Top 10 Quotes About Cinema
#10 - DAVID LYNCH [1946- ]
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"I don't think about technique. The ideas dictate everything. You have to be true to that or you're dead."

#09 - ERROL MORRIS [1948- ]
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"I like the idea of making films about ostensibly absolutely nothing. I like the irrelevant, the tangential, the sidebar excursion to nowhere that suddenly becomes revelatory. That's what all my movies are about. That and the idea that we're in possession of certainty, truth, infallible knowledge, when actually we're just a bunch of apes running around. My films are about people who think they're connected to something, although they're really not."

#08 - JOHN HUSTON [1906-87]
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"The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world."

#07 - FEDERICO FELLINI [1920-93]
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"Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure."


"When you start you want to make the greatest film in the world, but when you get into it, you just want to get it done, let it be passable and not embarrassing."

#05 - ORSON WELLES [1915-85]
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"The director is simply the audience. So the terrible burden of the director is to take the place of that yawning vacuum, to be the audience and to select from what happens during the day which movement shall be a disaster and which a gala night. His job is to preside over accidents."

#04 - WERNER HERZOG [1942- ]
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"You should look straight at a film; that's the only way to see one. Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates."

#03 - JEAN-LUC GODARD [1930- ]
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"The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn't."

#02 - INGMAR BERGMAN [1918-2007]
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"Film as dream, film as music. No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul."

#01 - STANLEY KUBRICK [1928-99]
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"The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed."

User Comments - Add a Comment
byron39 - 2008-03-27 19:12:36
"The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death." - Jim Morrison, American Poet
Capt. Wino - 2008-04-01 01:17:02
"It's all just one film to me. Just different chapters." - Robert Altman
Matt S - 2008-04-11 02:52:00
Eli Cross: Do you not know that King Kong the first was just three foot six inches tall? He only came up to Faye Wray's belly button! If God could do the tricks that we can do he'd be a happy man! (Director in _The Stunt Man_)
Anonymous - 2008-04-11 05:30:39
jim morrison was a faggy bich
Jim Scott - 2008-04-11 08:18:30
film is all about concepts making sense when you see them, it is making the senses insight
ernst - 2008-09-02 00:23:41

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

chaks - 2009-04-26 03:47:28

"cinema is an emotional journey"

Anonymous - 2009-10-06 12:44:37

"Cinema is the truth of us as human beings. If there is no truth then there is no film. If a film-maker can not film the truth then he is a film-faker." DCM

dhruv - 2009-12-01 12:40:30

cinema is about getting transported from reality to fantasy and back

Arun - 2010-01-27 12:41:28

Films for me is the man's best creation of all time. The magic of visuals and now sound combines together to tell a story, which is something very creative that man has created. Like Speilberg said, every movie we see is a magic, no matters what the movie is about. There is magic in it.

the voice of reason - 2010-03-11 22:48:49

jim morrison was a faggy bitch that got more pussy than you will ever get.

Alex - 2012-09-21 02:21:45

"That's part of your problem: you haven't seen enough movies. All of life's riddles are answered in the movies." - Steve Martin's character in the film Grand Canyon.

Shahid Khan - 2015-02-20 19:58:11

"Film lovers are sick people" - Francois Truffaut

shailender bheemreddy - 2015-04-21 05:20:09

cinema is known to be dream......! WE CAN DREAM MANY COLOURS IN OUR DREAM WHEN WE SLEPT....! AND WE CAN MAKE MANY COLOURS visible to watch in cinema. ......! filmmaker is a maker when he sleep or wake-up

Anonymous - 2018-02-09 04:24:20
Movie is like a life, when you see good movies you keep it in your list, if it is a bad movie then you just ignore it.