We have collected the best Screen Quotes by famous authors including Mel Gibson, Allison Scagliotti, Hans Zimmer, B. D. Wong, Aishwarya Rajesh and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
Theatrical is fantastic. I don’t think anything will ever replace the big dark room, the screen and the popcorn. You can kind of do it in your home if you have a nice screen, but it’s not the same thing.
I know, as an overachiever straight-A student in school, I always responded to smart, strong, women represented on screen.
You have to realize I like doing big movies that appear on a big screen. So the visuals and the audio have to be of a certain quality before I start to get excited about the thing.
Having done ‘M. Butterfly,’ I’m conscious of the choices women make with their clothes and makeup on screen.
B. D. Wong
There is a fine line between being glamorous and vulgar. I am open to glam roles as long as they don’t look vulgar on screen.
That’s the problem: when you make movies, I find that I never have time to go to the movies and enjoy movies like I used to because I’m so movied out, right? I’m so filmed out that the last thing that I wanna do is, with the little spare time that I have, is stick in a dark room and watch more stuff on the screen.
It is really awkward to see myself on screen.
People are so busy positioning themselves before the screen and talking on the damn cellphones, communicating, that we’re not reading, and in fact we’re not really communicating, either. We’re not talking to each other. There’s just all these screens and wires and technology in between.
I don’t even like DVDs. Honest to God, in my lifetime, I might have rented a dozen DVDs, literally gone into a video store and rented a dozen DVDs in my lifetime, because I don’t like to see movies that way. I like to see them on the big screen.
Working on a green screen set, yeah, it’s almost like reading from a novel, taking those black words and creating a world around you.
As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask people to pay to see what I do on the screen, I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.
Telling your story out loud is the way human beings communicate. We don’t normally think up words, translate how to spell them and then move our fingers up and down over this randomly arranged set of keys to make the same letters appear on a screen.
Kevin J. Anderson
I once had someone say to me in an interview, ‘You are more ugly on the screen than in real life.’
In the end, I’m an actor. I’m paid for what I bring to the screen.
The great difference between screen acting and theatre acting is that screen acting is about reacting – 75% of the time, great screen actors are great reactors.
I was thrilled, because I like the big screen and I could then move on to the next thing. It was the biggest break for me. In a way, though, I wish it had been a TV series because then you are working for five years.
I feel whatever an actor does on screen is something the actor ‘does,’ and what the director can do is to tell, talk or instruct. So, all the credit for an actor’s performance goes to the actor alone.
There is no such thing as playing someone else’s character. Every actor takes a character and makes it his/her own while enacting it on screen.
The truth is that I know very few novelists who have been satisfied with the adaptation of their books for the screen.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Internet is going to have a bigger impact on content creators than the television ever had. The reason why that’s the case is that suddenly you’re able to tell stories 24/7 in the home, out of the home, in every room of the home. A television screen can be in your pocket through a smartphone.
Everyone, when you’re a teenager and you’re growing up, you do feel like your life is dramatic enough to be on a TV screen, but we know that it’s not.
I think the long-term effect of video on cinema is good in that what we are now getting up there on the screen is of superior quality. Videos are just so much more sensitive to the world.
Loopt isn’t a service that keeps you locked in, staring at your screen.
Funnily enough, when I originally went in for my screen test, that set was already built.
One very clear memory I have of college is that I never learned anything in the big lectures. I have a feeling I’d have done even worse if they’d been on a laptop screen.
When I auditioned for ’21 Jump Street,’ it was a last minute thing. I had one of the worst flus that I’ve ever experienced in my life, and I was forced to go to the audition, the screen test.
Like many people, I only knew of Ford Madox Ford through a book called ‘The Good Soldier,’ which is everybody’s favorite Ford Madox Ford if they have one, but I came to read ‘Parade’s End’ when it was suggested via Damien Timmer of Mammoth Screen.
I gave up on the big screen. The Witching Hour was at Warner Bros. for 10 years and it just didn’t work out.
People love to see themselves on screen in a way that makes sense and seems on point.
You could put all of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s angry sermons on to one loop. You could put that loop up on the big screen at Radio City Music Hall and let it play there 24 hours a day, seven days a week and Barack Obama will still emerge as the next president of the United States.
Gary David Goldberg
The only way to see a movie is in a big theater, on a big screen, with a big bag of popcorn.
I seriously object to seeing on the screen what belongs in the bedroom.
The Real is ever-present, like the screen on which the cinematographic pictures move. While the picture appears on it, the screen remains invisible. Stop the picture, and the screen will become clear. All thoughts and events are merely pictures moving on the screen of Pure Consciousness, which alone is real.
In art, scandal is a false narrative, a smoke screen that camouflages rather than reveals. When we don’t know what we’re seeing, we overreact.
I started in theatre when I was a teenager, and I sort of fell into screen acting by accident because I had friends who were at university studying how to be filmmakers, and they didn’t have to pay me to be in their student films.
If I get a note on my script or my films, what I say to a studio executive is that, ‘You know, this is the film of my legacy, and I never want to be sitting in a theater looking up on the screen and seeing something that I don’t believe in.’ I will never do that.
Sword fighting is just as fun as it looks on the screen.
I love jokes that come out of nowhere. The ones where people look at the screen and go, ‘What the Hell was that.’ As long as it somehow ties back into the story, somehow.
I think 2001 was the year Al Jazeera started to play an international role, in a way. Because in 2001, we were the only TV station located inside Kabul, and every image out of the war in Afghanistan, the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, came through Al Jazeera screen.
When I heard about the Microsoft Kinect, though, I felt an urgency rising in me. A game you played without touching any machinery? A chance to wave your hands around, Minority-Report style, and move things around on a screen? This sounded like almost too much fun, with gadget-y pizzazz that sounded astonishing.
I learnt a lot about how to negotiate the camera: everyone had told me an actor doesn’t really need to do anything on screen, but I realised that wasn’t true. If you do nothing, it’s boring.
My dad is an art director for BBC TV shows, and my mum does screen printing workshops. Both of my parents played instruments, too, and my mum used to have crazy house parties when me and my brother were young – dub and garage would be banging through my house.
A pen is different from the pad, the key, moving your fingers across a screen. I like both. I like to work on sketchbooks, big old white sketch paper. I like how that feels, and I like to put different media on it. Then there’s the phone, smartphone, iPad: It’s the new page, and it’s not the same page anymore.
Juan Felipe Herrera
I’m an actor, but I’m also a feminist, and a lot of times in movies there are things that I cannot imagine happening that are on the screen and totally accepted. And I just go, ‘Whaaat?’
I’ve found acting on stage much more challenging than on screen.
Something about being projected on a 70 foot screen makes you more attractive and appealing to the opposite sex, which is pretty scary.
A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I’m a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.
I draft on the computer. I have a really giant screen that attaches to my laptop, and then I have a humongous digital drawing tablet called a Cintiq. It sits at all different angles, and it’s so big that it would take two people to move it.
The people I worked with were bigger than life. Once you put them on the screen, they were huge.
I’m involved in Northern Ireland Screen and have been for a long time, so I keep my eyes open and ears to the ground.
The first time I was flown to L.A. for a screen test was an incredibly nerve-racking experience.
The happiest moments of my childhood were spent on my grandmother’s front porch in Durham, N.C., or at her sister’s farmhouse in Orange County, where chickens paraded outside the kitchen’s screen door and hams were cured in the smokehouse.
Andre Leon Talley
Watching yourself on screen is always a little weird, but I didn’t cringe when I saw myself on ‘The Hour.’ It actually exceeded my expectations; every shot looks like a vintage postcard and even my most brutally honest friends have said they think it’s good.
I love movies, of course. ‘Terminator 3’ and ‘Bad Boys II’ – lots of action. Sports movies, action movies, comedies – I’ll go to those, but not ‘las de amor.’ Not romance. It’s not that I don’t like love, but on the screen it bores me.
I think artists who are attracted to working on the Net will adjust their work to the capabilities of a very small screen.
The iPad’s all about proprietary apps that are supposed to be amazing on the bigger screen.
We all are scared of bad things… So when you are watching a film, you see your fears on the screen.
I think the first British actor who really worked well in cinema was Albert Finney. He was a back-street Marlon Brando. He brought a great wittiness and power to the screen. The best actor we’ve had.
I have nothing against younger women and older men on screen. What is sad is that so many women over 40 who have so much to give aren’t being considered to play opposite men their own age or younger.
Any excuse to get away from the computer screen is welcome.
I know what the important things are in life. I know that just because I pretend to be someone else for two hours on the silver screen doesn’t make me a better person than the next man. So, I mind all those things. Simple things.
There is no way you can get people to believe you on screen if they know who you really are through television.
Since it was too difficult to get into the Screen Actor’s Guild in New York, I moved to Miami in 1982 and started a successful career as a television commercial actress, obtaining my SAG card there.
It would be a sorry world in which corporations engaged in fraud could pull the screen of the First Amendment over any investigation of their scheme.
Oftentimes, when we think of 3D, we think of things coming out of the screen, but actually, you’ve got this zero, this negative space, what they call the negative space, which is the scene, what’s being filmed in the positive space of the audience. As you can have things come out, you can have all of this depth.
You write because you have an idea in your mind that feels so genuine, so important, so true. And yet, by the time this idea passes through the different filters of your mind, and into your hand, and onto the page or computer screen – it becomes distorted, and it’s been diminished.
I always hope that people feel less alone when they see a movie that I make. That some part of the story played out on the big screen will resonate for individuals in the audience in a way that gives them comfort.
I think most people, no matter their status now, have big screen TVs, because they’re the standard TVs now. And so why would you go to the cinema?
It has been said that on screen I personified the American woman.
The forced influence of advertising has given us completely useless TV. You don’t want that on the Net. But most on-line information providers need to attract advertising – which slows download times and clutters the screen with windows.
I hate watching myself on screen. I can’t stand it.
I have a whole other side that has yet to be seen on screen.
Perhaps British TV companies don’t want women my age on screen. I don’t know.
I don’t like seeing myself on screen. Whenever I see or hear myself, I think, ‘What is that eejet doing now?’ I’m in the wrong business. I don’t like the limelight.
I don’t believe in acting. I think that people in life act, but when you are on the stage or, in my case, also on screen, you have to be true.
