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Movies are one of the bad habits that corrupted our century. Of their many sins, I offer as the worst their effect on the intellectual side of the nation. It is chiefly from that viewpoint I write of them -- as an eruption of trash that has lamed the American mind and retarded Americans from becoming a cultured people.
~ Ben Hecht

 

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My belief is that no movie, nothing in life, leaves people neutral. You either leave them up or you leave them down.
~ David Puttnam

 

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My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
~ Robert Bresson

 

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One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy, and we should never lose that.
~ Oliver Stone

 

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People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually it's the way things happen to you in life that's unreal. The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it's like watching television -- you don't feel anything.
~ Andy Warhol

 

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Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.
~ Samuel Goldwyn

 

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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.
~ Jean-Luc Godard

 

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The cinema, like the detective story, makes it possible to experience without danger all the excitement, passion and desirousness which must be repressed in a humanitarian ordering of life.
~ Carl Jung

 

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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.
~ Orson Welles

 

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The making of a picture ought surely to be a rather fascinating adventure. It is not; it is an endless contention of tawdry egos, some of them powerful, almost all of them vociferous, and almost none of them capable of anything much more creative than credit-stealing and self-promotion.
~ Raymond Chandler

 

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The motion picture is like a picture of a lady in a half-piece bathing suit. If she wore a few more clothes, you might be intrigued. If she wore no clothes at all, you might be shocked. But the way it is, you are occupied with noticing that her knees are too bony and that her toenails are too large. The modern film tries too hard to be real. Its techniques of illusion are so perfect that it requires no contribution form the audience but a mouthful of popcorn.
~ Raymond Chandler

 

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The movies today are too rich to have any room for genuine artists. They produce a few passable craftsmen, but no artists. Can you imagine a Beethoven making $100, 000 a year?
~ H. L. Mencken

 

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The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
~ Derek Jarman

 

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The words ''Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,'' which I saw on an Italian movie poster, are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of movies. This appeal is what attracts us, and ultimately what makes us despair when we begin to understand how seldom movies are more than this.
~ Pauline Kael

 

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There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that's education.
~ Will Rogers

 

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We have taken beauty and exchanged it for stilted voices.
~ David Wark Griffiths

 

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What is saved in the cinema when it achieves art is a spontaneous continuity with all mankind. It is not an art of the princes or the bourgeoisie. It is popular and vagrant. In the sky of the cinema people learn what they might have been and discover what belongs to them apart from their single lives.
~ John Berger

 

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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.
~ Werner Herzog

 

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