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We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief.
by Dawn French

We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief.
We can't decide which film to parody at the moment.
Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight.
- Dawn French

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs
at home so that no one else can see it or nick it.
- Dawn French

The person I have admired the most in comedy terms would be Eric Morecambe,
who is my total hero.
- Dawn French

 

It was fantastic to work in Cornwall partly because
my family live there so I was able to do lots of visiting and eat lots of cake.
They live all over Cornwall and all over Devon.
- Dawn French

If I had been around when Rubens was painting,
I would have been revered as a fabulous model.
Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush.
- Dawn French

I am not, I repeat, NOT a lesbian - even though I'd
like to be one when I grow up.
- Dawn French

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I'd like to play a horse, many people think I already have.
Either end of the horse would be fine.
- Dawn French

I want to do something where I play Judi Dench's younger sister or daughter.
- Dawn French

In actual life I am a grumpy old bag.
- Dawn French

I never do any television without chocolate.
That's my motto and I live by it.
Quite often I write the scripts and I make sure there are chocolate scenes.
Actually I'm a bit of a chocolate tart and will eat anything.
It's amazing I'm so slim.
- Dawn French

I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone
write an unauthorised biography of me.
Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written.
My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story,
I ought to have my life first.
- Dawn French

Turn up your radio.
Watch lots of telly and eat loads of choc.
Feel guilty.
Stay up all night.
Learn everything in six hours that has taken you two years to compile.
That's how I did it.
- Dawn French

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

The length of a film should be directly related to
the endurance of the human bladder.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

A good film is when the price of the dinner,
the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole,
it would be about me.
- Federico Fellini

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
- Jean Cocteau

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
- George Lucas

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
- Samuel Goldwyn

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

This film cost $31 million.
With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
- Clint Eastwood

Every single art form is involved in film,
in a way.
- Sydney Pollack

So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
- Christina Aguilera

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

I wouldn't say no to being in a film with Jude Law.
I love English actors.
- Catherine Deneuve

It would be real nice to have some kind of bell or
whistle attached to this film -
it would give it a longer life.
People seem to need that validation to go to a film these days.
- David Strathairn

I've always been very left of center and the radio
never had much diversity and film did.
- Cliff Martinez

I actually went to film school and was making experimental films for a short time,
so it wasn't such a leap.
- Jim Coleman

It's funny, like 15 years ago when I was a kid doing
all the John Hughes movies,
I remember Bruce Willis was the only guy who was transitioning
from television into film.
- Anthony Michael Hall

In independent film you tend to have stories that involve more of a community,
and the smaller characters are important to the story.
- David Morse

Then in college I became obsessed with film,
and wanted to be part of that.
- Christopher Durang

We did this film in 13 days, mind you.
And 13 days is not very long for a feature film.
Nobody in their right mind would argue that.
Nobody in their right mind would do that.
- Kurtwood Smith

It certainly made a film writing career for me.
- Buck Henry

If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity
and my dual careers in music and film,
it's me.
I don't feel frightened; I feel challenged.
- Jennifer Lopez

Even befor doing this film, I've always been interested in mythology.
- Rachel True

Film, I think, is my medium.
- Pia Zadora

It was an interesting process trying to get Bob to
talk about the film because he's such a shy person.
He generally likes to talk when he really knows he has something to say.
- Jay Roach

I think the roles in television are better for women right now.
At this point, I don't want to continue doing the same
things I've been doing in film because it's very limited.
- Sandra Oh

The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera,
but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes
a wonderful and thrilling adventure.
- Francois Truffaut

Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing
a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.
- Olivia Wilde

As for Tenacious D, of course it could work as a full length movie;
all it requires is a great writer and great director
with an ability to think outside of conventional film comedy.
- David Cross

Film people are coming into TV, because they can't get any work.
- Delta Burke

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.
- Guy Ritchie

I have always been of the mind that good work is good work,
whether performed on stage, on television or in film and,
like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open.
- Benjamin Bratt

My whole career is based on taking a left turn after
each film and doing the opposite of what I've just done.
- Kelly Lynch

When you see the films of certain young directors,
you get the impression that film history begins for them around 1980.
- Jacques Rivette

The roles for women in theatre are much better than they are in film.
- Kim Cattrall

Originally the film opened with Ryan in the doctor's office,
being told his wife is dying.
Then we see him walking the streets,
and the story is told in flashback.
- Arthur Hiller

Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm
was that it was a small film.
I'd probably make it for $3 million now so I'd have more breathing room.
- Quentin Tarantino

Can you imagine what it would be like if all the Aussie
film talent was able to make Australian stories?
- Yahoo Serious

I brought the film like a flower to the world.
- Claude Chabrol

How many movies do you see when you can say this director
really knew what film he wanted to make? I can count
them on the fingers of one hand.
- Gary Oldman

A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my
dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes.
He'd be a good film professor.
- Sofia Coppola

My whole goal was to be able to work in television
and film and maintain a normal life,
never be in a tabloid.
- Pauley Perrette

I would rather do many small roles on TV,
stage or film than one blockbuster that made me rich but had no acting.
- Miranda Richardson

'Gone With The Wind' is one of the all-time greats.
Read Margaret Mitchell's book and watch the film again;
it's a soap opera in all its glory.
It is superb and memorable.
- Timothy Dalton

Theater is far superior to film in poetry,
in abstract poetry.
- Julie Taymor

We're making a commercial Hindi film catering to all types of audiences.
- Sanjay Dutt

This role is more visible, and I grew up without a
lot of that sort of modeling so I'm relieved and proud to have done this film.
- Wentworth Miller

I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film,
but if you do your job well, you can make people believe
that you're the character you're trying to be.
- Frances McDormand

John is a cottage industry in Baltimore and the city
opens its doors for him whenever he is making a new film.
- Mink Stole

The only place that I'd be worried about being typecast
is the independent film world.
- Michelle Rodriguez

Altman works in such an interesting way,
letting things occur in the film even if he didn't particularly plan them.
- Julie Christie

I don't think it's the job of filmmakers to give anybody answers.
I do think, though, that a good film makes you ask
questions of yourself as you leave the theatre.
- Paul Haggis


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