Film Quotes


Billy Wilder

I still remember the day of the funeral. After the ceremony, William Wyler and I walked silently to our car. Finally, I said, just to say something to break the silence, ‘No more Lubitsch.’ To which Wyler replied, ‘Worse than that — no more Lubitsch films.’

– Billy Wilder (Action!, Magazine of the Screen Directors Guild of America; November 1967)

Fritz Lang

Cinemascope — it’s only good for snakes and funerals!

– These words were spoken by Fritz Lang in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 film, Contempt, which is itself a Cinemascope film.