James Cameron has always been way ahead of the curve in terms of the use of technology in his movies.
I think filmmakers want their movies to be seen.
What bugs me is that movies don't reflect how interesting and vibrant women are. We don't treasure women as they get older.
I guess I watch movies to make myself happier a lot.
I find playwriting to be incredibly difficult compared to screenwriting. Part of it is that I grew up watching movies and not watching plays.
The trick of making movies in this culture is how to not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made - and that's a tricky balance.
I love bad movies whereas going to the theater for me is a painful experience. I think it's really hard to sit and watch actors do something live and have it not go well.
The thing about movies these days is that the commerce end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting this enormous return on their investment.
I find playwriting really painful. I love it or I wouldn't do it but I don't love the theater as much as I love movies.
The thing is there have been American movies that are similar to Solaris like Alien had a lot of things that are similar although it's also got the horror element.
I want to see as many movies as I can and I covet a lot of weird influential movies.
I grew up in L.A. and I don't think I've seen L.A. onscreen in a way that felt real to me. There are definitely movies but they are few and far between.
I think movies are good for getting into dream states or exploring weird alternate states of thinking.
There's more to life than movies.
I think movies have much more magic than the theater. Theater can be a magical experience but movies thrust their subjectivity on you in a more profound way.
My sense is I think it's okay for directors to do movies that speak to other work in their career.
I don't think the competition's so rough within the majority of movies made in Hollywood.
I don't have a lot of patience for boring arthouse movies.
Movies either work or they don't work and they're either funny or they're not and we work very hard. To achieve that kind of work is really kind of delicate stitching.
I had the standard movie geek childhood because for as long as I can remember all I wanted to do was make movies.
Unfortunately 'chick flick' has become a term to describe most movies that I don't even like. They're these movies that yes have women in them but they really don't reflect who women are and there's something kind of silly or shallow or gossipy about them.
I remember when first Stripes and then Animal House came out - which I was really proud of even though it was kind of loose and quite raucous - there were imitative movies that were not quite as good.
I have a feeling one of those gut feelings that I'll make pretty good movies the rest of my life.
I'm intrigued by films that have a singular vision behind them. A lot of studio movies have ten writers by the time they're done. You have a movie testing 200 times making adjustments according to various people's opinions. It's difficult to have an undistilled vision.
Unfortunately overall movies are a conglomerate. People buy and sell people in this business which can get really ugly.
Dance vaudeville drama movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
I love doing serious movies for adults.
The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour.
I'm not looking to lose anything. I'm looking to continue making movies.
It is odd there are many movies with many men. But generally movies have one woman or maybe the older woman and the younger girl.
I usually do get the tomboy parts in the movies which is kind of like me but not totally. I like to shop as much as Ashley but she is a little more of a girlie-girl than me.
I like movies about longing and desperation and dark and light things stories about people struggling to raise children and to have relationships and be intimate with each other.
What I don't like are pompous pretentious movies.
You know I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor.
Cronenberg's a lot of fun and that a lot of people don't know watching his movies. He doesn't take himself seriously. He's still reinventing himself.
I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor. I just really really amused myself and my friends with memorizing entire George Carlin or Steve Martin albums.
In America we have so many movies and so much media about the Islamic world the sub-continental world but it's not a conversation it's a monologue. It's always from one point of view. 'If we don't tell our own stories no one will tell them' is my mantra.
Cinema is entertainment and people go to the movies because they want to feel good and forget about everything.
I often begin movies with music in my head it's a very important dimension to me. Not just the music itself but how to use music in film: when and how and subtlety. I don't like to be too sweet in my stories and I like the abrasive clang the contrasting of sounds and cultures.
I did direct two short movies. I learned many things and one of the things I learned was that I am not a director. It has to be visceral and it's not for me. I feel much more comfortable acting.
When you see violence in movies in general it's very quick and painless which isn't what it's like.
Our brand at Netflix is really focused on movies and TV shows.
Cinema is visually powerful it is a complete experience reaches a different audience. It's something I really like. I like movies.
We have a very wide range of content but the brand-newest movies what's happening with those is a $30 pay-per-view option - not from Netflix but from DirecTV and others - of movies that are in the theater.
I really like the half-hour comedy. I really do. I know people that are in movies all the time and they you know they don't see their families as much. And that takes its toll over time.
I find that movies tend to fix the aesthetics of a story in people's minds.
I've never written a movie I'm not in the movie business. I go out to L.A. and I'm like everyone else wandering around in a daze hoping I see movie stars. I write the novels that the movies are based on and that feels like enough of a job for me.
Movies were a struggle for me - they didn't come easy.
No 'F/X 2' was a job. I enjoyed doing it but that was definitely a job. I wrote that I didn't direct it but 'Candyman' and the earlier horror movies I made I was completely into horror and suspense and always have been. It's informed everything I've done even the way scenes are shot in 'Kinsey and 'Gods and Monsters.'
If you look at anybody who's had along career if you look at the choices they've made - even if the movies haven't worked - they've always worked with great filmmakers.
I had a couple of movies that I was passionately involved with that I could never get made. 'Richard Pryor ' I wrote for - gosh - over a year. That was close to getting made for two-and-a-half years after that. We're still pushing it you know. It is weird. Suddenly you wake up and it's like 'God five years have gone by.'
I did five movies in Australia I did three films in Germany this is the fourth film I've done here in the UK I've done a bunch of films in Canada.
Actually I loved Chucky. It's one of the strangest movies I've ever seen.
Well I haven't really been able to shoot in California for a while. Little movies yeah but the big movies we can't shoot there. It's just a shame that Arnold Schwarzenegger can't deliver on this level.
There's no question that Whale's movies are classics. They were wonderful and successful.
My movies have always done pretty well in the UK - 'The Matrix' films did very well in this country and I do like the crews here and the people we're working with here.
I think it would be fun to write about movies again.
I'm a filmmaker and I'm proud of the movies I've made. But in the background of my life I was also very involved in the creation of the sport.
In movies there are some things the French do that Americans are increasingly incapable of doing. One is honoring the complexities of youth. It's a quiet difficult undertaking requiring subtlety in a filmmaker and perception and patience from us.
I'm happy with my place in the firmament here. I like to produce movies and that's where I want to be.
A lot of movies were influenced by 'Logan's Run ' like 'Minority Report'. A lot of films have those elements in them.
The core of the movie business remains intact and it's not descending in scope. Studios want movies that are bigger than ever.
The dubbing of the music and effects is really incredible today. You're feeling gun shots. I mean it's not the way people say it is but the gunshot sounds real. And cars sound real. Among the many things in the evolution (of movies) is to make the sound in the movie incredible. That's what you feel.
The only problem is I can't get into PG-13 Land. I just get stuck in R rated movies which they would love us to make PG-13 movies but I never get there. But I think that you've got to make them different. You've got to switch them up.
I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films.
I turn a lot of stuff down - big big movies the kind I wouldn't want to go to the cinema to see.
I've always been interested in making movies.
The reason I started writing movies was because I kept getting parts that I just kind of stepped into. I didn't have to do a lot of work and I ended up getting sort of bored.
I'm kind of like the goofy number-seven guy in a lot of movies.
I love the old Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly movies they're so beautiful to look at. It's such a shame we don't make them anymore. Although I don't know how you could make tap dancing current and topical.
It's hard to incorporate dance into movies I think.
It didn't matter that Charlie Chaplin may not have been a great director or a great anything else. He made great movies.
When I'm shooting a movie I'm always in an invisible theater seat. I respect the fact that people have worked hard all week and want to go to the movies on the weekend and be entertained.
I've directed seven movies and know a thing or two about dealing with unexpected crises.
At the time I came along Hollywood's idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity usually involving boys in pursuit of sex and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!
Do you know what a blessing it is to make movies that make people happy?
That's the way this business works: if your movies do well at the box office you will be offered more movies. It doesn't matter if you're a nice guy or you're a prick. If your movies do well there's a job waiting for you in Hollywood. It's not any more complicated than that.
