Movies

  • It was a cute picture. They used the basic story of Wuthering Heights and worked in surfriders.


    Movies

  • The first nine commandments for a director are thou shalt not bore and the tenth, is thou shalt have the right of the final cut.


    Movies

  • Once a month the sky falls on my head. I come to - and I see another movie I want to make.


    Movies

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


    Films, Movies

  • Goddamit, I wanted an intimate spectacle.


    Movies

  • What’s going on? I have big meetings with important gentiles.


    Movies

  • The slaves are so cordial and up-beat about having their lives and property gentrified in 1776, that you fear for the entire future of the blues.
    [on ‘The Patriot’]


    Movies

  • I hope you didn’t think it was too bloody and thirsty.


    Movies

  • It’s more than magnificent - it’s mediocre.


    Movies

  • Let’s bring it up to date with some snappy 19th century dialogue.


    Movies

  • A movie so good they named a country after it.
    [on his movie ‘Brazil’]


    Movies

  • I wouldn’t say when you have seen one western you’ve seen the lot; but when you’ve seen the lot, you get the feeling you’ve seen one.


    Movies

  • Life in the movies is like the beginning of a love affair. It’s full of surprises and you are constantly getting f...ed.


    Movies

  • What we need is a story that starts with an earthquake and works its way up into a climax.


    Movies

  • Pictures are for entertainment. Messages should be delivered by Western Union.


    Movies

  • Let’s have some new clichés.


    Movies

  • The trouble with this business is the dearth of bad pictures.


    Movies

  • Movies should have a beginning a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.


    Movies

  • The movies are the only court where the judge goes to the lawyer for advice.


    Movies