A Quote on Thursday

 

 

Stan Laurel

Quoted by Stan Laurel:

If any of you cry at my funeral, I’ll never speak to you again.

Oliver Hardy

Quoted by Oliver Hardy:

Well, if she was dumb enough to marry you, she’ll believe anything.

Buster Keaton

Quoted by Buster Keaton:

Silence is of the gods; only monkeys chatter.

Greta Garbo

Quoted by Greta Garbo:

Why haven’t I got a husband and children?” mused Greta Garbo to the Duchess of Windsor, “I never met a man I could marry.

Marisha Pessl

Quote by Marisha Pessl in Special Topics in Calamity Physics:

If all histories have a period known as The Golden Age, somewhere between The Beginning and The End, I suppose those Sundays during Fall Semester at Hannah’s were just that, or, to quote one of Dad’s treasured characters of cinema, the illustrious Norma Desmond as she recalled the lost era of silent film: “We didn’t need dialogue. We had faces.”

Leonard Maltin

Quoted by Leonard Maltin:

When it comes to the selections, I heard several observers claim that the Academy was embracing “nostalgia” by honoring The Artist and Hugo. Give me a break! Hugo represents cutting-edge storytelling by a world-class director—in 3-D, no less. The Artist dares to revisit a form of cinema that was abandoned in the late 1920s. The Academy members admired these films for making the past seem immediate and relevant. That has nothing to do with nostalgia; it has everything to do with great moviemaking, which is what the Academy Awards are all about.

A Quote on Thursday

Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve:

“I  like some of the early silent films because I love to watch how actors had to play then. What would interest me today is to do a silent film.”

Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen:

“When you are modeling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body.” 

Walter Murch

Walter Murch:

“When I’m actually assembling a scene, I assemble it as a silent movie. Even if it’s a dialog scene, I lip read what people are saying.”

Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius:
“I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format – how it works, the device of the silent movie.”

Leonard Maltin

Leonard Maltin:

“When it comes to the selections, I heard several observers claim that the Academy was embracing “nostalgia” by honoring The Artist and Hugo. Give me a break! Hugo represents cutting-edge storytelling by a world-class director—in 3-D, no less. The Artist dares to revisit a form of cinema that was abandoned in the late 1920s. The Academy members admired these films for making the past seem immediate and relevant. That has nothing to do with nostalgia; it has everything to do with great moviemaking, which is what the Academy Awards are all about.”

 

Posted by Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee