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Peter Bart Quotes and Sayings

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Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage;
it's the ultimate example of too much information.
- Peter Bart

Historically, filmmakers always fall in love with every frame,
but now that even neophytes are given final cut,
this love affair carries with it serious economic implications.
- Peter Bart

That's how you get surprises, because what movies are all about is surprises.
- Peter Bart

The major media companies are significantly reducing
their financial commitment to the motion picture sector.
- Peter Bart

 

A green-light meeting is when the decision is made
finally whether or not to make a given picture.
- Peter Bart

It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood
became the playground of multinational corporations
which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant
to their overall activity.
- Peter Bart

It really hasn't been demonstrated at any level by
any major corporation that it can nurture what is euphemistically called creativity.
- Peter Bart

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One of Brando's problems is that he can't have a conversation with anyone.
- Peter Bart

I wasn't hanging around the movie theaters in New York where I grew up,
a Manhattan brat.
- Peter Bart

The green-light meeting, when I first started at Paramount,
would consist of maybe three or four of us in a room.
Perhaps two or three of us would have read the script under discussion.
- Peter Bart

The biggest danger of Hollywood becoming a purely corporate
town resides in the creative process.
- Peter Bart

Hollywood is going to have to find a way of meeting those profit goals.
- Peter Bart

The green-light decision process today consists of
maybe of 30 or 40 people.
- Peter Bart

We're going to see a very, very commercial kind of picture-making.
- Peter Bart

Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had
no intention of leaving the entertainment business
once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October.
- Peter Bart

Study the public behavior of top stars and you can
detect a keen attentiveness to brand value.
- Peter Bart

The model today is that as much as 70 percent of the
financing of the picture would come from overseas.
Now we're beginning to run out of suckers,
because there are not that many people overseas who
are willing to put up more than half the money for a movie.
- Peter Bart

Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon:
High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S.
and overseas - this past summer, for example,
the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04.
- Peter Bart

Substantially fewer films will be produced over the next year or two.
And a significant portion of the production costs of
the reduced slate will be borne by hedge funds and other investment groups.
- Peter Bart

Though gay lifestyles have certainly moved into the open,
there's little evidence that society has become more
open in its basic attitudes or that entertainers should
feel cozy in emerging from the velvet underground.
- Peter Bart

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) PHOTO

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Don't dream it, be it.
- the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden PHOTO

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing special.
- the movie Steel Magnolias

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

If you build it, he will come.
- the movie Field of Dreams

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

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

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

I see you.
- the movie Avatar

You get what you settle for.
- the character Louise in the movie Thelma and Louise

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

A friend is someone who won't stop
until he finds you and brings you home.
- Fraser Sr. in the movie Due South

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

We are all connected in the great Circle of Life.
- the movie The Lion King

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

I love the rain - it washes memories
off the sidewalk of life.
- the movie Play It Again, Sam

What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away.
- the movie Shrek 2

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

If you are not one of us, you are one of them.
- the movie The Matrix (1999)

Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate,
separated from everything ... And they're not.
They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
- the movie Powder

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

I truly believe that happiness is possible...
even when you're thirty-three
and have a bottom the size of two bowling balls.
- the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

When someone you love dies,
you don't lose them all at once.
You lose them in pieces over time
- the movie Simon Birch

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Pie, pie, pie.
- Michael (1996)
- the movie Michael (1996)

Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears!
The magic feather was just a gag!
You can fly! Honest, you can!
- Timothy Q. Mouse in the movie Dumbo

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...
Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.
Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off.
Don't forget to breathe, very important.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid


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