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Lasse Hallstrom Quotes and Sayings

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My films do have characters who have trouble escaping the world around them.
- Lasse Hallstrom

Many of the comedies I had made in Sweden were slightly
based on semi-autobiographical experiences,
so adapting novels was a very different experience.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I feel the need to work with my wife,
Lena Olin, again.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I always need a couple of highlights to really spark
the passion for a project.
- Lasse Hallstrom

 

I made all their videos, apart from the last two,
so if you ever see an Abba video on TV then it's my stuff.
- Lasse Hallstrom

To see my wife getting inspired from my notes and thoughts,
going in the direction I wanted, and have her surprise
me with wonderful choices was a real treat.
- Lasse Hallstrom

But now I wish I could back to Stockholm to make international films there.
- Lasse Hallstrom

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It's just, for me, the natural standard:
a woman should be able to decide over her own body.
- Lasse Hallstrom

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

I was always attracted by the European way of life,
but I am deeply Swedish.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I really want to have actors contribute their own ideas,
with phrasings and ideas on all levels.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I am always more interested in performance and character depiction,
and my direction says as much.
- Lasse Hallstrom

A film that is bleached tends to have a more realistic quality.
- Lasse Hallstrom

My father was an amateur filmmaker who shot 8mm color documentaries.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying
to be as truthful as possible with performances.
- Lasse Hallstrom

But I notice that there is a lack of darkness in my
movies and I don't know where that comes from.
- Lasse Hallstrom

My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories,
because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I love mixing amateurs and professionals.
- Lasse Hallstrom

My father would tell anyone who would listen that this
dentist thing he was doing was not his passion;
cinematography was.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I can't go back and label myself as an outcast because
I was a pretty well-adjusted kid,
but I can certainly relate to the feeling of being an outsider.
- Lasse Hallstrom

ABBA: The Movie; I got a lot of grief for working on that.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I'm on this diet where you're supposed to eat only fish and meat.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I always try to preserve my cinematographic style,
even while I work in the US.
I wish to always be European.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I love improvising.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I love involving actors at all levels -
and they have to know that I want to hear their contributions,
with dialogue, with story suggestions,
with script changes, whatever.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I discovered the 7th art at home when I was kid,
through Charlie Chaplin's movies and those of my father who shot documentaries.
He was my biggest influence.
So I took his camera and started shooting.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I got to work with my wife, Lena Olin,
for the first time, which was great.
I thought it might be difficult in some way to talk
to one's wife in a different way but it was so not forced.
- Lasse Hallstrom

It was important on The Shipping News to have my house
far enough away from each location so I had this time
in the morning to think about my shots and still remain
open to surprises once I got to the set.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I imagined that it might be awkward to talk to your
wife about her performance,
so going into it I was a little nervous.
But doing it was actually a wonderfully inspiring experience.
- Lasse Hallstrom

Kevin, as the whole cast is, just wonderful people and great people,
and people who are attracted to this kind of material
and accepting the idea of going to Newfoundland and
knowing the kind of lack of amenities.
- Lasse Hallstrom

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

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

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

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

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

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

In television, women can really run anything.
It can be a comedy, it can be a drama,
it can be genre, it can be anything.
But in films, women are still getting to the top.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

Well the Bombay film wasn't always like how it is now.
It did have a local industry.
There were realistic films made on local scenes.
But it gradually changed over the years.
- Satyajit Ray

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

With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead
of being an artist that had made a couple of short films,
I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts.
- Bruce Conner

A lot of films come out before they're finished.
- Ed Harris

I got too fed up with films that didn't make you think.
I liked the idea of one that you'd have to be dancing around with.
I like my mind to be engaged when I watch a film.
- Guy Ritchie

I like doing family films.
- Matthew Lillard

I have been involved in some films other actresses would not have done.
- Catherine Deneuve

The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
- Alan Parker

Television has dried up for my generation,
so it's plays and films.
- Michael Gambon

I love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope.
It is sort of like a laboratory.
- Ajay Naidu

The censorship is such on television in the U.S.
that films like mine don't stand a chance.
- John Pilger

In fact, it is amazing how much European films -
Italian,
French, German and English - have recovered a certain
territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.
- Wim Wenders

I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star.
I've never really been marketed by the big studios
to do mass market box office films.
- Laura Dern

One of the characteristics of plays that are made into
films is that they can be very talky.
- Tom Wilkinson

I like films to be complete in their written form.
- Patrice Leconte

I made three films with Douglas, two with Charles Boyer.
- Vincente Minnelli

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

I didn't fall in love with acting until I did a few films.
Now, I couldn't live without it.
- Geraldine Chaplin

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

I think every director has a different take,
some are good, some are bad.
The directors you get on best with sometimes don't make the best films,
so who's to say who is right.
- Tim Roth

I've always loved films, always.
I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New
York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there.
- Jim Jarmusch

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

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

I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films.
- Ted Kotcheff

I realize I'm a very lucky man.
I love what I do, I love films, TV and theatre,
and the fact that I'm able to make a living at it staggers me.
- Eric Stoltz

I started writing movie scripts.
They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when
they were finished because they were simple copies
of the films I saw in childhood.
- Manuel Puig

What is generally referred to as American-style films are,
in fact, studio productions.
- Wim Wenders

There's nothing gratuitous about my films.
- Dario Argento

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

I also don't like films that are made just to make money,
no this kind of film I don't like.
- Dario Argento

We've evolved from sitting back on our tripods and
shooting wildlife films like they have been shot historically,
which doesn't work for us.
- Steve Irwin

For behaviorist films, that's been much more useful -
the change of technology -
but for my kind of films,
doing them on film is much better, because it's more beautiful.
- Michael Apted


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