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Francois Truffaut Quotes and Sayings

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Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

Related topics: Movies

Taste is a result of a thousand distastes.
- Francois Truffaut

The film of tomorrow will be an act of love.
- Francois Truffaut

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

 

The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it,
and the number of spectators will be proportional to
the number of friends the director has.
- Francois Truffaut

In love, women are professionals, men are amateurs.
- Francois Truffaut

I've always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women,
doing a thankless, daily but necessary job.
- Francois Truffaut

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Is the cinema more important than life?
- Francois Truffaut

When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy,
one has a success, but when the same things are funny
and melancholic at the same time,
it's just wonderful.
- Francois Truffaut

Hitchcock loves to be misunderstood,
because he has based his whole life around misunderstandings.
- Francois Truffaut

I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.
- Francois Truffaut

The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal
than an individual and autobiographical novel,
like a confession, or a diary.
- Francois Truffaut

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal -
falling like a cat,
lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
- Francois Truffaut

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

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

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

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

You must not demand the failure of your peers,
because the more good things that are around in film,
in television, in theater - why the better it is for all of us.
- Jerome Lawrence

No film should try to follow a trend,
and do what film people think the public wants.
There's no such thing as knowing what the public wants.
- Alan Bates

Only after awhile.
After it came out and people began to engage in discussions
about the social reflections of the film that I realized
it had an importance I hadn't thought of.
- Rod Steiger

It's more interesting because you get to research the history of the period,
and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film,
particularly this film, so stunning.
- Stanley Tucci

A film director has to get a shot, no matter what he does.
We're desperate people.
- Elia Kazan

In film, you are a totally different person than in the video.
- Aaliyah

Film will only became an art when its materials are
as inexpensive as pencil and paper.
- Jean Cocteau

Now having said that, I realize that releasing a film
in the real world is like trying to get General Motors
to release a handmade car.
- Godfrey Reggio

I'd love to be in another film, but they haven't asked me.
I think it's a shame but the prospects of me doing
another one now are remote.
Please do campaign on my behalf.
- Julie Walters

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

I could not do the film Spinal Tap because I was already
at MTV and it was occupying all my time.
- Nina Blackwood

It was one of the marvellous feelings of the film,
having the music going in your head while doing scenes.
- Dinah Sheridan

Still, as much as I wish Ballistic Kiss could be a better film,
the recognition it gained from critics and at festivals speaks for itself.
- Donnie Yen

Even though I was concentrating on that two-week period
from September 11th to September 20th,
I was seeing the policy for real, happening,
that we were talking about in the film.
- Timothy Bottoms

When you come to do the film, it is not the time to wonder why you do it.
It's just how to do it.
- Isabelle Huppert

Terry's mother worked in the film industry for many years.
She always wanted him to marry an actress.
- Marta Kristen

The tensions are always based on financial resources.
Something like film is very problematic because it
is viewed as an art form and also as an industry with a pure commercial base.
- Ann Macbeth

Actually, after the release of the Bond film,
the producers came back to me to offer me another one,
but I didn't have any juice left for an immediate encore.
- Roger Spottiswoode

People in independent film have a passion;
they're not in it for the money.
- Gena Rowlands

Movies are not about the weekend that they're released,
and in the grand scheme of things, that's probably
the most unimportant time of a film's life.
- Quentin Tarantino

A film's success or failure is strictly on the director's shoulders.
- Robin Tunney

I also have a film coming up called Breaking Up,
and my part in that was not written for a Latina,
and my character is not particularly pretty or sexy or exotic.
- Salma Hayek

I'd always tried not to worry about the size of the
role or the size of the film.
- Kevin Bacon

I have a film I want to direct.
Gena Rowlands was going to do it with me a long time ago.
It's about an older woman who's running a ranch in
the west the old fashioned way.
- William Hurt

Fortunately, both television adaptations and the film
I've been involved with are pieces of work that I'm proud of,
so I'm very happy for people to focus on them.
- Jenny Agutter

I don't believe in having body doubles for a film.
- Nicole Kidman

I like making black and white films in natural surroundings,
but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio
where the colors are easier to control.
- Claude Chabrol

Now, it's almost impossible to go out and do a film
about a new form of music.
- Penelope Spheeris

But my sense in talking to people when I travel is
that the film business is not that dissimilar from
a lot of other businesses.
- Steven Soderbergh

There's an unwritten law that you cannot have a Jewish
character in a film who isn't 100 percent perfect,
or you're labeled anti-Semitic.
- Spike Lee

One person doesn't have to shoulder all the responsibility
for why a film does or doesn't do well.
- Kevin Costner

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

My first student film was Orientation,
which was basically the set-up for Animal House.
There are a couple of scenes that we later borrowed in some form.
- Ivan Reitman

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

It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry,
but I think this film deals more with the loss of his
wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.
- Vin Diesel

One of the elements in the film that really fascinated
me was not to look at the world in bi-polar terms of
us vs them or east vs west,
which was a by-product of the Cold War.
- Kathryn Bigelow

On film you put all your energies into a single glance.
- Alan Rickman

Before I started doing the film and when I found out
I was going to be doing it,
I just decided to pump up on the whole cardio stuff.
Just in terms of stamina.
- Parminder Nagra

I feel that film is inevitably the medium of the future.
It has been for years, decades, but more so now than ever.
- Sean Lennon

It's no accident that Tony Hopkins is a wonderful film actor.
- Shirley Knight


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