In my childhood, I used to go to theatres to watch independent singers’ outing on screen. I used to be excited about how different they sound in a video and at a theatre.
I have kissed in almost all the films except in ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.’ I’m not sure if my kissing on screen has anything to do with the success of a film, but producers make sure to put a kissing scene or two. They feel my kissing scenes are my lucky streak.
When I sent those scripts, that was the lowest point of my life. We’d just had our second son, and when I went to collect them from hospital, I went to the bank to try and get some money to buy some diapers, the screen showed I’ve got $26 left.
The experience of an actual film from idea to screen will teach me more than most books and lectures.
The reason we wouldn’t make a seven-inch tablet isn’t because we don’t want to hit a price point, it’s because we don’t think you can make a great tablet with a seven-inch screen.
The reason I use ed is that I don’t want to lose what’s on the screen.
I do not feel any artist can produce great art without putting great personality into it. It is always a piece of you that goes on the screen or the canvass.
The cinema has done more for my spiritual life than the church. My ideas of fame, success and beauty all originate from the big screen. Whereas Christian religion is retreating everywhere and losing more and more influence; film has filled the vacuum and supports us with myths and action-controlling images.
I think the screen size chosen for the iPad is perfect for publishers to render content beautifully, for games to be played.
What we’re doing with Band of Brothers is trying to put it into human terms, so it is not just a flickering, black and white myth on a screen, it is a resonant story. I want the audience to recognize themselves in these men. They’re not just mythic heroes.
Jane Austen was writing about boring people with desperately limited lives. We forget this because we’ve seen too many of her books on screen.
I was so besotted with ‘8½’ that, when it was on TV, I used to take pictures with my 35-mm. camera of the frames of the film. That was the first time I’d ever really seen Italians on screen.
A century ago, scientists believed there was only one obvious stomping ground for alien biology in our solar system: Mars. Because it was reminiscent of Earth, Mars was assumed to be chock-a-block with animate beings, and its putative inhabitants got a lot of column inches and screen time.
Audiences have taken a liking for supernatural and fantasy shows. The genre is doing well on the small screen, and I wanted to get into that mould. I have never played a naagin, and such roles have always intrigued me.
Other effects in the show included models of the ships which were extremely expensive to make. We used to do our shots in front of a blue screen and they’d put the effects on after.
I’m pretty much fully digital. I’ve basically spent a few painstaking days putting sounds into my laptop, just banking them, because I love playing, and I love visually seeing it on my screen and being able to change the sounds more, with different plug-ins. I’ve created my own synth sounds.
Technology is a major tool in exploring and challenging your creativity, but it can also overtake your creativity… My mind goes very fast, and I can see all kinds of images that would be spectacular on the screen. But they would cost so much money, and would they really make the story that much better?
Jan de Bont
The thing is, you never know with any movie how it’s going to turn out. It’s always a mystery – you’ll do pages and pages of scenes that will never make it onto the screen.
I don’t see a difference between the big screen and the small one. We are entertainers, and the medium doesn’t matter.
In the past, I had a knee-jerk approach to work, and it showed on screen. I was doing movies for the wrong reasons – trying to juggle dates, do too many guest appearances, take up projects under pressure or for emotional reasons.
Our take was that if we are going to support our customers, we have to help them with video distribution, whether that is iPad, TV, small screen or large screen.
I even found it difficult to watch myself playing on TV because I couldn’t identify with the person on the screen. I couldn’t get to grips with it. It was as if it was all happening to someone else.
I know for me like I have a reputation of being kind of tough, I have a reputation of also being the girl next door, kind of sweet but I have standards and my thing is, it’s me on that screen and I don’t have control over everything in this and I’m grateful and thankful.
Plan B is really a little garage band of three people, and our mandate has been to help get difficult material, that might not otherwise get made, to the screen and to work with directors we respect.
They warned me, ‘you’re going to be doing the screen test with Daniel Radcliffe a week after the audition.’ And then in the hair and make up department, he walked up behind and scared me. But you get used to him quickly because he tries to make you feel very welcome and at home.
The representation of gay characters on screen is important for us all to think about because there are sadly too few representations of gay characters on screen in mainstream cinema. If Marvel starts making movies about gay superheroes, then we’ll be in a really great place. We’re not at that place.
If your director knows what he wants on screen, it makes things easier.
There’s no set rule, but when you look at the script, you start thinking about this person and how to create this human being on screen. You dig deeper into a script.
The thing that struck me most after first viewing ‘The Sessions’ was the charm of Mark O’Brien and the intimacy that the director, Ben Lewin, manages to capture perfectly on screen. I did not feel forced or cajoled in any way into believing the story.
I’m the star of stage, screen, and television now, but I’m also available for children’s parties and bar mitzvahs.
As a filmmaker, you have to understand the essence of the book and tell the story you want to see on the screen, and hopefully please yourself – because you can’t possibly please everyone.
I hated seeing myself on screen. I was full of complexes. I hated my face for a very, very long time.
You want people to identify with the person on the screen or in the theater, but you don’t want them to identify with you as a person.
Kids have so much screen time, and it’s a concern. I know how overloaded I can feel sometimes.
I’m sure that people must say about me, on the screen, ‘Good gracious, is Jeanette MacDonald going to take off her clothes – again?
If you listen through the screen of your desires, then you obviously listen to your own voice; you are listening to your own desires.
The dullest thing in the world is waiting for your scene. But the most exciting thing is seeing yourself on the screen and then getting compliments.
At the end of the day, TV is my first love. I started off my career from the small screen.
Malaika Arora Khan
A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that millions will see his performance at one time, where only hundreds will see it on the stage.
The Screen Actors Guild numbers are frightening: Something like 90 percent of the roles are for men, 5 percent are for livestock and 5 percent are for women.
My wish is to bring my heroes to the big screen, and many of them have already appeared in my films.
You are faced with the choice: either my integrity remains intact and this is the work that ends up on the screen, or I have to leave, and I have to be known to have left.
On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you’ll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity.
Grain isn’t structured like a screen door that you’re looking through, but pixels are. Film-based grain is just all over the place, one frame totally different from the next. So your edges are coolly sharp and have a different feeling, an organic feeling rather than this mechanic feeling you get with digital.
If the only way you could read an email was to run a mile first, the urge would quickly die. Human beings constantly do subconscious effort/reward calculations. Tapping a screen is the easiest of physical tasks.
It was a few days later I came out to Hollywood for a screen test, and so did a lot of other people. So, I really didn’t think I would get it. I was definitely the one that was least likely to get it, because everyone else was an already established star.
I would love to work with Marion Cotillard… and my sister! I’ve never worked with Dakota before in a movie. It’d be so cool to be on screen interacting with each other one day. It will happen, I’m just not sure when.
A close-up on screen can say all a song can.
There I am, chain-smoking and watching YouTube videos in my bedroom at 6 A.M. when a spoken-word video comes on the screen. I knew I had to do it: that it was another part of me that needed to be explored.
It was great working with Salman. He doesn’t come across as the ‘bad boy of Bollywood.’ He is a very generous actor. There are actors, who don’t let you have your space on screen and try to steal it. But Salman is not like that.
I’ve always loved reprehensible people because they’re so much more interesting to play on screen.
I think that texting and driving is a 100 percent no-go. I think it should be banned everywhere because you cannot be focused on looking ahead, in the mirrors, being aware of what’s around you, and to type on a small keyboard and a small screen.
I wouldn’t mind doing my own film on the big screen. That’d be cool.
Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected. Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation? When everyone wasn’t looking down at a device in their hands? We’ve become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us.
What a person feels within themselves and about themselves radiates from them. Trust me, I have worked with people – both men and women – who are not what most would consider conventionally attractive, but who exude such a magnetism about them that people are compelled to watch them on stage or screen.
I open myself up every time I walk on screen and give you everything that I am. There are parts of me that are in every movie that I’ve done. That to me is what my job is.
There are people doing yoga in New York, dancing around; that’s the power of India. You go to a nightclub somewhere in Spain and there’s Amitabh Bachchan on the screen there, dancing around. That’s the power of India. That’s the power of Indian people.
My dream was to become a very small blonde movie star like Ida Lupino and those other women I saw up there on the screen during the Depression.
I feel like kids are getting more and more used to communicating through a glass screen than they are face-to-face, and that worries me a little.
I’ve composed a fair amount in my life, and some of them have made it on to the screen, some compositions that I’ve done, a few. And I like doing that. I had never really considered doing a full-length thing. I’ve worked with other people creating full-length pieces.
I have to grit my teeth sometimes, knowing I am going to be written about. But I think it is my life, and I don’t want to get people interested in debating it. But I do feel that if you are going to put yourself about as a public person on a television screen, there’s a curiosity.
The experienced writer says to the anguished novice: ‘Just do it; get something, anything, on to the screen or page, just establish a flow of words, and criticise them later.’ You give this advice but can’t always take it.
It’s very important for feminism for us to tell our daughters that they should be strong. But to tell our sons that they can be vulnerable, to have these characters on screen that are not perfectly masculine cowboys that never fail, for our boys to change their psyche as well, that’s equally important for feminism.
I want Facebook to pick the best 20 items to show me every single time I refresh that screen.
I don’t want to smoke on screen, as I will be sending a wrong message to my fans, and I appeal to my costars too, to avoid smoking scenes if possible.
When writing screenplays, it’s a matter of remembering to leave off the page anything and everything that doesn’t appear on the screen.
I always felt like something of an outsider. But I identified with people up on the screen. That made me feel like I wanted to be up on the screen too. I felt like eventually I would get there.
Ultimately, you have to meet a realistic setting on screen with some imagination as a viewer, as that is what creates a story.
I can’t act, and so I have to live that particular character in my real life and then exhibit it on screen.
We tend to pay attention to that which is the most current on our radar screen.
I don’t know if likeable, pleasant characters have enough conflict for me to want to do them. I admire those people, but I’ve never been that kind of screen presence who can do nothing. I need to do something.
I never think about what people will think when they watch me on screen.
Sushant Singh Rajput
When the simple word processors came in, writing became crisper, less dense – just because of the way we could instantly edit on the screen. Now the ability to mash up words and pictures and links and songs and tweets is what matters. I can’t imagine what writing will be like in 2154.
