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You can't fix a bad script after you start shooting. The problems on the page only get bigger as they move to the big screen.
I remember seeing 'Aladdin' when I was five or six and loving it. I looked at the big screen and said to my mum, 'Whatever this Genie guy does, I want to do.' Mum said I couldn't be a genie, but that Robin Williams, who did the voice-over in the film, was an actor. So I said, 'OK, then, I want to be an actor.'
There are definitely times where I am listening to the radio, and I think, 'That would be awesome. I would love to sing that.' It's this weird karaoke fantasy that I might someday get to live out on the big screen.
I don't see a difference between the big screen and the small one. We are entertainers, and the medium doesn't matter.
The only way to see a movie is in a big theater, on a big screen, with a big bag of popcorn.
My wish is to bring my heroes to the big screen, and many of them have already appeared in my films.
The cinema has done more for my spiritual life than the church. My ideas of fame, success and beauty all originate from the big screen. Whereas Christian religion is retreating everywhere and losing more and more influence; film has filled the vacuum and supports us with myths and action-controlling images.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
J. K. Rowling
People are patronizing the theatres with renewed enthusiasm - there is an entire picnic-like attitude when families go out to see movies, which is a very good sign. They want to see larger-than-life characters on the big screen and not just watch movies on television or on DVDs.
A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I'm a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.
You gotta understand, when moving images first started, people wanted sound, color, big screen and depth.
There's a certain cruelty to being on a big screen as your eyelids start to sag and your hair falls out and turns gray that you either have to be able to handle or not. What you can't do is try to force yourself into roles that you could have played or would have played ten years earlier.
I have this set-up at my house where I have one big movie theater screen that's 9 ft. by 16 ft. Then, I have nine 63-inch monitors around it; four on either side and one underneath. So I get all nine one o'clock games, and I can switch them onto the big screen. That's what I do on the Sundays during the season.
When you're a regular gal, you look in the rearview mirror, and in the bright daylight you see that line around your mouth, but when you're an actress and you see that line up on the big screen, it's, like, seven feet long.
When I was old enough to go to movies alone, I got to see 'Frankenstein' and 'Dracula' on the big screen. I just fell in love with them.
George A. Romero
I loved couriers. You had this transfer of physical information happening throughout the city and the world. Someone picking up the package, putting it in a bag, going somewhere, taking it out of the bag, giving it to someone else. I thought that was so cool. I wanted to map it, to see that flow on a big screen.
Everything about filmmaking is incredibly weird, and there's nothing natural about watching yourself on the big screen or hearing your voice. It's that same thing that you feel when you watch yourself on a video camera and you hate the sound of your voice - it's that times 800.
I mean, movies are all geared to be basically under 25, and they're all tentpoles, explosions, excitement and all that - they take advantage of the big screen, which is great.
You have to realize I like doing big movies that appear on a big screen. So the visuals and the audio have to be of a certain quality before I start to get excited about the thing.
In professional wrestling, I think that they want you to be bigger than life. It's almost like an over-acting type thing - whereas on the big screen, you're 35 feet and they've got a close-up of you to put it on the screen in the movie house. At 35 feet, it's more subtlety than the overboard drama that we do in pro wrestling.
The cinema is really built for the big screen and big sound, so that a person can go into another world and have an experience.
To see yourself on the big screen, you're big, you hate your voice, your vocabulary. You say the same words, you speak bad.
I had to find my way of translating the excitement you get when you're reading comic books to the big screen.
I gave up on the big screen. The Witching Hour was at Warner Bros. for 10 years and it just didn't work out.
I'm kind of intimidated by the big screen - I often keep my performances much smaller and much more natural and subtle.
There'll always be movies that are meant for the big screen, and they should be seen that way.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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