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Nicolas Roeg Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Movies

You make the movie through the cinematography -
it sounds quite a simple idea,
but it was like a huge revelation to me.
- Nicolas Roeg

Some people are very lucky, and have the story in their heads.
I've never storyboarded anything.
I like the idea of chance.
What makes God laugh is people who make plans.
- Nicolas Roeg

But in marketing, the familiar is everything,
and that is controlled by the studio.
That is reaching its apogee now.
- Nicolas Roeg

 

Any change in form produces a fear of change,
and that has accelerated.
Marketing is the death of invention,
because marketing deals with the familiar.
- Nicolas Roeg

The rules are learnt in order to be broken,
but if you don't know them, then something is missing.
- Nicolas Roeg

And later I thought, I can't think how anyone can become
a director without learning the craft of cinematography.
- Nicolas Roeg

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Years ago I had a house in Sussex, it was like Arcadia,
with an old Victorian bridge, a pond and the Downs.
- Nicolas Roeg

In life, we all learn from everyone.
- Nicolas Roeg

Children's finger-painting came under the arts,
but movies didn't.
- Nicolas Roeg

The great difference between screen acting and theatre
acting is that screen acting is about reacting -
75% of the time,
great screen actors are great reactors.
- Nicolas Roeg

Marketing is a very good thing, but it shouldn't control everything.
It should be the tool, not that which dictates.
- Nicolas Roeg

Fear has many faces.
- Nicolas Roeg

There was a village watercolour society and they'd
come and paint in my field.
I watched them from the window, the way they would
struggle this way and that to find the perfect moment.
God has made every angle on that beautiful,
and I felt that tremendously.
- Nicolas Roeg

I was very glad later when I was directing that I wasn't
in the hands of a cinematographer and hoping that he would do it well.
I would know what he was doing, and we could discuss
how that scene would look.
- Nicolas Roeg

They think something's gone wrong, but in Don't Look Now,
for instance, one scene was made by a mistake.
It's the scene where Donald Sutherland goes to look
for the policeman who's investigating the two women.
- Nicolas Roeg

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -
all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
- Steve Martin

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
- Bette Davis

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

Most of us do not consciously look at movies.
- Roger Ebert

The movies are the only business where you can go out
front and applaud yourself.
- Will Rogers

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

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.
- Richard King

Movies are something people see all over the world
because there is a certain need for it.
- Wim Wenders

We are the movies and the movies are us.
- David Ansen

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero,
but it's not all that important to me anymore.
- Dennis Quaid

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
- Tim Burton

I just like movies that somehow expose the world in
a way that's different than you imagine it.
- Alex Winter

You can map your life through your favorite movies,
and no two people's maps will be the same.
- Mary Schmich

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich

If you don't like my movies, don't watch them.
- Dario Argento

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

There's only one thing that can kill the movies,
and that's education.
- Will Rogers

There's an electrical thing about movies.
- Oliver Stone

I make movies I want to see.
- Neil LaBute

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

'Home Alone' was a movie, not an alibi.
- Jerry Orbach

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

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times.
I'm a romantic.
- Johnny Depp

The length of a film should be directly related to
the endurance of the human bladder.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole,
it would be about me.
- Federico Fellini

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'
- Sandra Bullock

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

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

Humans make illogical decisions.
- Spock (character in Star Trek movies and TV shows)

It couldn't sound like a dog, because K9 isn't a dog,
but I made it sound as mechanical as possible.
- John Leeson

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

A good film is when the price of the dinner,
the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
- Jean Cocteau

Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
- Samuel Goldwyn

It's the movies that have really been running things
in America ever since they were invented.
They show you what to do, how to do it,
when to do it, how to feel about it,
and how to look how you feel about it.
- Andy Warhol

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

Every single art form is involved in film,
in a way.
- Sydney Pollack

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
- Samuel Goldwyn

So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
- Christina Aguilera

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

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

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
- George Lucas

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


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