I struggle to watch myself in any scene, to be honest. What’s done is done. I wish I was able to watch myself, as it would really help me develop as an actor. But I’m not brave enough. It’s a difficult thing to do – looking at yourself as this utterly different person on a screen.
Acting must be scaled down for the screen. A drawing room is a lot smaller than a theatre auditorium.
Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
It was like in Samoa when they’d put up a movie screen on the beach and show movies and the locals would run behind the sheet to see where the people went. It was pretty grim.
I am a big fan of Jim Jarmusch, and I do love big screen documentaries.
You show people playing poker or hacking into a computer; it feels so significant in the script, and then when you see it on the screen, it loses something. But there’s something about cooking – food being prepared is incredibly captivating. It became just a fun box of tools to use as a director.
I find that screen kissing wears very thin very quickly.
I remember being infuriated from the top of my head to the tip of my toes the first time a screen was put around Bob Carter and me on a train leaving Washington in the 1940s.
Constance Baker Motley
You’d see those movie stars on the screen, and say, ‘I want to be that guy.’
Until ‘Moonlight,’ I had never seen one black man cook for another on screen. But I wanted the characters to be free of ‘groundbreaking’ or ‘never before.’ We were ascribed those things. They weren’t the point.
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
When I was old enough to go to movies alone, I got to see ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Dracula’ on the big screen. I just fell in love with them.
George A. Romero
The job of the screenplay is to identify and extract the essence of the story from the novel and reconfigure it for the screen, maintaining its essence in a different vehicle.
I always knew I’d be an actor. I always knew I’d at least be on a big screen somewhere.
I wouldn’t want you to see me all the time on the screen, because I get bored of it myself!
Kristin Scott Thomas
Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart.
The tricky thing becomes: Do you know yourself well enough to then portray that on screen? And for me, I find that really hard. I’d rather hide behind accents and funny walks.
In the beginning, I thought mobile search was not much different from Web search. It’s just a smaller screen, a slower speed; it’s all the bad things. When I thought about mobile Internet, it’s all the disadvantages.
In the East there is a gap between the top of a wall and underside of a roof; it acts as a screen, and the Chinese were able to use it as they wished.
Television and movies have short-circuited reality. I don’t think a lot of people are entirely clear on what is real and what is on the screen.
The thing is, I have a zillion apps, and I’m always looking for the perfect arrangement for them, so scrambling my home screen is part of that eternal quest.
He’s so interesting because you think you know Dennis Hopper, but you don’t really know Dennis Hopper. I don’t really know Dennis Hopper, I just know him from the silver screen.
I’ve been lucky enough to kiss three James Bonds on screen: Pierce Brosnan, George Lazenby and Daniel Craig.
It is awkward to see a director on the screen.
Some researchers sensibly suggest that rather than worrying too much about which programs our children are watching, we should concentrate on trying to reduce the total amount of time they spend in front of the screen.
I was mad at Screen Gems, but I’m not mad at them anymore.
I’m worried that the audience is being conditioned. That’s my real fear. Because if they don’t want to see wrinkles on the screen, if they actually fear looking at them, then it’s only going to get worse. Those of us who don’t want to shoot up and cut and sew, we’re just not going be cast.
Internet journalism is not a world we know very well at all. It’s conducted more on the screen and less in bars, which makes it rather less useful for getting stories about people throwing up over one another, which is what one’s after.
I don’t want to be embarrassed when I go to see something on the screen. I don’t want to listen to foul language, watch a lot of violence or see something immoral. I prefer stories with sensitivity and family values; films that strive to lift you up to a higher place in life.
You talk about Steve Jobs when he came out with the iPhone, and everyone thought it was amazing: you touch it and move the screen.
The Internet community started forming right when ‘Buffy’ started airing, and the notion of a show creator being anything other than a name people recognize on the screen was completely new.
‘School Daze’ was one of the highlights of my life because it was the first chance I had to act on screen. I would have been happy if that had been it, because I proved that I could do it.
I am tired of kissing on screen. I have to do it because it is synonymous with me. Also, the producers and directors want to add that element. I don’t give it too much importance.
When we draw on the tablet, the drawing shows up on the computer screen. If we have chosen to tell the computer that the stylist is to behave like a piece of chalk, or a pen, or a wet brush, it will.
There’s something that people misunderstand about screen quotas. It’s not about rejecting or hating other countries’ films, but about protecting our domestic film industry.
When characters change on screen, it makes you feel better about yourself. You think, ‘Oh I change too, I’m constantly becoming a better person.’
To see me as a person on screen would be one of the dullest experiences you could ever wish to experience.
It’s a music video but she was real specific on the character that Mary J. Blige was playing, and that I was playing in this video and I told her whenever you get to jump to the big screen I’d love to come with you and she honored that.
It’s not a natural translation, transition, to take something from stage to screen. Onstage your action is communicated through the spoken word primarily, and on screen it’s communicated through pictures. So it’s always been kind of unnatural to take something that lives on the stage and turn it into moving pictures.
And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen, to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.
There are 100,000 actors in the Screen Actors Guild. Only 2,000 of them make more than $75,000 a year.
I don’t go by the screen time. Even if I have one or two scenes, it is essential that people remember me.
I have this peculiar ability to be able to anticipate mouth movements on screen and fill them with words or sound.
We used to listen to Lionel Barrymore do ‘A Christmas Carol’ on the radio long ago, and I like Reginald Owen, who played Scrooge in the first treatment for the screen. But my favorite Scrooge was Alastair Sim. He was enchanting, an absolutely beautiful performance.
My first film, ‘Like Minds,’ was with Toni Colette, who was extraordinary. I mean it was basically a mini-masterclass for acting on film at a time when all you could probably see were my eyebrows bouncing up and down on screen.
I just remember Bruce Lee blowing my mind on the screen, and I thought to myself, ‘That’s what I want to do for a living when I’m older.’ Bruce Lee was so magnetic and charismatic and held the screen so well.
Talent grips us. We are overtaken by the beauty of Michelangelo’s sculpture, riveted by Mariah Carey’s angelic voice, doubled over in laughter by the comedy of Robin Williams, and captivated by the on screen performances of Denzel Washington.
John C. Maxwell
My plan is to shock people with what I can do, because I’ve got a few sides to me that I’ve never used on screen.
I also know what looks good before the camera, how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen.
I’m still traumatized that I’m going to be on a big screen in a white bikini and naked so who knows!
It’s such an awkward, strange thing that was concocted, to have auditions. Back in the old days, you’d just have a screen test, and they’d say, ‘Oh, you seem natural in front of the camera,’ and you’d just go do 10 pictures for Paramount or whatever.
That’s the funniest thing about portraying certain things on screen, sitting next to your parents and they get to see this glimpse of me kissing another guy.
You really have to create everything in order to come away with a full human being on screen.
Screen is satisfying because it’s so technical and mysterious. It’s like playing roulette: you get a script, you think it’s either great or naff, but you have no idea how it will really turn out. On stage, you are your own editor – and you get brief moments of grace, where suddenly you feel free.
One of my favourite movies is Billy Wilder’s ‘The Apartment.’ It’s shot in super wide screen, and it’s beautiful.
The nature of the internet is that you don’t know who is behind the screen.
Although a lot of pain for a little screen time; Shaving legs, waxing eyebrows, high heels, trying to put on a bra, losing weight because women’s clothes are SO revealing – Ladies you have my respect.
Lou Diamond Phillips
I find the experience of keeping a journal much more creative on paper than on a computer. When I write, I’m physically immersed in the world and slow down, whereas on screen, I use my senses in a less engaged way – and I skim more.
I’ve found that the people who play villains are the nicest people in the world, and people who play heroes are jerks. It’s like people who play villains work out all their problems on screen, and then they’re just really wonderful people.
I know I’m old-fashioned, but there’s just something about the act of looking at books versus taking in information on a screen, which is so one-dimensional. There’s a sense of ownership that you have with books, a physical connection.
The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.
I remember seeing some little wrinkles in my early 30s and thinking they were interesting. But you know the horror of it is that the screen image has to be perfect.
Your stage presence is as good as your screen presence.
I love that you work out relationships with people as you’re filming just to get something real to play on screen.
Well, acting is cheap; I knew all these actors who weren’t in the Screen Actors Guild yet, and it happened that they were all just about thirty years old.
I think I have broken the mould that actresses have to be extremely thin on screen. All those who are making my weight an issue just prove that people are jealous. These are people who have nothing to do in life except to stare at their computer screens and make comments on us.
What attracted me to acting, from the start, was playing different characters. I’m not a massive fan of just playing myself on screen.
Because of my age and because there’s more work on the small screen. What it’s missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor’s selfish point of view.
All the screen cowboys behaved like real gentlemen. They didn’t drink, they didn’t smoke. When they knocked the bad guy down, they always stood with their fists up, waiting for the heavy to get back on his feet. I decided I was going to drag the bad guy to his feet and keep hitting him.
A solid theatrical education can only improve a screen performance. It gives you a fuller capacity to read a script and understand a character, for one thing. It’s important to alternate between the two activities.
He was a psychotic. He was a borderline psychotic. He was a terrific, sensational actor, with a magical screen presence, you couldn’t keep your eyes off him, but he was paranoid. He was sure everybody was out to get him.
If you think about my filmography, I have never done a movie that a kid could go see, except for ‘Iron Giant,’ and I’m not even on the screen.
Our goal is to have YouTube on every screen – to take it from the PC to the living room and the mobile phone.
I was so grateful to have made ‘Into the Wild’ before I made ‘Speed Racer’ because on ‘Speed Racer’ I was indoors every single day, every single scene, on a green screen. Some of the time, just to pass the time, I would think back to climbing mountains in Alaska. That really helped me.
I love writing for the screen.
A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.
Daniel J. Boorstin
‘Mars et Avril’ is a science fiction film. It’s set in Montreal some 50 years in the future. No one had done that kind of movie in Quebec before because it’s expensive, it’s set in the future, and it’s got tons of visual effects, and it’s shot on green screen.
I am a close friend of Robert Loggia. And I just love how, with actors, there’s the screen persona. Here is Robert, known for his portrayal of many characters, including gangsters. But in real life, he is elegant and erudite. He sits in the garden reading the sonnets of William Shakespeare.
