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Leonard Maltin Quotes and Sayings

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Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today.
- Leonard Maltin

I'm a lifelong Disney nut.
- Leonard Maltin

A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up.
- Leonard Maltin

If I were less than honest as a critic,
I think people would spot that right away,
and it would destroy my credibility.
- Leonard Maltin

 

Movie theaters still exist in spite of all of the alternatives that are available,
video and video-on-demand and DVD and streaming video and all of these things.
- Leonard Maltin

Hollywood executives believe that money is both the
be-all and end-all to the moviemaking process.
- Leonard Maltin

Shakespeare wrote great plays that we're still watching all these years later.
Charlie Chaplin made great comedies and they are still
as funny today as they ever were.
- Leonard Maltin

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Polar Express is not an attempt to do animation.
It is a technology-based film.
- Leonard Maltin

Quality survives.
- Leonard Maltin

I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee.
Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.
- Leonard Maltin

Audiences deserve better.
- Leonard Maltin

Dumbo...
makes me cry.
Every single time and in the exact same spot.
I just have a special affection for Dumbo.
- Leonard Maltin

I think people in Hollywood are afraid of sentiment
because they think audiences will reject it.
- Leonard Maltin

Los Angeles has the greatest concentration of surviving
movie palaces in the United States,
yet most residents have never been inside one of them.
- Leonard Maltin

I think the people who are making Christmas-themed
movies today feel that people are more cynical about Christmas.
There's more of an edge.
- Leonard Maltin

When Tim Allen made The Santa Clause,
I thought that was a delightful film.
It took a modern sensibility but layered onto it a kind of sentiment.
- Leonard Maltin

NBC anchor Brian Williams is a standup comic in disguise.
- Leonard Maltin

Timing in life is everything.
- Leonard Maltin

Beauty and the Beast became the first animated feature
ever nominated for best picture.
- Leonard Maltin

While it was occasionally done here or there,
nobody else had a figurehead like Walt doing it.
Jack Warner wasn't on TV.
Walt was the boss, but he had a real public profile
and he used it to his advantage.
And he became a household face.
- Leonard Maltin

Everyone is looking for the sure thing.
They are looking to hedge their bet.
They think the way to do that is to go with a proven quantity,
a remake of something you have already seen.
That is their mindset.
- Leonard Maltin

The last person to stand still and repeat himself was Walt Disney.
He refused to repeat himself.
So to think that he'd be making the same kind of film
in the year 2001 that he made in 1941 is absurd.
- Leonard Maltin

I teach at USC.
I have a big class of 360 kids, only about a fifth of whom are film majors.
I don't just show the Hollywood blockbusters.
I show independent films, foreign films,
documentaries.
- Leonard Maltin

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

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

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I've always tried to not let movie, television or theatre
be all that my life is about.
I've always tried to get involved in the community
or my family now I have kids.
- David Morse

I rode into the dawning world of television in 1944 on a train.
- Johnny Olson

Both of our wars in Iraq were, on American television,
largely bloodless.
- Bruce Jackson

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

The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and
television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice.
Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system.
- Tom C. Clark

Those worship songs on the Christmas project will air on PBS television.
That's highly unusual.
- John Tesh

Television is simply automated daydreaming.
- Lee Loevinger

I don't like to watch golf on television because I
can't stand people who whisper.
- David Brenner

Rather than lose the public because television is here,
wouldn't it be smart to adopt television as our instrument?
- Adolph Zukor

In musical theater you have to be very big and very animated,
while film and television are more toned down.
- Kevin Richardson

No, I worked a lot for European television,
doing documentaries in Brazil.
- Walter Salles

Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows.
They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them,
but they just don't live up to their promises.
- John Dobbin

We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books,
making films or producing a television program.
These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.
- Alexander Kluge

Actually, the kids at school don't treat me any differently
at all just because I'm on television.
- Beverley Mitchell

Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.
- Jessica Savitch

I think that probably the - I don't give quotes to studios.
They have to get those out of the paper or from television.
So they wouldn't have had my quote opening day.
- Roger Ebert

Television is in a different time because of reality television,
so it's not as exciting.
- Shemar Moore

I don't watch television.
I'm not a TV guy.
- Gary Lockwood

I was wildly out of style when that television theme
song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten.
It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen.
- John Sebastian

You must not demand the failure of your peers,
because the more good things that are around in film,
in television, in theater - why the better it is for all of us.
- Jerome Lawrence

People assume you can't be shy and be on television.
They're wrong.
- Diane Sawyer

Explicit material is available in a variety of forums -
from popular music to television to the Internet.
- Tipper Gore

I grew up without a television.
It meant that I read lots of books and entertained myself.
- Emily Watson

Sometimes cameras and television are good to people
and sometimes they aren't.
I don't know if its the way you say it,
or how you look.
- Dan Quayle

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about.
We don't do a lot of violent shows.
When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.
- Aaron Spelling

News is something that happens that matters to you,
which is not most of what we watch on television.
- Val Kilmer

There is no dignity in television.
- Adam Savage

The radio for these women is like television is for us today,
which is really like looking at the radio.
- Debbie Allen

Television is not real life.
In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
- Bill Gates

I directed before I was even in television;
I directed in the theatre for seven years,
so that was my trade anyway.
But in the UK, I've given up any hope of being considered a director.
- Mel Smith

There's a power in women being women.
There's a role for men, but we don't have to be men,
because we're women.
I think that representing that on television is a cool thing.
- Jenna Elfman

Television is a golden goose that lays scrambled eggs;
and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar.
Anyway, more people like scrambled eggs than caviar.
- Lee Loevinger

Good work is good work wherever it's done,
in a play, a motion picture or television,
and that includes commercials.
- Parker Stevenson


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