Films

  • An associate producer is anyone who is prepared to associate with a producer.


    Films

  • To Raoul Walsh, a love scene is burning down a whorehouse


    Films

  • Films are now made by accountants. They pick a pretty young female or male face out of the air and give them a part - not because they think that person is right for it or is ready for it, but because they think that person will make them money.


    Films

  • Jack Warner has oilcloth pockets so he can steal soup.


    Films

  • That’s the way with these directors –they’re always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.
    [on Sam Speigel]


    Films, Movies

  • You see we find a kind of anti-climax after the Crucifiction.
    [to Graham Greene whilst making ‘Ben Hur’]


    Films

  • I’m not biting my fingernails, I’m biting my knuckles. I finished my fingernails months ago.
    [on directing ‘Cleopatra’]


    Films

  • It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic
    [on the costs of the movie Raise the Titanic]


    Films

  • What do you want me to do? Stop shooting now and call it ‘The Five Commandments’?
    [to Adolph Zukor on the rising costs of the Ten Commandments ]


    Films

  • Beware geeks bearing scripts.


    Films

  • The writer, in the eyes of many film producers, still seems to occupy a position of importance somewhere between the wardrobe lady and the tea boy with this difference; it is sometimes quite difficult to replace the wardrobe lady.


    Films

  • This might have been good for a picture except it has too many characters in it.
    [on the LA telephone directory]


    Films

  • Porn? That is films where the plot doesn’t thicken.


    Films

  • A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it is written on.


    Films

  • Our comedies are not to be laughed at.


    Films

  • Will Hays is my shepherd I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in clean postures.
    [on the Hays Office monitoring Films]


    Films

  • There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.


    Films

  • This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.


    Films

  • The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.


    Films