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Cinema in Words

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"Cinema is closer to

allegories than to reality. It's closer to our dreams."


-Manuel Puig
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"I think cinema, movies,

and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians."


-Francis Ford Coppola
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"Although it is a fantasy film,

it's as real as it can be. You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth.


-Orlando Bloom
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"Fantasy is a necessary

ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.


-Dr. Seuss
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"The movies we love

and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them.


-Mary Schmich
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"Every great film

should seem new every time you see it."


-Roger Ebert
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"Cinema should make you forget

you are sitting in a theater."


-Roman Polanski
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"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."


-Stanley Kubrick
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"I love making people laugh.

It’s an addiction and it’s probably dysfunctional, but I am addicted to it and there’s no greater pleasure for me than sitting in a theater and feeling a lot of people losing control of themselves.


- Jay Roach
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"Although for some people

cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world.


-Jeanne Moreau
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"The books [and movies]

that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

-Oscar Wilde
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"Photography is truth.

Cinema is truth twenty-four frames per second.


-Jean-Luc Godard
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"Cinema is the most beautiful

fraud in the world."


-Jean-Luc Godard
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"I think audiences

get too comfortable and familiar in today’s movies. They believe everything they’re hearing and seeing. I like to shake that up."


-Christopher Nolan
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"A story should have

a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order."


-Jean-Luc Godard
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"I never studied anything

about film technique in school. Eventually, I realized that cinema and theater are not so different: from the gut to the heart to the head of a character is the same journey for both."


-Ralph Fiennes
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"No art passes our conscience

in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls."


- Ingmar Bergman
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"Film lovers

are sick people."


-Francois Truffaut
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"We are the movies

and the movies are us."


-David Ansen
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Some quotes about movies and cinema that ring true for me.
(I tried to just use films I've seen or seen some of, sorry if I missed a film that would fit perfectly!)

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