Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Favorite Quote: On Making Movies


Quote:
There's no point in making a movie just to be making a movie.

Who Said It:
Warren Beatty

My Thoughts:
With the quality of so many movies lately, Hollywood needs to listen to Warren's advice!!

29 comments:

MJ said...

Let's not forget Ishtar.

Cubby said...

Amen!

Bob said...

For the most part--because he has had some epic failures--Beatty does make interesting films.

WannabeVirginia W. said...

He is a cutie.

StevieB said...

Someone wrote a song about him but, wow he was hot.

ayeM8y said...

God would somebody please tell that to Ben Affleck.

behrmark said...

Betty Schaefer: Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Gillis, but I just didn't think it was any good. I found it flat and trite.
Joe Gillis: Exactly what kind of material do you recommend? James Joyce? Dostoyevsky?
Betty Schaefer: I just think that pictures should say a little something.
Joe Gillis: Oh, one of the message kids. Just a story won't do. You'd have turned down Gone With the Wind.
Sheldrake: No, that was me. I said, "Who wants to see a Civil War picture?"
~courtesy of Sunset Blvd.

Steven Anthony said...

agreed! and omg was he cute in his youngerr days...wow!

Will said...

Warren should have followed his own advice for some of his films. Town & Country was slightly less pleasant than a vigorous waterboarding.

robertga99 said...

He was so hot! No wonder he got all the ladies back in the day.

I wonder if he lived by this quote why did he make Ishtar? Hmmm
:)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Adore it! And I totally agree with you, Michael.
If you'd change the word "movie" it could be perfectly adapted to any of our daily actions/activities in real life.
B ;)

Kyle said...

It would be nice if Hollywood would listen to that advice. Not going to happen though.

dccised said...

excuse me, twilight has a point.

Ray's Cowboy said...

I fully agree with his statement. If you are going to do something have heart in it. Give it your all.
Ray

Bobbie's Babbles said...

I'm trying to remember his good movies. There was the football one and... I'll never forget Ishtar. It was the first movie I ever walked out of. I had heard people say that they walked out of a movie, but had thought that it was dumb since you paid money to see it. After 30" of Ishtar, I was willing to pay just to let me out. He was cute though!

Susan Deborah said...

Right said, Michael. So much money, time and energy to make trash.

Where is the vision of Beatty.

Joy always,
Susan

Vetea.com said...

So what gay charity is going to benefit from Elton's $1,000,000 fee?

What commitment has Rush Limbaugh made, never to engage in verbal gaybashing ever again?

It's quite clear that despite Elton being gay and Limbaugh being a bigot, that their middle age and extraordinary wealth is the reason they are close.

Morals and ethics are secondary to cold, hard cash for Reg Dwight.

Fair enough. But he cannot be taken seriously as an Aids activist or a gay spokesperson while he is earning money from the proceeds of homophobia.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

haha, how very clever!

Rick said...

He's so vain but right.

Jan said...

Swoon.

Doug Goff said...

Someone should've told him that before he played in Dick Tracy! lmao!

madtexter (corey james) said...

I'll never understand how half the crap that Hollywood pushes out ever gets made. That's why I rarely go to the movies anymore.

After I pay for a ticket, and the movie turns out to be a stinker, I usually stay just to justify the cost.

Although there was that one time I went to the movies with a friend to see Vanity Fair. We must have been on the same wavelength, because at one point in the movie we both turned and looked at each other and said, "let's go". And we were out of there!

Daij said...

LOL Ishtar came to mind as well.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Good quote, you think Michael Bay heard it?

LORDPATRICK said...

OH! YES! Indeed he was very cute!

RAD said...

Warren is so Handsome in this pic huh...love it

jason said...

ditto to what MJ said
lol

Writer said...

But most studios aren't making movies just to make movies anymore. They make them to make money. Well...at least on DVD sales. ;)

mistress maddie said...

Thank you for that quote! I couldn't tell you that last time I saw a movie. I just watch them when they come on demand. I hope your doing well cutie!