„The experience on that movie (Dead Poets Society) was, for lack of a better term, life-altering. Peter Weir has a unique talent for making movies that are intelligent but also mainstream. I've never been terribly successful at doing that.“
„I think I made essentially a mistake in staying in movies but it’s a mistake I can’t regret because it’s like saying I shouldn't have stayed married to that woman but I did because I love her. I would have been more successful if I hadn't been married to her, you know. I would have been more successful if I'd left movies immediately, stayed in the theatre, gone into politics, written, anything. I've wasted a greater part of my life looking for money and trying to get along, trying to make my work from this terribly expensive paintbox which is a movie. And I've spent too much energy on things that have nothing to do with making a movie. I'ts about two percent movie-making and ninety-eight percent hustling. It's no way to spend a life.“
— Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985
Interview with Leslie Megahey for The Orson Welles Story (1982); transcribed in Mark Estrin's Orson Welles: Interviews. Jackson. Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 2002, page 209.
— Klaus Kinski German actor 1926 - 1991
„... But the truth is, I've never wanted to be a movie star - and I've been pretty clear about that.“
— Ethan Hawke American actor and writer 1970
The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2005/oct/08/features.fiction (2005-10-08)
„Your Names success told me movies still have the power to connect with society. As a medium, it still has a power that resonates.“
— Makoto Shinkai Japanese anime director and former graphic designer 1973
Interviewed on Entertainment Weekly http://ew.com/article/2016/12/06/your-name-makoto-shinkai-interview/
„My fault has been honesty and I've been sentenced to a lifetime of independent movies, and that's it.“
— Natasha Lyonne actress 1979
Context: My fault has been honesty and I've been sentenced to a lifetime of independent movies, and that's it. That's how it feels right now.
„It was a great pleasure to make a movie again. Nothing is better; perhaps revolution, but there you have to succeed and be right, dangers which never attach themselves to making movies, and dreaming.“
— Abraham Polonsky American politician 1910 - 1999
as quoted in The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, David Thomson, page 689, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2003, .
„Obviously I think I've been very lucky, to start off with such a good break, and to have a film that not only was a hit but where I didn't have to compromise … in terms of doing a mindless movie“
— Kalki Koechlin Indian actress 1984
Context: Obviously I think I've been very lucky, to start off with such a good break, and to have a film that not only was a hit but where I didn't have to compromise … in terms of doing a mindless movie — it was also a movie, for me as an actor which was very fulfilling… On her role in Dev.D in an Interview with NewsX (27 October 2009) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_iAfpN4T84
„He's a highly talented guy. He does very good movies and he's not the sort of person who always talks bullshit. He does many, many things right. But he's also sick. Obsessed. He wants to make history, not movies. Anyone who wants to make history is stupid.“
— Klaus Kinski German actor 1926 - 1991
On Werner Herzog.
„I just decided to make a movie. I had no training, no film school, but I had been to a lot of movies.“
— Michael Moore American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist 1954
As quoted in "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" (23 June 2007)
— Ben Hecht American screenwriter 1894 - 1964
„PK and other movies, they were cleared by a UPA government’s nominee. They have started creating the problem. Producers should not make controversial movies. Then, there will be no controversy in clearing the movie also.“
— Pahlaj Nihalani
On controversial films like PK, as quoted in " Producers Should Not Make Controversial Movies http://www.boomlive.in/producers-make-controversial-movies/" Boom Live (23 January 2015)
„Looking back at Batman from a distance — after all the hype has dried up and the franchise has at least temporarily been abandoned — it's easy to see the movie for what it is: a moderately diverting motion picture that should have been shorter and better paced. There are a lot of things wrong with Batman, but it still makes for decent entertainment in the fine tradition of the typical low-intelligence summer movie. The best thing that can be said about Batman is that it led to Batman Returns, which was a far superior effort.“
— James Berardinelli American film critic 1967
Review http://www.reelviews.net/php_review_template.php?identifier=758 of Batman (1989).
„I've never gotten anything out of his movies. They have felt constructed, faux intellectual and completely dead. Cinematographically uninteresting and infinitely boring. Godard is a fucking bore. He's made his films for the critics. One of the movies, Masculin, féminin, was shot here in Sweden. It was mindnumbingly boring.“
— Ingmar Bergman Swedish filmmaker 1918 - 2007
On the works of filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard
— Rita Hayworth American actress, dancer and director 1918 - 1987
As quoted in St. Petersburg Times (23 June 1968)