National film industries tend to move in cycles. In Australia right now, we're on a high, a feeling of potential, which as yet shows no sign of flagging. But the word "industry" is misleading. A small national cinema has no industry in the Hollywood sense.
For a long time I have compared cinema to music, I think cinema has a lot to do with the rhythm of music.
Most journalists today work for the film industry and not as a sort of mirror of the industry. And that phenomenon has struck the French as well.
Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can't teach old fleas new dogs.
The film that made the greatest impression was "La roue" by Abel Gance. It made me think cinema was wonderful.
I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important.
Of course the French are making very credible movies and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism.
I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
Cinema is like a public square.
It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere.
This whole fuss did not only damage Fischer's image, but that of the USA as well. The way the Americans treated one of their most popular citizens did not make a positive impression worldwide.
The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
Ten Days That Shook The World, by Eisenstein, I went to see it, and I was so impressed with this film, so impressed with what cinema could do.
Cinema is a truly valuable means of connecting people.
If cinema is a woman then certainly there are many shores.
Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.
The phenomenon develops calmly, but it is invisible, unstoppable. One feels, one sees it born and grow steadily; and it is not in one's power to either hasten or slow it down.
The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
In all my films, there's three or maybe four minutes of real cinema.
It's hard to make a cultural phenomenon every time.
Directing, I realize, on film is far more personal, you know. Cinema really is a director's medium. This is a very personal film.
Cinemas gained new young audiences who wanted films made for them.
From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman. I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.