Anyone who says that someone is a sure bet for an Oscar is a fool. There's no such thing as a sure thing, least of all in a five-way vote.
The movie is in some uncharted waters, because it shows what it's like for two men to feel that kind of longing and passion for each other, and people aren't used to that. No one movie is going to turn things around, but they can be building blocks. That could be this movie's legacy.
Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today. Leonard Malti
He was not exactly destined for success. It took him time to find himself, and part of that came about when he moved to Austin. Anyone who knew Louis in his quasi-hippie phase, or as the world's oldest grad student, might find it surprising to see how successful, and influential, he is today.
Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today. Leonard Ma
You accept the characters Davis plays because you're not thinking about her [as a star],
He created an indelible character in Chester. Chester is a good hearted, simple-minded guy. That's why he's such a likable character.
Not so much a film as a visual essay, exquisitely directed and photographed (by Sacha Vierny)... Difficult to watch but well worthwhile for those willing to be challenged.
What she said seemed to matter. She provoked response, discussion, arguments. She was so passionate.
I can't think of another actor who acquired stardom so quickly, who held it for such a short time, and then kept it for such a long time. James Dean became a star in one calendar year, and then he left us. But he's still being talked about, he's still being revered, he's still being iconized forty y
Joe Berlinger's documentary 'Whitey' is so hard-hitting and compelling, you can't take your eyes off the screen.
Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today.
Shakespeare wrote great plays that we're still watching all these years later. Charlie Chaplin made great comedies and they are still as funny today as they ever were.
A good story is a good story, and I think kids relate well to good stories about identifiable characters. I have parents and grandparents stop me all the time to tell me kids watch these Disney Treasures all the time ï¿½ I can tell you from the feedback I'm getting, they are still great children's a
Beauty and the Beast became the first animated feature ever nominated for best picture. Leonard Malti
[Successes like the recent film,] March of the Penguins, ... the field is still wide open and anything can happen.
He's got it all. He's got charm, he's got looks, he's got brains, he's got a conscience. He has everything any movie star could want to have, any director or producer, and then some.
She's quite wonderful in that role. She's totally convincing as the mother who has to walk a fine line in raising that little boy. She's a terrific actress; there's never any sense that she's acting. She commits to any character she plays.
Certainly he would have liked meatier roles or roles that allowed him to go beyond just the look, the hangdog look, that he seemed to have. I met him on a number of occasions, and he was a very upbeat kind of a guy.
When you've had a career as long and as varied and as celebrated as Maureen Stapleton, it's hard to pick just one thing.
A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up.
Timing in life is everything. Leonard Ma
Tim pays homage to Ray Harryhausen and George Pal and people whose films he saw growing up and who also used this technique.
The last person to stand still and repeat himself was Walt Disney. He refused to repeat himself. So to think that he'd be making the same kind of film in the year 2001 that he made in 1941 is absurd.
Dumbo... makes me cry. Every single time and in the exact same spot. I just have a special affection for Dumbo.
Audiences deserve better.
He apparently had a Svengali-like approach or control over her and set out to mold and shape her every performance and appearance on screen, ... Those instances are rare, I think.
Polar Express is not an attempt to do animation. It is a technology-based film.
Beauty and the Beast became the first animated feature ever nominated for best picture.
Nobody ever puts a seat belt on in a movie. It's 'uncool.' I think that's incredibly irresponsible.