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There's an electrical thing about movies.
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.
Filmmaking is a completely imperfect art form that takes years and, over those years, the movie tells you what it is. Mistakes happen, accidents happen and true great films are the results of those mistakes and the decisions that those directors make during those moments.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.
I'm not a real movie star. I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
The end of a picture is always an end of a life.
I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful.
A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul.
A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan.
If you're sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that's entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it's the storytelling. That's why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story.
The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.
If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
I was going to go to a four-year college and be an anthropologist or to an art school and be an illustrator when a friend convinced me to learn photography at the University of Southern California. Little did I know it was a school that taught you how to make movies! It had never occurred to me that I'd ever have any interest in filmmaking.
I'm not a huge fan of scary movies, but I love doing them because your character arc gets condensed, and everything is elevated, and so you kind of have this amazing opportunity to go in many different places.
I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun.
If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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