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Jean-Jacques Annaud Quotes and Sayings

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British actors behave like Europeans;
they are also extremely well trained.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

I make movies just as painters paint:
I work where I can.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

I had to choose between American and British actors,
and it didn't take me more than a second to decide:
Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

When a French book becomes an international hit it
is because of the author and not because of the language.
The same goes for movies.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

 

America is the only country capable of producing national movies:
its culture has become a global culture.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

War scenes are less difficult than love scenes.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

The art of motion pictures is pictorial and language comes a distant second.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

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When you create a movie, you create something in your image.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter.
That is a fact.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet.
When the French make movies, they aim at Paris.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

The financing of my films has always been international.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

I think it is a mistake to identify a movie according to its language,
as if movies were literature.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

To do the writing, I have to have time to do research.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

If you make a movie about Elizabeth I,
how much of the dialogue is her real words? Audiences
know when they go see a movie that it is fiction.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

The French have got to understand that a film is so
expensive that it can no longer afford to be regional
or even national in scope.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Today's cinema is a global art form,
it is impossible to make movies for a market the size of France,
representing no more than 4% of the world's total.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

There is a broad cultural current that conveys the
idea that a film is like a football team,
it represents a nation, it is illustrated literature,
filmed radio.
These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today's realities.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

My way of remaining French was the financing scheme
I used for Quest for Fire,
with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production.
The film was not in French and yet was French in style,
reflecting my personality.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

When Picasso painted in Paris, was he a Spanish or
a French painter? It does not matter,
he was Picasso, whatever the influences surrounding him.
He simply chose Paris because it was the ideal place
for him to sell his creation.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different
from sitting down to a meal with a British family.
- Roland Joffe

No, men and women of the Irish race,
we shall not fight for England.
We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire
and the construction of an Irish republic.
- James Larkin

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
- Tony Benn

We embrace policies that have, first and foremost,
the continued survival of the British people at their core,
and in that respect I think we are beyond left and right.
- Steve Blake

Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns -
outside the door.
- Martin McGuinness

It was part of your religion to hate the British.
- Rebecca H. Davis

I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from
British or other English language poetry.
- Diane Wakoski

The British Government and the Irish Government have
accepted very clearly the Mitchell Report.
- Dick Spring

My jokes are in my head and I have a duplicate copy
of my jokes in a lot of British comics' heads,
where they are safe.
- Emo Philips

British girls are as temperamental as Americans.
- Ivor Novello

I was determined that no British government should
be brought down by the action of two tarts.
- Harold MacMillan

Winston Churchill was not entirely British.
His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.
- Rachel Blanchard

I am very proud to be British.
I'm very conscious of carrying my country with me wherever I go.
I feel I need to represent it well.
- Julie Andrews

The British nation is unique in this respect.
They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are,
who like to be told the worst.
- Winston Churchill

I don't enjoy British shows as a rule because British audiences are strange.
- Andrew Eldritch

Britons seem to have given up on assimilating their Muslim population,
with many British elites patting themselves on the
back for their tolerance and multiculturalism.
- Linda Chavez

I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn't
mean anything in America but is quite nice in England -
the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.
- Joan Collins

To cure the British disease with socialism was like
trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
- Margaret Thatcher

The British tend to shy away from the spotlight.
We don't like being singled out in any way,
and I think that is something which is important for me to learn to do.
- Damon Hill

It all went back to problems we had talked about before,
you know, such as the British not believing in formation
bombing and not believing in daytime bombing.
- Stuart Symington

King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed
the great success of the British nation in political
life to their talking politics after dinner.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The French and the British are such good enemies that
they can't resist being friends.
- Peter Ustinov

The British feel of blues has been hard,
rather than emotional.
Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words,
far too little originality.
- Alexis Korner

I went over before the British Open and played Valderrama
thinking that I might make the team,
might be a captain's pick.
I made the effort to go over there.
- Payne Stewart

We must do our utmost to preserve our British ally's
strategic independence from Europe.
- Richard Perle

Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing,
except Wales, which doesn't.
- Stephen Leacock

You British plundered half the world for your own profit.
Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment.
- Paddy Chayefsky

I find respect for a mediocre British composer,
as opposed to a really good American,
ridiculous because they automatically respect a composer if he's from England.
- John Corigliano

There is no cannibalism in the British navy,
absolutely none, and when I say none,
I mean there is a certain amount.
- Graham Chapman

We went to the British Museum, and I was looking up my family in the books -
pages and pages on it.
- Nicholas Lea

The British Constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.
- Queen Elizabeth II

There's a tradition in British intellectual life of
mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics,
especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
- Harold Pinter

I give no more paroles to British officers.
- Christopher Gadsden

The United States dollar took another pounding on German,
French and British exchanges this morning,
hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany.
- Gordon Sinclair

All British people have plain names,
and that works pretty well over there.
- Paris Hilton

I didn't know Charlie before doing the movie,
but I was a huge fan of the British Queer as Folk.
- Nathan Lane

If these theatres didn't exist, the tradition of British
theatre would cease to exist.
- David Soul

It was just us lampooning our own peer group,
saying, well hey, where did this stuff come from? And
where does British guys get to be so good at it suddenly?
- Neil Innes

You are a member of the British royal family.
We are never tired, and we all love hospitals.
- Queen Mary

The British have given me good support for the last
8 years and have always believed in me.
- Jonathan Brown

There are a few Chinese smuggled in over the borders
of British Columbia on the north and Mexico on the south.
- Denis Kearney

When we first sold the Wallace and Gromit shorts to America,
people suggested we get rid of the strange British
accents and put clear American voices on them,
and we held out.
- Nick Park

Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature
than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
- Wallace Stevens

It has been argued that British girls are incapable
of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament.
This, I am positive, is not true.
- Ivor Novello

My hobbies are cooking and gardening,
especially growing orchids.
I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea,
and I also enjoy tennis.
We have 3 cats.
- Juliet Mills

If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country
it is by reversing that policy which made us simply
the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food.
- Eamon de Valera

Usually, certainly British singers, adopt an American
accent when they sing and I think that usually people
are thinking of somebody else,
but I just think of very specific people.
- Jane Horrocks

The British may not know much about music,
but they certainly loves the noise it makes.
- Richard Baker

I would not say that I was, these days,
a 'student' of philosophy, although in my youth I was
quite deeply involved with certain aspects of the British pragmatists.
- Brian Ferneyhough

I'm actually going in to ER as the new British intern.
- Parminder Nagra

So I rang up British Telecom, I said 'I want to report a nuisance caller',
he said 'Not you again'.
- Frank Carson

The British keep employing me, and that makes me like them.
It also makes me think they're very intelligent.
- John Cusack


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