If you go to Sundance the experience that I've had there as a viewer is... there's like a hundred movies there and you've got to figure out what movies are sold out what can you see. Sometimes you go to see movies that you don't know anything about because it just works into your schedule.
If your movies don't perform they just stop calling you.
On movies you have a lot of stylists that get things too pretty. Everything gets steamed and ironed. It's just not the way we really behave.
Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies then yes that's true big-time success. If not it's much ado about nothing.
I want people to think about movies and how we watch them. Let them know it's okay to question the structure or how we're sometimes duped into a false sense of normalcy. Most of all I want people to question the old standard practices of 'This is how the structure of something should work ' or 'This is how a character must behave.'
I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway so my theory on it all is I'm just gonna try and dodge the label and keep doing what I am doing.
I'll go to see movies but I also love being at home on my couch and pausing every 10 minutes to pee.
It's time for me to do things I like so I will be happy my wife will be happy my friends will be happy. I just want to do something I'm proud of. It's time for me to change. I could sign with a company for 10 movies and I'm the king of video and so what?
A lot of movies aren't intended for everybody.
Life is short. I'm 47 years old. I've got 10 years to go where I can be the best I can be. I want those 10 years to be precious not like before cranking two or three movies a year. I've made a ton of movies in my life but so what?
I like to think of myself as a fairly educated human being but I'm a very uneducated actor when it comes to movies directors producers actors for that matter.
My body looks like 30 but my face looks like 50. But I cannot walk bare-chested in the streets. I like to do these movies to challenge myself physically.
My favorite movies are movies that I go in and I leave deeply affected. Whether I laugh really hard or whether I cry really hard I just want to feel really affected in that moment.
The more unique your film is and unusual it is and difficult it is the harder it is to get it financed. That's why a lot of good filmmakers are doing television. They do HBO movies.
Whenever I think about movies I always look at that art process as having the best of a lot of worlds. Because if you watch a great film you have a musical element to it not just on the scoring but in the way that the shots are edited - that has music and rhythm and time.
Of course for many years directors have had to go on the road with their movies and promote them and I've done that since the beginning. So that's not new but the forms of it are different such as with the internet.
But when you're writing a script - for me anyway - you have to sort of create an enforced innocence. You have to divest yourself of worrying about a lot of stuff like what movies are hot what movies are not hot what the budget of this movie might be.
Television is where the best work for women is right now. I would love to do more movies but the reality is women have many more opportunities on television to play a greater variety of characters.
I would love to do more movies but the reality is women have many more opportunities on television to play a greater variety of characters.
I'm always happy when I hear about people selling records or selling books or selling movies. It makes me proud of them.
I love all the old classic Disney movies. 'Pinocchio.' There are obviously tons of them that anybody growing up on that stuff takes with them their whole lives and I'm an admirer of a lot of classic animation and fairy tales. I grew up on a book of Grimm's fairy tales that I kind of wore out again and again. That's all stuff that lingers with you.
I think movies do play a valuable role in turning people on to the act of reading. I think that phenomenon just creates readers. At first they're going to love 'Harry Potter ' or they may love 'The Hunger Games ' but after that they're going to love the act of reading and wonder 'What else can I read?'
Family entertainment is really very necessary in our culture. Look how profitable they are. It's almost not discretionary. You need to take your family to the movies.
Obviously I love 'The Godfather' movies. I think they're phenomenal.
'Dr. Strangelove' was and is one of my favorite movies ever and I just can't believe they actually blew up the world after that.
The other two things are... well I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used to run matinees and the more romantic the better.
When I finally got up to Industrial Light And Magic to work on the 'Star Wars' movies as a model-maker it felt like dying and going to heaven.
The cardinal sin in sports what could really wreck it is not cheating to win which has gone on forever but cheating to lose. That threatens a fundamental aspect of sports' appeal which is their spontaneity. If games are fixed they're no different from movies they're scripted.
There's always an imbalance with actors and actresses in the industry. And I think because there are just fewer movies overall being made it's that trickle down effect.