‘Lovejoy’ has a special place in my heart because it was through my efforts that the series first came to the screen.
I find web browsing, checking multiple email accounts, and Google mapping rather tiresome on an iPhone – the iPhone’s native interface, for all its supposed perfection, has all kinds of wrong baked in – and the screen is just far too small.
To work for months and months and months, you kind of spill blood and give your heart and soul to something, and then you just sort of let it out into the universe and hope that people like it. How you see it in your head is never how you see it on the screen, so it’s almost like an out of body experience.
Jaime Ray Newman
John Wayne represents more force, more power than anyone else on the screen.
We want to make movies for the big screen. We want people to go to the theater and feel like they’re watching a movie.
I’m not really a big X’s and O’s guy, but if you want to go there, I’m more of a space-the-floor type of coach: Five out, zero in, and that’s the way we play basketball, screen and roll here and there, pocket passes everywhere; it’s what it’s about.
To a poet, it’s quite ruinous to have a poem distorted, out of shape, or squeezed, shall we say, into this tiny screen. But I’m not sure big digital companies are sensitive to the needs of poets.
He seems to want confrontation not only with the legislature and with the other elected officials, but he wants constant confrontation in order to be center stage on the television screen.
With some actors, you can tell when they’re acting all by themselves, no matter who else is in the screen.
It’s never been important to be a huge star or to have some breakout role. If you’re the lead, you get a lot more screen time and you get a lot more chances to develop that character more thoroughly than you would if you do it in a little supporting part.
Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
Most of the sex I’ve seen on the screen looks like an expression of hostility towards sex.
That’s a very odd notion because it involves seeing money up there on the screen – if something cost $5 million to make, they want to see that $5 million up there.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping everyone loves what I do and loves what’s on screen.
J. R. Ramirez
If you weren’t on Chris Economaki’s radar screen, you probably weren’t on anybody’s.
To see yourself on the big screen, you’re big, you hate your voice, your vocabulary. You say the same words, you speak bad.
There are so many people who come to me to be an actor, but I select only those people who I feel can fit my script. If they do, I immediately say yes. I don’t do screen tests. I talk to them and see how their mind functions. I read their mind and cast them.
I’m supposed to be the director of a television company, but I’ve only ever seen that company as a vehicle for making the kind of programmes we wanted to make, getting our ideas on the screen.
I always got very excited about the Masters as a kid. I could hardly wait until the Wednesday when you’d get the BBC’s preview. And I’d then be glued to the screen until Sunday night.
When the Beatles came in, I really concentrated on making a lot of movies. Those beach films that we did were a lot fun. They hit with an audience that related to what we were trying to do on the screen. That kept me going all through that Beatle period.
I have a horror of the blank page. I simply cannot write on a blank page or screen. Because once I do, I start to fix it, and I never get past the first sentence.
Back when I was a professional model-maker at Industrial Light & Magic, my specialty was hard-edged construction – spaceships, miniature sets, and architectural stuff. These objects were sometimes just 12 inches across yet needed enough detail to fill a movie screen.
Los Angeles is a city of few hard targets. Its iconic buildings are private spaces, mostly residential, visible by invitation only or in the pages of a Taschen book. Its central industry is as mirage-like as the projection of light on a screen.
But I would like to think that it’s the actor that makes the difference in these cases. Not the director, not the guy that wrote the book, not the guy that adapted it for the screen, but the actor.
After working with Woody Allen, sharing screen space with De Niro was a dream come true.
The cinema is really built for the big screen and big sound, so that a person can go into another world and have an experience.
Clint Eastwood is an extraordinary director because he knows the value of a buck. He knows where it will show on the screen.
I’m very uncomfortable with my body, and I’m not interested in people seeing it on screen.
Weight is just not a hot button. In fact, during my life, it probably should have been on my radar screen a bit more. I look back at work photos and am shocked. Was I eating the people I was interviewing?! Good Lord, I was big.
I think the ‘Lethal Weapon’ movies contain my favorite performances. It sounds really crummy, I know, but although the work doesn’t look hard, it’s difficult to create ‘effortless’ on screen.
It’s a very difficult thing for people to accept, seeing women act out anger on the screen. We’re more accustomed to seeing men expressing rage and women crying.
Rebecca De Mornay
Tony and I had a good on and off screen relationship, we are two very different people, but we did share a sense of humor, we now live in different parts of the world but when we find ourselves in the same place it is more or less as if there had been no years in between.
I want to go behind the scenes as well as on screen. I think you have to make your own destiny in this world.
Google’s screen for privacy settings does give you more options for what you share than Apple’s does. But it’s not a complete list, and people aren’t aware of whether or not that information will go to a third party.
Any time you read a book and get attached to the characters, to me it’s always a shock when it goes from page to screen and it’s not exactly what was in my head or what I was imagining it should be.
Commercials are not the only exposure that obesity gets on TV. It is by no means a rarity on the wonderful Judge Judy’s show when both plaintiff and accused all but literally fill the screen.
Screenwriting is always about what people say or do, whereas good writing is about a thought process or an abstract image or an internal monologue, none of which works on screen.
I always thought the real violence in Hollywood isn’t what’s on the screen. It’s what you have to do to raise the money.
There comes a point in your moviegoing life where you look at the screen and then you look at the world and you ask, ‘What is going on?’ You want the movies to show you the chaos and mess and risk and failure that are normal for a lot of us. Generally, the movies hide all of that.
You can’t fix a bad script after you start shooting. The problems on the page only get bigger as they move to the big screen.
You can see some very great theatre actors who don’t work at all well on screen. They’re trying too hard at it.
When you go in to do a screen test, you negotiate your contract and sign all your paperwork before you even get on a plane.
I’m very serious about becoming a dramatic actor. I don’t want to play cameo parts walking on as Carl Lewis the athlete. I want to go on stage or screen and be taken seriously.
I’ve actually published two compilations, if only barely. Hire a private detective and possibly you’ll be able to locate them. One was called ‘Violent Screen,’ and the other ‘Now Playing at the Valencia.’ Bantam and Simon and Schuster.
As far as ‘Birdsong’ is concerned, I think the television program made a very honorable attempt at it, but the truth of the matter is that adaptations of long, ambitious books very seldom transfer well to the screen, and why would they?
I have never used makeup in my life. I’m not fond of it at all. I love myself the way I am, and I try my best not to use it – the only things I use are sun screen and eyeliner.
I can’t live without my 15-inch MacBook Pro. I drag it everywhere I go. I love having a big screen with me at all times, especially in transit.
When you’re filming, it’s very different from what you see on screen.
I am Indian, and my home is Kampala. My world is already diverse. But films are financed by those who want to see themselves on screen, and it is a white male world. Still, it does feel like America is waking up. Let’s hope it’s the start of an avalanche.
Some of the screen’s best moments were realized because a director went against all reason, all logic. No matter how incredible a story seems, it can be made credible. If you feel an insane idea strongly enough, you’ve usually got something.
I go through a whole process with the actors first, building and creating characters, then I encourage them to sort of live in that character when they’re in the screen.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
There were some television sets back in the ’50s, but they were expensive. People would gather at the rich guy’s apartment down the hall to watch Milton Berle on his 10-inch black-and-white screen.
It’s very tricky to throw a morally flexible character onto the screen and have an audience empathize. It’s always an exercise in restraint.
I’m very proud to be representing Latinas and women of color, young mothers and full-figured women. I just love that we’re seeing different types of people on screen.
I never had a problem with my face on screen. I thought it is what it is, and I was turned off by actors and actresses that tried to keep themselves young.
Just because someone can sit behind a computer screen and have a different name and hide themselves, they feel like they can do anything to anyone.
I’m not the type of person who goes through all this effort for a movie, and then doesn’t care if anybody sees it. I want them to see it, and I want them to see it on the big screen.
Americans who have travelled and who have English friends know we are not necessarily all baddies, but I think that seeing us being so incessantly nasty on screen has a drip, drip, drip effect on the rest of them.
I don’t have control over what’s on screen, and that’s terrifying.
Some things we forget. But many things we remember on the mental screen, which is the biggest screen of all.
If you don’t have a certain amount of stage fright, then it’s not going to be that interesting. It’s not going to have the inner vibration. I think screen work needs inner vibration.
Film is not literature – the image on screen is the information you get.
Oh, Raima and I gel very well on screen. Our natural sibling camaraderie is evident once the cameras started rolling.
Steve Martin is one of the most intelligent, well-read human beings that I’ve ever come across. He is equally as funny off screen as he is on. But he also has a very intellectual side, and he’s a really nice human being. We actually become good friends.
I feel like I’ve grown up on screen quite a lot.
I don’t think most books can be justifiably translated on screen. The film versions can’t convey the right emotion, fuel your imagination or allow you to visualise every line the way books do.
I’ve done some films that, on paper, were really interesting and special. And for some reason, when they got on screen, it just didn’t work. Well, I didn’t get to watch the film before I decided to do it.
There are always challenges to green screen.
I wouldn’t like to see a chick of mine taking her clothes off and kissing a fellow on screen. And my girls must get very hurt when they see me doing it.
It’s always tense when you move a character from a book to the screen. Always tense.
I’d rather live my life off screen and give only a certain amount of energy to the work.
And it was out in the theaters in two weeks. This is not, ‘We’re going to develop twenty-five and maybe one’s going to get made,’ so the first three things I wrote got up on the screen and, good, bad or indifferent, I got to see them on their feet.
As far as aging on screen is concerned, I am sure the TV audience don’t go by stereotypes – they have evolved and become smarter over the years.
You want to make entertainment sometimes, and sometimes you want to make art, because I think the way we understand ourselves as human beings is through art, and the way we process emotions – I know I do – is through recognizing experiences on screen or in novels or in paintings.
I feel ghostly unreal until I become somebody else again on the screen.
Let’s face it. I’m not a personality or the handsome actor type. When you have those God-given assets, you don’t have to worry if your acting leaves something to be desired. You can just play yourself on the screen and the public comes flocking to your pictures.
I love emotion. I love being in love. And showing that on screen. I think it’s wonderful.
I knew what it was to be uncomfortable in a movie theater watching unfolding on the screen images of myself – not me, but black people – that were uncomfortable.
