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Jean-Luc Godard Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Movies

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

To me style is just the outside of content,
and content the inside of style, like the outside and
the inside of the human body.
Both go together, they can't be separated.
- Jean-Luc Godard

 

I pity the French Cinema because it has no money.
I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.
- Jean-Luc Godard

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.
- Jean-Luc Godard

The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.
- Jean-Luc Godard

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Photography is truth.
The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
- Jean-Luc Godard

One of the most striking signs of the decay of art
is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
- Jean-Luc Godard

To be or not to be.
That's not really a question.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element
whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine,
and a relative element which might be,
either by turns or all at once, period,
fashion, moral, passion.
- Jean-Luc Godard

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

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

It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues
believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema.
- Conrad Hall

Cinema is a worldwide phenomenon.
- Wim Wenders

And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo.
So we're echoing what's been done way in the past.
- Walter Salles

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

Doing cinema is not about watching yourself.
- Charlotte Rampling

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and
sit together in the dark,
like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries,
dreaming the same dream in unison.
- Angela Carter

I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre,
Marx for politics and Freud for psychology:
someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.
- Rainer W. Fassbinder

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.
- Jim Morrison

I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence,
and the theater you like has more to do with language.
- Ben Kingsley

No, I like today's cinema a lot.
But I've spent so many decades only making movies.
There's so much that I still want to do.
Like, live.
It's only up to me.
- Jean-Louis Trintignant

From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman.
I intend to be in more action movies because,
apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.
- Milla Jovovich

If I'm in theatre, cinema doesn't even cross my mind.
Similarly when I'm making a film, theatre doesn't cross my mind.
- John Hurt

Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies,
the magic of movies, the romance of movies.
- Antoine Fuqua

It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's
arm off and have red water hoses for veins,
spraying blood everywhere.
- Quentin Tarantino

Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous,
it is something else.
I think it is the mirror of the world.
- Jeanne Moreau

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life,
but a piece of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I tell my children to avoid theatre and go into cinema and TV.
- Peter O'Toole

Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary
techniques and very impressive special effects but
sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things.
- Catherine Deneuve

Never in the history of cinema has a medium entertained an audience.
It's what you do with the medium.
- John Lasseter

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

I see horror as part of legitimate film.
I don't see it as an independent genre that has nothing
to do with the rest of cinema.
- Guillermo del Toro

Music is music whether it is for the stage,
rostrum or cinema .
- Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Realism is always subjective in film.
There's no such thing as cinema verite.
- Crispin Glover

Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema.
- James Broughton

Now more than ever we need to talk to each other,
to listen to each other and understand how we see the world,
and cinema is the best medium for doing this.
- Martin Scorsese

Is the cinema more important than life?
- Francois Truffaut

During the Sixties, the Americans thought I was the
greatest thing in the history of cinema.
- Michael Winner

A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself.
It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening;
it gives a change from the surroundings of home,
however pleasant.
- Ivor Novello

I was born at a bad time for Spain, but a really good one for cinema.
- Pedro Almodovar

Cinema will always have an important role to play in society.
- Leslie Caron

I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema,
my life will be always more important.
- Natalie Portman

I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality.
It's closer to our dreams.
- Manuel Puig

Modern American cinema seems to me superficial.
The intention is to understand a certain reality,
and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality.
- Manuel Puig

Ten Days That Shook The World, by Eisenstein,
I went to see it, and I was so impressed with this film,
so impressed with what cinema could do.
- Francis Ford Coppola

We have a partnership deal with New Line Records,
which is part of New Line Cinema, and...
I worked on that.
- James Iha

Cinema explains American society.
It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys,
where the weak don't have a place.
- Jacques Delors

I like it when somebody tells me a story,
and I actually really feel that that's becoming like
a lost art in American cinema.
- Quentin Tarantino

You can lose in cinema too if you don't put on a good performance.
- Eric Cantona

The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should
be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity.
It would be a shame if there was such a divide.
- Keanu Reeves

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality,
while being entertaining.
Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
- Pedro Almodovar

Normally I make myself swim, do exercises.
For zest I like going to the cinema.
- Antonia Fraser

I was part of a group that had a cinema club so every
week we would project two or three movies on 16 or 35mm.
- Guillermo del Toro

The cinema is an institution nowadays,
with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions
of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.
- Ivor Novello

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

I come from an everyday middle class family in India.
The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls.
- Lavrenti Lopes

I'm of course disillusioned with what has happened to World cinema.
Now cinemas in both Eastern and Western Europe are
filled with the same blockbusters from Hollywood.
- Alexander Walker

I really love sort of classical cinema where people
were telling stories with very little dialogue,
and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.
- Alex Winter

I became producer so that I could work with persons
like him and to rock the world of Hong Kong Cinema a bit.
- Andy Lau

I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New
York worked as a musician too,
but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema.
- Jim Jarmusch

I am really not interested in the cinema.
I loathed it when I started six years ago,
and I don't enjoy it even now.
- Brigitte Bardot

Any film I do is not going to change the way black
women have been portrayed,
or black people have been portrayed,
in cinema since the days of D.W.
Griffith.
- Spike Lee

I like cinema audiences.
I respect them, and I talk to them just like I would anybody I know.
- Roland Joffe

Today films are made to cater to commercial markets created by multiplexes,
not for those who enjoy good cinema.
- Sunny Deol

I love watching a good, freaky horror movie.
I love it.
It's one of my favorite things to do,
to go and see at the cinema.
Just to tune out and be freaked out.
- Yvonne Strahovski

The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty.
- Marie Trintignant

What I expect of a movie reviewer is that he should
love cinema as much as I do.
- Patrice Leconte

Cinema has become a global economy, totally international.
- Lasse Hallstrom

That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre,
classic, normal, romantic.
Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.
- Catherine Deneuve


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