we didn't want to tell Scarface again.
[ Again Dramas Films Lot Tell Want]
In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.
[ Always Clean Difficult Films How Kill Man Messy Murders Show Thing Very]
I am constantly asked why I never made other films after 'There's No Business Like Show Business,' the answer is I was never asked.
[ After Am Answer Asked Business Constantly Films Made Never Other Show Why]
I met my wife and, for the next ten years, we did no films at all. She did the first movie and then I did several after. My first movie was written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Kazan and was called Baby Doll.
[ After Baby Called Did Directed Doll Films First Kazan Met Movie Next Several She Ten Tennessee Then Wife Williams Written Years]
I grew up with the television product being old Western serials like Roy Rogers, and John Wayne and Gary Cooper, and many others were my favorites when I was a young person going to films.
[ Being Cooper Favorites Films Gary Going Grew John Many Old Others Person Product Rogers Roy Serials Television Up Wayne Were Western Young]
I mean they're making remakes of my films and I'm not even dead yet! Why would you want to make a remake?
[ Dead Even Films Make Making Mean Remake Remakes Want Why Would Yet]
First of all, you look at Rocky films now, and if that isn't a cartoon series there isn't any cartoon series. I mean there's no way anybody is going to take that amount of punishment in fifteen rounds.
[ Amount Any Anybody Cartoon Fifteen Films First Going Look Mean Now Punishment Rocky Rounds Series Take Way]
So our films had a lot more to them than entertainment value, and I'm glad that a lot of people recognize that now. People realize now the value of them as educational.
[ Educational Entertainment Films Glad Had Lot More Now Our Realize Recognize Than Them Value]
You definitely want to do the little films. They're always going to be harder, but you don't do them to make money. You do them so you can see what you can make with the research that you have.
[ Always Definitely Films Going Harder Little Make Money Research See Them Want]
At HBO, they seem to be well-informed. They make what I think are really quite mature films.
[ Films Hbo Make Mature Quite Really Seem Think Well-Informed]
Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.
[ Art Disaster Fiction Films Oldest Science Subjects Which]
I like Jailhouse Rock and Love Me Tender. The black-and-white films. With music, I tend more toward the '70s stuff because I was at the shows for those, so they bring back memories.
[ Back Because Black-And-White Bring Films Jailhouse Love Memories More Music Rock Shows Stuff Tend Tender Those Toward]
I hope that Requiem is better than Pi. I hope that Pi is better than my student films, and I'm hoping that I'm getting better as I get older.
[ Better Films Get Getting Hope Hoping Older Pi Student Than]
If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it.
[ Am Andy Behind Films Just Know Look Nothing Paintings Surface Want Warhol]
I mean, everyone says Citizen Kane. It isn't that great, anyway. And Orson Welles I knew well, of course. He made other incredible films that no one would let him make, which were much better than Citizen Kane, really.
[ Anyway Better Citizen Course Everyone Films Great Him Incredible Kane Knew Made Make Mean Much Orson Other Really Says Than Well Welles Were Which Would]
I only work every couple of years. I go into retirement between films.
[ Between Couple Every Films Go Into Only Retirement Work Years]
If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful, I get to make more films, great, and the more films that I make and the more interest that I'm allowed to cover, the better for me and the better, hopefully, for the people who like to watch me.
[ Allowed Better Cover Films Get Great Helps Hopefully Interest Make More Movie Successful Watch Way]
Crimes of Passion, which is one of the best films I've done, will live strongly in my resume, even though it didn't do well.
[ Best Crimes Done Even Films Live Passion Resume Strongly Though Well Which Will]
But, I've made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia, all over Europe, all over the United States, Mexico, but not Hollywood.
[ Europe Films Hollywood Japan Made Mexico Over States United Yugoslavia]
I'll be with The Goat until the fall. Then I've been given three plays to look at and there have been a couple of films have come over the desk. I will probably not do either one of them.
[ Been Come Couple Desk Either Fall Films Given Goat Look Over Plays Probably Them Then Three Until Will]
You always worry about films when you hear about them making decisions after announcements are made.
[ After Always Announcements Decisions Films Hear Made Making Them Worry]
I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories.
[ Also Another Because Been Being Discovered Films Generation Good Great Having Idol Las Left Live Love Making Memories Performances Realize Smile Teen Vegas Your]
But no one should have the right to manipulate my films in the first place.
[ Films First Manipulate Place Right Should]
You promote your films; it's part of your job. You do the magazine covers and stuff, and then I try to live a really normal life. I definitely don't try to make it into any more craziness than it is.
[ Any Covers Craziness Definitely Films Into Job Life Live Magazine Make More Normal Part Promote Really Stuff Than Then Try Your]
I have come close to producing films. But generally by the time they hit the screen, there's about 50 people with producer credits, so what's the point. I usually find scripts I like with no money attached and take them to producers that I know and try to raise finance.
[ Attached Close Come Credits Films Finance Find Generally Hit Know Money Point Producer Producers Producing Raise Screen Scripts Take Them Time Try Usually]
I think that George Lucas' 'Star Wars' films are fantastic. What he's done, which I admire, is he has taken all the money and profit from those films and poured it into developing digital sound and surround sound, which we are using today.
[ Admire Developing Digital Done Fantastic Films George Into Lucas Money Poured Profit Sound Star Surround Taken Think Those Today Using Wars Which]
Most films I work on, the people making the film are constantly second-guessing the executives of the studio, the producer, and the audience. It is very hard to accomplish anything in that situation.
[ Accomplish Anything Audience Constantly Executives Film Films Hard Making Most Producer Situation Studio Very Work]
All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
[ Bag Characters Conscience Cut Failing Fighting Films Find Freedom Loose Needing Problems Rid Sense Sin Themselves These Tricks Trying Way Whole]
So, not for lack of love of language, but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation, I decided to make films without words.
[ Because Decided Enormous Feel Films Humiliation Lack Language Love Make Our State Without Words]
I really want to do more mature, artistic, twisted, edgy films. That is my goal.
[ Artistic Edgy Films Goal Mature More Really Twisted Want]
I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films.
[ Artistic Films Freedom Much Television Work]
The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets - an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages.
[ Achievement Aid Clauses Dominance Effort End Films Foreign Generally Home Into Made Markets Massive Packages Politically Pushed Second Secure Since States Treaties United Various War World Writing]
I believe I'm doing the right thing in trying to step away from that and to take chances and work on little independent films and do stuff like that wild dance scene.
[ Away Believe Chances Dance Doing Films Independent Little Right Scene Step Stuff Take Thing Trying Wild Work]
These films however, have ambiguity built into them, because it's too easy in film to make a strident work of propaganda or advertising, which are really the same thing anyway, meaning the message is unmistakable.
[ Advertising Ambiguity Anyway Because Built Easy Film Films However Into Make Meaning Message Propaganda Really Same Them These Thing Too Unmistakable Which Work]
I have made all my films for my children with the exception of my first film because my oldest daughter wasn't born when I was making the film about the Brooklyn Bridge.
[ Because Born Bridge Brooklyn Children Daughter Exception Film Films First Made Making Oldest]
I never see a novel as a film while I'm writing it. Mostly because novels and films are so different, and I'm such an internal novelist.
[ Because Different Film Films Internal Mostly Never Novel Novelist Novels See Such While Writing]
And the fact that I see so many films really seems to amaze certain people.
[ Amaze Certain Fact Films Many Really See Seems]
If I didn't have my films as an outlet for all the different sides of me, I would probably be locked up.
[ Different Films Locked Outlet Probably Sides Up Would]
I just want the opportunity to continue to do great films, play great characters and work with great people.
[ Characters Continue Films Great Just Opportunity Play Want Work]
Except here it's more power, more energy, younger and also in Europe it's still not only entertainment. Theater or films are looked at as a moral institution. That's why maybe they're so poetic. Here it's clear entertainment.
[ Also Clear Energy Entertainment Europe Except Films Here Institution Looked Maybe Moral More Only Poetic Power Still Theater Why Younger]
I'd rather not make films than make bad ones.
[ Bad Films Make Ones Rather Than]
After I learn more English, I'll work hard and make more films.
[ After English Films Hard Learn Make More Work]
I've been taking my time now between projects looking for stuff that has a little bit more substance, that isn't surface. Some of the films that I've done in the past really were surface.
[ Been Between Bit Done Films Little Looking More Now Past Projects Really Some Stuff Substance Surface Taking Time Were]
The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion.
[ Burlesque Comic Emotion Feel Film Films First Full Lot Meanings Part Represents Second Silent Tenderness Think Those]
Maybe by his second year in Hogwarts, Harry Potter will learn the trick to making a movie this good, but don't bet on it. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is one of the best films of the year.
[ Best Bet Fellowship Films Good Harry His Learn Lord Making Maybe Movie Potter Ring Rings Second Trick Will Year]
I like doing family films.
[ Doing Family Films]
Some films could only have been cast in one way: Screen tests were given and the losers got the parts.
[ Been Cast Could Films Given Got Losers Only Parts Screen Some Tests Way Were]
Multiplicity was a movie that tested really well. People seeing the movie really liked it, but then the studio couldn't market it. We opened on a weekend with nine other films.
[ Films Liked Market Movie Multiplicity Nine Opened Other Really Seeing Studio Tested Then Weekend Well]
I do love the films I've done in the past. I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and we're trying to make people laugh and I'm very proud of that.
[ Done Films Friends Hard Laugh Love Make Movies Past Proud Trying Very Work]
I'm not seeking out genre films, but this just came my way, and Miramax was good enough to add a role for me because we wanted the chance to work together.
[ Add Because Came Chance Enough Films Genre Good Just Miramax Out Role Seeking Together Wanted Way Work]
You get used to being lazy doing films, but classical theatre's going to finish me off.
[ Being Classical Doing Films Finish Get Going Lazy Off Theatre Used]
Obviously, I try to make the films work for an audience. That's the main point of making a film, and in retrospect, one can see that certain films, let's say Leaving Las Vegas, demonstrated its own success.
[ Audience Certain Demonstrated Film Films Las Leaving Main Make Making Obviously Own Point Retrospect Say See Success Try Vegas Work]
So that, to me, is important that audiences are treated with an amount of respect toward their intelligence. Most Hollywood films don't respect their intelligence.
[ Amount Audiences Films Hollywood Important Intelligence Most Respect Their Toward Treated]
If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.
[ Dreams Films Ghosts Memories Movies Then]
I've been number two in films for donkey's years.
[ Been Donkey Films Number Two Years]
Tender Mercies is a very low-budget film, but it was a huge budget compared to anything I had done in Australia. My fee for Tender Mercies was something like five times all of my Australian films combined.
[ Anything Australia Australian Budget Combined Compared Done Fee Film Films Five Had Huge Low-Budget Mercies Something Tender Times Very]
You make a lot of films, do you? You make a lot of films yourself? Yeah, I'd like to see you make a film first before you get to talk about it. What a jerk.
[ Before Film Films First Get Jerk Lot Make See Talk Yeah Yourself]
John Huston was a superb master. He knew how to make good films. I did three things with him. One is called Independence. It plays in Philadelphia, for free. It's been playing there for 25 years.
[ Been Called Did Films Free Good Him How Independence John Knew Make Master Philadelphia Playing Plays Superb Things Three Years]
Even if there are a lot women in films, there are few who are lesbians, that people know about.
[ Even Few Films Know Lesbians Lot Women]
But I have had the luxury of working on good films with great people.
[ Films Good Great Had Luxury Working]
There are a lot of movies I'd like to throw away. That's not to say that I went in with that attitude. Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope and best intentions in the world, but some films just don't work.
[ Any Attitude Away Best Ever Film Films Hope Intentions Just Lot Movies Say Some Started Throw Went Work World]
You live these three months in this reality, in this dark reality. You don't want to do those films every year because they're taxing. I started smoking a lot of cigarettes.
[ Because Cigarettes Dark Every Films Live Lot Months Reality Smoking Started Taxing These Those Three Want Year]
I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that.
[ Acting Actor Because Best Def Films Important Mos Most Movies Personality Put Quality Rappers Really See Talk Think Want]
What is it like when you see me in all these films and then you meet me? Were you intimidated?
[ Films Intimidated Meet See Then These Were]
I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you're making a horror film doesn't mean you can't make an artful film.
[ Art Artful Aspects Because Confront Confrontation Difficult Face Film Films Horror Just Life Make Making Mean Own Think Your]
It's disappointing to see films become pure entertainment, so that it's not an art form.
[ Art Become Disappointing Entertainment Films Form Pure See]
Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities, but I know this privileged position cannot last. That doesn't mean that I'll stop working. I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in films with people saying: "Isn't that that Bening woman?"
[ Actress Cameos Cannot Doing Fact Films Know Last Love Many Mean Myself Now Old Opportunities Picture Position Privileged Right Saying Stop Woman Working]
My principal job is to make interesting and entertaining films, and I'm not proud of which format or which particular technique I use. I just wanted the film to look good.
[ Entertaining Film Films Format Good Interesting Job Just Look Make Particular Principal Proud Technique Use Wanted Which]
That's the thing with animated films - I often feel that puppets get the better parts compared to us normal actresses.
[ Actresses Animated Better Compared Feel Films Get Normal Often Parts Puppets Thing Us]
Most of the films I've done were ruined in the postproduction, not during filming.
[ Done During Filming Films Most Ruined Were]
One of the characteristics of plays that are made into films is that they can be very talky.
[ Characteristics Films Into Made Plays Very]
I get a lot of independent films from people who are starting out.
[ Films Get Independent Lot Out Starting]
And in movies you must be a gambler. To produce films is to gamble. Movies
[ Films Gamble Gambler Movies Must Produce]
I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun. Funny
[ Every Films Gun Interest Love]
I'm sick of all these knights in shining armor parts, I want to do something worthwhile like plays and films that have something to say.
[ Armor Films Knights Parts Plays Say Shining Sick Something These Want Worthwhile]
Typically in horror films the character just services the plot, and you really are just going from 'point a' to 'point b,' just so that you can end up at 'point c.' They are just sort of stick characters. That's just not interesting to me.
[ Character Characters End Films Going Horror Interesting Just Plot Point Really Services Sort Stick Typically Up]
When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them.
[ Away Day Film Films His Home Kids Look Love Loved Make Months Movies Say Them Three Two Want]
Disney had made such a great deal of money on Snow White that the banks gave him the go-ahead on the next three films. But he was heavily dependent on the foreign market.
[ Banks Deal Dependent Disney Films Foreign Gave Great Had Heavily Him Made Market Money Next Snow Such Three White]
Being an old radical, I like films like Spartacus. I could relate to the hero.
[ Being Could Films Hero Old Radical Relate]
Traffic is one of the most powerful films to come out in recent years. It blew me away.
[ Away Blew Come Films Most Out Powerful Recent Traffic Years]
I wouldn't do nudity in films. For me, personally... To act with my clothes on is a performance; to act with my clothes off is a documentary.
