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Movies are something people see all over the world
by Wim Wenders

Movies are something people see all over the world
because there is a certain need for it.
- Wim Wenders

Related topics: Movies

Take opera for example - to go to the opera you have
to dress up in a tuxedo and pay lots of money.
- Wim Wenders

Any movie that has that spirit and says things can
be changed is worth making.
- Wim Wenders

Butte was once a grand city.
To me, that city is like one big stage for Edward Hopper.
You could put your camera anywhere, and you felt you
were looking at his paintings.
- Wim Wenders

 

For us music is mainly part of the entertainment world and is often a luxury.
- Wim Wenders

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.
- Wim Wenders

Ibrahim tells his story without a grain of complaint,
and this was true for all of the band members.
This is very much part of the Cuban spirit and soul.
- Wim Wenders

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The culture of independent film criticism has totally
gone down the drain and this seems to come with the
territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.
- Wim Wenders

Cinema is a worldwide phenomenon.
- Wim Wenders

Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism,
that the standards of the past have gone,
are very offended about the quality of film criticism.
- Wim Wenders

Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment
and it seems that the French directors have woken up
one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more.
- Wim Wenders

Filmmakers and critics wrote about each other and sometimes very harshly.
This no longer exists.
- Wim Wenders

So I am getting a little bored with defining one type
of film as American and the other European or from
somewhere else because the division is no longer true.
- Wim Wenders

The more opinions you have, the less you see.
- Wim Wenders

Film is a very, very powerful medium.
It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are,
or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed.
- Wim Wenders

What is generally referred to as American-style films are,
in fact, studio productions.
- Wim Wenders

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that,
to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery,
hardship or injustice.
- Wim Wenders

Any film that supports the idea that things can be
changed is a great film in my eyes.
- Wim Wenders

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

For years all I seemed to be doing was lobbying politicians
and others to persuade them that European culture needed movies,
and that we had to protect it.
- Wim Wenders

The Cuban people have an amazingly strong and unbroken spirit.
- Wim Wenders

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

Entertainment today constantly emphasises the message
that things are wonderful the way they are.
But there is another kind of cinema,
which says that change is possible and necessary and it's up to you.
- Wim Wenders

It's very hard to find critics or a magazine today
that will publish material that is genuinely independent
and written without any concern about being cut off
some distributor's list or not be invited or flown into screenings.
- Wim Wenders

I'm getting a little bored by the juxtaposition of
American and other cinema.
I no longer think this division is as true as it might have been in the 1980s,
or the early part of the 90s.
- Wim Wenders

In this age of consumerism film criticism all over the world -
in America first but also in Europe -
has become something that caters for the movie industry
instead of being a counterbalance.
- Wim Wenders

Neither Rainer Werner, nor any of us could have succeeded,
or produced the number of films that we did,
just on our own.
We showed our films to each other, discussed them vigorously and rarely agreed.
- Wim Wenders

I've never been anywhere in my life like it and I only
really noticed it when I returned to Los Angeles and then Berlin.
Everybody is much better off in these places,
there is not poverty like in Cuba, but everybody complains about things.
- Wim Wenders

On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change
without any political message whatsoever but in its
form and language can tell people that they can change
their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world.
- Wim Wenders

But I think that the spirit of protectionism would
be the grave of European cinema.
You cannot protect something by building a fence around
it and thinking that this will help it survive.
- Wim Wenders

Many of the critics today get airline tickets,
hotel accommodation, bags, beautiful photographs,
gifts and other expenses paid by the distributors,
and then are supposed to write serious articles about the movie.
- Wim Wenders

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Most of us do not consciously look at movies.
- Roger Ebert

If you don't like my movies, don't watch them.
- Dario Argento

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

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -
all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
- Steve Martin

Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero,
but it's not all that important to me anymore.
- Dennis Quaid

I make movies I want to see.
- Neil LaBute

There's an electrical thing about movies.
- Oliver Stone

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich

There's only one thing that can kill the movies,
and that's education.
- Will Rogers

The movies are the only business where you can go out
front and applaud yourself.
- Will Rogers

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

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

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
- Tim Burton

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
- Bette Davis

We are the movies and the movies are us.
- David Ansen

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

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

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

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

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.
- Richard King

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

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

'Home Alone' was a movie, not an alibi.
- Jerry Orbach

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

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

Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'
- Sandra Bullock

Humans make illogical decisions.
- Spock (character in Star Trek movies and TV shows)

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

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

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

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

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

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

Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
- Samuel Goldwyn


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