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John Woo Quotes and Sayings

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My films are always concerned with family,
friendship, honor, and patriotism.
- John Woo

The movies I like to make are very rich and full of passion.
Some people see me as an action director,
but action is not the only thing in my movies.
I always like to show human nature -
something deep inside the heart.
- John Woo

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

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

 

I have a love interest in every one of my films:
a gun.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

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

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

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

If my films make one more person miserable,
I'll feel I have done my job.
- Woody Allen

I don't think violence on film breeds violence in life.
Violence in life breeds violence in films.
- Robert Aldrich

I mean, I've been in a hundred and fifty films;
I don't want to just sit around and talk about things.
- Michael Ironside

I love working with a lot of different films and a lot of different people.
- Pam Grier

I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing.
- Mackenzie Astin

Well, TV series tie you up.
You can't do films while you're doing a TV series.
- Noah Hathaway

Most of the animated films I watched,
the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music,
the hand actions, the sighs.
- Ralph Bakshi

I like films, or some films, and would be intrigued
to see my work on screen.
- Tanith Lee

Because Chicago was to radio what Hollywood was to
films and Broadway was to the theatre:
it was the hub of radio.
- Mel Torme

Cinemas gained new young audiences who wanted films made for them.
- Andrzej Wajda

I've been lucky enough to do a few films that will
last longer than an opening weekend and those films
are the ones I'm proud of.
- George Clooney

Well, I've been in several films including documentaries,
but the big blockbuster, I was hired as advisor to the actors,
I was trying to make Jesuits out of them.
- Daniel Berrigan

We've seen so many films now, that you have to be on
par with the best films that have preceded you.
You just can't make any movie and it will be good.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

There is a ban on Indian films in Pakistan,
so that's half of our market gone.
- Satyajit Ray

I lost a year or two in there, trying to get films
financed that I didn't know would never get financing.
- Richard Linklater

The best way for a beginner to write for animation
is to closely watch animated films,
then read the screenplays for them afterwards.
- Douglas Wood

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison.
Especially ones that are about escaping.
- Steve Buscemi

I've made films that I've given all I had to,
that no one has seen.
The bottom line is I want to work and I want someone to enjoy it.
- Kiefer Sutherland

For any director with a little lucidity,
masterpieces are films that come to you by accident.
- Sidney Lumet

The key fact missed most often by social scientists
utilizing documentary films for data,
is this: documentary films are not found or reported things;
they're made things.
- Bruce Jackson

I think it is very important that films make people
look at what they've forgotten.
- Spike Lee

Traffic is one of the most powerful films to come out in recent years.
It blew me away.
- Mary Hart

If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.
- Adam Duritz

I turned down twelve films last year...
Huge money films, but I had no respect for the writer or the work.
- Shia LaBeouf

The films that have influenced me and the films that
have motivated me and inspired me were films that resonated,
films that made me think after I saw them.
- Eriq La Salle

Phillip Harrison was the production designer,
though, I think he's uncredited.
He's done most of my films like Blue Thunder.
Lots and lots over the years.
- John Badham

I'll tell you what 20 years teaches you -
is that if one thing doesn't last something else will
come down the pipe and to go from that and to do these films now.
- Blair Underwood

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

I also love Disney, and will defend doing so,
because there's so much in those films and I don't
care if it's stereotyped.
- Tanith Lee

Hopefully, I'll just get to be part of good films and work with good people,
and that's how it will develop.
- Gretchen Mol

I don't mean to sound - I don't want it to come out funny,
but I don't like show business.
I love - I love acting in films.
I love it.
- Gene Wilder

If only every man who sees my films did not get the
impression he can make love to me,
I would be a lot happier.
- Brigitte Bardot

I like boxing movies.
One of the hardest things for me to watch as far as boxing films,
is the boxing.
The actual boxing usually sucks.
- Omar Epps

You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue,
the way the people played off each other,
the wordplay.
I think we've really lost that in movies.
- Clive Owen

I'd love to work in America, some of my favourite films come from America.
- Cillian Murphy

I actually enjoy wearing the corsets required in some period films.
- Dinah Sheridan

I'm more embarrassed about some of the films that I've
been in than I am about Playboy.
Playboy I'm actually quite proud of.
- Claudia Christian

We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty
of even the crude films of the early days would provide
a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.
- Ivor Novello

With the black and white films, one was concerned with tone.
- Julie Harris

Being an actress is a very physical thing.
If I didn't look the way I looked, I would never have started in films.
- Catherine Deneuve

I don't think of Storefront Hitchcock or Stop Making Sense as documentaries,
I think of them more as performance films.
- Jonathan Demme

As you can probably tell, I like films and directors
that bring a totally unique style to filming action.
- John Foster

For me, making films is like being on vacation,
it's a nice walk.
But theatre is like mountaineering.
You never know whether you're going to fall off or make it to the top.
- Isabelle Huppert

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

I don't actually sit down and write,
but I just have a lot of different ideas about films and making movies.
- Obie Trice

I believe I'm doing the right thing in trying to step
away from that and to take chances and work on little
independent films and do stuff like that wild dance scene.
- Patrick Warburton

I only work every couple of years.
I go into retirement between films.
- Paul Hogan

You always worry about films when you hear about them
making decisions after announcements are made.
- Simon Pegg

I didn't really discover yakuza films until about five or six years ago.
- John Foster

So, no, I'm not trying to crack into Hollywood,
although I'll make films there if they're good scripts.
- Ewan McGregor

I mean, money people are usually quite brisk,
but mine aren't, and they keep on giving me spaces
so that I've been able to go on and do plays and films.
- Jeremy Brett

I'm not a politician; I'm lucky to be a filmmaker and
to be able to express myself through the films I make.
- Mathieu Kassovitz

I love films where the world seems to be going a bit
faster and everything's a bit brighter and more in focus.
- Robbie Coltrane

I like black and white films.
I don't exactly know why - probably because there is
a stylization which is removed from actual life,
unlike a color film.
- Norman McLaren

People either know Alan Rudolph and love every single
one of his films or they don't know him at all.
- Neve Campbell

You just can't make any movie and it will be good now.
This is a really a difficult time to be in films.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I've watched films and even forgotten I'm in them.
- Bob Hoskins

I like the George Romero films, which were really great,
social satire movies; really twisted.
- John Cusack

In most films music is brought in at the end,
after the picture is more or less locked,
to amplify the emotions the filmmaker wants you to feel.
- Ken Burns

We make the kind of movies we like to watch.
I love to laugh.
I love to be amazed by how beautiful it is.
But I also love to be moved to tears.
There's lots of heart in our films.
- John Lasseter

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy.
A lot of comic books are very literate -
unlike most films.
- Alan Moore

I care about Bond and what happens to him.
You cannot be connected with a character for this long
and not have an interest.
All the Bond films had their good points.
- Sean Connery


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