[ Act Clothes Documentary Films Nudity Off Performance Personally]
When my career first began, I didn't have children - so there's a whole lot of difference in the way I choose roles now. Not just films for my children, but how long I'm going to be away, and is Dad going to be home while I'm gone. That sort-of factor plays a part.
[ Away Began Career Children Choose Dad Difference Factor Films First Going Gone Home How Just Long Lot Now Part Plays Roles Way While Whole]
It's gotten out of control. It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films. I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all.
[ Attached Big Bigger Control Films Get Gotten Important Made Make Name Names Out Smaller Taking Without Won Worry]
I didn't really discover yakuza films until about five or six years ago.
[ Ago Discover Films Five Really Six Until Years]
One thing I know is that I don't want to be a director for hire, making genre films.
[ Director Films Genre Hire Know Making Thing Want]
We have to support our own films. If we don't, how can we expect others to support them?
[ Expect Films How Others Our Own Support Them]
I knew Secrets and Lies was a great film, but I didn't expect it to get the attention it did because none of his other films had and I thought they were just as good.
[ Attention Because Did Expect Film Films Get Good Great Had His Just Knew Lies None Other Secrets Thought Were]
I've always had the perspective that roles come into my life when I need them most and sort of teach me lessons. The same can be true of films, films are released into society to aid in a lesson, inspire people, comfort people.
[ Aid Always Come Comfort Films Had Inspire Into Lesson Lessons Life Most Need Perspective Released Roles Same Society Sort Teach Them True]
Films are hard to make and I think the word indulge really leads one to believe that it's an easy sort of business and it's really extremely difficult.
[ Believe Business Difficult Easy Extremely Films Hard Indulge Leads Make Really Sort Think Word]
It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting-edge. You've got your big commerce and you've got your small films that you're more passionate about.
[ Big Commerce Cutting-Edge Films Got Little More Movies Passionate Risky Seems Small Your]
I like the fact that major studios have been attempting horror films recently.
[ Attempting Been Fact Films Horror Major Recently Studios]
I'm looking at working with people I get on with, that respect me, that don't just see me as a piece of ass. Which I have experienced as well. I've nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don't want that in my life. I want to enjoy the work I do.
[ Ass Because Before Big Enjoy Experienced Films Get Just Life Looking Nearly Off Piece Respect See Very Walked Want Well Which Work Working Would]
That's what I like about Neil Jordan's films: everyone is better at what they do than you are.
[ Better Everyone Films Jordan Neil Than]
I'm in four different films this year, and I have four different accents. I sound different in every film. You have to love a character to play it well, and change in my work is what I want.
[ Accents Change Character Different Every Film Films Four Love Play Sound Want Well Work Year]
Yes, I would love to play one of the leads in one these movies and have all those challenges and deal with all those complications, but the business being what it is, there is a slot for me in these kinds of films, so I enjoy them, and I enjoy the people that I work with.
[ Being Business Challenges Complications Deal Enjoy Films Kinds Leads Love Movies Play Slot Them These Those Work Would Yes]
A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box. They're up against a lot of limitations for the kind of films that they get approached about. It's easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached about nothing but urban films.
[ Actors Against Approached Black Box Easy Films Get Just Kind Limitations Lot Nothing Stuck Times Up Urban]
The Sand Pebbles has always been one of my favorite films, I suppose because its the most difficult film - from a physical and logistical standpoint - that I've ever made.
[ Always Because Been Difficult Ever Favorite Film Films Logistical Made Most Pebbles Physical Sand Standpoint Suppose]
I did 125 films, and over 100 television shows, and you've never seen the same character twice.
[ Character Did Films Never Over Same Seen Shows Television Twice]
I had seen the films out of World War II, the great 82nd Airborne, the 101st, and all of those of you in the greatest generation and the service that you had provided.
[ Films Generation Great Greatest Had Ii Out Provided Seen Service Those War World]
I've always been a fan of science fiction films, and I've never been able to put my particular spin on it.
[ Able Always Been Fan Fiction Films Never Particular Put Science Spin]
I try to make films that move people when they are in the theater and make them think only after they leave.
[ After Films Leave Make Move Only Theater Them Think Try]
I like black and white films. I don't exactly know why - probably because there is a stylization which is removed from actual life, unlike a color film.
[ Actual Because Black Color Exactly Film Films Know Life Probably Removed Unlike Which White Why]
Well, I think I've made 44 films and only like four times I've played real characters I'm just drawn to people who have a pioneer spirit, this extraordinary energy and commitment to their cause.
[ Cause Characters Commitment Drawn Energy Extraordinary Films Four Just Made Only Pioneer Played Real Spirit Their Think Times Well]
I said I would do all the films about the commercials, and the films about ball-bearings and Ford tractors and so on, if once a year they gave me money for a free film.
[ Commercials Film Films Ford Free Gave Money Once Said Would Year]
He's wrong. That's why his films look so terrible.
[ Films His Look Terrible Why Wrong]
Doing that, then doing a lot of theater, which I love. Doing guest stars, did two independent films that are going around to all these festivals. Both of them are going to be at the Lake Tahoe Film Festival.
[ Around Both Did Doing Festival Festivals Film Films Going Guest Independent Lake Lot Love Stars Theater Them Then These Two Which]
I had to work out where I was going, what type of films I wanted to make. For that reason, I decided to choose independent productions, less important roles, and I tried theater, too.
[ Choose Decided Films Going Had Important Independent Less Make Out Productions Reason Roles Theater Too Tried Type Wanted Where Work]
The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
[ Films Tend Views]
Well the Bombay film wasn't always like how it is now. It did have a local industry. There were realistic films made on local scenes. But it gradually changed over the years.
[ Always Bombay Changed Did Film Films Gradually How Industry Local Made Now Over Realistic Scenes Well Were Years]
I remember those days with Bergman with great nostalgia. We were aware that the films were going to be quite important, and the work felt meaningful.
[ Aware Bergman Days Felt Films Going Great Important Meaningful Nostalgia Quite Remember Those Were Work]
My friend James Cameron and I made three films together - True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period.
[ Cameron Course During Early Films Friend His James Lies Low-Budget Made Period Terminator Three Together True]
It's nice that we have all these different films.
[ Different Films Nice These]
Films are always pretentious. There's nothing more pretentious than a filmmaker.
[ Always Filmmaker Films More Nothing Pretentious Than]
For any director with a little lucidity, masterpieces are films that come to you by accident.
[ Accident Any Come Director Films Little Lucidity Masterpieces]
Whereas European films have traditionally been able to go into adult relationships. I think there's a huge audience in America for those kinds of films.
[ Able Adult America Audience Been European Films Go Huge Into Kinds Relationships Think Those Traditionally Whereas]
You see an absolutely brilliant film later, as an adult, and you walk out thinking about what to have for dinner. Whereas something like Jaws winds up having a huge effect on me. If only my parents had been taking me to Kurosawa films when I was eight, but no.
[ Absolutely Adult Been Brilliant Dinner Effect Eight Film Films Had Having Huge Jaws Kurosawa Later Only Out Parents See Something Taking Thinking Up Walk Whereas Winds]
What I think happens today is that a lot of filmmakers look at other films that are retro pieces, like L.A. Confidential, and say, oh, that's period. We didn't want to do the stereotypical stuff.
[ Confidential Filmmakers Films Happens Look Lot Oh Other Period Pieces Retro Say Stereotypical Stuff Think Today Want]
I've always believed in populating my films with characters who we like, who we have some warmth for, who have warmth for each other, who we would like to hang out with, who we emulate in one way or another.
[ Always Another Believed Characters Each Emulate Films Hang Other Out Some Warmth Way Would]
People use location as a language in films, and Quentin uses action as a language in his films. There's really not a lot of violence. It's more of an emotional beat than it is a physical beat.
[ Action Beat Emotional Films His Language Location Lot More Physical Quentin Really Than Use Uses Violence]
We're always trailing, as far as the amount of roles that are written for us and the films that are being made that have black characters in them. I don't know if that's going to change.
[ Always Amount Being Black Change Characters Far Films Going Know Made Roles Them Trailing Us Written]
I care about Bond and what happens to him. You cannot be connected with a character for this long and not have an interest. All the Bond films had their good points.
[ Bond Cannot Care Character Connected Films Good Had Happens Him Interest Long Points Their]
My son tried to work in films and he ultimately gave it up, he finally couldn't make a living, he couldn't support himself. He worked all the time and he didn't make enough money to have a house, have an apartment.
[ Apartment Enough Films Finally Gave Himself House Living Make Money Son Support Time Tried Ultimately Up Work Worked]
Even though there's an entertainment value to the film, I think it's very important because you can't really separate the impact of that political message from it. It's rare that you get films like that I think; that really have an important message and are also entertaining.
[ Also Because Entertaining Entertainment Even Film Films Get Impact Important Message Political Rare Really Separate Think Though Value Very]
I think you get in trouble if you make experimental big studio films.
[ Big Experimental Films Get Make Studio Think Trouble]
It's incredible that they censor films. It's sad.
[ Censor Films Incredible Sad]
I'm contemplating moving to London for a period of time. I've been in Los Angeles for 15 years and I'm really tired of it. I'm continually uninspired by what's being sent to me. Even by huge films that they're doing there. They're just awful.
[ Angeles Awful Been Being Contemplating Continually Doing Even Films Huge Just London Los Moving Period Really Sent Time Tired Uninspired Years]
Onstage or in films, you do affect peoples' lives, and sometimes that's very gratifying. But still, there's this little voice that says you should be doing something that matters.
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Filmmakers who use narrators pay a price for taking the easy way: narrated films date far more quickly than films without narrators.
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I've always been interested in films where you can identify with the actors. Where you can be in their shoes and therefore be more involved if they're people that you recognize.
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Kolkata is the relatively unexplored part of India as far as Hindi films are concerned.
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I want to be an all round entertainer, I want to act, make films, make albums, do whatever I can.
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A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things, but I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing.
[ Doing Films Happy Lot Make Photography Quite Things Want]
I don't really know how many films I've done, and I don't look at this as a race that I necessarily want to win. Nor is it a race that I want to stop running.
[ Done Films How Know Look Many Necessarily Nor Race Really Running Stop Want Win]
Simple stories... emerge as lovely films or television pieces.
[ Emerge Films Lovely Pieces Simple Stories Television]
I haven't done the Star Wars kind of films.
[ Done Films Haven Kind Star Wars]
I knew you had to go in and audition and maybe they'd hire you, and that's where you start. I had a good understanding about press: that it's the actor's responsibility to publicize his or her films.
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I was concerned about that, because I've always been so specific about doing independent films, but I've never done anything that's so genuinely and ridiculously fun. And that's a great thing, for me to discover that that's possible.
[ Always Anything Because Been Concerned Discover Doing Done Films Fun Genuinely Great Independent Never Possible Ridiculously Specific Thing]
I went to Washington to ask for a little residual payment for the people who had written films in the early, early days, people who never got any residuals on tapes or anything at all.
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I hope to do films. Right now I'm just doing projects that are interesting.
[ Doing Films Hope Interesting Just Now Projects Right]
I am married to the theater, and the films are only my mistress.
[ Am Films Married Mistress Only Theater]
I think you've got to talk to the director, see the director's films and recognise that it's important that the work fits right in and see if as part of the movie.
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The strange thing is that since I've been offered lots of films I think that maybe they think that I've sold out to Hollywood. Which is not the case if anybody's listening.
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Well, TV series tie you up. You can't do films while you're doing a TV series.
[ Doing Films Series Tie Tv Up Well While]
When I left Ohio when I was 17 and ended up in New York and realised that not all films had the giant crab monsters in them, it really opened up a lot of things for me.
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From 1980 to 1990, I shot more films than any other actor in the Screen Actors Guild, apart from Gene Hackman.
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Making films is great. You've got 100 people around and you're all dressing up and making weird art-it's a fun group activity.
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I had just had small parts in other films, and I'd worked with a lot of directors in TV.
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I like to do all kinds of films.
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In the late 1980s the amount of German films was down to four or five percent of the market, and the remaining 95 percent were American. It is now 20 to 30 percent German productions.
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The films that influenced me were so disparate that there's almost no pattern.
[ Almost Disparate Films Influenced Pattern Were]
We were on the island of Hawaii. I think I was there three months. It was fantastic. It is not much different than films. It depends on the television show but much of television today is as good or better than most films.
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There is also a strong following among the urbanites on the East Coast when it comes to martial arts films.
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The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across.
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Undeniably the American art form, too. And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish the American experience and example. And sometimes trash it completely.
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After the war, in which I served as a pilot in the Air Force, I took up films.
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I realize I'm a very lucky man. I love what I do, I love films, TV and theatre, and the fact that I'm able to make a living at it staggers me.
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You would be surprised of films that people just don't see. You know what I mean? I'm always working and I'm a film buff but I'm an old school film buff.
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My soul is not my own any more. I cannot live like I want to. I am going to give up films.
[ Am Any Cannot Films Give Going Live More Own Soul Up Want]
It makes me forget that I'm not going to be a major star and lead female in films whether it was 20 years ago, 10 years ago, five or in the future.
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I would rather my films be well-known than I be well-known.
[ Films Rather Than Well-Known Would]
I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made.
[ Consider Films Personal Poems Writing]
Lynch is not as strange as his films. He's a complex guy with a very interesting view of the world. But he's very accessible, with a good heart.
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The public's nerves are raw and edgy. You have to be discreet and understanding about the films you are showing.
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My creative partner is a writer, and he's got an executive producing credit on this film. We've made three films together and I would never underestimate the impact of a writer.
[ Creative Credit Executive Film Films Got Impact Made Never Partner Producing Three Together Underestimate Would Writer]
My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don't know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre.
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I always look at films as real stories with real people in real situations. That's why I struggle with the whole notion of calling someone the 'good guy' or the 'bad guy,' because I think we all have potential to do good things and all have the potential to do bad things.
[ Always Bad Because Calling Films Good Guy Look Notion Potential Real Situations Someone Stories Struggle Things Think Whole Why]
Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that.
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I prefer working on films. I like the variety. There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then playing someone sweet for the next two. Films give you this opportunity.
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I guess I judge my films by how pleased I am with the work I do, so it's kind of on another level. If they do well at the box office, then that's great. Then I'm really pleased about that too.
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I'm not fond of any of my films in an intimate way, but Gregory's Girl would be number 4 on my list.
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I can work in films as long as the story doesn't have a realistic nature. If I'm working with an allegory, a fantasy, it can be developed in synthetic terms.
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My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.
[ Extension Filled Films Images Page Poetry Screen Using White]
Which is why I felt I was truly blessed this year, with leads in two nice films, and also the luxury of being able to do a studio film and an independent afterwards was fantastic.
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My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population.
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I take more jobs when I need more money, if I'm investing in films. I take fewer when I don't. Or if something really good comes along, I usually find a way to do a good job on it in the time that I've got.
