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Michael Cimino

American,  Director
Total Quotes : 26
Me See Lot

Because people don't see me around a lot, I'm the source of all sorts of rumour.

- Michael Cimino

Balloon Tied String

All of those years, I felt like 'Heaven's Gate' was a beautiful, fantastically colored balloon tied to a string fastened to my wrist, so the balloon could never fly.

- Michael Cimino

Think Old Beneath

All one has to do is look at old footage of the firebombing of Dresden during World War II and think of the people beneath those bombs. It's horrific.

- Michael Cimino

I Am Preacher Am

I am not a preacher; I'm a reacher.

- Michael Cimino

Politics Say Imposed

Family politics are worse than world politics. That's all I can say. You don't get to choose your family; you get to choose your friends. Your family is imposed upon you.

- Michael Cimino

Movies Making Frustrated

I'm a frustrated would-be architect who stumbled into the would-be business of making movies.

- Michael Cimino

Writing Journalism

Journalism is not writing.

- Michael Cimino

Believe Defeat

I don't believe in defeat.

- Michael Cimino

Political Statement

I have no interest in making a 'Vietnam' film, no interest in making a direct political statement.

- Michael Cimino

Love I Love Locations

I love to scout locations.

- Michael Cimino

Forget Very Movie

I have a very simple definition of a good movie: a good movie makes you forget you're watching a movie.

- Michael Cimino

Which Made Carefully

Even the details of a rifle, which are nothing but mechanical, if they are made carefully, with attention, become beautiful, satisfying.

- Michael Cimino

Making Mistakes Making

Nobody lives without making mistakes.

- Michael Cimino

Movies Making Controlled

Making movies is controlled anarchy, chaos.

- Michael Cimino

False Things Been

There have been so many false things written about me by people who don't know me.

- Michael Cimino

Next Making Making Movies

If you can't stop somebody from working and making movies that you hate, what's the next best thing? Destroy them personally.

- Michael Cimino

Seeing Cares Spectacle

Who cares about seeing 10,000 helicopter assaults? That's spectacle.

- Michael Cimino

I Wish Studio Making

I wish I was making movies back in the days when John Ford made movies and you were a director under contract to a studio. John Ford had years when he made three movies in a year.

- Michael Cimino

Tone Going Certainly

I would never suggest that the geography or visual environment of the film is more important than what's going on with the people, but it's a major factor in getting the right tone. Certainly, it influences the actors tremendously.

- Michael Cimino

War Survive Nothing

There's nothing good that comes out of war. It's simply hell on earth, and people survive, and people don't.

- Michael Cimino