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Funny Quotations about Film

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There is a fascinating alchemy to the process of filmmaking, an intricate blend of art and commerce, imagination and technology, vision and execution. From the earliest flickering images to the technicolour dreams of today, film has been a medium that compels us, moves us, and sometimes, changes us. It is an endeavour that requires great patience and extraordinary creativity, and it's a field brimming with insights and wisdom from those who have dared to venture into its depths.

Through their experiences, successes, and even failures, these filmmakers and cinema artists have woven a vibrant tapestry of knowledge and understanding about the art of film. Whether you're a seasoned filmmaker or an enthusiastic movie lover, these quotations about film and filmmaking will enlighten, provoke thought, and perhaps inspire you to see the world through a unique lens – the camera's eye. So, grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy these timeless reflections on the magic and mystery of cinema.

"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder." Alfred Hitchcock (British-born film director, 1899-1980)

AI image of Alfred Hitchcock in the style of Claude Monet

"Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare." Alfred Hitchcock (British-born film director, 1899-1980)

AI image of Alfred Hitchcock in the style of Salvador Dali

"Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about." Steven Spielberg (American film director and producer, 1947-)

A good film script should be able to do completely without *dialogue.*popcorn.*an interval.* David Mamet (American dramatist and director, 1947-)

"Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?" Fred Allen (American humorist, 1894-1956)

"Film is a battleground. Love, hate, violence, action, death... In a word, emotion." Sam Fuller (American film director, 1912-1997)

"The difference between life and movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't." Joseph L. Mankiewicz (American screenwriter and director, 1909-93)

Cinema is a matter of what's in *the frame*the news*fashion* and what's out. Martin Scorsese (American film director, 1942-)

"The only safe thing is to take a chance." Mike Nichols (American film director, 1931-)

"I'm a filmmaker, not a *documentarian.*historian.*prisoner.* I can do whatever I want. It's not science." Oliver Stone (American film director, 1946-)

"If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed." Stanley Kubrick (American film director, 1928-99)

"Film is, to me, just unimportant. But people are very important." John Cassavetes (American filmmaker, 1929-1989)

"A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet." Orson Welles (American actor and film director, 1915-85)

"A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end… but not necessarily in that order." Jean-Luc Godard 1930- French film director

"When people ask me if I went to film school, I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'" Quentin Tarantino (American film director, 1963-)

"In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director." Alfred Hitchcock (British-born film director, 1899-1980)

"I make a film like I cook for friends. I hope they like it, but if they don't, I'm prepared to enjoy it all by myself." Melvin Van Peebles (American filmmaker, 1932-2021)

"I didn't go into the film business for fame or money. I went into the film business accidentally." Ridley Scott (English film director, 1937-)

"Every film is *a puzzle*a joke*an enigma* really, from an editorial point of view." Walter Murch (American film editor and director, 1943-)

"Several tons of dynamite are set off in this picture; none of it under the right people." James Agee (American writer, 1909-55) talking about the film "Tycoon"

"It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic!" Lew Grade (British television producer and executive, 1906-98) talking about "Raise the Titanic"

"I'm not [biting my fingernails]. I'm biting my knuckles. I finished the fingernails months ago." Joseph L. Mankiewicz (American director, 1909-93)

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