Archive for the ‘film’ Category

Quote of the day, May 20

May 20, 2017

Barry Levinson, on Avalon

“When I began to think about the head of the family, the storyteller, the rise of television which became the new storyteller, the break-up of the American family as an idea and then Avalon came.”

Quote of the day, March 1

March 1, 2017

George W. Bush, on the news media (2017)

“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need the media to hold people like me to account. I mean, power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 22

January 22, 2017

Umberto Eco, on visual communication

“A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection—not an invitation for hypnosis.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 27

November 27, 2016

Ralph Richardson, on acting

“Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 5

November 5, 2016

Walt Disney, on being curious

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 20

September 20, 2016

Steven Spielberg, on the movies

“Every time I go to a movie, it’s magic, no matter what the movie’s about.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 25

February 25, 2016

Alfred Hitchcock, on television (1965)

“Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn’t change people’s habits. It just kept them inside the house.”


Quote of the day, Jan. 14

January 14, 2016

Alfred Hitchcock, on style

“Self-plagiarism is style.”

Quote of the Day, Jan. 3

January 3, 2016

From Chocolat

“(Easter service, improvised) I’m not sure what the theme of my homily today ought to be. Do I want to speak of the miracle of Our Lord’s divine transformation? Not really, no. I don’t want to talk about His divinity. I’d rather talk about His humanity. I mean, you know, how He lived His life, here on Earth. His kindness, His tolerance… Listen, here’s what I think. I think that we can’t go around measuring our goodness by what we don’t do. By what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think… we’ve got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 20

October 20, 2015

Steven Spielberg, on history

“My first reaction, every time I delve into an episode of history that I don’t know very much about, is anger that my teachers never taught me about it.”