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Quotes of the Day for 12 August 2003 – Movies

Cecil B. DeMille was born on at Ashfield, Massachusetts on this day in 1881. By 1914 DeMille had moved to Hollywood and directed the silent The Squaw Man. DeMille's resume includes acting in 17 films, writing 22 scripts, and directing 80 films (76 of which he also produced). George Hamilton was born at Memphis, Tennessee on this day in 1939. Though many of his 55 movies are serious, I will always remember the ever-tanned Hamilton for the farcical "Love at First Bite" and "Zorro, the Gay Blade." I guess I'd better do Movie quotes today.

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The quotes:

I'm never going to be a movie star. But then, in all probability, Liz Taylor is never going to teach first and second grade.
     - Mary J. Wilson, Elementary school teacher

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.
     - Robert Bresson

Life is like a B-movie. You don't want to leave in the middle of it but you don't want to see it again.
     - Ted Turner

I discovered early in my movie work that a movie is never any better than the stupidest man connected with it. There are times when this distinction may be given to the writer or director. Most often it belongs to the producer.
     - Ben Hecht, 1893 - 1964

Turning one�s novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed.
     - Vladimir Nabokov, 1899 - 1977

My daddy is a movie actor, and sometimes he plays the good guy, and sometimes he plays the lawyer.
     - Malcolm Ford, son of Harrison to friends at preschool


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