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.
If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them.
The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
I've always been an animal lover. I've grown up with dogs my whole life. I think that is what helped me get the role on 'Lassie', I was comfortable around the dog, where many of the kids were afraid or intimidated by Lassie.
Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
Every single art form is involved in film, in a way.
Everybody's a filmmaker today.
You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction', and it goes right in the bin.
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.
Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that's education.
This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic.
Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for 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.
We are the movies and the movies are us.
When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.