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The films that I do tend to polarise people's views. ...
by Alan Parker

The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
- Alan Parker

Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.
- Alan Parker

Most directors have little lists in their heads of
people they really want to work with.
- Alan Parker

Rain is also very difficult to film,
particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine,
so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
- Alan Parker

 

Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.
- Alan Parker

A great movie evolves when everybody has the same vision in their heads.
- Alan Parker

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
- Woody Allen

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And in movies you must be a gambler.
To produce films is to gamble.
- Douglas Sirk

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
- Oskar Werner

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

If my films make one more person miserable,
I'll feel I have done my job.
- Woody Allen

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films
when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
- Samuel Goldwyn

I have a love interest in every one of my films:
a gun.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

As far as I was concerned, either I was a homosexual or I wasn't,
so making films would change nothing.
- Claude Chabrol

I think I'm more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense,
to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies.
- Ben Kingsley

What I remember myself from films, and what I love about films,
is specific scenes and characters.
- Harmony Korine

The last three films I've done are about self-immolation.
- Claire Forlani

But now I wish I could back to Stockholm to make international films there.
- Lasse Hallstrom

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition...
always new books, new programs, new films,
news items, but always the same meaning.
- Roland Barthes

Compared to the United States and certainly a lot of
other countries around the world...
per year, Australians do see more films.
- David Pratt

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.
- Gregory Hines

I would rather my films be well-known than I be well-known.
- Patrice Leconte

I want to be an all round entertainer,
I want to act, make films, make albums,
do whatever I can.
- Christina Aguilera

I just saw Memento.
It's very, very good.
I watch a lot of French films.
- Colleen Haskell

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.
- Sean Lennon

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.
- Antoine Fuqua

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.
- Bruce Conner

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.
- Wim Wenders

A lot of films need planning in order to survive at all.
It's part of the dog and pony show.
- John Turturro

I'm not usually attracted to big-budget American films.
- Ian Hart

Hood films now are made by studios and have nothing
to do with the reality they supposedly represent.
- Mathieu Kassovitz

I took two years away from making films to write a novel.
- Neil Jordan

My mother gave me this book called Feature Films at
Used Car Prices by a guy named Rick Schmidt.
I gotta credit the guy, cuz he gave me the most practical advice.
It empowers you.
- Vin Diesel

I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal
as my writing and as hand-made.
- James Broughton

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.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I want to direct films, because I am a painter and
a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing.
- Xander Berkeley

My own personal taste in films as a member of the audience
was not completely in line with films I was doing.
- Rick Moranis

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.
- Zhang Ziyi

You know, sometimes I feel like I walk around with
a target on my back with the films I make.
- Alan Rudolph

And yet I think The White Cliffs of Dover one of my best films.
- Irene Dunne

I ultimately have faith though, that good films will find their audience.
- Joshua Leonard

You always worry about films when you hear about them
making decisions after announcements are made.
- Simon Pegg

You as an audience can look at these things as films,
but I remember them as social experiences.
- Walter Hill

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.
- Andy Warhol

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.
- Donald Pleasence

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.
- Isabelle Huppert

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.
- Abraham Zapruder

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.
- Jim Jarmusch

You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue,
the way the people played off each other,
the wordplay.
I think we've really lost that in movies.
- Clive Owen

I make films about working class people.
- Taylor Hackford

I worked for Sam Peckinpah on quite a bit of action in his films,
and he got excited once in a while.
- Richard Farnsworth

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.
- Steven Spielberg

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.
- Martin Scorsese

In America there's no rights for the artist,
so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio.
- Norman Jewison

Indeed it can be argued that to make a powerful film
you must care about the subject,
therefore powerful films tend to be both political and partisan in nature.
- Ben Edwards

I think a smart person today realizes that you have
to be part of the art films that are done just for the sake of the art.
- Halle Berry

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

I preferred delivering my performance in person.
I liked to be in control.
You couldn't be in films.
- Ethel Merman

I want to do films I can relate to emotionally.
- Christian Slater

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.
- Donald Pleasence

I like the opportunity to make films.
- Antoine Fuqua

Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because
we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene -
but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers.
- William Shatner

We have to support our own films.
If we don't, how can we expect others to support them?
- Cicely Tyson

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.
- Rick Moranis

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.
- Taylor Hackford

I'm a big fan of Albert Brooks, Nichols and May.
I'd like to follow in their footsteps and do comedy films.
- Illeana Douglas

It's always been a lie that it's difficult to make films.
- Lars von Trier

I'd rather not make films than make bad ones.
- Scott Speedman

Kubrick's films have life - they just never die.
- R. Lee Ermey

I don't actually sit down and write,
but I just have a lot of different ideas about films and making movies.
- Obie Trice


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