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Philip Kaufman Quotes and Sayings

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Whereas European films have traditionally been able
to go into adult relationships.
I think there's a huge audience in America for those kinds of films.
- Philip Kaufman

They are always very lax about putting restrictions
on violence for children's movies,
which I think is much more harrowing than sexuality for children.
- Philip Kaufman

The truth is, I'm drawn to all kinds of things.
- Philip Kaufman

To me, thoughts are fun and art is fun.
The strength of our society should not be idle entertainments
but the joy of pursuing ideas.
- Philip Kaufman

 

You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money,
but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness.
- Philip Kaufman

Similarly, the Marquis is presented in this film as
someone who would disturb the status quo and therefore must be kept imprisoned.
- Philip Kaufman

What's really interesting about that is that a lot
of these words that were incendiary in their time now
seem almost harmless and laughable,
because they have this archaic quality.
- Philip Kaufman

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And I liked this extreme character of de Sade.
- Philip Kaufman

Nowadays they either want to move the film to Canada
or in some cases they go to Prague or Romania or they
want to keep 'em down in L.A.
- Philip Kaufman

I read, therefore I'm interested in writers.
- Philip Kaufman

But you know, there's always a danger nowadays that
films are gonna be brought up to Canada for budget reasons.
And that's something that really concerns me.
- Philip Kaufman

The danger is not so much in the economic structure
of a society but in its intellectual structure.
- Philip Kaufman

Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure
and we should not look for easy answers with him.
He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty,
and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.
- Philip Kaufman

Is there something to be said for the writings of the
Marquis? Is there something to be said for pornography?
And is there something to be said against both? I hope
our film is balanced and rich enough to encourage debate and discussion.
- Philip Kaufman

I shot a lot of close-ups on this movie 'cause there's like a dual mystery,
she's searching through her haunted past to find some
truth and she's also following an external mystery
where she comes to think she might be the killer.
- Philip Kaufman

That's a little homage in a way to that and also to
create that sort of creepy atmosphere that Hitchcock did.
Vertigo was one of his great movies that was shot right
here in The City and it's about a woman and the psychological twists and so forth.
- Philip Kaufman

It just seemed to me to be a great story,
set back in its time but something that seemed to have relevance for our time.
Now that the film is coming out, it looks like we're
back in another time where repression of expression is all the rage.
- Philip Kaufman

This one, even though it called for San Francisco,
I think they wanted to initially shoot part of the film up here,
you know get the exteriors and then go back to L.A.
We really fought to get it up here and I think Paramount was really pleased.
- Philip Kaufman

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

It's not about weight, it's about fitness,
and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat,
because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is.
- Deborah Bull

Doctors are just the same as lawyers;
the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty.
- Marie Trintignant

It is one of the most saddening things in life that,
try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy,
whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy.
- Thomas Huxley

My mother was an artist and highly strung,
whereas my father was much calmer.
- Liza Minelli

Whereas with poetry no one has to show anybody really,
and you don't have to tell anyone you're doing it.
- Roger McGough

Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious
philosophy for Americans,
whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion.
- Thurston Moore

Kubrick's vision seemed to be that humans are doomed,
whereas Clarke's is that humans are moving on to a
better stage of evolution.
- Marvin Minsky

Whereas my producer literally worked on this thing
for 10 years and because I gave that presenter credit to David Lynch,
she to this day never gets credit.
It really kills me.
- Terry Zwigoff

The simple truth is that balding African-American men
look cool when they shave their heads,
whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.
- Dave Barry

Whereas with Sirk, everything is always filmed.
No matter what the script, he's always a real director.
- Jacques Rivette

We all now tell stories by cutting from one dramatic scene to the next,
whereas Victorian novelists felt free to write long
passages of undramatic summary.
- Ken Follett

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none.
For we grieve only for what we know has happened,
but we fear all that possibly may happen.
- Pliny the Elder

Cracked was a very short warrior, whereas Marley was a pacifist warrior.
- Yannick Noah

Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world;
whereas nothing rises quicker than dust,
straw, and feathers.
- Lord Byron

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized
in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities,
whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?
- Gary Becker

When people see an actor speak, they think they know him or her,
whereas I'm just a face or a body to them.
- Kate Moss

More than anything, there are more images in evil.
Evil is based far more on the visual,
whereas good has no good images at all.
- Lars von Trier

Whereas with us - what you hear is what's happening
right then and there on the stage -
so we don't need no stinking technology.
- James Young

Whereas Schaeffer and Henry were working like samplers,
their idea was to capture those sounds which couldn't
be serially calibrated because they were too complex in character.
- Luc Ferrari

And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce,
men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure.
- Bob Geldof

Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk.
- Henry Miller

I'll just start laying out the melody exactly where I want it to fall.
And then I'll go back and fill it out.
Whereas, in other pieces I'm really just going a couple bars at a time.
- Danny Elfman

An utterance can have Intentionality,
just as a belief has Intentionality,
but whereas the Intentionality of the belief is intrinsic
the Intentionality of the utterance is derived.
- John Searle

Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy,
except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
- Margaret Sackville

There will be some tracks on the next album which that
will consist of mostly noise and feedback,
whereas others may just have guitar parts and samples.
- Daisy Berkowitz

Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature;
whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed
to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.
- Jack Kingston

Who is to say that 5 men 10 years ago were right whereas
5 men looking the other direction today are wrong.
- Harry A. Blackmun

It was wrongly assumed that I wished to become some
sort of leader among gay activists,
whereas in reality I was happier to be a foot soldier.
- Ian Mckellen

Being an actor, you are recognized for being somebody else,
whereas these books are distilled from me.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves,
whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.
- Saint Augustine

Statesmanship is harder than politics.
Politics is the art of getting along with people,
whereas statesmanship is the art of getting along with politicians.
- Fletcher Knebel

Obviously Mad TV, SNL are one kind of show,
whereas The State belongs to the kind of show that
is entirely conceived written and performed by a set
group that existed before the TV show.
- David Wain

We say that someone occupies an official position,
whereas it is the official position that occupies him.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I suppose directing on set is the most fun because
it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield
whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking.
- Guy Ritchie

The goal in life is to be solid, whereas the way that
life works is totally fluid,
so you can never actually achieve that goal.
- Damien Hirst

Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference
is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

It seems to be that southern Europeans are just more intimate socially,
whereas I like a lot of personal space -
like,
a mile from the nearest person is fine for me.
- Peter Steele

The only difference between doctors and lawyers is
that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you,
too.
- Anton Chekhov

So, in some ways, the political songs tend to be a bit more like reportage,
whereas the love songs tend to be like novels,
you can pick them up off the shelf and go into them any time.
- Billy Bragg

Mine was an apparent forward movement whereas Burley's
was a continuous serpentine movement.
- Archie Moore

The first thing I have to do to erase my French accent
is think that it is actually possible,
whereas for the moment, I think it's not.
I have a lot of work.
- Marion Cotillard

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,
is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience
gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.
- Samuel Smiles

A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right,
whereas a man, when he is in the right,
will keep on talking.
- Malcolm De Chazal

Music can be used against us as much as it can be used for us.
Muzak can put a whole nation to sleep,
whereas a lullaby is intended to put a child to sleep in a sweet way.
- Holly Near

In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely,
and without passport; whereas Virtue,
if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
- Herman Melville

The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living,
whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it.
- Henry Mayhew

Where Joe was more vocal and emotional whereas Chuck was very reserved.
But, both of them executed great strategy and both
of them demanded a lot of their players.
- Franco Harris

Men love it.
They have a sense of humor, whereas a lot of women
are threatened or just don't get it.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

Americans can pretty much sing anything,
whereas foreign singers are often limited in style,
language, even composer.
- Marilyn Horne

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history,
since its statements are rather of the nature of universals,
whereas those of history are singulars.
- Aristotle


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