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I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.
The American cinema in general always made stories about working-class people; the British rarely did. Any person with my working-class background would be a villain or a comic cipher, usually badly played, and with a rotten accent. There weren't a lot of guys in England for me to look up to.
Modern American cinema seems to me superficial. The intention is to understand a certain reality, and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality.
When I first envisioned 'Funny Games' in the mid-1990s, it was my intention to have an American audience watch the movie. It is a reaction to a certain American cinema, its violence, its naivety, the way American cinema toys with human beings. In many American films, violence is made consumable.
Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it's up to us to try to change it... I feel like a preacher! But it's really true. I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema. Me personally.
I don't want all of American cinema to be big cartoons that are just made to be digested by the entire world.
The most important question in American cinema, I've learned, is 'When is lunch?'
Tommy Lee Jones
American cinema tends to express a patriotic relationship to national identity on a regular basis.
Why does there exist a global American entertainment industry, but there isn't an equivalent coming from France or Italy? This is the case simply because the English language opens the whole world to the American cinema.
I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in the crown of American cinema.
In the film industry, all the money is focused on television and the stupidity of American cinema.
I think American cinema, particularly, has become so disposable. It's not even cinema, It's just moviemaking.
Eriq La Salle
Even in the realest American cinema that I see, there's still not that sense that this is reality. There's still that sense that you are watching a movie. And hopefully, if we did get our jobs right, that sense disappears when you watch this movie.
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