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Karel Reisz Quotes and Sayings

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The British cinema had been very dull and conformist.
- Karel Reisz

I will only speak off the record about Debra Winger.
- Karel Reisz

Heroism in a bad cause.
- Karel Reisz

A big element of what they regard as conformity is
simply a desire to have an audience.
- Karel Reisz

 

I'm now beginning to feel that the pessimistic vision is not for the movies.
- Karel Reisz

A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork,
it's an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion.
- Karel Reisz

I said I would do all the films about the commercials,
and the films about ball-bearings and Ford tractors and so on,
if once a year they gave me money for a free film.
- Karel Reisz

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

Minority views expressed in films simply don't sell tickets.
- Karel Reisz

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

A British declaration be taken against Martinez for
'capturing and robbing us.
- George Vancouver

But, you know, the Stones were my opening act in the Sixties.
I loved those British guys, the way they just stood
there and shook their hair.
- Ronnie Spector

Once, when a British Prime Minister sneezed,
men half a world away would blow their noses.
Now when a British Prime Minister sneezes nobody else
will even say 'Bless You'.
- Bernard Levin

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

I could have closed down bits of British Home Stores
to make more money but it's not my style.
I want to make my money as a retailer,
not by putting people out of work.
- Philip Green

The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm,
even when there is no crisis.
- Franklin P. Jones

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

The guy that made me wanna make movies...
and this is off the wall-is a guy named Michael Pal,
the British director.
- George A. Romero

There are no countries in the world less known by the
British than those selfsame British Islands.
- George Borrow

The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years.
- Michael Caine

Everyone the world over talks about British actors
and British talent and I think that's because we were trained -
until now -
in theatre.
- Brenda Blethyn

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

My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial
possession where class and race were very important.
- Sidney Poitier

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

The British do not expect happiness.
I had the impression, all the time that I lived there,
that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right.
- Quentin Crisp

The head of a ship however has not always an immediate relation to her name,
at least in the British navy.
- William Falconer

I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense...
I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.
- Anthony Hopkins

The British electors will not vote for a man who does not wear a hat.
- Lord Beaverbrook

I think British science is becoming more like American science -
and then there is everybody else,
I'm afraid.
- Martin Fleischmann

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

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

I think the good old British democracy should keep
scrutinising and pressing to get the truth out.
- Clare Short

I know the British people and they are not passengers -
they are drivers.
- David Cameron

I really wouldn't want to live in America.
I found New York claustrophobic and dirty.
I missed England when I was there, simple things like
smells and the British sense of humor.
- Jonny Lee Miller

Being pretty crazy while being chased by the National Enquirer is not good.
The British tabloids were the worst.
- Margot Kidder

The United States can tell you all about what's wrong with the British,
to say nothing of the Russians.
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Simon Hale, the British arranger, does all string and
wood arrangements on my records.
- Duncan Sheik

The British government says that for Sinn Fein to be
involved in talks the guns must be left at the door.
- Martin McGuinness

I have done my time living on the run.
I'm British and I want to come home.
- Gary Glitter

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

Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine,
there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
- Robert Trout

The parallel development in American blues to the British
movement has resulted in Johnny Winters.
- Alexis Korner

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

I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little
surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.
- Elizabeth Hurley

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

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 the (British) Arts Council give you money,
they also tell you how to spend it.
- Neville Marriner

I was never too keen on the British music press.
They've called us a supermarket hype,
and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
- Freddie Mercury

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

My parents are Italian and British.
They live in Berkeley now - we all moved there four years ago.
- Claire Forlani

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

As a kid in British Columbia, going back a long way,
I learned to skate.
- Steve Yzerman

If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters,
they might write all the books in the British Museum.
- Arthur Eddington

We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British
consumers will have access to the Internet,
whether it be through a personal computer,
a set-top box or a mobile phone.
- Richard Branson

I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan
with that of a British nobleman.
- Thomas Day

I think you know that I classify science as British science,
American science, and everybody else.
- Martin Fleischmann

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

It could be my British need for discipline that makes
me admire the American appetite for freedom and passion.
- Steve Winwood

In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new,
imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments
will share power in the north.
- Gerry Adams

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

In 1860 a total eclipse of the sun was visible in British America.
- Simon Newcomb

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public
in one of its periodical fits of morality.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British
actor to try and get the American accent and have a
good crack at doing that.
- Orlando Bloom

We remain united with the British, and our allies around the world,
in our resolve to defeat terrorism and bring those
who commit these acts to justice.
- Doc Hastings

You don't expect to get the letter saying,
Her Majesty would like to appoint you Knight Commander of the British Empire!
It was just a completely overwhelming and exciting day.
- Antony Sher

Continental directors, as opposed to British and American,
tend to be somewhat high-handed in their approach.
- Donald Pleasence

I think most British people who say they can do an
American accent are so bad at it.
I find it excruciating.
I find it excruciating the other way around,
too.
- Eileen Atkins

I'd be quite excited to play somebody British.
- Claire Forlani

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

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

It's weird, because usually if you're British and you
go to America you play baddies;
but I play naughty people here and goodies in America.
- Paul Bettany


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