Film is life with dull bits cut out.

Alfred Hitchcock

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A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.

Alfred Hitchcock

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Film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates.

Alfred Hitchcock

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Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.

Jean-Luc Godard 

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A good film should start with an earthquake and be followed by rising tension.

    Alfred Hitchcock

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A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.

Jean-Luc Godard 

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Every director bites the hand that lays the golden egg.

Samuel Goldwin, s film producer

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People come to the cinema, to share the same dream.

Bernardo Bertolucci

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I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.

Frank Capra

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I feel sorry for silent films. What a pleasure to watch a woman opening a mouth, while no voice is heard.

Charles Chaplin

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Silent films’ curse was meaningless credits, modern films’ curse is meaningless dialogues.

Rene Clair

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Sound movie revealed silence.

Robert Bresson

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There are amazing modern inventions. For instance, widescreen movie was invented just when actors began lying most of the time.

 Max Favelli

 

A world became a global village due to television, and most part of TV programs brings village rumors back.

Marshall McLuhan 

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This is absolutely false that TV programs adapt to 11 year-old people. They adapt to 14 year-olds indeed.

Robert Christgau

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Some television programs are so much chewing gum for the eyes.

John Mason Brown 

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In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows.

Woody Allen

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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 Goldwin

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TV’s main law is that a program you can partially percept with your eyes or ears shut is a bad program.

 Eugen Kogon

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Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.

David Frost

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Television is a device that permits people who haven't anything to do to watch people who can't do anything.

Fred Allen

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Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Ann Landers

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Television is more interesting than people. If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room.

Alan Coren

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Television is a wealth of the poor, a privilege for unprivileged, an elite club for crowds.

Lee Lovinger

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Television is democracy at its ugliest.

Paddy Chaevsky 

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Television today is opium for the masses.

Richard Nixon

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Television is created in your image and likeness.

Piotr Szulkin 

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Television gets the world so close that it hides TV set from us.

Henrik Yagodzinsky

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TV sets’ tubes are condoms of reality.

Dieter Hildebrandt

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The advantage of modern means of communication is they enable you to worry about things in all of the world.

Laurence Peter

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A TV set can be replaced by a TV set with a bigger screen only.

Arcady Davidovich 

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To educate means to work on irresponsiveness to television.

Marshall McLuhan

 

Television was not invented to make human beings vacuous, but is an emanation of their vacuity.

Malcolm Muggeridge

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As per the last scientific findings, the higher intellectual level is, the less a person watches TV. I think it’s just vice versa: the more you watch TV, the less your intellectual level is.

Robert Orben

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We don't want the television script good. We want it Thursday.

Dannis Norden

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Good heavens, television is something you appear on, you don't watch.

Noel Coward

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I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.

Gore Vidal

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Two greatest inventions are book printing which made us sit down at reading, and television  which made us stop reading.

George Elgozi

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Television has a real problem. They have no page two.

Arthur Buchwald

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Violence on screen and violence in papers are two different things. Papers informs about violence, while television produces it.

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I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

Groucho Marx

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I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.

Orson Welles

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I’m watching this film for the fourth time and have to tell you today the actors are as good as never before.

Faina Ranevskaya

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No actor will overplay either a child or a puppy.

Cinematographic statement

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It’s not a big deal to be an actor, you need to look at least at our last president. (on Ronald Reagan in 1988)

Cher

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This actor was seen sober on screen only.

Victor Ardov 

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Actresses used to do their best to become movie start before; now movie stars try to become actresses.

Laurence Olivier

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Women used to breastfeed babies, now they do it with film producers.

Jean Cocteau 

 

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She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.

Dorothy Parker on Katharine Hepburn 

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Remember you are a star. Never get out unless you are dressed up for a ball even if it’s just to drop litter.

Cecil DeMille, a film producer

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It’s such a burden to try to look beautiful from 8 am till midnight.

Brigitte Bardot

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I got silicone breast, and half of Hollywood has artificial faces.

Pamela Anderson

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All love scenes started on the set are continued in the dressing room.

Alfred Hitchcock

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Shooting in a bad movie is like spitting in universe.

Faina Ranevskaya

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A film consists of a screen and many chairs to be occupied.

Alfred Hitchcock

 

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The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

Alfred Hitchcock 

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Popcorn is the only film production piece where good taste still matters.

Mike Barfield

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To become a good writer, playwright and screenwriter one should get through ten years and 10 defeats: 10 novels, 10 plays, 10 scripts which will never be published, staged, and shot. If you are talented and not afraid of labor, you should be ready for that.

Robert McKee

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Directing is a great responsibility, because what differs a good movie from an excellent one is a director’s job. A difference between a good and bad movie is a screenwriter’s job.

  

Robert McKee 

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You should create your works as you see them. Tell the truth! Impress with your vision of life and art. But master classic structure first.

Robert McKee 

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An idea of being free while creating is one of the most stupid ones. Actually, you need to have creative limitations.

Robert McKee 

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There is no perfect script existing. 98% is thrown away, 2% left is to be improved. That’s reality.

Robert McKee 

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Why does everyone think it’s possible to make a movie of his life? Show your personal story to your mom!

Robert McKee 

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Don’t treat audience as a fool. These people have watched hundreds of films and know better than you do how this story may be finished. Audience is wiser than you, so don’t try to overrun it with unexpected turns.

Robert McKee 

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Movies have an unexplained power. If you like this movie and your husband don’t, this is almost a reason to break up!

Robert McKee 

 

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Film will exist until it’s dark in cinemas.

Samuel Goldwin 

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A movie star is not an artist, he is an art object.

Richard Schickel

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Actor is a ghost on a sheet.

R. Connel

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A movie star is a man sitting in a sugar throne under a pouring rain.

Marlon Brandot

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Movie stars are like race horses: everyone knows their names, but if they disobey their jockeys!

McDonald Harris

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Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.

Cary Grant

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It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor.

John Ford

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Virtue is not photogenic.

Kirk Douglas