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Arthur Cohn Quotes and Sayings

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To have a film in America means precisely nothing if
you don't have a distributor who stands behind it.
- Arthur Cohn

It has nothing to do with commercial success.
You cannot calculate in your head how to put the mosaic
together to make a commercial film:
that's out of the question.
- Arthur Cohn

Speak slowly, Michael.
He is an honourable man.
- Arthur Cohn

You have to believe.
You have to stick to your guns.
- Arthur Cohn

 

You know why I don't like that camera? Because it prevents me from seeing you!
- Arthur Cohn

It is absolutely my conviction, that Walter Salles
will figure among the great directors of our time.
- Arthur Cohn

I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience,
not just because of their wisdom in marketing,
but mainly because of their integrity.
- Arthur Cohn

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

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

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

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

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

Working on such a big film was amazing.
I learned a lot.
There weren't too many stunts, just some doubling.
- Christopher Parker

I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film.
Personally, I am not so interested in television,
simply because I don't watch television myself.
I'm into movies.
- Bille August

The whole film is about people being convinced that
they can reduce themselves to their archetypes.
- Atom Egoyan

Or certainly I would need time - which I would love
to have but there almost never is on a film -
to just spend a week with a roomful of guys laying down these patterns.
- Danny Elfman

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 goes down on film is different to what you see with the naked eye.
- Christopher Eccleston

But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the
film and I have relations with the studio and with
those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in.
- Kevin Spacey

The thing that separates a so-so director and a great
director is a love and caring for film.
- Shirley Knight

If you're expecting an intellectual film,
then you will be disappointed.
- Barry Pepper

You learn real early to make a film and then duck,
and basically that's how I go about it.
- Alan Rudolph

When you direct your first film, you always start by
telling stories that you are familiar with.
- Sophie Marceau

Many people will say, well, clothes should be worn;
but I think people can look at them in public,
like seeing a film.
I think museum exhibitions are very important.
- Issey Miyake

You know what I would like to do: make a film with
actors standing in empty space so that the spectator
would have to imagine the background of the characters.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

All you have to do is to look like crap on film and
everyone thinks you're a brilliant actress.
Actually, all you've done is look like crap.
- Helen Mirren

The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to
avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren't cliche.
- Adrian Lyne

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

I think when you watch the dailies, the film that you shoot every day,
you're very excited by it and very optimistic about how it's going to work.
- Joel Coen

I've never made a film using dialogue or speech.
- Kenneth Anger

I know we didn't make an anti-Semitic film.
This is what the Gospels are.
And it's none of my business what other people think of me.
- Jim Caviezel

I signed on with Disney to star and choreograph an original film.
- Paula Abdul

Once you work with a studio on a film,
the studio is sort of like this enormous clam that just opens,
takes everything and then closes, and no one enters again.
They own it all.
- Don Bluth

I get mad when people call me an action movie star.
Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book,
a fantasy.
- Harrison Ford

When you are on assignment, film is the least expensive
thing in a very practical sense.
Your time, the person's time, turns out to be the most valuable thing.
- Annie Leibovitz

I'm very often still very much alive for that other
being and that other world long after the film is finished.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down
to something in the script that surprises me.
It could be a big thing or a small moment.
If it's there I'll do it.
- Lance Henriksen

I prefer film to the stage.
I always like the rehearsal better than I like performing.
- Brad Dourif

I went see the horror thriller, Hannibal.
I am a massive fan of Anthony Hopkins.
He is superb in the film.
- David Ginola

I think the clothes in Belle de Jour are very important
to the style of the film.
Even today, it is still timeless.
- Catherine Deneuve

Making a film that's supposed to be fun to watch is really hard -
that's the weird irony of it.
- Steven Soderbergh

It would be great to make a movie that had the style of a great '30's film.
- Laura Dern

I got nominated for my second film as best young director
in the Aikido Film Festival in Japan.
- Donnie Yen

I suffer much less than many of my colleagues.
I am perfectly able to go to Australia and film within three hours of arrival.
- David Attenborough

Because I could take this as an opportunity to create
something that I pretty much guarantee nobody else
was going to create in film.
- Shane West

I wanted to go to Rome.
I got an offer to do an Italian film and I went.
- David Naughton

Most film directors do not come up with their own subjects
or write their own screenplays.
- Thomas Harrison

Well, Barry, it's your film.
So if it rises or falls, you're the man.
- Robert Conrad

I did The Newton Boys and during the whole process of making the film,
I may have spent a week in Los Angeles.
- Richard Linklater

Then I became interested in drama, and almost by accident,
I drifted into film.
- Mike Figgis

When you're on a set it can be very tedious and slow.
It's just not as big as when you see it on film.
- Sanaa Lathan

Scream was great for what it was.
For a horror film, it was intelligent,
it was funny, it took a laugh at itself.
- Neve Campbell

It's happening right now...
it's just not on film, it's not being recorded.
- Rodney King

You live for those really great scenes where you almost
feel that the film has gone beyond what was printed
on the script pages and been raised to another level.
- Tobey Maguire

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

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

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

Well, before I knew there was going to be a film.
I was the biggest Harry Potter fan.
I read all the books.
- Rupert Grint


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