A lot of very, very big stars were going down and not being seen or heard from again. Kirk took a huge chance in putting a blacklisted writer’s name on the screen and somehow or other, he survived it, like he survives everything.
I was the last one to screen test for The Hardy Boys. I’d like to play that’s not as clean-cut as Frank Hardy. I play him as straight as possible.
At the end of the day, it is just a movie, and we should remember that we’re doing it for the audience, and we should have fun doing it. If we have fun doing it, it will come across on the screen.
A woman came up to me after one of the screenings with tears pouring down her face and sobbed, You’ve defined my entire life for me on the screen.
The smart phone isn’t a perfect device, as we all know. It forces the world into a tiny screen. It runs out of battery, bandwidth, and power. It distracts us from the world around us.
The simple fact is that what you see on the screen is pretty much real.
The App Store has democratized the creation of content. As a 12-year-old kid, I was able to put my application on the store. No one knows who’s behind the screen so you can’t tell I’m a 12-year-old.
I worked with Stanley Kubrick for almost a year back in 1990, trying to develop the screen story for his project ‘Artificial Intelligence,’ which is about a robot boy who wishes to become a real boy, a future scientific fairy tale inspired in the myth of Pinocchio.
Everyone talks about the elusive thing with chemistry. If you have a romance on screen or anything, the first thing you have to do is become friends with the person. It’s not necessarily about falling in love.
Srideviji is a powerhouse performer. She has been my favourite actor since my college days and to share screen space with her is a dream come true for me.
The whole world of publishing is moving to electronic, but when you put a poem on a screen and you increase the type size, the shape of a poem changes.
I think that basketball players should get the job done no matter how it looks on the screen.
I don’t enjoy the boo scare when you’re watching a movie and then suddenly there’s a big shark on the screen. The only thing they’re doing is catching you off guard.
It is extremely empowering when you are making fundamental and critical decisions on different levels of production, till the final showcase on the screen.
The thing about movies now is in a way what it always was: The screen is huge and now the sound systems are too. And you never get that with TV. Even with a home system, it’s never the same.
Chazz Palminteri is just the ultimate screen husband.
When I was 18, I joined the Screen Actors Guild, and after college I came to New York.
Being an actor: that’s a pretty big net. That’s a big playing field. The Screen Actors’ Guild is filled with many, many, many, many people and vastly different careers.
Is it more ethical to edit embryos or to screen a lot of embryos and throw them away? I don’t know the answer.
With a computer, you make your changes on the screen and then you print out a clean copy. With a typewriter, you can’t get a clean manuscript unless you start again from scratch. It’s an incredibly tedious process.
I give everything I have to give on the screen. I feel I don’t owe the public anything else.
I hope ‘Chess’ will hit the big screen. It seems a natural to me. Good venues, tunes, and politics.
When I was 18 years old, I had never before seen Australian film on the big screen.
I don’t like to be me. I’m not so comfortable being me on screen because then I’d be a presenter. I’m not Jimmy Fallon.
I oftentimes find with movies that the heavier the onscreen situation is, the more levity there is off screen. It’s almost out of necessity.
As a kid, I’d watch MTV and think how great it would be to have my own music videos on those shows. Now I turn on MTV and, along the bottom of the screen, it often reads, ‘Coming next… Pixie Lott.’ That’s so strange that I can’t even begin to make sense of it.
My favorite on screen moments are when you are really there and you know you’re creating something. That’s so exciting… it’s why you come to work.
Limit or eliminate late-night computer and television viewing. A computer or TV screen may seem much dimmer than a light bulb, but these screens often fill your field of vision, mimicking the effects of a room filled with light.
About that time, stronger features became fashionable on the screen.
I like to do on screen what I’m not in life. In life, I’m much more weak and insecure, and so then you know I like to play characters that are stronger than me.
Growing up in Ohio and just being kind of an average guy from flyover country – my dad was a factory guy – I try to put things on a screen that reflect reality. I don’t mind if people want to argue with that, or think that’s crazy.
You’d have to have one hell of an imagination to completely make up a story, but historians are very anal about what they think should be portrayed on screen. Thankfully they don’t make movies; we do.
The next evolutionary step is into the screen.
Al Jazeera is a representation of, you know, diversity in the Arab world. In our newsroom, we have every single nationality, we have every single, you know, ideology, we have every single background. However, when it comes to the screen, we have one code of ethics and one code of conduct.
You can still have chemistry on screen without getting on with the person. But it just makes your job a lot easier if you don’t have to gird your loins, if that’s not quite the right phrase, every time you’re going to do a scene with that person.
Now I know that however big a film, you have every right over how you want to be seen on screen.
I spend so much time on the screen when I am writing, the last thing you want to do is spend more time on the Internet looking at a screen. That’s what I hate about all this technology.
Ensure that your script is watertight. If it’s not on the page, it will never magically appear on the screen.
Richard E. Grant
I’m from a generation of fantastic actresses. It’s a big pool of really wonderful actresses, and so many of them we never even get to see on the screen anymore.
It’s an honour to play a woman cricketer on screen.
How do you explain certain physical qualities that somehow sell on screen? You’re born with it… Certain people are just more watchable, and I was more watchable, but I don’t think I understood acting or drama very well when I was a kid.
Everything about filmmaking is incredibly weird, and there’s nothing natural about watching yourself on the big screen or hearing your voice. It’s that same thing that you feel when you watch yourself on a video camera and you hate the sound of your voice – it’s that times 800.
Who you seen on screen shapes who you are.
TV isn’t a wide medium when it comes to boldness on the small screen because of the audience. It reaches out to the audience but keeping the traditions intact.
I wish they taught green screen acting classes.
Victor Mature was a big man; he had a great swagger. I liked him and I knew we’d be good together on screen.
I don’t watch the movies I make, so I haven’t seen ‘Footloose’ since it came out. You see this young, hungry actor, it’s pretty fun. I was the only one they screen tested. It was an attempt by the director and producer to talk the head of the studio into hiring me because they didn’t want me.
It’s rare that you cut out something that is really good. You screen all of it, and when the audience doesn’t respond, you cut out whatever is holding the story down.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
My mom can’t defend herself to the world. She is such an amazing woman, with such an open heart. It’s a real hard line, and I crossed it. I took everyone’s life story and assumed it would be a great thing to put on screen. I was being selfish and I feel so horrible about it. I feel so guilty.
Frank is such a great visual storyteller, that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen.
I think the fact that I’m so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen. It wouldn’t be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman – I’ll kiss a frog if you like.
Given how few young people actually read the newspaper, it’s a good thing they’ll be reading a newspaper on a screen.
A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen.
There are people who you see on screen and think, ‘Wow, that’s a slim person,’ and in the flesh they look nearly dead.
Your heart weeps a little bit when you have to say goodbye to a crew you spend two months with, but when it comes to the part, when you live so close to someone for two months, it kind of fades away and then you see her again on screen later on.
Josephine de La Baume
The nature of the movies is different than it was five years ago, and they’re all driven by the possibilities of CGI, which means you can make anything happen on screen that you can possibly desire.
I relate more to the fact that 80-inch plasma has just started to become ubiquitous and in people’s homes the fairly decent 5.1 sound system and the big screen isn’t that out of reach.
I had about the biggest, longest wish list anyone could have, and 99 percent of what I wanted to get on the screen we got on the screen within our schedule and within our budget and within our resources.
I used my television phase to save myself as an actor for the bigger screen.
The tablet is not mainstream. Reading off the screen is not mainstream.
Netflix is distributed in 50 countries around the world. It’s an incredibly affordable, well-distributed product that gives anyone with access to the Internet and a screen access to content in a very affordable way.
I think there is a very quiet power in things that are not on screen.
Guillermo del Toro
Four months of preparation and about 12 hours of shooting turned into about 30 seconds of screen time.
Never sit staring at a blank page or screen. If you find yourself stuck, write. Write about the scene you’re trying to write. Writing about is easier than writing, and chances are, it will give you your way in.
My strength as an actor is in the theater – I know that about myself. Some actors get onstage and vanish, but I’m much better there than I am on screen.
I think I’ve only kissed a woman on screen only once or twice before in my whole career.
Celebrity is a pathological sickness of the culture. Narcissists on screen being consumed by narcissists off-screen.
People who aren’t complicated in real life come through as pretty bland on the screen. Most great performers are not very happy and well adjusted. Perhaps that’s the price they pay for being originals.
Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk.
Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen. They couldn’t have been more wrong.
I remember right after Carter got elected, I was sitting in my apartment in Albany, CA, on a Saturday listening to people call Carter and ask stupid questions while I designed the screen editor.
It was a show that you played at home and you’re saying to the contestant do this and do that. When you at home are involved in yelling at the screen, then you know you’ve got an audience.
When you’re watching from the bench, you can pick up on everything – where guys like to shoot the ball from, how teams defend the pick-and-roll, which big men are good at hedging the screen and so on.
C. J. McCollum
To me, cinema is not a movie or a TV screen, and it’s not a seat in a building versus one in your living room. It’s the art of motion pictures.
As a teenager growing up in the suburbs of Washington, I ritually watched the Sunday-morning political talk shows with my family. We parsed and argued and jeered at the screen as national figures delivered careful, poll-tested talking points.
The Ford Flex is a really, really cool car. You get inside and you have so much headroom and it’s really comfortable to drive and it’s real techy inside. You look at the screen and it’s blue and you’ve got all kinds of controls. Everything is digital.
Really good writing, from my perspective, runs a lot like a visual on the screen. You need to create that kind of detail and have credibility with the reader, so the reader knows that you were really there, that you really experienced it, that you know the details. That comes out of seeing.
I want to single out Kathryn Hahn’s performance in Jill Soloway’s film ‘Afternoon Delight,’ which in my opinion should have been nominated for an Oscar. I think it’s one of the greatest female performances I’ve ever seen on screen, and I think she’s wildly talented.
I was 15 when I read the script for ‘Earth to Echo.’ I thought it was amazing, and I couldn’t think of turning it down. It’s awesome for a kid from Brooklyn to have an opportunity to be on the big screen. And I had a great experience learning what the movie business is like. So, I’m glad I did it.
Thinking about Amazon’s restraints – the company has never tried to introduce a social network or an email service, for example – you can understand something about the future Amazon seems to envision: A time when no screen is needed at all, just your voice.
