Movie making is the process of turning money

Before inflation, they used to say of Hollywood, "There’s nothing as scared as a million dollars."  After all, [M]ovie-making is the process of turning money into light.  All they have at the end of the day is images flickering on a wall.  ~John Boorman, Money into Light, 1985OBM

Why do critics make such an outcry

Why do critics make such an outcry against tragicomedies? is not life one?  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

Compared to a novel film is like

Compared to a novel, a film is like an economy pizza where there are no olives, no ham, no anchovies, no mushrooms, and all you’ve got is the dough.  ~Louis de Bernières

You know when i first went into

You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather.  Later he played my father and finally he played my husband.  If he had lived I’m sure I would have played his mother.  That’s the way it is in Hollywood.  The men get younger and the women get older.  ~Lillian GishQS

A good film is when the price

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.  ~Alfred Hitchcock