The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive.
I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star. I've never really been marketed by the big studios to do mass market box office films.
One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn't really looking for another science fiction film, was that my daughter can see it. She's 9 and it's really a good film for all ages.
The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.
A film director has to get a shot, no matter what he does. We're desperate people.
I have to tell everyone that when I finish a film and it goes out and is released, I never look at my films again. I don't like looking back. I don't even like talking about 'em! So I'm really digging back in my memory because I don't like to sit and look at my films again.
I think it's a change that I did not intend at the time but it is clear that, from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films. A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed this to my growing maturity.
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
The biological task of science is to provide the fully developed human individual with as perfect a means of orientating himself as possible. No other scientific ideal can be realised, and any other must be meaningless.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
And I had a great time making Reloaded and Revolutions. It's great that people are coming out to see the films and I hope they enjoy them.
Most films are rooted in a book or a comic strip, but I don't go out there saying I want to do adaptations.
When you come to do the film, it is not the time to wonder why you do it. It's just how to do it.
I never enjoyed working in a film.
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in new reality was even greater given that the level of similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage.
I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
Billy Wilder is really is a heavy influence on Bound. We felt that film noir was a genre where you could create a really contained story. We wanted to be on a set as much as we could to get the kind of style level we were looking for.
Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm was that it was a small film. I'd probably make it for $3 million now so I'd have more breathing room.
Any film that supports the idea that things can be changed is a great film in my eyes.
A lot of times I watch TV and I watch film and there's so many things I'd love to talk about that I feel don't get the opportunity to be shown. Sometimes things become very stereotypical and one-sided, and I feel like it's such a colorful world.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.
One good thing about acting in film is that it's good therapy.
And the Institute sent me a little film footage of Kinsey himself preparing to do an interview for television to talk about his work, so that was quite valuable for me.
I love being verbal in films.