With screenplays and teleplays, they are mapped, really, in the blueprint of a finished product, which is something you’re going to watch on a screen. But a book is an end to itself, really.
I knew exactly how I wanted it to play, but you are never sure until you watch the projected images reflect off the screen. That’s when you know it worked.
Youku Tudou kicked off 2014 in a positive direction. Mobile has become the number one screen for Youku Tudou, and we are the undisputed leader in all of the important mobile video traffic metrics.
One might say that our words are a movie screen that reveals what we have been thinking and the attitudes we have.
I keep up with James Kochalka’s online strip, and if I see a link somewhere or someone tells me about something, I’ll look at it, but I don’t usually keep up with any sites other than the ‘American Elf.’ I always have this feeling that there’s not enough space in the screen, like everything’s always getting cut off.
Some people are very good at being themselves and being very natural on screen or being very sexy or handsome or whatever. I like that, and I aspire towards that, but I don’t know if I always make it. I work very hard.
The greatest set shooter ever? Larry Joe Bird. Period. The best coming off screen? Reginald Miller. And the best off the dribble? Steph Curry.
My parents took me to a movie, and I remember wanting to sit apart from them for some reason. I wanted to be a big boy or whatever. I remember looking up on that screen. It was a movie about medieval knights. All I remember is saying, ‘I want to do that. I want to make movies.’
As soon as people see my face on a movie screen, they knew two things: first, I’m not going to get the girl, and second, I’ll get a cheap funeral before the picture is over.
What I was proud of was that I used very few parts to build a computer that could actually speak words on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a programming language that could play games. And I did all this myself.
I spent most of my career operating businesses and fixing businesses, not staring at a Bloomberg screen.
Things like engine technology used to be hugely restrictive. You couldn’t have more than one baddie on screen, you couldn’t have more than three arrows firing at once. Now, you can say, ‘I want 20 monsters, and 30 weapons,’ and there isn’t a technical string attached.
Screen work always boils down to that moment between the camera and the actor or the actors. It always boils down to that, ultimately. You serve the camera.
Audiences just naturally hate me on screen. I could play a role in a tuxedo, and people would think I was rotten. You can do much more with a villain part.
Lee Van Cleef
He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.
When I was little, I would always try and look into the television screen along the sides. I kept thinking if you looked in there, you could see what was happening off camera.
I said the screen will kill the reader, and it has: the movie screen in the beginning, the television screen, and now the coup de grace, the computer screen.
I may wear sizzling costumes on screen or on the ramp, but back home, I love to be in my torn jeans and sneakers.
When I do negative characters on screen, people love it. In fact, people look forward to it.
Behind a smoke screen of high-profile female appointees and soothing slogans, George W. Bush is waging war on women.
The Wii U is pretty cool, and the thing that I’m most intrigued about it is it’s the first gaming platform that actually is exploiting the second screen.
It’s fun to see a lot of the crowd become embarrassed. You’re kind of watching them almost wanting to not watch the screen, but they have to because it’s so compelling!
Anybody can do glamorous roles. With the latest technology, any girl can be shown beautifully on screen.
People find it hard to get their heads around nominating a computer-generated character, but every time you see Gollum on the screen, that’s me who is acting up there – even if it is behind a mass of pixels – and it’s my voice you hear.
If you asked me to seriously kiss someone on a screen, I would be very uncomfortable. But I will lick any part of your face.
I can say I’m not doing ‘X-Men.’ I love the franchise, and I love the people who make them on and off screen.
I remember seeing ‘Aladdin’ when I was five or six and loving it. I looked at the big screen and said to my mum, ‘Whatever this Genie guy does, I want to do.’ Mum said I couldn’t be a genie, but that Robin Williams, who did the voice-over in the film, was an actor. So I said, ‘OK, then, I want to be an actor.’
Remember how small the world was before I came along? I brought it all to life: I moved the whole world onto a 20-foot screen.
D. W. Griffith
I have this set-up at my house where I have one big movie theater screen that’s 9 ft. by 16 ft. Then, I have nine 63-inch monitors around it; four on either side and one underneath. So I get all nine one o’clock games, and I can switch them onto the big screen. That’s what I do on the Sundays during the season.
It’s hard, the green screen; it’s a different way of working.
You could name the great stars of the silent screen who were finished; the great directors gone; the great title writers who were washed up. But remember this, as long as you live: the producers didn’t lose a man. They all made the switch. That’s where the great talent is.
Representation matters. And it’s about more than just actors on a screen. It’s about snacks, it’s about food, it’s about culture, in every possible way.
I’m confident in my intentions and why I’m making music. I’m not making music because I want to be on your TV screen or the cover of your magazine.
I go to universities to talk to the students and teach them how to watch movies. Movies have so many elements – acting, music, art direction, costumes. I also tell them not to watch pirated movies. At the cinema, they can enjoy the big screen and the surround sound.
All these old images of me floating across the screen, the terrible chasm of what you were and what you are. I know who I am, but these people who see me as I was then don’t.
I don’t think I know a Scientologist except when I see one or two of their actors on the Hollywood screen.
My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.
I don’t sit down in front of my computer screen and think, ‘Right. Today I shall begin a story set in this or that period of history.’ I just get ideas from the world around me.
Most performers take themselves too seriously. They forget there is a difference between the characters they play on the screen or stage and themselves, but the public doesn’t forget there is a difference. They see how silly it is if you try to be the same person all the time.
Audiences make their minds up about people they see on screen, just like they do in real life. That’s what fascinates me in film. You see a character and have to think: is this person different to what I assumed he was when I first saw him?
Steven Rodney McQueen
There are definitely times where I am listening to the radio, and I think, ‘That would be awesome. I would love to sing that.’ It’s this weird karaoke fantasy that I might someday get to live out on the big screen.
What attracts me to material are characters that I know – characters that I know people don’t know but I know – and bringing them to the screen. Spotlighting voices that have not been heard before on screen.
The most exciting time is when I think of an idea and how I imagine I can make it. It would be wonderful if there was a projector inside my eye that and it could just put the idea on the screen for people to see.
I completely took off my eyebrows one time for a screen test. I hadn’t even gotten the role yet. So you have to have a commitment.
You need someone to tell you how to do things like hitting your marks, or driving a car so it looks right or getting out of a car so it doesn’t take a million years of screen time.
Bruce Lee was the first star I idolized. Growing up as a Chinese American, there weren’t many people like me on the big screen.
Message boards are like going to a Halloween masquerade party. Everybody has a screen name.
I’m a good son, a good father, a good husband – I’ve been married to the same woman for 30 years. I’m a good friend. I finished college, I have my education, I donate money anonymously. So when people criticize the kind of characters that I play on screen, I go, ‘You know, that’s part of history.’
Samuel L. Jackson
Well, I suppose that, in a sense, every screen role is a favourite with me.
I feel like the job of an artist is to confront their own darkness and their own demons and fears. And I want to make movies that feel human up on the screen. I don’t really relate to dudes wearing spandex and capes.
There is a generation of skimmers. It’s not that they don’t want to read in-depth content, but they want to evaluate what the content is before they commit time. Especially on a mobile phone – you don’t have the phone, or cellular data, or screen size to be reading full-length content.
I never like seeing myself on screen.
There’s something different about looking someone in the eyes and doing something dishonest to doing it over the phone or screen.
I think real life couples on screen are kind of deadly. For the most part, they’re kind of deadly. You’d be surprised. Unless they’re falling in love onscreen for the first time, you don’t have quite the same energy for some reason.
I looked it at like this way. To get folks to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don’t mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fella who answered the description of a right guy.
Tony, Stacy and Jay really looked at life completely different and that played into everything that they did, whether it was skating or with their friendships. And for the three of us, we had such a close relationship off screen, that it was so easy to have that on screen.
I purposefully did not want to watch anything I’ve done so far; I actually don’t like looking at my face, so I don’t like watching myself on the screen. It’s an insecurity thing I have.
I produce some of my music videos on a $200 budget. But I produce most of my videos on zero budget. I have a studio in my apartment – which is actually just a green screen I have tacked on my wall and some lamps to light everything.
We do have a black president, and that means a lot. People ask, ‘What has he done?’ What he’s done is change the color up, which you see on the screen. When the head of the free world is black, there’s got to be some sort of spin-off from it.
There’s always the standard six people you can hire that have played all these villains in Hollywood. Instinctively, when they come on screen, you know what’s going to happen. You don’t know the story, but you know what they do.
We’re so connected, kind of ever-presently, with technology now. People are carrying their phones with them and looking at the screen so much.
You’ve probably never thought about it before unless you happen to write for a living, but professional writers are doomed to spend most of their waking hours sitting by themselves at a desk, staring at a blank computer screen and waiting for lightning to strike.
Each multiplex has screens allocated to each studio. The screens need filling. Studios have to create product to fill their screen, and the amount of good product is limited.
From an early age, I learned to invest myself emotionally in what unfolded before me on screen.
I think the way comedy is represented on screen is it’s either all fart jokes – and it’s just laughter for the sake of laughter – or it’s one of those things where it’s just kind of very preachy, very heavy-handed.
I want children who can make eye contact. I want children who know how to resolve conflicts with their peers. I want children who understand the dynamics of interpersonal relationships that are physical and tactile. I do not want children that only know how to interface with the world through a screen.
I started on computers with ‘Billy Bathgate,’ a little orange screen with black letters. I thought it was really cool, but it actually slowed me up for a while because it’s so easy to revise, I tended to stay on the same page. I’ve learned to discipline myself.
E. L. Doctorow
My life may seem glamorous from the outside but off screen it’s as ordinary as anyone else’s.
Shah Rukh Khan
We have such a long, familiar history with Peter Falk. The minute his mug is on that screen people smile.
I grew up in a small town where I went to the movies a lot and fell in love with all these people. I also fell in love with the movie business. So all I saw were actors on the screen so I thought, well, that’s what I have to be if I want to be a part of the movie business.
The book came after the fall of the Taliban, it says something about Afghan family life. Those kind of stories – what happens behind the scenes on a TV screen – are important.
I have written my own screen version of Pern, but had no buyers yet.
