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The cinema is an institution nowadays,
by Ivor Novello

The cinema is an institution nowadays,
with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions
of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.
- Ivor Novello

The crowd may be influenced easily, largely because it is a crowd.
- Ivor Novello

You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd -
even if you want to.
- Ivor Novello

After the war, in which I served as a pilot in the Air Force,
I took up films.
- Ivor Novello

 

I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.
- Ivor Novello

Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having.
- Ivor Novello

There's something Vichy about the French.
- Ivor Novello

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The inconvenience, the glaring lights,
the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every
scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than
a real mastery of love technique.
- Ivor Novello

We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty
of even the crude films of the early days would provide
a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.
- Ivor Novello

Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter.
- Ivor Novello

There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!
- Ivor Novello

British girls are as temperamental as Americans.
- Ivor Novello

When the cinematograph first made its appearance,
we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.
- Ivor Novello

The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness,
the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.
- Ivor Novello

It has been argued that British girls are incapable
of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament.
This, I am positive, is not true.
- Ivor Novello

The average person is gregarious; there is something
in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.
- Ivor Novello

Love-making is an art which must be studied.
- Ivor Novello

A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself.
It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening;
it gives a change from the surroundings of home,
however pleasant.
- Ivor Novello

The beautiful heroine might be thinking,
How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's
shoulder? Such is not the always the case,
but quite often it is.
- Ivor Novello

Behind the footlights there is always the applause,
which stimulates the actors.
On the screen it is a different matter.
- Ivor Novello

A couple of seats at a good picture house cost comparatively
little but give a generous return in the shape of freshened
minds and freedom from the worries that even the best
regulated homes cannot always avoid.
- Ivor Novello

Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable
if playing the part of lovers to an audience.
It is equally true that sympathy between actors who
are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.
- Ivor Novello

There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that
speaks of entertainment and relaxation.
The charming surroundings, good music,
and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy
a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
- Ivor Novello

Television, they say, will permit a person to be entertained at home,
without the effort of going to a picture house,
without the trouble of booking seats,
without the presence of other people.
- Ivor Novello

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

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

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

I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality.
It's closer to our dreams.
- Manuel Puig

During the Sixties, the Americans thought I was the
greatest thing in the history of cinema.
- Michael Winner

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality,
while being entertaining.
Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
- Pedro Almodovar

I pity the French Cinema because it has no money.
I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.
- Jean-Luc Godard

From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman.
I intend to be in more action movies because,
apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.
- Milla Jovovich

I was utilized because I have a certain face that works well in cinema,
and I'm used to making myself look as good as possible.
- Julie Christie

The British cinema had been very dull and conformist.
- Karel Reisz

I don't go to the cinema much.
- Tom Felton

Cinema explains American society.
It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys,
where the weak don't have a place.
- Jacques Delors

Realism is always subjective in film.
There's no such thing as cinema verite.
- Crispin Glover

Any film I do is not going to change the way black
women have been portrayed,
or black people have been portrayed,
in cinema since the days of D.W.
Griffith.
- Spike Lee

It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema,
because there aren't words or metaphors which describe
many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.
- Conrad Hall

On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre,
because they wanted to get closer to the cinema,
despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
- Andrzej Wajda

My duty is to try to reach beauty.
Cinema is emotion.
When you laugh you cry.
- Roberto Benigni

I love watching a good, freaky horror movie.
I love it.
It's one of my favorite things to do,
to go and see at the cinema.
Just to tune out and be freaked out.
- Yvonne Strahovski

Of course the French are making very credible movies
and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms
of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism.
- Wim Wenders

If I'm in theatre, cinema doesn't even cross my mind.
Similarly when I'm making a film, theatre doesn't cross my mind.
- John Hurt

I was part of a group that had a cinema club so every
week we would project two or three movies on 16 or 35mm.
- Guillermo del Toro

I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New
York worked as a musician too,
but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema.
- Jim Jarmusch

I think American cinema, particularly,
has become so disposable.
It's not even cinema, It's just moviemaking.
- Eriq La Salle

I tell my children to avoid theatre and go into cinema and TV.
- Peter O'Toole

Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous,
it is something else.
I think it is the mirror of the world.
- Jeanne Moreau

Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention:
people look without seeing,
listen in without hearing.
- Robert Bresson

Is the cinema more important than life?
- Francois Truffaut

It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues
believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema.
- Conrad Hall

Cinema will always have an important role to play in society.
- Leslie Caron

Even the great bad guys in cinema history,
they're likable.
- Balthazar Getty

I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema,
my life will be always more important.
- Natalie Portman

I became producer so that I could work with persons
like him and to rock the world of Hong Kong Cinema a bit.
- Andy Lau

Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who
thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up
being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.
- Dirk Benedict

We felt we had to know something of his back story.
I don't think people in the cinema would just accept that he's there.
I think we had to learn how he (got there).
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Foreign capital to build new cinemas will help modernize
China's aging cinema infrastructure,
attract Chinese consumers back into cinemas,
and increase demand for U.S.
films.
- Jack Valenti

No, I like today's cinema a lot.
But I've spent so many decades only making movies.
There's so much that I still want to do.
Like, live.
It's only up to me.
- Jean-Louis Trintignant

Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary
techniques and very impressive special effects but
sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things.
- Catherine Deneuve

Because there is so little room for expression otherwise,
a lot of people love cinema because they find it a
way of expressing themselves.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I really love sort of classical cinema where people
were telling stories with very little dialogue,
and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.
- Alex Winter

I'm of course disillusioned with what has happened to World cinema.
Now cinemas in both Eastern and Western Europe are
filled with the same blockbusters from Hollywood.
- Alexander Walker

And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo.
So we're echoing what's been done way in the past.
- Walter Salles

Now more than ever we need to talk to each other,
to listen to each other and understand how we see the world,
and cinema is the best medium for doing this.
- Martin Scorsese

Ten Days That Shook The World, by Eisenstein,
I went to see it, and I was so impressed with this film,
so impressed with what cinema could do.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I like cinema.
I am very fond of it.
But from time to time I feel like having some time on my own.
- Patrice Leconte

The "Western" is the only genre whose origins are almost
identical with those of the cinema itself.
- Andre Bazin

Normally I make myself swim, do exercises.
For zest I like going to the cinema.
- Antonia Fraser

The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty.
- Marie Trintignant


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