Quotes About American Cinema
8.2 01. Arturo Ripstein
"North American cinema is the only true weapon of mass destruction. It has achieved to convince the audience not only that it's the best possible cinema, but that it is the only."
7.4 02. Bertrand Tavernier
"American cinema is international like the fairy tales were international."
8.8 03. Sergei M. Eisenstein
"American capitalism finds its sharpest and most expressive reflection in the American cinema."
7.3 04. Tom Hooper
"American cinema tends to express a patriotic relationship to national identity on a regular basis."
0 05. Jacques Delors
"Cinema explains American society. It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where the weak don't have a place."
8.4 06. Andrzej Wajda
"Why does there exist a global American entertainment industry, but there isn't an equivalent coming from France or Italy? This is the case simply because the English language opens the whole world to the American cinema."
8.3 07. Jean-Luc Godard
"I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas"
6.3 08. Manuel Puig
"Modern American cinema seems to me superficial. The intention is to understand a certain reality, and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality."
8.2 09. Wim Wenders
"I'm getting a little bored by the juxtaposition of American and other cinema. I no longer think this division is as true as it might have been in the 1980s, or the early part of the 90s."
8.3 010. Quentin Tarantino
"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."
9.1 011. Ingmar Bergman
"Among today's directors I'm of course impressed by Steven Spielberg and Scorsese, and Coppola, even if he seems to have ceased making films, and Steven Soderbergh — they all have something to say, they're passionate, they have an idealistic attitude to the filmmaking process. Soderbergh's Traffic is amazing. Another great couple of examples of the strength of American cinema is American Beauty and Magnolia."
8.3 012. Michael Caine
"The American cinema in general always made stories about working-class people; the British rarely did. Any person with my working-class background would be a villain or a comic cipher, usually badly played, and with a rotten accent. There weren't a lot of guys in England for me to look up to."
6.2 013. Eriq La Salle
"I think American cinema, particularly, has become so disposable. It's not even cinema, It's just moviemaking."
7.6 014. Tommy Lee Jones
"The most important question in American cinema, I've learned, is 'When is lunch?' "
6.8 015. Lee Daniels
"I was always intrigued with European cinema, and hated most American cinema. I didn't like the one, two, three - boom! style, with a neat and tidy ending. That was never my scene."
5.6 016. Joshua Leonard
"Even in the realest American cinema that I see, there's still not that sense that this is reality. There's still that sense that you are watching a movie. And hopefully, if we did get our jobs right, that sense disappears when you watch this movie (The Blair Witch Project)"
7.4 017. Alexander Payne
"Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it's up to us to try to change it... I feel like a preacher! But it's really true. I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema. Me personally."
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