I loved couriers. You had this transfer of physical information happening throughout the city and the world. Someone picking up the package, putting it in a bag, going somewhere, taking it out of the bag, giving it to someone else. I thought that was so cool. I wanted to map it, to see that flow on a big screen.
I’ve played a ghost, cat, snake. I’ve been funny, sad. I’ve been filmed flying on screen. So why not spend time on something else? I don’t need to accept everything I’m offered.
I wanted to be an animator originally. I went to art school; I went to art college and everything. But that screen was just calling me.
Damon Wayans, Jr.
On ‘Buffy’ I wasn’t all that high on the totem pole as far as responsibility and screen time.
Through the years, I have realised that when you have had fun playing a role, it comes across on screen.
When you’re sitting in front of a screen, you’re not using all of your senses at the same time. Nowhere than in nature do kids use their senses in such a stimulated way.
The chemistry of a pair on screen is known only when the audience reacts to it.
I really like the way ‘Bond’ girls are portrayed on screen.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
I don’t want to get home from work and wonder if I could have done better if I didn’t go out that night. What you’re doing is going to go on the big screen and go down in history.
Seann William Scott
Actors are here to perform various kind of roles and we represent some another character. You can’t judge us by what we portray on screen.
It was close to like a 67- or 70-day shoot for ‘Tron’ on stage, in the suit. You can’t even sit down during the day because of all the cables that divide the foam rubber and all the electrical circuits. We had these stools that were tall with a bicycle seat on them and you’re just looking at a blue screen all day.
There’s something about the impact of a big screen that means something to me, even though I realize almost every film is fated to be seen for a year in theaters, and then forever after on television.
I want to be on the screen, I want to play dress up every day, I want be different people, I want to have fun, and I want to use my imagination.
Looking back across the years, so many pictures flash on the screen of my memory that just as I begin to see one clearly, another slides in, blotting out the first, itself to be pushed aside by the next and the next and the next.
Whether one likes it or not, the screen is a profoundly important source of imagery and storytelling for this generation. For me, books remain a stunning place to tell stories, but the screen has a place.
To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past.
I was asked to go to Cannes to present Amores Perros. And little did I know that this film would be huge. I saw it for the first time in Cannes, and it was the first time I’d seen myself on such a big screen. And it had a huge impact on me – it was the strangest feeling.
Gael Garcia Bernal
I prefer watching people on a screen, and I’ve had the most pleasurable people-watching experiences at the Palace Cinema in Balwyn.
From 1980 to 1990, I shot more films than any other actor in the Screen Actors Guild, apart from Gene Hackman.
I remember turning ‘The Sopranos’ on once and within two minutes nearly throwing a brick through the screen.
Since I wore a bikini at the Miss India pageant, I have no inhibitions wearing it on screen.
People should realize that I shot a Coke commercial back in 1986. So, you know, I’ve been around a long time. I carry my Screen Actors Guild Card.
The trick is falling in love with something enough, and being excited enough by something, to want to make that year and a half or two year commitment and wake up every morning at 5 to go deal with a whole day full of problems to get it up on the screen. You really need passion.
I’m someone who sits at a computer eight hours a day, and I look in that pinhole camera at the top of my screen and think, ‘Someone could be watching me.’
I immerse myself in everything I write; I feel what my characters do. I suffer with them. I cry as I type, sometimes to the point that I can’t see the screen.
I think 2014 for me is going to give me the possibility to do even bigger things than anyone has done. I want to change the party scene – like, stop just being a DJ with lights, a big LED screen, and oh-look-at-me speakers. There’s way more to a party, and I think everyone knows it. I want to make it special.
Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible… Her presence on screen is outstanding.
I like to direct for the big screen.
There’ll always be movies that are meant for the big screen, and they should be seen that way.
When I’m doing work online or on the computer, it’s one thing. When I want to read, I want to go elsewhere, and I want to be away from the screen.
There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.
I love Jennifer Hudson! She is so lovely on screen. She is so buoyant and youthful off screen as much as on.
Sarah Jessica Parker
I have a very healthy relationship to my work, and I find that if a scene is working, no matter how intense it is, you have the catharsis on screen, and you can let it go. I think it’s, if at the end of the day you feel like you haven’t cracked it, that’s when you go home and it’s more difficult to switch off.
I know whenever it comes to be really dysfunctional and vile and base and hostile on screen, I’m good at that!
Let’s be honest: we all watch the show at home and play ‘armchair’ ‘Survivor,’ inserting our opinions, comments and yelling at the TV screen.
I want to touch the world through my performances on screen but also off screen.
I do know this: When somebody has to look great on the screen, that’s the death of funny.
I think, as an actress, whether you want to or not, whether you’re ready for it or not, people are going to look at what you’re doing, and they are going to look up to you, and it’s not even really about you; it’s who you portray on the screen.
If a movie is really working, you forget for two hours your Social Security number and where your car is parked. You are having a vicarious experience. You are identifying, in one way or another, with the people on the screen.
We need to bring Android and Chrome to every screen that matters for users, which is why we focused on phone, wearables, car, television, laptops, and even your workplace.
I auditioned for Robert Redford once and I was so starstruck I couldn’t even speak. I had a mic wire at a screen test clipped to me and then I got kind of nervous and I paced in a circle and then took a step and tripped and fell on my face. You just have to forgive yourself and keep going on.
I absolutely know how to sit in front of a computer screen, that’s for sure.
When I look up at the screen and see myself I always have to laugh. Not because I think I’m doing a horrible job, quite the contrary, I just feel it’s so surreal to feel like one person can entertain so many at one time.
I love great locations in movies, and I couldn’t believe I’d never seen a landfill on screen before. It was the most haunting place.
It’s easy to show terrible people’s behavior on screen, and we all just kind of nod and go, ‘Isn’t that terrible.’ It’s more interesting when you can show terrible behavior in the interest of something good.
If I don’t like seeing myself on the screen, I think when I start seeing that, that’s when I think I’ll stop.
I can’t read a computer screen and never use a calculator. It’s all in my head and by hand.
I try to let go of the intellect and just tell the story. I only read the page I have in front of me on the screen. Then when the whole story is told, I print it, wait a week and read it.
Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole world on celluloid is amazing. It’s like taking your dreams straight from your head and projecting them onto a screen.
I have a hard time watching people getting punched on screen; I have to close my eyes a lot.
I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don’t trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen.
On the screen were some flashback shots of Daniel, Emma and Rupert from ten years ago. They were 12. I have also recently returned from New York, and while I was there, I saw Daniel singing and dancing (brilliantly) on Broadway. A lifetime seems to have passed in minutes.
Texting is addicting. Once you get emotionally involved with constant outside stimulation assaulting your brain, it is hard to stop looking at your machine every two minutes. Without rapid fire words appearing on a screen, you feel bored, not part of the action.
When you read something in script form, there are some subtleties that stand out with far greater gravitas than sometimes what you see on screen.
When you’re a regular gal, you look in the rearview mirror, and in the bright daylight you see that line around your mouth, but when you’re an actress and you see that line up on the big screen, it’s, like, seven feet long.
There are actors who are really fantastically talented at being natural on screen and appearing to be themselves, but I like the challenge of becoming somebody else.
My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
On the screen I saw tanks rolling through dusty streets, and fallen buildings, and forests of unfamiliar trees into which East Pakistani refugees had fled, seeking safety over the Indian border.
Digital books are still painfully ugly and weirdly irritating to interact with. They look like copies of paper, but they can’t be designed or typeset in the same way as paper, and however splendid the cover images may look on a hi-res screen, they’re still images rather than physical things.
I didn’t go to film school so my learning was done out in public and showed up on the screen.
Autobiographies give you the picture of the person behind the image on screen, because that’s never really you.
We have all seen werewolf transformations hundreds of times on screen.
I’m leaving the screen because I don’t think I am very good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream that I’m elegant on the stage.
Wong Kar Wai is a very intense character, very personable, and I believe in general he does not like and he would not want his actors to show their true looks and their true personality on screen.
Just being able to get paid to do something you love is a wonderful thing. That said, a writer’s daily routine, unless you’re Dominick Dunne, isn’t exactly glamorous. Much of it amounts to drudgery, staring at a computer screen all day in a room by yourself, juggling nouns and verbs to make a demanding editor happy.
Jennifer Aniston is cute, but I wouldn’t call her beautiful. I think that is why Cheryl Cole is so popular, because she is just so pretty and the public are starved of gorgeous people. When I was young, everybody on screen was gorgeous.
I think because Skype is becoming so much more prevalent, and you’re looking at someone else on a screen, it’s going to work its way into movies and TV shows in all different ways, which I think is really cool.
‘Speed’ and ‘Point Break’ were a lot of running and jumping, and then ‘The Matrix Trilogy’ had a lot of fights and wire work and green screen elements.
It’s because we are so flooded with American culture that we’re startled when we see ourselves up there on the screen.
I think when see you a character on the screen who is actually being touched by the world, and the stuff is actually landing on him, it makes you empathize.
Real to Reel is a rare opportunity for new filmmakers to screen their work for industry insiders.
I love ‘Annie Hall’; I will always come back to that film again and again. Diane Keaton has been such an inspiration to me. She always brings humour, but complexity, and I love watching her on screen. She’s got real charisma.
I have played Dracula a thousand times on stage and I find I have become thoroughly settled in the technique of the stage and not of the screen.
My show is my statement. What I have to say is on the screen. My life is my own. I don’t want to talk about my private self. Why should I?
There are only so many movies you can direct. And yet there are movies that I want to make sure make it to the screen in as honest a way as possible.
The difference between psychedelia and digitalia ages will seem like a smooth blending in years to come and will be a mere blip on the screen.
Enzo Amore, the guy you see on TV, existed in a gym in New Jersey long before he ever took to a TV screen.
Free speech has remained a quintessential American ideal, even as our society has moved from the ink quill to the touch screen.
I have been in my fair share of both onscreen and off screen fights.
I do think that it’s better for a musical to live its life first because if you see it on the screen, would you like to go to the theater after that? Probably not. You’ve seen it. And that’s the mystery of a musical that hasn’t been filmed. You’re bloody meant to go there and buy your ticket.
Try driving the streets of Los Angeles without seeing a billboard depicting a film with a lead actor holding a gun. It’s almost as if guns are harmless props used to bring out the cheekbones and jawline of the screen star.
