Author: Stephen M. Ringler
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Category: Performing Arts
The cinema isn't a slice of life, it's a slice of cake--Alfred Hitchcock. If you make a popular movie, you start to think where have I failed?--Woody Allen. A film is the world in an hour and a half--Jean-Luc Godard. I think you have to be slightly psychopathic to make movies--David Cronenberg. This compendium contains over 3,400 quotations from filmmakers and critics discussing their craft. About 1,850 film people are included--Bunuel, Capra, Chaplin, Disney, Fellini, Fitzgerald, Griffith, Kael, Kurasawa, Pathe, Sarris, Schwarzenegger, Spielberg, Waters and Welles among them. The quotes are arranged under such topics as acting, audience, budget, directing, locations, reviews, screenwriting and special effects. Indexing by filmmaker (or critic), film titles and narrow subjects provides a rich array of points of access for both film fans and scholars.