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.
A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order.
A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
And in movies you must be a gambler. To produce films is to gamble.
Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened. It may seem even fresher.
Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me.
Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
Every single art form is involved in film, in a way.
Everybody's a filmmaker today.
Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'
Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
Film lovers are sick people.
Film spectators are quiet vampires.