Seeing myself on the screen makes me cringe. I understand that I am that way – pouty.
Lana Del Rey
Imagination is a screen onto which the evil spirits can ‘project’ images, temptations presented as stimulating entertainments, offering us pleasurable rewards if we give in to the temptation.
The screen magnifies everything, even the way you are thinking.
What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen, he’s become a different person.
Rehearsals and screening rooms are often unreliable because they can’t provide the chemistry between an audience and what appears on the stage or screen.
It’s tough to make it as an actor, tougher still to make it as an actress – the Screen Actors Guild is eager to provide the statistics to verify the latter.
I was notified on July 17 to be ready to start August 7 for an October air date. When we reached the screen we did not have a single segment ready. It was done so fast the writers never got a chance to know what it was all about.
I have a commitment to real worlds on screen. I like working in real communities. I like telling real stories.
Hope E. L .James doesn’t think I’m being a prankster. I really want to adapt her novels for the screen. Christian Grey is a writer’s dream.
Bret Easton Ellis
On ‘Glee,’ the director can be like, ‘Hey, your face is looking a little too intense here.’ And they can show me the screen, and I can be like, ‘I know exactly what to do here.’
I put a lot of time and energy and thought behind what I do and the characters that I create, and I don’t want to do anything peripheral that is going to make an audience see me up there on the screen rather than who I’m playing.
When I started writing comics, ‘comics writer’ was the most obscure job in the world! If I wanted to be a celebrity, I would have become a moody English screen actor.
Anyone can see that, say, superheroes and vampires perform well at the box office. That in turn can trigger competitive bidding situations and soaring fees for people who can bring these properties to the screen. The result can be a dramatic increase in the costs of production.
A lot of times, when mother-son or mother-daughter relationships have been put on screen, they tend to trickle towards ugly, and I don’t find that totally realistic for the wide swath of us, and it’s also not that fun to watch.
I’ve realized that what you think of when you make a ‘big movie,’ if it’s actually a green screen movie, it’s like doing independent New York theater because you don’t have any backgrounds or props. So it’s kind of like making the lowest budgeted film you could possibly imagine, plus $100 million.
If she looks natural on screen, that’s just the way she was in life – very unassuming and full of life.
Sean Hepburn Ferrer
The longer I spent time on ‘The Daily Show,’ standing in front of a green screen pretending to report from war zones and hot spots around the world – most often from somewhere in the Middle East – the more I began to realize that ‘The Daily Show’ was radicalizing me.
I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.
My love of computers, besides being practical, is very direct and visceral. I love the way things look on the screen.
I love Paul Giamatti – God, that man is like a walking Chekhov. His connection to humanity is unbelievable, and those feelings of low self-esteem – the way that all comes together on the screen? Delicious.
I am very fortunate to work with people I have seen on the screen so many times and admired, and they are in the public eye, and I have seen how they handle it. There are definitely ways to just keep on enjoying the profession and the work. Other people tell me that things are going to change.
It’s interesting going between small parts and then bigger roles where you carry the film. If the writing is good, and if the people involved have integrity, then you’ll do it, even if it’s only five minutes on screen.
Movies have these transcendent moments where everything is just right, from the dialogue to the music to the lighting to the narrative context; everything is just perfect, and something magical happens – the film breaks through the screen and does something to you.
It’s always really hard to kill off someone who you just really enjoy working with, writing for, and seeing on the screen.
My professional acting life, stage and screen, has brought me public support, emotional fulfillment and material comfort. It has brought me together with fine people, good companions with whom I’ve shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits.
The little song and dance number at the end – that’s me, my voice, howling out. It was a new experience for me. I’ve never sung before and I’ve certainly never sung on screen. I think I sung on stage when I was 13 and for some reason nobody’s asked me to try it again since.
A lot of writers want everything put on screen, but it doesn’t work like that. The screenwriter brings her own imaginative interpretation, just as the director and actors do.
Survivor has been such a hit, and out of that have come so many interesting stories from people that we don’t see on the big screen. We have helped make them incredible celebrities.
I’ve worked with multiple directors throughout the ‘Saw’ series with a lot of conversations as they bring their particular installment to the screen. If I’ve been able to do anything throughout the course of these films, it’s been to help shape dialogue and to try to make things as delicate and as intelligent as I can.
The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
A 65-ft.-wide screen and 500 people reacting to the movie, there is nothing like that experience.
When I started making dances in the ’60s, narrative dance was sort of off the radar screen. What was important at the time in the avant-garde was minimalism.
If you think you are a filmmaker… make a film, and then show it. You need to be able to finish what you started so it is presentable. When you screen it and see if your film has an effect on an audience, you will understand what it means to be a filmmaker.
Hollywood has its own way of telling stories. I was just telling stories that I was familiar with. And it’s what I want to do in the future: I want to take my audio cinema and put it on the screen.
As with sound, images are subjective. You and I may not see the same color red as red, but we will probably agree that the image on the screen is a digital image or film image, based on contrast, bit depth, and refresh rate.
‘You’ve got mail!’ exclaims the cheery automaton at America Online. The flag on the mailbox icon waves invitingly on my computer screen. For a second, I’m 10 years old again, waiting for the postman’s whistle to slice the stillness of an Australian afternoon.
There are certain films you want to see on the big screen.
By the way, it was his simulations that helped out in Jurassic Park – without them, there would have been only a few dinosaurs. Based on his techniques, Industrial Light and Magic could make whole herds of dinosaurs race across the screen.
If you can figure out my success on the screen, you’re a better man than I.
I created DonorsChoose by putting pencil to paper – literally – and sketching out each screen of the web site and how it would work. Then I paid a programmer from Poland $1,500 to turn my sketches and common-sense rules into a functioning website.
Computers are scary. They’re nightmares to fix, lose our stuff, and, on occasion, they crash, producing the blue screen of death. Steve Jobs knew this. He knew that computers were bulky and hernia-inducing and Darth Vader black. He understood the value of declarative design.
If you want to believe in the fantasy on screen, then you have to believe in the characters and use them as a stepping-stone to lead you into this fantasy world.
To me, it’s about good work, a good story, and tastefully done. There’s so many stigmas – oh, you’re on the small screen or you do films or you do reality. It’s about the project and not the medium on which it’s delivered. It’s the story you tell, period.
Keshia Knight Pulliam
When I was growing up, I was an ’80s baby, so I remember the Sega Genesis and the first Nintendo. I grew up in a time when we first started playing video games on a computer screen. Now there are headsets and your body’s the controller.
I swore on screen when I got the Olivier for ‘Legally Blonde,’ I was so surprised. Awards where the public vote mean a lot. I’m a big Twitter fan and like talking to people who support me.
A first kiss is hard to fake on screen. It’s tempting to practice before you shoot, but why blow that natural awkwardness on a rehearsal? There’s something so beautiful about it that can’t be faked.
If you really love films, and you really want to get the full impact, there’s a huge difference between watching something on a small screen with a mediocre sound system and watching it on a giant screen in a giant theater with a huge beautiful sound system. I mean, the difference is electric.
I think people think I’m a lot younger than I am because of how I look on screen.
Part of being famous is offering up this blank screen upon which people can project everything, and it’s a sacred act, putting yourself out there, in a way that lots of celebrities aren’t steeled for; they’re not prepared for the degree to which people define them.
It seemed like a wonderful honor to have the Film Society of Lincoln Center screen ‘The Films of Raquel Welch.’ It shows a lot of a variety in what they’ve chosen; it kind of runs the gamut of my film career.
Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It’s part ballet. It’s part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.
I carry an umbrella when I am outdoors and always wear sunscreen, even when I am sitting in front of a computer screen! I never touch coffee or other caffeinated drinks.
Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom.
A. R. Rahman
During the summer, Screen Gems launched the New Monkees, which miserably failed I understand. I never saw it.
We all were there for the readings, the screen tests, and we knew. We knew Dustin was the guy right away.
When we could split the screen, it was like ‘Wow!’.
I’m not sure I agree with the thesis, because I think that even though something grotesque or gross has been part of film since way back, what we accept or what we can get away with on the screen is broader now.
I am not one of those people who string their exes along. Instead, I run and hide: under the covers, behind my computer screen, on opposite coasts of the country.
Anyone who has watched ‘Premam’ in theaters would understand the camaraderie between the members on and off the screen and that’s what translated to that brilliance.
The guys on the stunt team are really fantastic. It’s really funny, because for all the aggression they have to display on screen, they’re actually really happy, good- natured people.
Over the past several decades, a growing number of investors have been choosing to put their money in funds that screen companies for their environmental and labor records. Some socially responsible investors are starting to add free expression and privacy to their list of criteria.
Some people talk about screen kisses being strange or uncomfortable. But I think that I got along with Anna well enough that it just happened; it was a fun day of shooting.
I mean, movies are all geared to be basically under 25, and they’re all tentpoles, explosions, excitement and all that – they take advantage of the big screen, which is great.
As far as I can see women who have facelifts don’t look younger, just weirder. You see them on screen with these tight, little porcelain faces – then the hand goes up to the face and it looks like it belongs to an alien. I find it really freaky.
On the morning of September 11th, I was literally about 18 blocks from the World Trade Center. I witnessed in person what a lot of people witnessed in person, but what the world really saw on the television screen, I saw it with my own eyes that morning.
There is no such thing as a Bollywood hero or Hollywood hero. All you see on the screen is the lead actor’s interpretation of the role that has been conceived by the writer.
I firmly believe that you can’t get a good movie without risking a bad movie. A good adaptation of your book is worth it because it is such a wonderful experience to see your world translated onto the screen.
If you don’t have something that glues the audience to the screen, you’re in trouble.
So one of the most unique things on screen in American movies today is everyday behavior.
Theatrically seeing a movie with a group of people and having a collective experience has an authenticity that you can’t get with your big screen television.
I was inspired by many teachers when I started my channel, Bob Ross being one of them. His voice was so soothing, almost like hypnosis. He was that great of a teacher, even the casual viewer could learn how to paint from watching his show. Growing up, I just remember him being so mesmerizing on screen.
It’s not easy trying to get into the psyche and behaviour patterns, which are far removed from one’s own personality. Some intense characters linger long after it’s over on screen.