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My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come.
[ Always Ambition Animation Chances Come Deep Desire Either Fairy Films Indian Krishna Music Mythological Provide Secret Something Sorts Still Tale Theme These Very]
When it comes to films, people often don't differentiate between the message of a bad central character and the message of the film itself. They are two separate things.
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My role in 'Legally Blonde' was really rewarding, because I had so much fun working on the movie. I've had really rewarding experiences on tiny low budget films that you'll never see but where I had a cool time creating characters as well. I love almost all of the characters I've played.
[ Almost Because Blonde Budget Characters Cool Creating Experiences Films Fun Had Legally Love Low Movie Much Never Played Really Rewarding Role See Time Tiny Well Where Working]
It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy, they misunderstood my other films.
[ Comfort Films Joy Means Misunderstood Other]
It is gorgeously shot, and Andrew believes that the old school way of making films in the best way. Meaning: you have a story, and you stick to the story. You don't change and alter the story because of people who've invested in it and what to put product in a shot.
[ Alter Andrew Because Believes Best Change Films Invested Making Meaning Old Product Put School Shot Stick Story Way]
Well, you know the old line - to be nominated is what it's all about. I think that I've done pretty well - I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards in total, so I don't really have any complaints.
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Independent films are where you really get to cut your teeth and have some fun and do the things that mainstream Hollywood doesn't want to do.
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I think I'm more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense, to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies.
[ Bonded Craft Destinies Emotionally Extraordinary Films More Sense Stories Tell Think]
Films were never in my budget. Didn't occur to me till much later. I hoped for a long, good life, which I've had and I'm having as an actor. I didn't expect the rest.
[ Actor Budget Expect Films Good Had Having Hoped Later Life Long Much Never Occur Rest Till Were Which]
I like doing films and I wish that I could do more but I still have to audition. I don't get offered starring roles in movies even though I've written and starred in a movie.
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I smuggled the camera, it was no problem to smuggle the camera there. And I took 60 photos, two films, during the time when there was no one in the control room, in the building.
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Other writers, producers, and directors of low-budget films would often put down the film they were making, saying it was just something to make money with. I never felt that. If I took the assignment, I'd give it my best shot.
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When you're a young actor you like to go for characters with a bit of flair, so in many films I ended up playing the weirdos. I can assure you I'm not a psycho or a criminal or a bully.
[ Actor Assure Bit Bully Characters Criminal Ended Films Flair Go Many Playing Psycho Up Weirdos Young]
I want to direct films, because I am a painter and a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing.
[ Am Because Direct Done Films Lot Painter Sculptor Want Writing]
My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.
[ Desires Disciplined Expression Films Follow Instincts Momentary Way]
And it's not only films, I'm pretty unaware of anything that's going on in popular culture right now.
[ Anything Culture Films Going Now Only Popular Pretty Right Unaware]
I hate working out. Because I work out for films now solely I come to associate it with work.
[ Associate Because Come Films Hate Now Out Solely Work Working]
Yes, sir, a patrol car came and took me down to a station where they were trying to develop films, but they hadn't got the facilities to develop colored film.
[ Came Car Colored Develop Down Facilities Film Films Got Hadn Patrol Sir Station Took Trying Were Where Yes]
I think if you look at Sam Raimi and Jim Cameron, those guys know things about filmmaking that almost nobody knows anymore. They are students of film from when they handmade films themselves, you know cut films with their own hands and razor blades and tape.
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People always seem to see echoes of their own lives in my films.
[ Always Echoes Films Lives Own See Seem Their]
It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.
[ Call Deals Dirty Film Films Flattering Harry His Loss Modern More Revenge Than Think Traditional Vigilante Wife Would]
Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing? Movies
[ Bad Films Go Home Money Nothing Out Pay See Should Stay Television Why]
I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.
[ Art Confirm Especially Existences Films Own Their Think Trying]
I support all Australian films.
[ Australian Films Support]
I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean's films; I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over.
[ Cause Could Dean Dialogue Films Heart Hundred James Knew Over Rebel Times Watch Without]
I think that the episodes are like mini horror films really; the characters make bad decisions early on and these things just snowball for them and get worse and worse. And that's what I find funny.
[ Bad Characters Decisions Early Episodes Films Find Funny Get Horror Just Make Mini Really Snowball Them These Things Think Worse]
I got too fed up with films that didn't make you think. I liked the idea of one that you'd have to be dancing around with. I like my mind to be engaged when I watch a film.
[ Around Dancing Engaged Fed Film Films Got Idea Liked Make Mind Think Too Up Watch]
I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain.
[ Acting Always Began Believe Bizarre Directors Films First Never Part Played Priest Primarily Producers Role Saw Speaking Stage Strong Sympathetic Types Until Villain]
It's quite a dangerous career move to go wilfully on making films that may not find a distributor.
[ Career Dangerous Distributor Films Find Go Making May Move Quite]
The Greeks already understood that there was more interest in portraying an unusual character than a usual character - that is the purpose of films and theatre.
[ Already Character Films Greeks Interest More Portraying Purpose Than Theatre Understood Unusual Usual]
I like making black and white films in natural surroundings, but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio where the colors are easier to control.
[ Black Color Colors Control Easier Film Films Inside Making Much Natural Prefer Shooting Studio Surroundings Where White]
In 1975 Australia was producing things like Picnic at Hanging Rock, in other words films that I would consider still some of the finest products to come out of Australia. I think that our quality now is less than it was then.
[ Australia Come Consider Films Finest Hanging Less Now Other Our Out Picnic Producing Products Quality Rock Some Still Than Then Things Think Words Would]
Usually people like to categorise artists. With my films, I categorise people: if I know which one of my movies you like, I can tell which kind of a person you are.
[ Artists Films Kind Know Movies Person Tell Usually Which]
Particularly in the final stages I always find that I'm rushed. It's dangerous when you're rushed in the editing stage, most of my early films are flawed in the cutting.
[ Always Cutting Dangerous Early Editing Films Final Find Flawed Most Particularly Rushed Stage Stages]
It's easy to like the most popular films, but I have a great fondness for 'A Life Less Ordinary'.
[ Easy Films Fondness Great Less Life Most Ordinary Popular]
Being a kid growing up with Kurosawa films and watching Sergio Leone movies just made me love what it could do to you, and how it could influence you - make you dream.
[ Being Could Dream Films Growing How Influence Just Kid Kurosawa Leone Leone Love Made Make Movies Sergio Up Watching]
The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.
[ Art Body Consist Descriptive Does Face Films Great Intense Isolation Kind Movement Movements Soul Thought Transmitted]
In Tim's films, more than most, if you miss the tone, you don't get the film.
[ Film Films Get Miss More Most Than Tim Tone]
Secondarily, I think films that are driven by music also terrify studios.
[ Also Driven Films Music Studios Terrify Think]
I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films - although I think they do have plots - but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are.
[ Although Always Characters Critics Films Importance Lack Many Obvious Plot Plots Primary Rather Say Start Than Think Very Which Would]
I played a definite part in it. I guess the things that I played in films and the way the nudity and the love scenes were handled were really different.
[ Definite Different Films Guess Handled Love Nudity Part Played Really Scenes Things Way Were]
Hard Day's Night was one of those great films that will never happen again to anyone in their lifetime. UA were in profit before we'd even finished shooting - The advance sales on the album - the film was out before the album was out was more than it cost UA to make the film.
[ Advance Again Album Anyone Before Cost Day Even Film Films Finished Great Happen Hard Lifetime Make More Never Night Out Profit Sales Shooting Than Their Those Were Will]
I like films to have something inside, I don't mean a message, I mean something from the soul.
[ Films Inside Mean Message Something Soul]
I've done almost 20 films and I still worry about not finding the next one.
[ Almost Done Films Finding Next Still Worry]
I have been involved in some films other actresses would not have done.
[ Actresses Been Done Films Involved Other Some Would]
We make the kind of movies we like to watch. I love to laugh. I love to be amazed by how beautiful it is. But I also love to be moved to tears. There's lots of heart in our films.
[ Also Amazed Beautiful Films Heart How Kind Laugh Lots Love Make Moved Movies Our Tears Watch]
I like the platform to show your art and everything that goes along with that. To show your voice and hopefully find films that are more politically driven, films that maybe inspire.
[ Along Art Driven Everything Films Find Goes Hopefully Inspire Maybe More Platform Politically Show Voice Your]
I'm also very proud to be a part of a trilogy of films that, if they do nothing else, allow people to check their problems at the door, sit down and have a good time.
[ Allow Also Check Door Down Else Films Good Nothing Part Problems Proud Sit Their Time Trilogy Very]
I wouldn't mind taking a rest for three or four months, but I have to keep on making films for the sake of my crew, who just wait for the next film because they're not on a fixed salary.
[ Because Crew Film Films Fixed Four Just Keep Making Mind Months Next Rest Sake Salary Taking Three Wait]
My own personal taste in films as a member of the audience was not completely in line with films I was doing.
[ Audience Completely Doing Films Line Member Own Personal Taste]
When I started in the late 1950s, every film I made - no matter how low the budget - got a theatrical release. Today, less that 20-percent of our films get a theatrical release.
[ Budget Every Film Films Get Got How Late Less Low Made Matter Our Release Started Theatrical Today]
I have always done films with friends rather than strangers.
[ Always Done Films Friends Rather Strangers Than]
I haven't read a review of one of my films for the best part of 10 years.
[ Best Films Haven Part Read Review Years]
All of us have our individual curses, something that we are uncomfortable with and something that we have to deal with, like me making horror films, perhaps.
[ Curses Deal Films Horror Individual Making Our Perhaps Something Uncomfortable Us]
Young actors are serious about their work and don't take any time out from it. I'm very serious about my work; there are probably only two films I've done where I had a really good time.
[ Actors Any Done Films Good Had Only Out Probably Really Serious Take Their Time Two Very Where Work Young]
Films take up so much time, and with theatre, you do have to plan a period of time that you can be free.
[ Films Free Much Period Plan Take Theatre Time Up]
I've worked for 27 years nonstop in theater and films. That's a lot of work.
[ Films Lot Nonstop Theater Work Worked Years]
There are very few solid family films. A lot of the writing is awful.
[ Awful Family Few Films Lot Solid Very Writing]
The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization.
[ American Been Clothes Culture Down Driven Films Food Forms Globalization Heart Local Make Many Music Out Popular Seen Standardization Television Traditional Very Way World]
My good films were independent and my bad films were not.
[ Bad Films Good Independent Were]
I think that there's a lot more freedom in the low budget, the independent films where, unfortunately, you don't have the money, necessarily, to get the orchestras in there to play a lot of stuff. But, you have a lot more freedom, very often.
[ Budget Films Freedom Get Independent Lot Low Money More Necessarily Often Orchestras Play Stuff Think Unfortunately Very Where]
My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism.
[ Always Concerned Family Films Friendship Honor Patriotism]
I've been really fortunate to be able to do different kinds of films in different scales, different genres, different kinds of roles, and that is important to me.
[ Able Been Different Films Fortunate Genres Important Kinds Really Roles Scales]
I made a commitment to myself; that I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to do films that make a difference. It has to move people.
[ Actress Commitment Difference Films Made Make Move Myself Wanted]
As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place.
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With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead of being an artist that had made a couple of short films, I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts.
[ Artist Arts Became Being Couple Dabbled Filmmaker Films Ford Foundation Grant Had Instead Made Short Sudden]
What I remember myself from films, and what I love about films, is specific scenes and characters.
[ Characters Films Love Myself Remember Scenes Specific]
I've done some music for films and I really enjoy doing it.
[ Doing Done Enjoy Films Music Really Some]
Most of the top actors and actresses may be working in ten or twelve films at the same time, so they will give one director two hours and maybe shoot in Bombay in the morning and Madras in the evening. It happens.
[ Actors Actresses Bombay Director Evening Films Give Happens Hours Madras May Maybe Morning Most Same Shoot Ten Time Top Twelve Two Will Working]
I do it because I love acting, I love working, and whether it's radio, television, films, theater, I don't care as long as I can get out there and do it.
[ Acting Because Care Films Get Long Love Out Radio Television Theater Whether Working]
Now that I've got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on.
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Everything makes me nervous - except making films. Movies
[ Everything Except Films Makes Making Nervous]
I did important films when I was very young.
[ Did Films Important Very Young]
I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but I still live in London and I'd love to do theater.
[ Films Lies Live London Love Made Secrets Since Six Still Theater]
There were some films I refused because the feminist aspect was a bit wonky.
[ Aspect Because Bit Feminist Films Refused Some Were]
I teach at USC. I have a big class of 360 kids, only about a fifth of whom are film majors. I don't just show the Hollywood blockbusters. I show independent films, foreign films, documentaries.
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Right now the thing that I have learned the most is to be grateful that I have finally gotten to a point where I am being paid to make films, after eight years.
[ After Am Being Eight Films Finally Gotten Grateful Learned Make Most Now Paid Point Right Thing Where Years]
I see wonderful films by Bertolucci, Visconti, and Fellini.
[ Fellini Films See Wonderful]
Yes, I was hired by Universal because they needed a comedy director. They had seen Scandal and liked it. I saw an opportunity even in those comedies to begin my project of American films.
[ American Because Begin Comedies Comedy Director Even Films Had Hired Liked Needed Opportunity Project Saw Scandal Seen Those Universal Yes]
Big feature films are another world.
[ Another Big Feature Films World]
Films can only be made by by-passing the will of those who appear in them, using not what they do, but what they are.
[ Appear Films Made Only Them Those Using Will]
In fact, 95% of the people in my films have been nothing less than a pleasure to work with.
[ Been Fact Films Less Nothing Pleasure Than Work]
She is also brought to a point of zero in the beginning of the story, and I think you can say that about a lot of my films in that they are often about people who are brought to the point of zero in the beginning of the film.
[ Also Beginning Brought Film Films Lot Often Point Say She Story Think Zero]
I like boxing movies. One of the hardest things for me to watch as far as boxing films, is the boxing. The actual boxing usually sucks.
[ Actual Boxing Far Films Hardest Movies Sucks Things Usually Watch]
I've concentrated for a long time on English films because I've got two kids but my oldest son is 11 and I think I'm going to be away for about four months of year now.
[ Away Because Concentrated English Films Four Going Got Kids Long Months Now Oldest Son Think Time Two Year]
I think I've made some pretty decent films in the '80s and '90s.
[ Decent Films Made Pretty Some Think]
This film is what it is. It's a campy thriller horror movie where you go and have fun. With these types of films, you can't take it too seriously. They are what they are.
[ Film Films Fun Go Horror Movie Seriously Take These Thriller Too Types Where]
I wouldn't have wanted to miss the opportunity to make those three films that didn't do well. They were really important to me, and the things I learned doing them were important to me.
