Posts tagged ‘film’

November 5, 2012

Quote of the Day: Banksy

Film is incredibly democratic and accessible. It’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.

September 11, 2012

Quote of the Day: Don Delillo

Film is more than the twentieth-century art. It’s another part of the twentieth-century mind. It’s the world seen from inside. We’ve come to a certain point in the history of film. If a thing can be filmed, the film is implied in the thing itself. This is where we are. The twentieth century is on film. You have to ask yourself if there’s anything about us more important than the fact that we’re constantly on film, constantly watching ourselves. 

September 5, 2012

Quote of the Day: Jean Cocteau

A film is a petrified fountain of thought. 

August 31, 2012

Quote of the Day: Federico Fellini

Going to the cinema is like returning to the womb; you sit there, still and meditative in the darkness, waiting for life to appear on the screen. 

August 30, 2012

Quote of the Day: Nora Ephron

It struck me that the movies had spent more than half a century saying, They lived happily ever after and the following quarter-century warning that they’ll be lucky to make it through the weekend. Possibly now we are now entering a third era in which the movies will be sounding a note of cautious optimism: You know it just might work. 

August 28, 2012

Quote of the Day: Marjorie Rosen

Does art reflect life? In movies, yes. Because more than any other art form, films have been a mirror held up to society’s porous face. 

August 22, 2012

Quote of the Day: Dziga Vertov

I am the camera’s eye. I am the machine that shows you the world as I alone see it. Starting from today I am forever free of human immobility. I am in perpetual movement. I approach and draw away from things–I crawl under them–I climb on them–I am on the head of a galloping horse.

August 17, 2012

Quote of the Day: Robert Bresson

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. 

August 16, 2012

Quote of the Day: Virginia Woolf

A strange thing has happened — while all the other arts were born naked, this, the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time. 

August 9, 2012

Quote of the Day: Frank Capra

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