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If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.

Author: Woody Allen (1935)

Profession: American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian

No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.

Author: Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)

Profession: Swedish-born American Screen, Stage Actress

Nobody in TV makes as much money as Robert Redford, who likes to make movies for several million dollars only on the condition that they contain some sort of social message. I cannot take very seriously a social message delivered by an actor who is paid nine million dollars to deliver it, and who charges you five dollars to see it.

Author: David Brinkley

Profession: American TV Show Host

When we were growing up and saw a Ray Harryhausen movie, we were interested in how it was done. But thank God we got to go through the magic of seeing it before we knew how it was done. You were able to get this beautiful, pure, visceral response to something without knowing too much about it.

Author: Tim Burton

Profession: American Director

Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.

Author: Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

Profession: British Comic Actor, Filmmaker

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.

Author: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

Why should people pay good money to go out and see bad films when they can stay home and see bad television for nothing?

Author: Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974)

Profession: American Film Producer, Founder, MGM

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.

Author: Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974)

Profession: American Film Producer, Founder, MGM

Drama is life with the dull parts cut out of it.

Author: Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)

Profession: Anglo-American Filmmaker

The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.

Author: Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)

Profession: Anglo-American Filmmaker

Damn right, it's fun. There's good company. It's creative. It's adventurous. Combines high adventure and art with intellection. It's more fun than polo. It's like going undefeated in football. [When asked if making movies is fun]

Author: Tommy Lee Jones (1946)

Profession: American Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Rancher

I'm gonna do four or five of these movies, and it's going to become my career. I'll have to keep expanding the bat suit, because I get fatter every year. I'll be bankrupt. I'll be out opening shopping malls, going from appearance to appearance in a cheesy van. [On playing Batman]

Author: Michael Keaton (1951)

Profession: American Actor

Every time we got something into the camera it was as if we were saying to the 6 million ghosts -- with a wry smile on our faces, and a sense of accomplishment -- ''That's for you!'' [On shooting Schindler's List]

Author: Ben Kingsley (1943)

Profession: British-born American Actor

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.

Author: Stanley Kubrick (1928)

Profession: American Screen Writer, Film Producer, and Director

I've tried like hell to make bad movies good, and I can't. Maybe Marlon Brando has been able to do that at times. But even he has a hard time making The Appaloosa a good movie.

Author: Dylan McDermott