[ Doing Films Important Learned Make Miss Opportunity Really Them Things Those Three Wanted Well Were]
By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films.
[ Best Books Films Make Reckoning Usual Worst]
So most of my acting experience came in college when I was living away from them. I acted in various independent films, and I got some commercial work and stuff like that.
[ Acted Acting Away Came College Commercial Experience Films Got Independent Living Most Some Stuff Them Various Work]
I actually went to film school and was making experimental films for a short time, so it wasn't such a leap.
[ Actually Experimental Film Films Leap Making School Short Such Time Went]
You always draw on your experiences with live audiences to know how to do comedy on films. You're working for a laugh that may or may not come six months later, but you're working in a vacuum at the time you are doing it.
[ Always Audiences Come Comedy Doing Draw Experiences Films How Know Later Laugh Live May Months Six Time Vacuum Working Your]
Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important.
[ Allowed Anymore Censorship Dignity Doing Films Important Just Necessary Now Right Saying Things Think Very]
The State Film Authority will be there for film as industry only, as is the case in all the other states, except Victoria. Victoria is moving more now into supporting non-commercial films.
[ Authority Case Except Film Films Industry Into More Moving Non-Commercial Now Only Other State States Supporting Victoria Will]
Previously the same Polish audiences would have been pressured into seeing cinema made for adults, films made by us about those spheres of life that were significant for us and which should be significant for our society.
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A lot of the films I've made probably could have worked just as well 50 years ago, and that's just because I have a lot of old-fashion values.
[ Ago Because Could Films Just Lot Made Probably Values Well Worked Years]
I feel more comfortable doing films with groups of guys. It's a lot easier for me. There's a difference with women: you can't take them to dinner every night and go crazy.
[ Comfortable Crazy Difference Dinner Doing Easier Every Feel Films Go Groups Guys Lot More Night Take Them Women]
Cinemas gained new young audiences who wanted films made for them.
[ Audiences Cinemas Films Gained Made New Them Wanted Young]
In truth, making films doesn't feel like hard work because I always have such a good time doing it.
[ Always Because Doing Feel Films Good Hard Making Such Time Truth Work]
Yes, I was correctly quoted in saying I introduced sex into films in the 20's, but it was sex in good taste and left a great deal to one's imagination.
[ Correctly Deal Films Good Great Imagination Into Introduced Left Quoted Saying Sex Taste Yes]
If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job. Funny
[ Done Feel Films Job Make Miserable More Person]
I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby. I would find out which stories had been sold to be made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it.
[ Been Compare Developed Films Find Habit Had Hobby Into Made Out Own Scenarios Sold Stories Then Treatment Which Would Write Writing]
When a new generation watches the films, people might mention that it has improved their lovemaking. I guess it's because it isn't threatening. It was very sweet and delicate.
[ Because Delicate Films Generation Guess Improved Lovemaking Mention Might New Sweet Their Threatening Very Watches]
In television, women can really run anything. It can be a comedy, it can be a drama, it can be genre, it can be anything. But in films, women are still getting to the top.
[ Anything Comedy Drama Films Genre Getting Really Run Still Television Top Women]
If I make two films in a year, they'll be different. This is my style - I can't have just one way.
[ Different Films Just Make Style Two Way Year]
In fact, I had a series of offers which would have brought me a lot of money to make films and package TV programs. There were people who said to me, we'll put a million dollars in your bank account tomorrow, which is a hard thing to turn down.
[ Account Bank Brought Dollars Down Fact Films Had Hard Lot Make Million Money Offers Package Programs Put Said Series Thing Tomorrow Turn Tv Were Which Would Your]
Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make.
[ Difficult Films Looked Luck Make Movies Never Purpose]
All the great novels, all the great films, all the great dramas are fictions that actually tell us the truth about us or about human nature or about human situations without being tied into the minutia of documentary events. Otherwise we might as well just make documentaries.
[ Actually Being Documentaries Documentary Dramas Events Fictions Films Great Human Into Just Make Might Nature Novels Otherwise Situations Tell Tied Truth Us Well Without]
The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the directors know. Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting.
[ Acting Actually Bad Badly Biggest Cast Cover Direction Directors Films Friends Good Know Lot Mistake Student Usually]
One movie is only one movie. I want to have a lifetime of making films.
[ Films Lifetime Making Movie Only Want]
I think it's important to do smaller films because I think that's where a lot of new things are happening.
[ Because Films Happening Important Lot New Smaller Things Think Where]
We've evolved from sitting back on our tripods and shooting wildlife films like they have been shot historically, which doesn't work for us.
[ Back Been Evolved Films Historically Our Shooting Shot Sitting Us Which Wildlife Work]
I chose films made by people I wanted to work with, about subject matter I thought was intriguing.
[ Chose Films Intriguing Made Matter Subject Thought Wanted Work]
I was making films when I was about 12 years old - Super-8 films.
[ Films Making Old Years]
In fact, it is amazing how much European films - Italian, French, German and English - have recovered a certain territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.
[ Amazing Audience Certain Countries English European Fact Few Films French German How Italian Last Much Over Recovered Territory Their Years]
I never thought of becoming a director. When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me - I still watch silent films.
[ Becoming Director Film Films Had Impact Never Passage Silent Still Talkies Thought Twelve Watch]
I want to take a few years out, maybe make a couple of more films or whatever.
[ Couple Few Films Make Maybe More Out Take Want Whatever Years]
You know, sometimes I feel like I walk around with a target on my back with the films I make.
[ Around Back Feel Films Know Make Sometimes Target Walk]
Well, I was getting a lot of money then, and I wasn't getting any Hollywood films, so I just did those. I'd always do a play in between. Whenever I ran low on funds, I'd always rush off to do a movie somewhere.
[ Always Any Between Did Films Funds Getting Hollywood Just Lot Low Money Movie Off Play Ran Rush Somewhere Then Those Well Whenever]
I love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope. It is sort of like a laboratory.
[ Fact Films Laboratory Love Microscope Sort Under Working]
One of the things I really like about Ford's films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes.
[ Always Characters Films Focus Ford Heroes How Just Live Male Really Things Way]
I have friends who are leading men, and they're only ever allowed to play leading men of a certain type. But as a character actor, there's a wider variety of projects available. On the big Hollywood films, all they care about is having their lead in place, so it's actually easier for someone like me to slip in. And I'm happy to do so.
[ Actor Actually Allowed Available Big Care Certain Character Easier Ever Films Friends Happy Having Hollywood Lead Leading Men Only Place Play Projects Slip Someone Their Type Variety Wider]
I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing.
[ Better Directing Films Rather Than Think Time Would Writing]
I ultimately have faith though, that good films will find their audience.
[ Audience Faith Films Find Good Their Though Ultimately Will]
I wanted to make Canadian films, and I ended up making American films.
[ American Canadian Ended Films Make Making Up Wanted]
I think one of my very favorite films of all time was with Peter Sellers when he played Chauncey, the gardener. Being There.
[ Being Favorite Films Gardener Peter Played Sellers Think Time Very]
I'm not a politician; I'm lucky to be a filmmaker and to be able to express myself through the films I make.
[ Able Express Filmmaker Films Lucky Make Myself Politician Through]
And yet I think The White Cliffs of Dover one of my best films.
[ Best Cliffs Dover Films Think White Yet]
When you're a woman in your 40s, it's not the best time to do films, because there really aren't that many roles. Then you reach 50 and there are more roles again. Mother parts.
[ Again Because Best Films Many More Mother Parts Reach Really Roles Then Time Woman Your]
As I became very defined in my personal politics, I turned down some films that I slightly regret now; I'm not going to say what they were.
[ Became Defined Down Films Going Now Personal Politics Regret Say Slightly Some Turned Very Were]
Also, there are now new laws in Brazil which create incentives for Argentine and Latin American films to be premiered and distributed in Brazil and vice versa.
[ Also American Brazil Create Distributed Films Incentives Latin Laws New Now Versa Vice Which]
With the black and white films, one was concerned with tone.
[ Black Concerned Films Tone White]
Films made in the spirit of the past continued to be made.
[ Continued Films Made Past Spirit]
I'd like to believe that the people that have supported me in my work or identified with me in films, the people that feel they know me, they do and they don't have misconceptions - they understand. I believe that.
[ Believe Feel Films Identified Know Misconceptions Supported Understand Work]
As we watch TV or films, there are no organic transitions, only edits. The idea of A becoming B, rather than A jumping to B, has become foreign.
[ Become Becoming Edits Films Foreign Idea Jumping Only Organic Rather Than Transitions Tv Watch]
The highest grossing films have great, moral messages - not dirty, base themes, so we're trying to get producers to make more of the uplifting movies.
[ Base Dirty Films Get Great Highest Make Messages Moral More Movies Producers Themes Trying Uplifting]
It's very difficult to break into motion pictures, but it's oddly easier for directors today because of independent films and cable, who have inherited for the most part those films of substance that the studios are reluctant to finance.
[ Because Break Cable Difficult Directors Easier Films Finance Independent Inherited Into Most Motion Oddly Part Pictures Reluctant Studios Substance Those Today Very]
It's always been a lie that it's difficult to make films.
[ Always Been Difficult Films Lie Make]
I preferred delivering my performance in person. I liked to be in control. You couldn't be in films.
[ Control Delivering Films Liked Performance Person Preferred]
I just saw Memento. It's very, very good. I watch a lot of French films.
[ Films French Good Just Lot Memento Saw Very Watch]
As much as we'd like to believe that our work is great and that we're infallible, we're not. Hollywood movies are made for the audience. These are not small European art films we're making.
[ Art Audience Believe European Films Great Hollywood Infallible Made Making Movies Much Our Small These Work]
I don't think of Storefront Hitchcock or Stop Making Sense as documentaries, I think of them more as performance films.
[ Documentaries Films Hitchcock Making More Performance Sense Stop Them Think]
By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.
[ Action Battle Brutality Deprivation Documentaries Endurance Even Films Hunger Inform Memories Nobility Our Prod Showing Soul Starvation Stir Such Us Very Well]
Today films are made to cater to commercial markets created by multiplexes, not for those who enjoy good cinema.
[ Cater Cinema Commercial Created Enjoy Films Good Made Markets Those Today]
Most horror films fail to scare me. I think "The Ring" plays more as a psychological thriller. It's smarter, there's more character development and some of the themes explored go a little deeper.
[ Character Deeper Development Explored Fail Films Go Horror Little More Most Plays Psychological Ring Scare Smarter Some Themes Think Thriller]
Keeping it all normal and keeping us together is my first priority. Then I fit films into my life.
[ Films First Fit Into Keeping Life Normal Priority Then Together Us]
It's the opposite journey from what I've usually done with films. I find it very easy to go from, say, a lit, pleasurable environment, like what you see outside there, to a very dark place. But the opposite journey, which is what this movie takes, is much more complicated.
[ Complicated Dark Done Easy Environment Films Find Go Journey Lit More Movie Much Opposite Outside Place Pleasurable Say See Takes Usually Very Which]
Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films.
[ American Asks Because Career Dream Films Hitchcock Independent Never Now Presents Production Right Schizophrenic See Showing Them Totally Work Would]
The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.
[ Characters Come Films Great Human Mystery Off Often Robots Science-Fiction Science-Fiction Well Why Wooden]
I didn't fall in love with acting until I did a few films. Now, I couldn't live without it.
[ Acting Did Fall Few Films Live Love Now Until Without]
I've always been into films. I've been offered lots of films but they've always been these very stereotypical roles. They wanted me to play some gangster or street guy, or pimp, drug addict.
[ Addict Always Been Films Gangster Guy Into Lots Offered Pimp Play Roles Some Stereotypical Street These Very Wanted]
As you know, in America there's no rights for the artist, so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio, so if they want to remake it they can.
[ America Artist Belong Films Kind Know Made Remake Rights Studio Want Whatever]
When you stop to think about it, so many films today where we don't have that kind of contact are films about alienation. About alienated feelings. We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays.
[ Alienated Alienation Colleagues Contact Feelings Films Kind Many More Much Nowadays Our Stop Think Today Where]
It is very easy to make clear what you want a film to say, but I did not wish to engage in overt propaganda, even for the right cause. I wanted to create an experience through the films, something where people could have the freedom of their own response to them.
[ Cause Clear Could Create Did Easy Engage Even Experience Film Films Freedom Make Overt Own Propaganda Response Right Say Something Their Them Through Very Want Wanted Where Wish]
I don't actually sit down and write, but I just have a lot of different ideas about films and making movies.
[ Actually Different Down Films Ideas Just Lot Making Movies Sit Write]
I like serious films, the moneymaking blockbusters that don't make any kind of sense and John Carpenter films.
[ Any Blockbusters Carpenter Films John Kind Make Moneymaking Sense Serious]
I've done a few studio films in the last few years where I feel like I've done good work, and then I only end up in two scenes. That's been very disappointing.
[ Been Disappointing Done End Feel Few Films Good Last Only Scenes Studio Then Two Up Very Where Work Years]
Everybody gets typecast in movies, but you have to make wise choices. I'd say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look, so you have to fight that. If producers had their way, I'd only be in action films, but I'm interested in a more varied career than that.
[ Action Around Career Casting Choices Everybody Fight Films Gets Had Interested Look Make More Movie Movies Only Percent Producers Say Than Their Typecast Varied Way Wise]
There is a ban on Indian films in Pakistan, so that's half of our market gone.
[ Ban Films Gone Half Indian Market Our Pakistan]
I grew up within Italian-American neighborhoods, everybody was coming into the house all the time, kids running around, that sort of stuff, so when I finally got into my own area, so to speak, to make films, I still carried on.
[ Area Around Carried Coming Everybody Films Finally Got Grew House Into Italian-American Kids Make Neighborhoods Own Running Sort Speak Still Stuff Time Up Within]
European films were what it was about for me - the sensations I needed, the depth, the storytelling, the characters, the directors, and the freedom that you can't really find in American films.
[ American Characters Depth Directors European Films Find Freedom Needed Really Sensations Storytelling Were]
The financing of my films has always been international.
[ Always Been Films Financing International]
I like the opportunity to make films.
[ Films Make Opportunity]
There are two types of films - one made by the big-time producers, the other is low budget stuff made by some producers who make films for the heck of it, they complete their films for small amounts, sell it at low costs with almost no publicity.
[ Almost Amounts Big-Time Budget Complete Costs Films Heck Low Made Make Other Producers Publicity Sell Small Some Stuff Their Two Types]
Compared to the United States and certainly a lot of other countries around the world... per year, Australians do see more films.
[ Around Australians Certainly Compared Countries Films Lot More Other Per See States United World Year]
I did loads of student films and fringe theatre. I worked for free a lot.
[ Did Films Free Fringe Loads Lot Student Theatre Worked]
In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don't shoot films any more. There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent.
[ America Any Budgets Europe Films Intent Least Make More Opportunity Purity Schedules Shoot]
I'd love to work in America, some of my favourite films come from America.
