• Noun: a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; examples: "they went to a movie every Saturday night", "the film was shot on location"
• Noun: a medium that disseminates moving pictures; examples: "theater pieces transferred to celluloid", "this story would be good cinema", "film coverage of sporting events"
• Noun: a thin coating or layer; example: "the table was covered with a film of dust"
• Noun: a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
• Noun: photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
• Verb: make a film or photograph of something; examples: "take a scene", "shoot a movie"
• Verb: record in film; example: "The coronation was filmed"
I think the original Matrix was really incredible. It was so original and it did so many innovative things with film. It was a much bigger film. Bound was just a smaller film. It was kind of like an old noir film.
When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That's what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was 'You're a Big Boy Now.'
The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion.
But in film you always watch situations or stories that you really have no relation to. A lot of times just because there's no personal connection doesn't mean you can't connect with the film or the characters in the film.
The fact is that you could not be, and still cannot be, a 25-year-old homosexual trying to make it in the British film business or the American film business or even the Italian film business. It just doesn't work and you're going to hit a brick wall at some point.
I am musical and I enjoy theatre, but I never wanted to just do theatre. I always wanted to go into film. I love film. I loved growing up in the theatre, but I always wanted to do film all along. But, I still pursue music separately.
Um, 'Soul Food'... Another wonderful little movie that could. Here's a film that, I think our budget was maybe $6 million. We shot it in Chicago in six weeks. I was so proud of the film, because it showed America that an African-American film about family could sell, could do well, could cross over and have true meaning.
I did not want 'Battleship' to be perceived as an American war film. I wanted to do everything I could to make the film accessible to a global audience. It felt like bringing an alien component to the film would help take the American jingoism out of it.
I did a film which was considered an independent movie with Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia called Confidence, and that's the type of film I was willing to take a chance on that because of the caliber of people involved with the film.