I do believe that movies are subject to a million interpretations.
You can map your life through your favorite movies, and no two people's maps will be the same.
Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul.
A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan.
You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
I think a sequel is a waste of money and time. I think movies should illuminate new stories.
Francis Ford Coppola
Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.
I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful.
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them.
Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
And in movies you must be a gambler. To produce films is to gamble.
I just like movies that somehow expose the world in a way that's different than you imagine it.
I make movies I want to see.
Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
In the next couple of years, part of every film's process is going to be to adjust the images. And it'll be to change the color of an actor's tie or change the little smirky thing he's doing with his mouth. Or you can put in more clouds or move the tree a little bit.
The best reason to go to the movies is to be with other people. Eating the popcorn, being with other people you don't know.
I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
Francis Ford Coppola
The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.
I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.
People sometimes say the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually, it's the way things happen to you in life that's unreal.
When I'm doing a movie, I'm not doing anything else. It's all about the movie. I don't have a wife. I don't have a kid. Nothing can get in my way... I've made a choice, so far, to go on this road alone. Because this is my time. This is my time to make movies.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Acting is a trial-and-error business. Every actor has a few movies on their resume that they're not terribly proud of, but that's how you learn.
The secret to film is that it's an illusion.