[ America Come Favourite Films Love Some Work]
If only every man who sees my films did not get the impression he can make love to me, I would be a lot happier.
[ Did Every Films Get Happier Impression Lot Love Make Man Only Sees Would]
I'm very interested in portraying homosexual man and woman in my films because I'm interested in their lives and their problems.
[ Because Films Homosexual Interested Lives Man Portraying Problems Their Very Woman]
The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.
[ Fears Films Get Make Only Rid Them Way]
I've made seventeen or eighteen films now, only two of which have been original screenplays, all the others have been based on short stories or novels, and I find the long short story ideal for adaptation.
[ Adaptation Based Been Eighteen Films Find Ideal Long Made Novels Now Only Original Others Screenplays Seventeen Short Stories Story Two Which]
It's only been a couple of times in my life that I've really locked horns with actors. It did not hurt the films, it just hurt the moment of the filmmaking.
[ Actors Been Couple Did Filmmaking Films Horns Hurt Just Life Locked Moment Only Really Times]
You know, the blond guy plays the good guy and I play the bad part, the bad guys. Which is a lot of fun. Playing the bad guy is great. And it's the whole British thing. You know, in so many films the bad guy is British. Gary Oldman makes a living doing that.
[ Bad Blond British Doing Films Fun Gary Good Great Guy Guys Know Living Lot Makes Many Oldman Part Play Playing Plays Thing Which Whole]
I like the theater enormously, but I truly love films - the whole bizarre, boring process that it can be.
[ Bizarre Boring Enormously Films Love Process Theater Truly Whole]
Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.
[ Filmmakers Films Going Just Make Paint Painters]
It is a very unusual sector and the one thing I would ask of them is to understand that for most of them one-third of their films are being financed by the taxpayer and that carries huge accountability and responsibility.
[ Accountability Ask Being Carries Films Financed Huge Most One-Third Responsibility Sector Taxpayer Their Them Thing Understand Unusual Very Would]
I really, really love directing films.
[ Directing Films Love Really]
I'm confident in my ability to maintain a career. I don't know if it will be doing either independent films or plays in New England.
[ Ability Career Confident Doing Either England Films Independent Know Maintain New Plays Will]
My first few films were institutional comedies, and you're on pretty safe ground when you're dealing with an institution that vast numbers of people have experienced: college, summer camp, the military, the country club.
[ Camp Club College Comedies Country Dealing Experienced Few Films First Ground Institution Institutional Military Numbers Pretty Safe Summer Vast Were]
Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters.
[ Art Being End Esoteric Films Form Group Movies Only Out Put Singular Small Theaters Up Where Will]
Certainly, a lot of the films I've worked on have ended up good movies, but they haven't always been the best experiences.
[ Always Been Best Certainly Ended Experiences Films Good Haven Lot Movies Up Worked]
They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.
[ Escaping Especially Films Ones Prison Show Supposed]
Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine. I took science in college. But my dad was a Producer - Director in Kannada films, and someone saw me, and one thing led to another.
[ Another College Dad Director Films Go Into Led Medicine Producer Saw Science Someone Thing Took Wanted]
It's sad - it's sad for us old enough to remember when directors ruled, and films were substantially better than they are today. But it's hard to argue with those kinds of grosses.
[ Argue Better Directors Enough Films Grosses Hard Kinds Old Remember Ruled Sad Substantially Than Those Today Us Were]
Then all of a sudden, Quentin Tarantino comes along and puts a song from 40 years ago in one of his films and they've suddenly discovered you. That was a real gift that Quentin gave me.
[ Ago Along Comes Discovered Films Gave Gift His Puts Quentin Real Song Sudden Suddenly Tarantino Then Years]
There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then turning around and playing someone sweet. Films give you this opportunity.
[ Around Bad Better Films Girl Give Months Nothing Opportunity Playing Someone Sweet Than Then Turning Two]
You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just one person encountering the book, it's not an audience, it's one to one.
[ Always Audience Book Books Encountering Films Interesting Just Opposed Person Say See Thing]
I don't make films to win prizes. I make films to make films.
[ Films Make Prizes Win]
Documentary films are created in an inverted funnel of declining possibility.
[ Created Declining Documentary Films Possibility]
Nothing's really changed since the Harry Potter films came along.
[ Along Came Changed Films Harry Nothing Potter Really Since]
I don't think a lot of really good films get seen.
[ Films Get Good Lot Really Seen Think]
As soon as I get my car I think I'll be going to the cinema more. Since I don't go very often, there are no films that are a must see at the moment. I usually wait till they come out on DVD.
[ Car Cinema Come Dvd Films Get Go Going Moment More Must Often Out See Since Soon Think Till Usually Very Wait]
I never storyboard. I hate it. I don't understand why so many directors want to make comic strips of their films.
[ Comic Directors Films Hate Make Many Never Storyboard Strips Their Understand Want Why]
American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why.
[ American Films Important Know Movie Over Popular Stars Terribly Why World]
I still think like a critic, and I still analyze films like a critic. However, it's not possible to write criticism if you're making films.
[ Analyze Critic Criticism Films However Making Possible Still Think Write]
I've been fortunate to be in films that are classic, that are going to be around.
[ Around Been Classic Films Fortunate Going]
I've produced my own films for twenty years now - it means I have to talk to less people.
[ Films Less Means Now Own Produced Talk Twenty Years]
My choices in films are spontaneous.
[ Choices Films Spontaneous]
And we had the perhaps unfair advantage of not having to worry about what an audience was gonna think. We were in a vacuum. We were making little short films, really.
[ Advantage Audience Films Gonna Had Having Little Making Perhaps Really Short Think Unfair Vacuum Were Worry]
Consistency is very important when you're making films.
[ Consistency Films Important Making Very]
When I started in films, it never really occurred to me that I could make a career out of acting.
[ Acting Career Could Films Make Never Occurred Out Really Started]
I don't mean to sound - I don't want it to come out funny, but I don't like show business. I love - I love acting in films. I love it.
[ Acting Business Come Films Funny Love Mean Out Show Sound Want]
Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s. Computers
[ Classrooms Computers]
When you watch my films, you're feeling my heart.
[ Feeling Films Heart Watch]
Well, I've been in several films including documentaries, but the big blockbuster, I was hired as advisor to the actors, I was trying to make Jesuits out of them.
[ Actors Advisor Been Big Blockbuster Documentaries Films Hired Including Jesuits Make Out Several Them Trying Well]
I read cover to cover every jazz publication that I could and in the New York Times, every single day reading their jazz reviews even though I didn't put them in the films. I wanted to know what is going on.
[ Could Cover Day Even Every Films Going Jazz Know New Publication Put Read Reading Reviews Single Their Them Though Times Wanted York]
I'm more embarrassed about some of the films that I've been in than I am about Playboy. Playboy I'm actually quite proud of.
[ Actually Am Been Embarrassed Films More Playboy Proud Quite Some Than]
I don't see me doing $100 million films because $100 million films, the very nature of them, you need to offend as few people as possible just to make your money back.
[ Back Because Doing Few Films Just Make Million Money Nature Need Offend Possible See Them Very Your]
What is attempted in these film is of course a synthesis. But it can be seen by someone who has his feet in both cultures. Someone who will bring to bear on the films involvement and detachment in equal measure.
[ Attempted Bear Both Bring Course Cultures Detachment Equal Feet Film Films His Involvement Measure Seen Someone Synthesis These Will]
We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books, making films or producing a television program. These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.
[ Anymore Between Books Choose Contradiction Days Express Films How Making Perceive Producing Program Television These Want Writing Yourself]
I like the George Romero films, which were really great, social satire movies; really twisted.
[ Films George Great Movies Really Satire Social Twisted Were Which]
It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending.
[ Become Contemporary Ending Films Popular Twist Very]
I don't think that you can be prescriptive about anything, I mean, life is too complicated. Maybe there are novels where the author has not in the least thought about it in terms of film, which can be turned into good films.
[ Anything Author Complicated Film Films Good Into Least Life Maybe Mean Novels Terms Think Thought Too Turned Where Which]
I don't care to analyze acting. On the other hand there is a fascination because distributors are putting out British films. You get films here with great performances you'll never see again. Why compare. We should go after the businessmen.
[ Acting After Again Analyze Because British Businessmen Care Compare Distributors Fascination Films Get Go Great Hand Here Never Other Out Performances Putting See Should Why]
I like some of the early silent films because I love to watch how actors had to play then. What would interest me today is to do a silent film.
[ Actors Because Early Film Films Had How Interest Love Play Silent Some Then Today Watch Would]
I've done approximately 15 films, and most of the things I've done have either been stunt or costume work.
[ Approximately Been Costume Done Either Films Most Stunt Things Work]
I write box notes for Kino International, which specializes in distributing foreign films.
[ Box Distributing Films Foreign International Notes Which Write]
For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project.
[ Absolute Been Cinemas Done Fantasy Fiction Films Good Had Haven Hope Horror Last Our Perfection Period Project Ruled Science Seen Some Still Tastes Time Very Years]
When you see the films of certain young directors, you get the impression that film history begins for them around 1980.
[ Around Begins Certain Directors Film Films Get History Impression See Them Young]
I like John Carpenter. I like some of his films more than others.
[ Carpenter Films His John More Others Some Than]
I was always a fan of horror films as a kid.
[ Always Fan Films Horror Kid]
I did things like Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait. I don't know what those films were about. The women I played in them were not very empowered.
[ Did Empowered Films Heaven Know Played Shampoo Them Things Those Very Wait Were Women]
I've heard about brothers making films, but I've never heard about whole families making films like this. We didn't intend to do it; it wasn't something that we planned - it just gradually happened.
[ Brothers Families Films Gradually Happened Heard Intend Just Making Never Planned Something Whole]
I started writing movie scripts. They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when they were finished because they were simple copies of the films I saw in childhood.
[ Because Childhood Copies Excited Films Finished Lot Movie Saw Scripts Simple Started Them Were Writing]
In a perfect world, I could be doing some bigger films and balance that with some independent films because they seem to be the most challenging and unique.
[ Balance Because Bigger Challenging Could Doing Films Independent Most Perfect Seem Some Unique World]
It was always something I knew I was capable of and from an early age my mother was involved in the film industry. She used to work at a production company. So I was exposed to a renaissance period of films in New Zealand back in the early 80's.
[ Age Always Back Capable Company Early Exposed Film Films Industry Involved Knew Mother New Period Production Renaissance She Something Used Work Zealand]
I would loathe to work on modern films.
[ Films Loathe Modern Work Would]
You have to nail the right tone because sometimes when you just see his films cold, you're not quite sure. It's the same in - I'm trying to think of other directors with a similar sense - David Lynch's films, Tim's films, some of Cronenberg's stuff.
[ Because Cold Cronenberg David Directors Films His Just Lynch Nail Other Quite Right Same See Sense Similar Some Sometimes Stuff Sure Think Tim Tone Trying]
Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else.
[ Australian Been Both Box Else Everyone Film Films Finance Get God Hard Help Just Now Number Office Then Took Two Years]
I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release, but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually, if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies will hit and some just won't.
[ Bigger Certain Cranking Eventually Films Frustrating Gotten Happy Haven Hit Just Keep Movies Really Release Saying Sensibility Some Them Will Won Your]
The only way you can continue to make artistic films is to make an occasional one of those. They kind of keep your marketability going to the extent that people will employ you.
[ Artistic Continue Employ Extent Films Going Keep Kind Make Marketability Occasional Only Those Way Will Your]
And sometimes I do films so my daughter can see me work.
[ Daughter Films See Sometimes Work]
I think the obvious answer is I was raised in New York City, so growing up, not only myself but my family, like my father, we would watch a lot of Scorsese films.
[ Answer City Family Father Films Growing Lot Myself New Obvious Only Raised Scorsese Think Up Watch Would York]
For me, making films is like being on vacation, it's a nice walk. But theatre is like mountaineering. You never know whether you're going to fall off or make it to the top.
[ Being Fall Films Going Know Make Making Mountaineering Never Nice Off Theatre Top Vacation Walk Whether]
The majority of work I do is in independent films, where you're lucky if you have five takes.
[ Films Five Independent Lucky Majority Takes Where Work]
I find the most interesting and most daring scripts tend to be for independent films.
[ Daring Films Find Independent Interesting Most Scripts Tend]
I guess why the Ocean's films are hard for me is because on the one hand you have to make sure the performances are there, but on the other hand it's a film that demands, to my mind, a very layered and complex visual scheme. That takes a lot of time to figure out.
[ Because Complex Demands Figure Film Films Guess Hand Hard Layered Lot Make Mind Ocean Other Out Performances Scheme Sure Takes Time Very Visual Why]
I had more fun making Traffic than either of the Ocean's films.
[ Either Films Fun Had Making More Ocean Than Traffic]
There's such good writing now on television and I don't see a lot of great writing on films sadly.
[ Films Good Great Lot Now Sadly See Such Television Writing]
Minority views expressed in films simply don't sell tickets.
[ Expressed Films Minority Sell Simply Tickets Views]
Films must all have the same structure. All of this to guarantee box office bonanza, which of course it never does, but that's another discussion entirely.
[ Another Box Course Discussion Does Entirely Films Guarantee Must Never Office Same Structure Which]
We have actors from other films, from 'Baywatch,' and so on, and these people are looking exactly the opposite of what they are. The transformations were so smooth, and so funny to watch, it was unbelievable.
[ Actors Baywatch Exactly Films Funny Looking Opposite Other Smooth These Transformations Unbelievable Watch Were]
I want to make films and write films, which will happen, I'm just taking a different route right now. I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak.
[ Bit Chameleon Different Entertainment Films Happen Industry Just Make Now Right Route Speak Taking Want Which Whole Will Write]
You as an audience can look at these things as films, but I remember them as social experiences.
[ Audience Experiences Films Look Remember Social Them These Things]
The key fact missed most often by social scientists utilizing documentary films for data, is this: documentary films are not found or reported things; they're made things.
[ Data Documentary Fact Films Found Key Made Missed Most Often Reported Scientists Social Things Utilizing]
Films and gramophone records, music, books and buildings show clearly how vigorously a man's life and work go on after his "death," whether we feel it or not, whether we are aware of the individual names or not. There is no such thing as death according to our view!
[ According After Aware Books Buildings Clearly Death Feel Films Go His How Individual Life Man Music Names Our Records Show Such Thing View Vigorously Whether Work]
I love European movies and I kind of grew up on European films.
[ European Films Grew Kind Love Movies Up]
I couldn't see my father's films because they were restricted and we didn't have videos or DVDs back then.
[ Back Because Dvds Father Films Restricted See Then Videos Were]
I've been in enough films where the studio wanted that extra little cuteness to make it sellable.
[ Been Enough Extra Films Little Make Studio Wanted Where]
I was making films about American society, and it is true that I never felt at home there, except perhaps when my wife and I lived on a farm in the San Fernando Valley.
