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Bill Forsyth Quotes

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The studio system reminds me of the stock market.
- Bill Forsyth

My two elder sisters married Englishmen and went abroad.
- Bill Forsyth

It's easier for me to get three times the amount of money I really want.
- Bill Forsyth

I didn't think Comfort and Joy was going to be a box-office smash.
- Bill Forsyth

 

I was quite surprised how easily people wanted to pigeonhole things I've done.
- Bill Forsyth

I don't really enjoy filming.
- Bill Forsyth

It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy,
they misunderstood my other films.
- Bill Forsyth

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The movie business is very much like that:
people in authority making purely emotional decisions
instead of interesting rational ones.
- Bill Forsyth

I'm not fond of any of my films in an intimate way,
but Gregory's Girl would be number 4 on my list.
- Bill Forsyth

I went to the Glasgow Youth Theatre and they just let me in.
But I was so shy that I was there for about six weeks
without actually introducing myself.
- Bill Forsyth

There are things that Scotsmen get and other people
don't get in the dialogue.
Scottish characters can be pinpointed by a phrase,
targeted very quickly.
- Bill Forsyth

At the moment, my mother is the only one left in Glasgow,
although it's certainly my home.
- Bill Forsyth

Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was,
that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life,
problems and terrors.
- Bill Forsyth

I'd made these experimental films but I thought the
major chore of a filmmaker was to relate to actors.
- Bill Forsyth

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Buggles was much more a studio environment idea,
which we never actually took on the road.
- Geoff Downes

It depends on the time of the year and who I've been talking to,
I try to put people in the studio I like.
- Leo Kottke

The studio that we mix in is still in Chicago.
- James Young

In the studio, if they need to come down to the floor,
things are a bit pushy, although it is easier for them
to say things directly rather than through about five people.
- Sarah Sutton

What producers did was mostly recording in the studio,
so it never changed our sound just that much.
- Stephen Malkmus

You've got to be able to make animation for much less...
Less is not the studio's way.
- Don Bluth

The problem with doing a schlocky or big budget studio
film is that it wouldn't actually be fun for me.
It wouldn't be exciting.
- David Cronenberg

I'm not one for walking the beaches humming a melody.
I love the discipline of sitting in the studio,
writing and listening.
That is my domain.
- Enya

Every Vacation movie didn't just make the studio money.
They each made the studio a lot of money.
- Chevy Chase

You can tell the difference between songs that were
created in a garage and songs that were created in the studio.
- Gary Cherone

If you think of movie studio executives,
say, as society, then I root for the independent producers.
- Donald E. Westlake

Decline III, I funded myself, from the studio money.
That, and I sold a lot of drugs.
Kidding.
Don't print that.
- Penelope Spheeris

Recording an album and doing it live are like two different animals.
There are some people that are great singers live,
horrible in the studio.
- Frank Stallone

And if I had a preference, it would be to be able to
not be in the studio until 4 in the morning.
- Alanis Morissette

We wanted it more live and raw.
We didn't want a studio sound.
- Alice Cooper

Normally, you go into the recording studio,
make a record and then take it on the road and you think...
wow...
I could have done THIS to it, or something.
- Brian Setzer

I had this instinct and I just knew it.
It was a very strange thing and as soon as I finished recording it,
we were all in the studio saying we have something really special here.
- Deborah Cox

The more commercial work that is happening,
the more people are operating cameras and are setting up studio lights,
the greater the opportunity for drama production to happen.
- Ann Macbeth

It's big production.
It's huge.
It's using studio technology to your benefit.
You don't go in and play live and then just take the
tapes and get them mastered.
You have to create.
- Joe Elliott

I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly,
going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants,
head scarves, and sunglasses.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies,
because you can't really compete on a studio level.
- Bill Paxton

I joined the Actors Studio and began to work with Lee Strasberg,
and that changed my work.
- Sally Field

We seem to do better in the studio than we do in a live environment.
- Josh Silver

