A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995 TV Movie)
Himself (Narrator: Actually when I was a little younger,there was another journey I wanted to make, It was a relgious one. I wanted to be a priest. However, I soon realized that my real vocation, my real calling, was the movies. I don't really see a conflit between the church and movies - the sacred and the profane. Obviously there are many differences, but I also could see great similarities bwtween a church and a movie house. Both are places for people to come together and share a common experience. and I believe there's spirituality in films even if it's not one which can supplant faith.
Himself (Narrator: "Film is a disease," Frank Capra said. "When it infects your bloodstream... when it takes over as the #1 hormone, it plays Iago to your psyche, and with heroin the antidote to film is more film."
Brian De Palma: In any kind of art form you're creating an illusion for the audience to look at reality through your speciall eye. The camera lies all the time. It lies twenty-four times a second.
Himself (Narrator: [Quoting Raoul Walsh] The low and high-angled shots turned a good picture into a great one.
Himself (Narrator: Less money, more freedom. I mean the world of b-film is often freer and more conducive to experimenting and innovating.