[ American Except Farm Felt Fernando Films Home Lived Making Never Perhaps San Society True Valley Wife]
I'm going to keep making films I believe in. Whether I am successful or not is besides the point.
[ Am Believe Besides Films Going Keep Making Point Successful Whether]
I'm in so many Charles Bronson films because no other actress will work with him.
[ Actress Because Charles Films Him Many Other Will Work]
It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers that want action and violence. They sell us something that isn't valid. They're selling films like a product.
[ Action Entire Films Focusing Industry Male Product Sell Selling Something Us Valid Viewers Violence Want Young]
I never, ever want to apologize for a film. If it's bad I'll say it's my fault. And that's what I can say so far in all the films that I've done, that if you don't like it, it's entirely my fault.
[ Apologize Bad Done Entirely Ever Far Fault Film Films Never Say Want]
There's so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.
[ Doing Else Films Interested Just Life Limit Much World Would]
My goal is to make as many films as possible about different aspects of American life.
[ American Aspects Different Films Goal Life Make Many Possible]
A few months after graduation I was working in films. It took off pretty quick.
[ After Few Films Graduation Months Off Pretty Quick Took Working]
Substantially fewer films will be produced over the next year or two. And a significant portion of the production costs of the reduced slate will be borne by hedge funds and other investment groups.
[ Borne Costs Fewer Films Funds Groups Hedge Investment Next Other Over Portion Produced Production Reduced Significant Slate Substantially Two Will Year]
English is my second language, but in Hong Kong, they don't know that I'm from China. They think I'm from Hollywood because all the films they see are from here. China and Hong Kong are very different places, but they're starting to merge. Still the culture is very different.
[ Because China Culture Different English Films Here Hollywood Hong Know Kong Language Merge Places Second See Starting Still Think Very]
To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films.
[ Books Childish Comic Films Illiterate Lazy Literate Lot Most Paint Unlike Very]
I read the comics long before I was ever involved with the films.
[ Before Comics Ever Films Involved Long Read]
That's where I got my start and where I'll continue to work, but I can't tell you the number of films between Drugstore Cowboy and Curly Sue that I auditioned for and wanted that didn't choose me.
[ Auditioned Between Choose Continue Cowboy Drugstore Films Got Number Start Sue Tell Wanted Where Work]
I made three films with Douglas, two with Charles Boyer.
[ Charles Douglas Films Made Three Two]
Normally as a director, you do look at other films and things that are relevant. But with this film, it became impossible because I became so aware of the camera placement.
[ Aware Became Because Camera Director Film Films Impossible Look Normally Other Placement Relevant Things]
I honestly don't understand the big fuss made over nudity and sex in films. It's silly.
[ Big Films Fuss Honestly Made Nudity Over Sex Silly Understand]
You just can't make any movie and it will be good now. This is a really a difficult time to be in films.
[ Any Difficult Films Good Just Make Movie Now Really Time Will]
Technical skill counts for nothing if it is used only to manufacture films which have little to do with humanity.
[ Counts Films Humanity Little Manufacture Nothing Only Skill Technical Used Which]
I love films where the world seems to be going a bit faster and everything's a bit brighter and more in focus.
[ Bit Brighter Everything Faster Films Focus Going Love More Seems Where World]
I'm a big fan of Albert Brooks, Nichols and May. I'd like to follow in their footsteps and do comedy films.
[ Albert Big Brooks Comedy Fan Films Follow Footsteps May Nichols Their]
In films, the fact that you can always do a scene again takes a load off your mind, enabling you to strive for perfection, which I always wanted.
[ Again Always Enabling Fact Films Load Mind Off Perfection Scene Strive Takes Wanted Which Your]
But you know, as you say, the original versions of my films are getting out there, slowly.
[ Films Getting Know Original Out Say Slowly Versions]
I have to tell everyone that when I finish a film and it goes out and is released, I never look at my films again. I don't like looking back. I don't even like talking about 'em! So I'm really digging back in my memory because I don't like to sit and look at my films again.
[ Again Back Because Digging Em Even Everyone Film Films Finish Goes Look Looking Memory Never Out Really Released Sit Talking Tell]
I hate to look at myself in a mirror, and I never go and see films.
[ Films Go Hate Look Mirror Myself Never See]
Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films - as if all my characters were sisters - but I'm not so sure now.
[ Before Between Characters Common Denominator Films Now Sisters Sure Thought Were]
I got a chance to work with Mel Brooks on two of his films: Silent Movie and High Anxiety.
[ Anxiety Brooks Chance Films Got High His Mel Movie Silent Two Work]
The movies that made me want to make movies were action movies, and thrillers, and Kurosawa films, you know, where you have an opportunity every day to shoot it in an unusual way. I was looking for something like that.
[ Action Day Every Films Know Kurosawa Looking Made Make Movies Opportunity Shoot Something Thrillers Unusual Want Way Were Where]
I'll go do films for three or four months and then I can't wait to go home to LA. And I complain about LA left and right, but then I always end up wanting to go home, you know?
[ Always Complain End Films Four Go Home Know La Left Months Right Then Three Up Wait Wanting]
I still enjoy watching films more than making them.
[ Enjoy Films Making More Still Than Them Watching]
I want to make films that make a difference. I want to be out and hope that that will make things better for gay people and for myself. I hope one day I can start to make the kind of projects or be involved with kind of projects that can really make a difference.
[ Better Day Difference Films Gay Hope Involved Kind Make Myself Out Projects Really Start Things Want Will]
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.
[ Director Documentary Feature Films God]
There is something about the Australian psyche that seems to like films that are slightly offbeat.
[ Australian Films Offbeat Psyche Seems Slightly Something]
I'm only interested in being a good actor and in being remembered for my best films, not for the way I look. But it seems inevitable in this line of work that I have to care about the way I look without getting obsessed about it.
[ Actor Being Best Care Films Getting Good Inevitable Interested Line Look Obsessed Only Remembered Seems Way Without Work]
I've never much been interested in doing films that no one gets to see.
[ Been Doing Films Gets Interested Much Never See]
Sometimes it's more difficult to do very simple, low-key films.
[ Difficult Films Low-Key More Simple Sometimes Very]
I'm much more interested in living specific experiences in films.
[ Experiences Films Interested Living More Much Specific]
Most films are written and made with a hero around 35, or even 25.
[ Around Even Films Hero Made Most Written]
But I've worked where they've had animals before, and animal wranglers, the people who raise animals and train animals for films and television, they're all very, very professional.
[ Animal Animals Before Films Had Professional Raise Television Train Very Where Worked]
It's a sin to have your films not to make money.
[ Films Make Money Sin Your]
I'm in the process of working out an arrangement to make some very, very, very small films in the midst of all these films and maybe that will help. But you get tired of talking. You just want to do it.
[ Arrangement Films Get Help Just Make Maybe Midst Out Process Small Some Talking These Tired Very Want Will Working]
There's nothing gratuitous about my films.
[ Films Gratuitous Nothing]
Today's films are so technological that an actor becomes starved for roles that deal with human relationships.
[ Actor Becomes Deal Films Human Relationships Roles Starved Technological Today]
My private life has nothing to do with my films.
[ Films Life Nothing Private]
I've watched films and even forgotten I'm in them.
[ Even Films Forgotten Them Watched]
In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films.
[ Australia Bureau Could Enlightened Films Finance Fund Get Go Government Kick Move Off Quite Scripts Set Sort Special Up]
I lost a year or two in there, trying to get films financed that I didn't know would never get financing.
[ Films Financed Financing Get Know Lost Never Trying Two Would Year]
I see bits and pieces of me in all the characters in my films.
[ Bits Characters Films Pieces See]
I think there are more films being made, but there are probably less outlets for them and distributors.
[ Being Distributors Films Less Made More Outlets Probably Them Think]
I also don't like films that are made just to make money, no this kind of film I don't like.
[ Also Film Films Just Kind Made Make Money]
I have always believed that there is a need for life-affirming films.
[ Always Believed Films Need]
A few words of Hindi appear here or there, but it's all Urdu. I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are, uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish.
[ Appear Culture Diminish Feel Few Films Going Here Hindi Popular Urdu Uses Which Words]
I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money.
[ Alienated Became Big Films Goal God Hold Making Media Money Music Perhaps Religious Saw Star Started Things Those Thought Took Upbringing Wanted]
The idea of dying and coming back is what makes the Halloween films work.
[ Back Coming Dying Films Halloween Idea Makes Work]
I would certainly say that films like Time Code and the Loss of Sexual Innocence were far more rewarding to me in terms of being able to move forward as a filmmaker.
[ Able Being Certainly Code Far Filmmaker Films Forward Innocence Loss More Move Rewarding Say Sexual Terms Time Were Would]
My friends and I make short films. We pretended to rob the Dairy Queen where our friend worked, but someone thought we were real thieves and called the cops! Soon, the cops burst in with guns drawn!
[ Burst Called Cops Dairy Drawn Films Friend Friends Guns Make Our Pretended Queen Real Rob Short Someone Soon Thieves Thought Were Where Worked]
I've liked most of the films that I've been in and those are the kinds of films I like to see.
[ Been Films Kinds Liked Most See Those]
There are films you see that only reach your eyes. Then there are films that you can watch... that reach down to your throat, or reach your heart. "In the Mood for Love," though, reached all the way to my belly.
[ Belly Down Eyes Films Heart Love Mood Only Reach Reached See Then Though Throat Watch Way Your]
I had the X rating on my films. Now they do as much on The Simpsons as I got an X rating for Fritz the Cat.
[ Cat Films Fritz Got Had Much Now Rating Simpsons]
If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.
[ Alone Amendment Anything Books Business Films First His House Man May Means Read Sitting State Telling Watch]
I grew up on film scores and scores from films.
[ Film Films Grew Scores Up]
I don't rehearse films as much as opera or theatre. When I began directing films I thought a long rehearsal was a good idea. Experience showed me that the best performance was often left in a rehearsal room.
[ Began Best Directing Experience Films Good Idea Left Long Much Often Opera Performance Rehearsal Rehearse Room Showed Theatre Thought]
I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books.
[ Big Books Budget Comic Films Graphic Heart Idea Making More Novels Than]
In the past, when I shot films about fishermen and hunters, I always had to admire their ability to perceive time in its entirety. The present was always temporary.
[ Ability Admire Always Entirety Films Fishermen Had Hunters Past Perceive Present Shot Temporary Their Time]
I don't see scarey films. I certainly wouldn't go see my films.
[ Certainly Films Go See]
Today, everything has to be made by committee, and has to have special effects, but there's always room for good films.
[ Always Committee Effects Everything Films Good Made Room Special Today]
I like films, or some films, and would be intrigued to see my work on screen.
[ Films Intrigued Screen See Some Work Would]
Usually I'm frustrated when I look at my films and I don't believe that I've made a real transformation beyond my usual sets of gestures and expressions. I still have this nagging feeling that it's me, that I didn't create a unique character.
[ Believe Beyond Character Create Expressions Feeling Films Frustrated Gestures Look Made Real Sets Still Transformation Unique Usual Usually]
Like I said about Freaked, people tend to find these films, and I think that in the end the cool thing about a movie is that it can be sort of burnt temporarily, but then it's burnt into the fabric of your culture.
[ Burnt Cool Culture End Fabric Films Find Freaked Into Movie Said Sort Temporarily Tend Then These Thing Think Your]
I also love Disney, and will defend doing so, because there's so much in those films and I don't care if it's stereotyped.
[ Also Because Care Defend Disney Doing Films Love Much Stereotyped Those Will]
Fundamentally I feel that there is as much difference between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can't become a virtuoso in both.
[ Become Between Both Difference Feel Films Fundamentally Much Normally Piano Stage Violin Virtuoso]
Most of the animated films I watched, the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music, the hand actions, the sighs.
[ Actions Animated Canned Emotions Films Hand Most Music Sighs Watched]
You're seeing me develop, not only as a filmmaker if you've seen my earlier films, but you're seeing me kind of learn how to be a human, how my philosophy has evolved.
[ Develop Earlier Evolved Filmmaker Films How Human Kind Learn Only Philosophy Seeing Seen]
The films that I've done before were original stories most of the time, I did two adaptations before this, but they were mostly original stories where I had complete freedom to evolve in the direction I wanted.
[ Adaptations Before Complete Did Direction Done Evolve Films Freedom Had Most Mostly Original Stories Time Two Wanted Were Where]
I think drug movies free the director to make intense films.
[ Director Films Free Intense Make Movies Think]
Even though some of the films I've made haven't been particularly commercial, I don't find them failures.
[ Been Commercial Even Failures Films Find Haven Made Particularly Some Them Though]
I'm not a guy who takes films for strong political messages.
[ Films Guy Messages Political Strong Takes]
One of the best animated films I've seen come out of Disney was the Tarzan movie. I wasn't crazy about the story or the design on Tarzan's face, but the traditional animation was spectacular.
[ Animated Animation Best Come Crazy Design Disney Face Films Movie Out Seen Spectacular Story Tarzan Traditional]
I didn't hang around films. I don't know if I'd ever seen Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes.
[ Around Ever Films Hang Hitchcock Know Lady Seen Vanishes]
The great actresses and actors receive awards for great roles in great films.
[ Actors Actresses Awards Films Great Receive Roles]
I take the fact that films cost a lot of money very seriously, but once in a while to have somebody say, This is a big scene, take your time with it, is important. That's John Sayles.
[ Big Cost Fact Films Important John Lot Money Once Say Sayles Scene Seriously Somebody Take Time Very While Your]
I'd rather do theater and British films than move to LA in hopes of getting small roles in American films.
[ American British Films Getting Hopes La Move Rather Roles Small Than Theater]
Films have gotten leaner and leaner, cutting out all variations from the story line.
[ Cutting Films Gotten Line Out Story Variations]
I think, on a larger note, that filmmakers and studios should start to tuck it in a little bit, because films wouldn't have the pressure they have if the word wasn't out about how expensive they were.
[ Because Bit Expensive Filmmakers Films How Larger Little Note Out Pressure Should Start Studios Think Tuck Were Word]
There are always at least five good films at the end of the year to get nominated, but generally speaking nowadays, it's more of the independent films that are recognized.
[ Always End Films Five Generally Get Good Independent Least More Nominated Nowadays Recognized Speaking Year]
I'd made these experimental films but I thought the major chore of a filmmaker was to relate to actors.
[ Actors Chore Experimental Filmmaker Films Made Major Relate These Thought]
If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right. Movies
[ Doing Films Know Profit Right Show Something]
Some people had fathers who were bankers or farmers, my father made films, that's how I saw it. As for the movie stars, they were just around, some of them were friends, others weren't, it was all just a part of my everyday life.
[ Around Bankers Everyday Farmers Father Fathers Films Friends Had How Just Life Made Movie Others Part Saw Some Stars Them Were Weren]
In the West audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero.