Well, the Empire State was about 40' high in the studio.
King Kong was a little model about 2' high,
and the scenery that he worked in was in proportion to his size.
- Fay Wray

I feel like I'm stepping into a place of spiritual
contemplation every time I enter a studio;
it's always had a certain magic to me that has never
worn off with familiarity.
- David Knopfler

I thought I'd do everything on four-track,
and then I'll record every instrument myself in a studio,
and then I'll have a solo album released by spring.
- Kim Deal

I like making black and white films in natural surroundings,
but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio
where the colors are easier to control.
- Claude Chabrol

I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio
the next morning the delirium is over.
- Philip Guston

The best advice he gave me was to carry on.
It would have been difficult to set foot back inside
a TV studio if I hadn't carried on -
I don't know if I would have ever gone back in.
- Cilla Black

And no again: My studio is not a first or any step
toward becoming any type of businessman on my part.
- Billy Sheehan

I don't think that Simon and Garfunkel as a live act
compares to Simon and Garfunkel as a studio act.
- Paul Simon

I got into the studio when I was thirteen.
At the age of twelve I was doing public performances.
- Chingy

I think the challenges for me was to go into the studio
with these incredible jazz players and come up to their level of excellence.
That's always a challenge.
- Rita Coolidge

But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the
film and I have relations with the studio and with
those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in.
- Kevin Spacey

When I was a kid and I bought a record,
I ripped that thing open, I wanted to know who was playing what,
what studio it was cut at, who was the string arranger,
who was the engineer.
- Lenny Kravitz

I've turned my guest house into this little studio,
and we have actors come over and do readings.
- Jeff Goldblum

I work out in a studio.
Every day, regardless where I am, at least two hours.
I need it.
I can't cease it.
- Gabriela Sabatini

It was way out in the woods in a beautiful,
huge log studio.
Keith Richards came in and did the vocals with Levon.
Again, a big party, but we did get a good cut out of it.
- Scotty Moore

My studio is designed for atmosphere.
I have a really cozy, comfortable room that has a great,
huge glass door that views my backyard.
- Geddy Lee

Which is why I felt I was truly blessed this year,
with leads in two nice films, and also the luxury of
being able to do a studio film and an independent afterwards was fantastic.
- Rachel True

But here I am today recording this and I'm in the studio
with all the others on a clean mic.
It's extraordinary, the actor's found a way of doing it for himself.
- John Leeson

While I was with Procol Harum, the only time I'd see
my guitar was either when I walked onstage or in the studio.
- Robin Trower

Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity.
You had a strong impression of being at the center
of something very exciting.
- Annette Funicello

We used to go to Studio 54 - an amazing place.
- Jerry Hall

There's a million new people in the studio every day
creating new stuff so I really had to be on my toes
with this one so I could get it out before somebody else could.
- Willa Ford

It wasn't a problem for me drawing humans although
I had originally come to the studio with the idea that
what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals.
- Marc Davis

I want to make 20, 30, 50 studio records.
- Dean Ween

There's too much insecurity on studio sets,
with all the people standing around,
whispering.
- Illeana Douglas

Well, I think on second units it's all about execution.
Because you come in there, you don't have to worry
so much about the studio and all the other actors and all that.
- David R. Ellis

In the studio system, things are expected of a film.
By the first, second, third act, there's a generic
language that comes out of the more commercial system.
- Ralph Fiennes

I write in the studio.
- Macy Gray

Today, it's very tempting to create songs by cutting
and pasting in the studio.
- Huey Lewis

It's the formulaic studio movies the make money,
and when they do, the actors in them are automatically movie stars.
- Mickey Rourke

I have a rough idea when I walk into a studio though.
- Tom Jenkinson

There's something really nice about not sitting separate
from the crew in some massive trailer away from the studio.
To actually be there with them, it's more of a creative process.
- Neve Campbell

The thing is, the studio then forget that you're an
actor and that you can do other things,
and so since they pay you for that, they don't want you to do anything else.
- Charles S. Dutton


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