„Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film.“

Frank Capra



„Filme können einem soviel bedeuten wie die Gesellschaft eines bestimmten Menschen. Und wenn Filme so sehr Teil des Lebens werden, dass man ohne sie nicht mehr  leben kann, dann ist das doch schön. So etwas wollte ich anderen Menschen gern geben.”

Martin Scorsese



“Ich wusste sehr früh, dass ich beim Film arbeiten will. Aber ich wusste auch, dass ich mein Leben beschützen muss, damit es mir nicht entrissen wird.”

Jodie Foster


“The cinema began with a passionate, physical relationship between celluloid and the artists and craftsmen and technicians who handled it, manipulated it, and came to know it the way a lover comes to know every inch of the body of the beloved. No matter where the cinema goes, we cannot afford to lose sight of its beginnings.”

Martin Scorsese



“First of all, I am interested in the medium of film itself, and I am constantly standing outside and making people aware that they are always watching a film. At the same time I am evolving it. In Hi, Mom! for instance, there is a sequence where you are obviously watching a ridiculous documentary and you are told that and you are aware of it, but it still sucks you in. There is a kind of Brechtian alienation idea here: you are aware of what you are watching at the same time that you are emotionally involved with it.”

Brian de Palma


“I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of as ‘forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings.”

Stanley Kubrick


“Jeder Film hat seinen eigenen Stil. Ich gehe an den Film heran und bekomme das, was dabei herauskommt, statt eines konstanten Stils, den man in jedem Film wiederfindet.”

Clint Eastwood