[ Action Always Am Audiences Comedy Did Dramatic Films Hero Hong Killers Kong Lot Lots Love Many Most Novel Play Roles Romance Romantic Star Stereotyped Stories Think West]
Films have never shown the kind of relationship that can exist between two women.
[ Between Exist Films Kind Never Relationship Shown Two Women]
There's one thing which I hate about color films... people who use up a lot of their despairing producer's money by working in the laboratory to bring out the dominant hues, or to make color films where there isn't any color.
[ Any Bring Color Despairing Dominant Films Hate Hues Laboratory Lot Make Money Out Producer Their Thing Up Use Where Which Working]
I wasn't a big science fiction aficionado, there were a few films like 2001 or Blade Runner that were favorites of mine, but since I started this series I have gained more respect for the genre and become more of a fan myself.
[ Become Big Blade Fan Favorites Few Fiction Films Gained Genre Mine More Myself Respect Runner Science Series Since Started Were]
Sometimes a director is making three films. Perhaps he is shooting a film in Madras and a film in Bombay and he can't leave Madras as some shooting has to be done, so he directs by telephone. The shooting takes place. On schedule.
[ Bombay Director Directs Done Film Films Leave Madras Making Perhaps Place Schedule Shooting Some Sometimes Takes Telephone Three]
I think there's only one or two films where I've had all the financial support I needed. All the rest, I wish I'd had the money to shoot another ten days.
[ Another Days Films Financial Had Money Needed Only Rest Shoot Support Ten Think Two Where Wish]
I always go with the story and character and if those are good and if the setting is something that's scary (horror films seem to always take place at night and the weather's always bad) then I might be interested.
[ Always Bad Character Films Go Good Horror Interested Might Night Place Scary Seem Setting Something Story Take Then Those Weather]
Some of these things I saw in foreign films - African films, Cuban films - long before I decided to really go on this course as an actor. I started to think about what values I saw in those films that I wanted to bring to my projects.
[ Actor African Before Bring Course Cuban Decided Films Foreign Go Long Projects Really Saw Some Started These Things Think Those Values Wanted]
Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them.
[ Action Because Being Cast Chair Coffee Enjoy Films Limit Love Machine Most Moving Them Watching]
I like Soderbergh, Spielberg, Lucas. There's a lot of talented guys out there obviously, and if you're a fan of films, you have to look at that stuff and learn from them.
[ Fan Films Guys Learn Look Lot Lucas Obviously Out Soderbergh Spielberg Stuff Talented Them]
I've been directing for 25 years almost, and I've only directed nine films in that time because I like to be careful.
[ Almost Because Been Careful Directed Directing Films Nine Only Time Years]
I like to watch many things, especially strange films and something recent, not just the story.
[ Especially Films Just Many Recent Something Story Strange Things Watch]
Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it's up to us to try to change it... I feel like a preacher! But it's really true. I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema. Me personally.
[ American Become Cesspool Change Cinema Feel Films Formula Future Hollywood Personally Preacher Really Responsible True Try Up Us]
I took two years away from making films to write a novel.
[ Away Films Making Novel Took Two Write Years]
The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story.
[ Andrew Beautiful Choice Cinema Consequences Cost Explore Films Important Know Knowledge Larry Motifs Often Second Story Terrifying Theme Think Third Truth Which]
Independent films have a very different cachet than success films.
[ Different Films Independent Success Than Very]
Fear is a problem with film music and films; people want to be conventional, and there's more commercialism today. If you are not daring in your art, you're bankrupt.
[ Art Bankrupt Commercialism Conventional Daring Fear Film Films More Music Problem Today Want Your]
There's the concept that if I do this big budget project, then that will help me do the things I really want to do and bring more money to those films.
[ Big Bring Budget Concept Films Help Money More Project Really Then Things Those Want Will]
I think they quite like me when I work because I'm one of the safer directors to back, because even if my films don't bring their costs in back home, once they're shown outside of India they manage to cover the costs.
[ Back Because Bring Costs Cover Directors Even Films Home India Manage Once Outside Quite Safer Shown Their Think Work]
I've directed enough in the theatre and a couple of films to know that - to feel fairly secure that if I find a story that I really like I can probably get it done somewhat.
[ Couple Directed Done Enough Fairly Feel Films Find Get Know Probably Really Secure Somewhat Story Theatre]
When you do bigger films, the financiers take more risks.
[ Bigger Films Financiers More Risks Take]
My films do have characters who have trouble escaping the world around them.
[ Around Characters Escaping Films Them Trouble World]
I started when I was eight, doing super 8 films.
[ Doing Eight Films Started Super]
Sure I'm leaving the Bee Gees. I'm going into films.
[ Bee Films Gees Going Into Leaving Sure]
But also, there are no films being made about Afghanistan.
[ Afghanistan Also Being Films Made]
I didn't go to classes there, but ended up at the Cinematheque, and there it opened up even wider because there I saw a variety of films from all over the world.
[ Because Classes Ended Even Films Go Opened Over Saw Up Variety Wider World]
Sometimes films ignore other points of view because it's simpler to tell the story that way, but the more genuine and sympathetic you are to different points of view and situations, the more real the story is.
[ Because Different Films Genuine Ignore More Other Points Real Simpler Situations Sometimes Story Sympathetic Tell View Way]
Women were real box office stars in the '40s, more so than men. People loved to see women's films. I think it was better then, except for the studio system.
[ Better Box Except Films Loved Men More Office Real See Stars Studio System Than Then Think Were Women]
A lot of feature films do two pages a day.
[ Day Feature Films Lot Pages Two]
I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films.
[ Equate Everybody Films Glad Going Master Movies Myself Painter Please Recognisable Recognise Think]
I don't watch much TV or films, but I've watched Cameron Diaz.
[ Cameron Diaz Films Much Tv Watch Watched]
This was in '79. I got pretty restless there, sitting around with a lot of people sitting around smoking cigarettes and talking about films, but nobody really doing anything.
[ Anything Around Cigarettes Doing Films Got Lot Nobody Pretty Really Restless Sitting Smoking Talking]
But the process of making a film is not glamorous. Certainly not my films.
[ Certainly Film Films Glamorous Making Process]
I like films to be complete in their written form.
[ Complete Films Form Their Written]
Movies are very hard to make, to get it all to come together. So many people have their say in what the end product of films are.
[ Come End Films Get Hard Make Many Movies Product Say Their Together Very]
It would be like the films I've seen where wardens would decide to be in a jail cell for a week, to get a sense of what it would be like to be a prisoner.
[ Cell Decide Films Get Jail Prisoner Seen Sense Wardens Week Where Would]
To make films is as boring as watching paint dry - you usually have to do little tiny bits here and there. You go off waiting for lighting, you come back - the energy dies. You hope you can find someone who can keep it going.
[ Back Bits Boring Come Dies Dry Energy Films Find Go Going Here Hope Keep Lighting Little Make Off Paint Someone Tiny Usually Waiting Watching]
I've always loved films, always. I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there.
[ Always Columbia Ended Films Literature Loved New Paris Part Staying Studied Up Went Year York]
I made so many films which were more important, but the only one people ever want to talk about is that one with Bogart.
[ Bogart Ever Films Important Made Many More Only Talk Want Were Which]
From my films, you can at least learn about Iran, you can get a sense of the history and the society. But no such films have been made about Afghanistan, so you really can't know much about it.
[ Afghanistan Been Films Get History Iran Know Learn Least Made Much Really Sense Society Such]
Despite a large body of work in films, TV, theatre and concerts, I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist. I do not resent the label, except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general.
[ Am Artist Body Concerts Despite Disapprove Except Fact Films General Jewish Label Labels Large Many Resent Theatre Tv Viewed Work]
My partner, Beth Alexander, and I want to produce smaller films, but commercially viable films that will enable me to make the kinds of movies I want to make.
[ Alexander Commercially Enable Films Kinds Make Movies Partner Produce Smaller Viable Want Will]
My plan was to stay in Canada to make films.
[ Canada Films Make Plan Stay]
I do what I do because of Walt Disney - his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining.
[ Because Characters Disney Entertaining Films His Joy Park Theme Walt]
Being an actress is a very physical thing. If I didn't look the way I looked, I would never have started in films.
[ Actress Being Films Look Looked Never Physical Started Thing Very Way Would]
So it's kind of nervous to be in this situation, but at the same time you look at all those actors and the work that they've done, I've been in bigger films than all of them and still kept my integrity and still kept my respect.
[ Actors Been Bigger Done Films Integrity Kept Kind Look Nervous Respect Same Situation Still Than Them Those Time Work]
You go overseas and people are oppressed and scared and worried but we're not like that... we're more like my films and how people come out at the end of seeing them - they feel good.
[ Come End Feel Films Go Good How More Oppressed Out Overseas Scared Seeing Them Worried]
A lot of films need planning in order to survive at all. It's part of the dog and pony show.
[ Dog Films Lot Need Order Part Planning Pony Show Survive]
I learn so much from watching films like that with commentary and then when you get to hear another filmmaker talk about their films it's a really great experience.
[ Another Commentary Experience Filmmaker Films Get Great Hear Learn Much Really Talk Their Then Watching]
We've turned down multi million dollar films, simply because we liked the film better. We have the luxury to do so - we have projects that make the money, and others that we do for love.
[ Because Better Dollar Down Film Films Liked Love Luxury Make Million Money Others Projects Simply Turned]
I guess because I pay so much attention to the physical part of the character, I don't look upon it as like Charlize Theron up there. I don't think of them as like Charlize Theron films.
[ Attention Because Character Films Guess Look Much Part Pay Physical Them Think Up Upon]
Mostly I do films that mainstream Hollywood wouldn't touch.
[ Films Hollywood Mainstream Mostly Touch]
Showtime has given new, young filmmakers - black, white, across the board - an opportunity to make films, as well as actors who want to cross over into directing.
[ Across Actors Black Board Cross Directing Filmmakers Films Given Into Make New Opportunity Over Showtime Want Well White Young]
Well that's the point: People don't normally take away things from films anymore. You go and see a $100 million film, half an hour later, your biggest concern is what are you going to be eating.
[ Anymore Away Biggest Concern Eating Film Films Go Going Half Hour Later Million Normally Point See Take Things Well Your]
To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career, there is no doubt about that. But the 'Lord of the Rings' films are not made for Oscars, they are made for the audience.
[ Audience Career Doubt Films Get Incredible Lord Made Moment Oscar Oscars Rings Would]
When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we'd play the guys' roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films.
[ Act Believe Choices Current Daughter Decades Films Friends Guys Had Hardly Interesting Kids Later Limited Many Most Movies Out Play Roles Same Seeing Since Sons Things Would]
I had been working early in my life in films - since I was 11.
[ Been Early Films Had Life Since Working]
Compared to dancing, films seemed to me to be the work of lay bums. There was no physical pain; it was enough to say and imagine what was in the script. It was very easy for me.
[ Bums Compared Dancing Easy Enough Films Imagine Lay Pain Physical Say Script Seemed Very Work]
I've made a lot of stupid action films. But when we made The Matrix, we saw that people wanted more than that.
[ Action Films Lot Made Matrix More Saw Stupid Than Wanted]
I've made films that I've given all I had to, that no one has seen. The bottom line is I want to work and I want someone to enjoy it.
[ Bottom Enjoy Films Given Had Line Made Seen Someone Want Work]
I must stick with Chinese language films.
[ Chinese Films Language Must Stick]
When I was in film school, it was said that all good films were characterised by some form of humour.
[ Characterised Film Films Form Good Humour Said School Some Were]
Maybe I've got to admit that what I did here was enough. I can make some more films. Maybe I'll direct a film. Maybe I'll have my musical put on stage. But nothing, really, to be absolutely honest, competes with making a very successful pop band for 10 years of my life.
[ Absolutely Admit Band Did Direct Enough Film Films Got Here Honest Life Make Making Maybe More Musical Nothing Pop Put Really Some Stage Successful Very Years]
The freshest moments in my films have always been with unknown actors.
[ Actors Always Been Films Moments Unknown]
I mean, I've been in a hundred and fifty films; I don't want to just sit around and talk about things.
[ Around Been Fifty Films Hundred Just Mean Sit Talk Things Want]
Well, that's the old story I heard about the Jackie Chan films. That, like, Jackie Chan will just keep going and when crew members drop he just replaces them. I don't know if that's true but after having worked in Japan I believe it might be true.
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I did documentaries for maybe 10 years before I turned to fiction films.
[ Before Did Documentaries Fiction Films Maybe Turned Years]
When you look at golf films before us they're all - garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can't beat him.
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The Sixth Sense is not a good white film. Insomnia is not a good white film. They're just good films. So why we can't we have good films that happen to have black people, or Asian, or Latino, or any other minority group in them?
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What critics call dirty in our pictures, they call lusty in foreign films.
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You want to see women your own age in films.
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Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement - they offer not drama but thrills.
[ Amusement Carnival Degenerated Drama Films Offer Operation Original Their Thrills]
A lot of more modern films seem to just be out for violence or sex or what have you, without relating it to what's going within human beings. But every now and then one comes along that does that, and it's a joy.
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Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews.
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In a lot of films, they're showing more complete, developed characters of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The larger concern is to be able to tastefully explore the stereotypes, and still move past them to see the core of people.
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Even if I went off to some other career, I hope I would still be doing Coen films.
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But I think the thing I'm proud of about the film is that there aren't many films - either independent films or mainstream Hollywood films - that are like this; it's of its own times, and it's the film Mike Nichols wanted to make.
[ Either Film Films Hollywood Independent Mainstream Make Many Mike Nichols Own Proud Thing Think Times Wanted]
There were a lot of people dreaming about making films, and they would finance maybe 6 films a year. Because they were funded by the government, the films sort-of had to deal with serious social issues - and, as a result, nobody went to see those films.
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Apparently I work for free, look at some of the independent films I've done.
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As you can probably tell, I like films and directors that bring a totally unique style to filming action.
[ Action Bring Directors Filming Films Probably Style Tell Totally Unique]
In most films music is brought in at the end, after the picture is more or less locked, to amplify the emotions the filmmaker wants you to feel.
[ After Amplify Brought Emotions End Feel Filmmaker Films Less Locked More Most Music Picture Wants]
So, no, I'm not trying to crack into Hollywood, although I'll make films there if they're good scripts.
[ Although Crack Films Good Hollywood Into Make Scripts Trying]
So, thanks God, our films, our first films were suddenly being appreciated by the Western media; especially France was very good, and Switzerland was very good.
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Zhang Yimou is always going to need young, pretty girls for his films. But I don't really concern myself with what Zhang Yimou's next starlet looks like.
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I'm proud of all the movies I've made. They're not sequels, they're not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don't want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that.
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They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here.
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It's difficult to get films made, especially films about poets.
[ Difficult Especially Films Get Made Poets]
I love working with a lot of different films and a lot of different people.
[ Different Films Lot Love Working]
I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter.
