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My favorite favorites are people like Bunuel,
by Alex Winter

My favorite favorites are people like Bunuel,
Fellini and Charlie Chaplin.
- Alex Winter

I just like movies that somehow expose the world in
a way that's different than you imagine it.
- Alex Winter

I take a lot from everywhere.
I take from music, architecture, novels,
and plays.
Anywhere that hits you.
- Alex Winter

I'm really influenced by so many different things.
- Alex Winter

 

I actually did use to sell shoes.
- Alex Winter

The trick of making movies in this culture is how to
not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made -
and that's a tricky balance.
- Alex Winter

Coppola has problems getting financing,
so why should I not have problems getting financing.
- Alex Winter

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I think movies are good for getting into dream states
or exploring weird alternate states of thinking.
- Alex Winter

Certain remakes are great.
Carpenter's The Thing is better than the original.
- Alex Winter

They're innocent movies, and they're fun movies and
there were no pretensions about 'em.
- Alex Winter

Hitchcock had to fight to the death to make his movies.
- Alex Winter

That's kind of the weird thing that M. Night Shyamalan
has sort of unleashed upon the world is this need for
every movie to have these ridiculous endings.
- Alex Winter

It's hard for a hit to be bad for your career.
- Alex Winter

I get very driven by certain themes and ideas.
- Alex Winter

After living in LA for 8 years, I sort of wanted a change,
but there's not much production in New York,
which is where I primarily live, so I just sort of drifted over to London.
- Alex Winter

I'm one of the few people who really like Eyes Wide Shut.
- Alex Winter

I think filmmakers want their movies to be seen.
- Alex Winter

I'm not trying to be some kind of underground renegade.
- Alex Winter

The thing about movies these days is that the commerce
end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting
this enormous return on their investment.
- Alex Winter

Same thing, like my commercials are often times really
funny because I tend to find 30 seconds is a really
good amount of time to tell a joke.
- Alex Winter

I direct a lot of TV commercials and music videos.
- Alex Winter

The film, even when we were making it in that budget range,
which was really a coup - we got it made because we
pitched it to the studio head,
Joe Roth.
- Alex Winter

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

But it is funny, because I saw Unbreakable recently
and it's a strange movie,
I didn't mind it, and it's got some interesting things going on.
- Alex Winter

The thing is there have been American movies that are similar to Solaris,
like Alien had a lot of things that are similar,
although it's also got the horror element.
- Alex Winter

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.
- Alex Winter

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.
- Alex Winter

With Fever, the film was so made for the screen,
and there's so much surround sound that was done for the film -
enormous detail paid to that.
I wasn't thinking video, because I didn't know how
it was going to turn out.
- Alex Winter

You can map your life through your favorite movies,
and no two people's maps will be the same.
- Mary Schmich

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
- William Lyon Phelps

Is Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds.
- Joan Rivers

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles,
watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
- David Letterman

LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food;
sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
- Henry Fielding

Dogs are my favorite people.
- Richard Dean Anderson

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner,
especially spicy food.
- David Byrne

Our favorite holding period is forever.
- Warren Buffett

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
- Mike Singletary

What a dog I got, his favorite bone is in my arm.
- Rodney Dangerfield

When I used to play nightclubs, you had to play Top
40 or favorite oldies that maybe people could relate to.
- Rick Danko

My whole problem is that all of my favorite things
at Thanksgiving are the starches,
and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year,
even a green vegetable has carbs in it.
- Ted Allen

My favorite actresses were Geraldine Paige,
Anne Bancroft and Kim Stanley.
- Sally Kirkland

Everyone has favorite criminals.
Mine are pimps.
We can all rob a bank; we can all sell drugs.
Being a pimp is a whole other thing.
- Chris Rock

I spent the first twenty years of my writing career
preparing for the mystery genre,
which is my favorite literary form.
- Sue Grafton

Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.
- Bryant H. McGill

The best thing about Sci-Fi, which is my favorite genre,
is that there are no rules for behavior.
So you can do anything you want.
- Brion James

And this one I wanted to do some covers.
So I just really sang some of my favorite songs.
- Katey Sagal

My favorite rocker is Go because it is heavy and chaotic.
- Mike McCready

I loved doing Shakespeare.
My two favorite roles, in fact, have been Viola in
Twelfth Night and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- Blythe Danner

Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking
a butcher to name his favorite pig.
- John McCarthy

My favorite room in the house is the living room.
We have two big couches, six recliners and over 20 pillows.
It's a really comfortable place to hang out with my family.
- Cody Linley

I do dumb stuff, like playing my favorite dumb Barry
White song and lip-synching into the mirror so it looks
like his voice is coming out of my mouth.
- Lynda Barry

The Radiohead record, The Bends is my all-time favorite record on the planet.
- Tommy Lee

I don't care who's playing.
Even if it's my favorite artist, I'm probably not gonna go and see him.
- Etta James

There are so many unbelievable words...
But that doesn't mean I have a favorite word.
- Brett Hull

Right now, my favorite game is Resident Evil 2.
- Shane West

With Hitchcock I had little relationship.
I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann,
his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain,
after the bitter fight between them.
- Maurice Jarre

Growing up, my favorite TV show was Star Trek.
- Casper Van Dien

My favorite country is America.
I love going there!
I go in the local lake near where I work on Sundays.
It's called Berry Hill.
- Tom Felton

You don't know when you're being watched.
That's one of the weird things about celebrity.
It's my least favorite part of acting,
celebrity.
- Denzel Washington

Senorita was fun to sing, but I don't really have a favorite.
When you write a bunch of songs, they're like your babies.
You don't pick favorites.
- Justin Timberlake

Julia Roberts is a favorite.
Everybody loves her in the Hollywood community.
The public adores her.
- Mary Hart

And I thought, you know, I have to say that maybe the
whacked out mother is my new favorite role,
but I don't want to just do it and become Nurse Ratchett.
- Tea Leoni

A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in.
It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name.
It just represents the songs through my eyes.
- Alicia Keys

My favorite jellybean is the pink one with the flavor inside.
- Chester Bennington

Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music,
because it lacks real depth.
- Christina Aguilera

Well, my favorite roles so far are Lucas and Lost Boys.
- Corey Haim

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse
in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite
beverage of the intellectual.
- Thomas de Quincey

It's one of my favorite things to do,
watch TV and stretch.
I'm so flexible.
I can put my legs behind my head.
I want to be the most flexible person in the world.
- Mo Rocca

Two of my favorite things are my steering wheel and my Remington rifle.
- Dale Earnhardt

You have to bear in mind that Mr. Autry's favorite
horse was named Champion.
He ain't ever had one called Runner Up.
- Gene Mauch


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