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Jack Valenti Quotes and Sayings

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If movies are causing moral decay, then crime ought to be going up,
but crime is going down.
- Jack Valenti

The VCR is to the American film producer and the American
public as the Boston Strangler is to the woman alone.
- Jack Valenti

Film-makers must decide what story to tell and how to tell it.
- Jack Valenti

The only group in America that deserves to scrutinize what we are doing...
are parents.
- Jack Valenti

 

No one today knows what is indecent.
- Jack Valenti

Every parent in America has the total power to control
all television programming that is dispatched to their home today.
- Jack Valenti

I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently,
because Lyndon Johnson is my president.
- Jack Valenti

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The public's nerves are raw and edgy.
You have to be discreet and understanding about the films you are showing.
- Jack Valenti

There isn't anything in the world that can't be made better.
- Jack Valenti

Foreign capital to build new cinemas will help modernize
China's aging cinema infrastructure,
attract Chinese consumers back into cinemas,
and increase demand for U.S.
films.
- Jack Valenti

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich

I make movies I want to see.
- Neil LaBute

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

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

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times.
I'm a romantic.
- Johnny Depp

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

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 story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

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

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

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

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
- Jean-Luc Godard

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

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

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

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

It's the movies that have really been running things
in America ever since they were invented.
They show you what to do, how to do it,
when to do it, how to feel about it,
and how to look how you feel about it.
- Andy Warhol

It couldn't sound like a dog, because K9 isn't a dog,
but I made it sound as mechanical as possible.
- John Leeson

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

I've always been an animal lover.
I've grown up with dogs my whole life.
I think that is what helped me get the role on 'Lassie',
I was comfortable around the dog, where many of the
kids were afraid or intimidated by Lassie.
- Will Estes

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction.
It should be a progression of moods and feelings.
The theme, what's behind the emotion,
the meaning, all that comes later.
- Stanley Kubrick


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