I worked so hard for so long - I did a lot of movies. I also worked a lot when my kids were smaller before they were in school.
I did try to get a few of those teen high-school movies but they just didn't like me. I guess I wasn't a certain type.
But I don't think there has ever been anything written on the nature of violent man as deep and as thorough as Shakespeare's Titus. I think it puts all modern movies and modern exploitations of violence to shame.
Ever since 'Lassie' and 'Old Yeller' I won't watch animal movies. Animals in movies always die.
Movies are about escape.
You just never know when movies are going to take off or not. The lucky thing about this was that it didn't cost a lot of money and therefore there wasn't loads of pressure on me.
The guy that made me wanna make movies... and this is off the wall-is a guy named Michael Pal the British director.
I think movies are a director's medium in the end. Theater is the actor's medium. Theater is fast and enjoyable and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance.
Books and movies are different art forms with different rules. And because of that they never translate exactly.
The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words.
I don't think Hollywood was trying to do anything with me. In fact they lost interest pretty quick. I think I got lucky briefly in the '90s and it just so happened that those movies were the opportunities that came my way. Then it just kind of stopped.
I wanted to keep exploring... I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film.
I don't think of it as a competition - which might surprise you given the way movies are reported constantly.
The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore - which is a great shame but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day.
It's fun to go to the movies and be scared.
I've been in enough movies to know that when you're on the set and you start shooting you're looking at playback and you get a sense of what it's going to be like.
I want to try and work in different genres with different types of actors on small movies and big movies.
James Cagney Steve McQueen I loved all those guys. I grew up loving the movies but had no desire to be in them.
All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself.
And anyway it's only movies. to stop me I think they'll ahve to shoot me in the head.
When you kill somebody in the movies it matters whereas in literature it can be allegorical.
When I started doing movies every crew member was older than me.
I love the first two X-Men movies because I thought that Bryan Singer did such a great job. He elevated that whole genre. He's a very talented director.
I like to go from mainstream movies to more artsy films. I don't sign on for the money. Maybe I should but I don't. There's always a good reason for doing something.
Everybody gets typecast in movies but you have to make wise choices. I'd say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look so you have to fight that. If producers had their way I'd only be in action films but I'm interested in a more varied career than that.
I love scary movies. The Shining and Don't Look Now are two of the best.
I want to work with great directors. I want to work on good material with good actors. I've probably done 20 movies at this point and a lot of independents. It's been an incredible ride and I love it and I'm just going to keep going and doing what I'm doing.
I use to watch like maybe three or four movies five days out of the week. I was a movie buff but I really didn't know what it was like behind the scenes or the whole political process of it.
I didn't know this about myself but when 'Pirates of the Caribbean' came out I realised that I didn't enjoy a huge amount of recognition. I didn't react to it well but I think life is about finding out who you are and what you like. So I started doing independent movies and art-house films instead.
Well the thing about great fictional characters from literature and the reason that they're constantly turned into characters in movies is that they completely speak to what makes people human.
I manage to hide in my movies.
All studio movies are the middle of the Bell curve. The only way to do something is to do it yourself. And the only way to do that is to not take any money from anyone or take as little money as possible from anyone and that's it.
The first two movies I directed failed when I was 21 and 23 and that was the greatest thing that could have happened.
American movies are often very good at mining those great underlying myths that make films robustly travel across class age gender culture.
I do other sorts of things. I act in other people's movies. I direct operas. I write books.
The thing that's protected me creatively is that the movies have made profits.
When I was a kid I had two great guilty pleasures. One was horror movies and the other was martial arts movies.
Maybe when I stop making movies I'll understand my work better.
My normal cycle for movies is eighteen months and each part is separate.
Even in the former Soviet Union they have good copies of my movies.
I grew up watching Steven Spielberg and scary movies.
I made about 28 movies and I think about five of them were good.
Movies will end up being this esoteric art form where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters.
The movies I made when I was 14 or 15 I have a hard time looking at those. Those were the awkward years. I don't know if anybody can look at something they did when they were 14 and not wince.