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

Related topics: Movies

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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I have a love interest in every one of my films:
a gun.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

It's nice that we have all these different films.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

You always worry about films when you hear about them
making decisions after announcements are made.
- Simon Pegg

The lowest budget U.S.
films are ten times times better than shooting in Tibet.
- Joan Chen

There are very few solid family films.
A lot of the writing is awful.
- Chevy Chase

But you know, as you say, the original versions of
my films are getting out there,
slowly.
- Dario Argento

In all the horror films that I have done,
all of those women were strong women.
I don't feel I ever played the victim,
although I was always in jeopardy.
- Adrienne Barbeau

Consistency is very important when you're making films.
- Ian McDiarmid

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison.
Especially ones that are about escaping.
- Steve Buscemi

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

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

Films have gotten leaner and leaner,
cutting out all variations from the story line.
- Neil Jordan

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

I do it because I love acting, I love working,
and whether it's radio, television, films,
theater, I don't care as long as I can get out there and do it.
- Joan Collins

Zhang Yimou is always going to need young,
pretty girls for his films.
But I don't really concern myself with what Zhang Yimou's next starlet looks like.
- Zhang Ziyi

In fact, 95% of the people in my films have been nothing
less than a pleasure to work with.
- Guy Ritchie

It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting-edge.
You've got your big commerce and you've got your small
films that you're more passionate about.
- Robert Patrick

Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement -
they offer not drama but thrills.
- David Mamet

I mean they're making remakes of my films and I'm not even dead yet!
Why would you want to make a remake?
- Norman Jewison

I think there's only one or two films where I've had
all the financial support I needed.
All the rest, I wish I'd had the money to shoot another ten days.
- Martin Scorsese

My good films were independent and my bad films were not.
- Ralph Bakshi

Being an old radical, I like films like Spartacus.
I could relate to the hero.
- Alex North

More personal films, you could make them,
but your budgets would be cut down.
- Martin Scorsese

I've concentrated for a long time on English films
because I've got two kids but my oldest son is 11 and
I think I'm going to be away for about four months of year now.
- Sadie Frost

I want to be an all round entertainer,
I want to act, make films, make albums,
do whatever I can.
- Christina Aguilera

I've never much been interested in doing films that no one gets to see.
- Michael Apted

It's disappointing to see films become pure entertainment,
so that it's not an art form.
- Richard Linklater

By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films.
- Iain Banks

If I make two films in a year, they'll be different.
This is my style - I can't have just one way.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

A lot of feature films do two pages a day.
- Timothy Bottoms

It's quite a dangerous career move to go wilfully on
making films that may not find a distributor.
- John Hurt

Filmmakers who use narrators pay a price for taking the easy way:
narrated films date far more quickly than films without narrators.
- Bruce Jackson

I learn so much from watching films like that with
commentary and then when you get to hear another filmmaker
talk about their films it's a really great experience.
- Jay Roach

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition...
always new books, new programs, new films,
news items, but always the same meaning.
- Roland Barthes

I want to do feature films.
I am flying to Malaysia to be in another feature film.
We will be filming that in Malaysia,
the Phillipines,
and back in California.
- Thuy Trang

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

In America there's no rights for the artist,
so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio.
- Norman Jewison

I like to watch many things, especially strange films and something recent,
not just the story.
- Dario Argento

But no one should have the right to manipulate my films in the first place.
- Dario Argento

I like black and white films.
I don't exactly know why - probably because there is
a stylization which is removed from actual life,
unlike a color film.
- Norman McLaren

I didn't really discover yakuza films until about five or six years ago.
- John Foster

It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy,
they misunderstood my other films.
- Bill Forsyth

Right now the thing that I have learned the most is
to be grateful that I have finally gotten to a point
where I am being paid to make films,
after eight years.
- Jim McKay

The Greeks already understood that there was more interest
in portraying an unusual character than a usual character -
that is the purpose of films and theatre.
- Isabelle Huppert

I've done a few studio films in the last few years
where I feel like I've done good work,
and then I only end up in two scenes.
That's been very disappointing.
- Illeana Douglas

Maybe there's a chance to get back to grown-up films.
Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal
with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people.
- Robert Altman

The black groups that boycott certain films would do
better to get the money together to make the films they want to see,
or stay in church and leave us to our work.
- Richard Pryor

I never see a novel as a film while I'm writing it.
Mostly because novels and films are so different,
and I'm such an internal novelist.
- Alice Hoffman

Right now my career is totally schizophrenic,
because when an American production like Hitchcock
Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of
showing them my independent films.
- Atom Egoyan

I made a commitment to myself; that I wanted to be an actress,
and I wanted to do films that make a difference.
It has to move people.
- Laura Dern

The worst thing is that you used to be able to show
interesting films on campuses.
Those places are all gone.
- Richard Linklater

I think you've got to talk to the director,
see the director's films and recognise that it's important
that the work fits right in and see if as part of the movie.
- Dennis Muren

I like doing films and I wish that I could do more
but I still have to audition.
I don't get offered starring roles in movies even though
I've written and starred in a movie.
- Tim Meadows

My films are always concerned with family,
friendship, honor, and patriotism.
- John Woo

One thing I know is that I don't want to be a director for hire,
making genre films.
- Paul Mazursky

I'm not usually attracted to big-budget American films.
- Ian Hart

I haven't read a review of one of my films for the best part of 10 years.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I said I would do all the films about the commercials,
and the films about ball-bearings and Ford tractors and so on,
if once a year they gave me money for a free film.
- Karel Reisz

You get used to being lazy doing films,
but classical theatre's going to finish me off.
- Michael Gambon

I did important films when I was very young.
- Catherine Deneuve

I'm not a big one for lots of genitals flapping in the films.
- Campbell Scott

I started when I was eight, doing super 8 films.
- Guillermo del Toro

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

I've always been interested in films where you can
identify with the actors.
Where you can be in their shoes and therefore be more
involved if they're people that you recognize.
- Adrian Lyne


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