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John Singleton Quotes and Sayings

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Cinema was my rite of passage.
- John Singleton

The freshest moments in my films have always been with unknown actors.
- John Singleton

I really took filmmaking very seriously...
It was an honor and then a crutch also,
because at a young age, I was like, I guess I'm a serious filmmaker.
I never set out to be a serious filmmaker.
I just set out to make movies.
- John Singleton

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

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

I think American cinema, particularly,
has become so disposable.
It's not even cinema, It's just moviemaking.
- Eriq La Salle

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In cinema, the leading player is the director.
- Ben Kingsley

Cinema is a worldwide phenomenon.
- Wim Wenders

I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion.
I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.
- Brenda Blethyn

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

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

I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in
the crown of American cinema.
- Tatum O'Neal

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

Even the great bad guys in cinema history,
they're likable.
- Balthazar Getty

Cinema has only been around for about 100 years.
Has all of the world's violence towards women taken
place only within the past 100 years?
- Richard King

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

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

Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
- Roman Polanski

When I go to a film, you're taking it easy and you
let things wash over you.
That's what cinema's all about.
You get involved in a world that's being created in front of you.
- Mary Hansen

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

For a long time I have compared cinema to music,
I think cinema has a lot to do with the rhythm of music.
- Isabelle Huppert

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

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

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

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

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

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

We felt we had to know something of his back story.
I don't think people in the cinema would just accept that he's there.
I think we had to learn how he (got there).
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema,
the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented
only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years.
- Andrzej Wajda

There's still a 1950s view of cinema,
that there's one audience and they all want to see the same thing.
- Michael Winterbottom

If cinema is a woman then certainly there are many shores.
- Gerard Depardieu

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

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

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

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

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

Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology,
but not at the cost of losing your originality.
- Jackie Chan

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

Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention:
people look without seeing,
listen in without hearing.
- Robert Bresson

Because there is so little room for expression otherwise,
a lot of people love cinema because they find it a
way of expressing themselves.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

It's shocking to say, but the cinema is quite a while away from me,
and I haven't got a car yet.
- Tom Felton

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

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

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

I don't go to the cinema much.
- Tom Felton

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

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

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

It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema,
because there aren't words or metaphors which describe
many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.
- Conrad Hall

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

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

I'm a huge fan of world cinema, because each country
uses cinema in a very individual way.
- Mike Figgis

I like cinema.
I am very fond of it.
But from time to time I feel like having some time on my own.
- Patrice Leconte

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

There's a great danger in making this seem more important than it is,
this whole Free Cinema thing.
- Karel Reisz

Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning.
You can't escape it.
- Shahrukh Khan

I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema.
- Leslie Caron

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

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

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

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

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

I was in jail four and a half years.
When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice,
but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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

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 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

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

Is the cinema more important than life?
- Francois Truffaut

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

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


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