[ Adult Content Extremely Films Graphic Historical Matter Necessarily Nobody Now Producing Racial Right See Subject Terms Think Violence Wants]
I like all Jim Carrey films. They're really funny.
[ Carrey Films Funny Jim Really]
Hollywood usually doesn't have strong woman in films like that, and it's stupid, so for the most part they're usually being directed and written by men.
[ Being Directed Films Hollywood Men Most Part Strong Stupid Usually Woman Written]
We have to look forward and keep filming new films and not get stuck in the past.
[ Filming Films Forward Get Keep Look New Past Stuck]
I have an intense obsession with making films. I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films.
[ Films Intense Love Make Making Need Obsession Only Perhaps]
At this point in my career, it doesn't bother me much that I'm probably hopelessly typecast. I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working.
[ Bother Career Definitely Films Hopelessly Horror Keep Much Point Probably Typecast Work Working]
I actually enjoy wearing the corsets required in some period films.
[ Actually Corsets Enjoy Films Period Required Some Wearing]
Life goes on pretty much the same way. I've been working on a couple of films on the side. You may see some more. You may even see another television show.
[ Another Been Couple Even Films Goes Life May More Much Pretty Same See Show Side Some Television Way Working]
I read and watch movies. I can't go to the movie theater much anymore, though, because I get recognized. It's worse sometimes if I wear a costume and try not to get recognized. I watch most of my films on airplanes.
[ Airplanes Anymore Because Costume Films Get Go Most Movie Movies Much Read Recognized Sometimes Theater Though Try Watch Wear Worse]
I've been lucky enough to do a few films that will last longer than an opening weekend and those films are the ones I'm proud of.
[ Been Enough Few Films Last Longer Lucky Ones Opening Proud Than Those Weekend Will]
A lot of films come out before they're finished.
[ Before Come Films Finished Lot Out]
So there was always a stunt coordinator on those films that was from Stunts Unlimited and I was just one of the young warriors from Stunts Unlimited that got to be a part of it because it was a big show and they needed a lot of guys.
[ Always Because Big Coordinator Films Got Guys Just Lot Needed Part Show Stunt Stunts Those Unlimited Warriors Young]
I mean, money people are usually quite brisk, but mine aren't, and they keep on giving me spaces so that I've been able to go on and do plays and films.
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I live in New York City, the stories of my films take place in New York; I'm a New York filmmaker.
[ City Filmmaker Films Live New Place Stories Take York]
I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously.
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You can get digital technology that almost is film quality, and go make little films and do everything you can to find a little understanding of your own voice and it will grow - Don't take no for an answer - Take every opportunity you can to do something.
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I still get a lot of material but I find that as one gets older you get more fussy. You know you're going spend a year or a year and a half on this and you know there are only so many films in you so you get a little bit more selective.
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I try to see my films just once. it's like a dream you've been through when it's been intense, and you just have to go through it once more just to make sure you've had it.
[ Been Dream Films Go Had Intense Just Make More Once See Sure Through Try]
Dark Water was one of my favourite films to shoot because of Walter. I had seen the previous films he had directed, Central Station and Motorcycle Diaries, and I thought they were great. I really trusted him.
[ Because Central Dark Diaries Directed Favourite Films Great Had Him Motorcycle Previous Really Seen Shoot Station Thought Trusted Walter Water Were]
I think that films or indeed any art work should be made in a way that they are infinitely viewable; so that you could go back to it time and time again, not necessarily immediately but over a space of time, and see new things in it, or new ways of looking at it.
[ Again Any Art Back Could Films Go Immediately Indeed Infinitely Looking Made Necessarily New Over See Should Space Things Think Time Way Ways Work]
Phillip Harrison was the production designer, though, I think he's uncredited. He's done most of my films like Blue Thunder. Lots and lots over the years.
[ Blue Designer Done Films Harrison Lots Most Over Production Think Though Thunder Years]
There are so many factors when you think of your own films. You think of the people you worked on it with, and somehow forget the movie. You can't forgive the movie for a long time. It takes a few years to look at it with any objectivity and forgive its flaws.
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I can't say I was unhappy as a child actor in films. I had a particularly wonderful time.
[ Actor Child Films Had Particularly Say Time Unhappy Wonderful]
You look back on films sometimes and if they have not been as all-out successful as you anticipated you try to find reasons why maybe it didn't come off for audiences as well as you would have liked.
[ All-Out Anticipated Audiences Back Been Come Films Find Liked Look Maybe Off Reasons Sometimes Successful Try Well Why Would]
Only very rarely are foreigners or first-generation immigrants allowed to be nice people in American films. Those with an accent are bad guys.
[ Accent Allowed American Bad Films Foreigners Guys Immigrants Nice Only Rarely Those Very]
Well, you'll find the most boring part of it is the waiting, at least if it's in films anyway. Television's a lot faster, but the product... I don't think it's as good as a film.
[ Anyway Boring Faster Film Films Find Good Least Lot Most Part Product Television Think Waiting Well]
Several of the actors I've had the good fortune of working with stand out in my mind as 'ultimate'. I guess the obvious would be Tom Hanks, because he really is as fun and as genuine as he comes across in his films and interviews.
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Other times you can get showy for three minutes, and that's OK with certain films. But that isn't right with an Ang Lee movie, you have to fit right in. You have to understand Ang, respect him and be part of the team and not be in charge of it - he is in charge of it.
[ Ang Certain Charge Films Fit Get Him Lee Minutes Movie Ok Other Part Respect Right Showy Team Three Times Understand]
I'd only read a bit of the first book. And I just knew about all the media furor over it. But I'd not read books 2 or 3. I'd just read a bit of it. And I'd seen the films.
[ Bit Book Books Films First Just Knew Media Only Over Read Seen]
It never occurred to me that I'd be on a television show or in feature films but when those came into play my dreams changed along the way.
[ Along Came Changed Dreams Feature Films Into Never Occurred Play Show Television Those Way]
My main aim has always been to do good quality films with roles that have some substance. With Power and Beauty there were loads of things that I liked about the movie, which made me opt for it.
[ Aim Always Beauty Been Films Good Liked Loads Made Main Movie Opt Power Quality Roles Some Substance Things Were Which]
It's pretty clear to me that working as a director for hire agrees with me. I like it. The films that have come out of that, I personally like better than the ones that didn't.
[ Agrees Better Clear Come Director Films Hire Ones Out Personally Pretty Than Working]
I moved to LA and decided to do films and television, mainly because the theater in New York is totally dead.
[ Because Dead Decided Films La Mainly Moved New Television Theater Totally York]
All the jokes in my films, the comedy, they're not me, I just try to hold a big mirror up to us.
[ Big Comedy Films Hold Jokes Just Mirror Try Up Us]
In America there's no rights for the artist, so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio.
[ America Artist Belong Films Kind Made Rights Studio Whatever]
I think every director has a different take, some are good, some are bad. The directors you get on best with sometimes don't make the best films, so who's to say who is right.
[ Bad Best Different Director Directors Every Films Get Good Make Right Say Some Sometimes Take Think]
Nowadays people don't know how to handle it if all the ends aren't tied up and they're not told what to think in films. And if they're challenged, they think it's something wrong with the film.
[ Challenged Ends Film Films Handle How Know Nowadays Something Think Tied Told Up Wrong]
It's not easy to strap yourself down to a desk and bash on a keyboard when you know you can direct lots of films, because directing films is fun and interactive and gregarious. Writing isn't.
[ Bash Because Desk Direct Directing Down Easy Films Fun Gregarious Interactive Keyboard Know Lots Writing Yourself]
I turn up in Los Angeles every now and then, so I can get some big money films in order to finance my smaller money films.
[ Angeles Big Every Films Finance Get Los Money Now Order Smaller Some Then Turn Up]
And the reason for that I think is that in Australia our films don't get the exposure, so the process is foremost. But anyway, I love being part of the team and hate being stuck in a corner somewhere.
[ Anyway Australia Being Corner Exposure Films Foremost Get Hate Love Our Part Process Reason Somewhere Stuck Team Think]
Movies are not scripts - movies are films; they're not books, they're not the theatre. Movies
[ Books Films Movies Scripts Theatre]
I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets.
[ Culture Draw Entertaining Films Good Great Just Make Music Novels Story Streets Tell Try Trying Upon]
When I portray Stabler, I have to shave every day and cut my hair every week! And then, I really like to change my looks for films like 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle' where I have the pleasure of playing the ugliest man in the world.
[ Castle Change Cut Day Every Films Go Hair Harold Looks Man Playing Pleasure Portray Really Shave Then Ugliest Week Where White World]
I think it's a change that I did not intend at the time but it is clear that, from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films. A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed this to my growing maturity.
[ Attributed Change Clear Did Films Flower Generously Growing Intend Journalists Lot Maturity Secret Think Time Very]
The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.
[ Always Books Culture Films Form Humiliated Items Mass Meaning New News Programs Repetition Same]
Because Chicago was to radio what Hollywood was to films and Broadway was to the theatre: it was the hub of radio.
[ Because Broadway Chicago Films Hollywood Hub Radio Theatre]
The only thing I do worry about is that the more films I do the more visible I am going to become as a personality because of press and because of the sheer quantity of films.
[ Am Because Become Films Going More Only Personality Press Quantity Sheer Thing Visible Worry]
I think it is very important that films make people look at what they've forgotten.
[ Films Forgotten Important Look Make Think Very]
I think I've done pretty well. I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards, so I don't have any complaints.
[ Any Awards Complaints Done Films Had Movies Nominations Pretty Think Well Won]
Ten years ago I was not heavily involved in the film world but on reflection it was a boom time with the mineral boom happening, so there was immense growth for industrial training films, documentaries to do with the mining, and the outback world.
[ Ago Boom Documentaries Film Films Growth Happening Heavily Immense Industrial Involved Mineral Mining Reflection Ten Time Training World Years]
In 2003, I had the pleasure of acting in three films.
[ Acting Films Had Pleasure Three]
I like the variety. But basically my choice of films is a small intimate film. Quiet film, no action, just people in relationships. That's what I like the most.
[ Action Basically Choice Film Films Intimate Just Most Quiet Relationships Small Variety]
When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates. You get lazy and you start acting.
[ Acting Compensates Drop Films Get Guard Lazy Process Start Your]
I'll tell you what 20 years teaches you - is that if one thing doesn't last something else will come down the pipe and to go from that and to do these films now.
[ Come Down Else Films Go Last Now Pipe Something Teaches Tell These Thing Will Years]
I think that my vampires in general were influenced by my being allowed to watch the Hammer vampire films. Vampire Circus, also shown as Circus of Fear, was one of those movies.
[ Allowed Also Being Circus Fear Films General Hammer Influenced Movies Shown Think Those Vampire Vampires Watch Were]
I'm not usually attracted to big-budget American films.
[ American Attracted Films Usually]
I'm not at all fed up with British films, but I am fed up with playing upper-class people.
[ Am British Fed Films Playing Up Upper-Class]
I feel that David took a risk with me. I have a sense that by starting off in the theatre and going off to do films you are seen to sell out in some way. I don't hold truck with that, but you can't stop people from feeling it.
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United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was... to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn't that amazing?
[ Album Amazing Artists Busy Films Got Guy Had Idea Just Kind Make Put Rare Records Slide Songs Thing United Wanted Working]
The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s.
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You see I don't like to be really too commercial about things but in this business you've just got to be commercial otherwise the films don't make money and you don't make films and as a long as a commodity is selling it's silly to kill it dead.
[ Business Commercial Commodity Dead Films Got Just Kill Long Make Money Otherwise Really See Selling Silly Things Too]
Although you have some films that are a real bummer, there's always a film that comes up where it's just heaven.
[ Although Always Bummer Comes Film Films Heaven Just Real Some Up Where]
I make films about working class people.
[ Class Films Make Working]
But you know, there's always a danger nowadays that films are gonna be brought up to Canada for budget reasons. And that's something that really concerns me.
[ Always Brought Budget Canada Concerns Danger Films Gonna Know Nowadays Really Reasons Something Up]
I was a bartender in New York and I overheard this girl saying she made $3000 doing a commercial. A kid at work told me, 'Hey, I know this director and he'd really like you!'. So I walked into this guy's office and was like 'I was thinking maybe I could make $3000' and he hired me for commercials, short films, like 15 jobs in a row.
[ Bartender Commercial Commercials Could Director Doing Films Girl Guy Hey Hired Into Jobs Kid Know Made Make Maybe New Office Overheard Really Row Saying She Short Thinking Told Walked Work York]
But now I wish I could back to Stockholm to make international films there.
[ Back Could Films International Make Now Stockholm Wish]
The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently, but when I put them all together, there are things that echo through them like the dialogue repeats; the situation is always the same, the way they're shot is very simple and the same.
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When I did small films like Lily and Buenos Vista, everyone thought my career would be ruined.
[ Career Did Everyone Films Lily Ruined Small Thought Vista Would]
I reckon I closed down at least two films companies, one of which was in Ealing in the mid 1950s.
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For a London play, rehearsal time would be four weeks for the entire show. In films, I'd spend six weeks on the big dance numbers to get them perfect before the actual shooting.
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With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene. You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art.
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Well, I am from India and I wanted to make films in English for the international market in India. So that was really the main thing, and then of course economically it was cheaper to make films in India.
[ Am Cheaper Course Economically English Films India International Main Make Market Really Then Thing Wanted Well]
I've lost all my money on these films. They are not commercial. But I'm glad to lose it this way. To have for a souvenir of my life pictures like Umberto D. and The Bicycle Thief.
[ Bicycle Commercial Films Glad Life Lose Lost Money Pictures These Thief Way]
The only folk I can judge are people like Woody Allen who I think is a genius, largely because I think he has beaten the system. He has his own company, and his films are all his own ideas. It's his direction, and so it comes out the way he imagined it.
[ Allen Beaten Because Comes Company Direction Films Folk Genius His Ideas Imagined Judge Largely Only Out Own System Think Way Woody]
I love being verbal in films.
[ Being Films Love Verbal]
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is one of the greatest films of all time.
[ Films Goes Greatest Mr Smith Time Washington]
There just seems to be more acceptance now of... other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones.
[ Acceptance British Films Just Kinds More Now Ones Other Seems Than]
If you're sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that's entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it's the storytelling. That's why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story.
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Watched Star Wars in 77 and that's when I got into watching films. I was just blown away by it.
[ Away Blown Films Got Into Just Star Wars Watched Watching]
I want to do feature films. I am flying to Malaysia to be in another feature film. We will be filming that in Malaysia, the Phillipines, and back in California.
[ Am Another Back California Feature Film Filming Films Flying Malaysia Want Will]
The black groups that boycott certain films would do better to get the money together to make the films they want to see, or stay in church and leave us to our work.
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Well, I certainly was exposed to and learned to appreciate the work of great directors early on. As a kid, my mother used to take me to see really interesting arty films in Los Angeles.
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