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What These 10 Filmmakers Love About Movies

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ilovedust, little white lies

Have you ever wondered what some of the greatest filmmakers and performers in the world love about movies? A new book presented by Little White Lies magazine answers just that. Pulling together responses from 50 filmmakers and actors—and also featuring some gorgeous illustrations to boot—What I Love About Movies: An Illustrated Compendium is an essential volume for all those cinephiles out there wondering about what inspires the people that inspire them.

1. Quentin Tarantino

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“When I kind of enjoy movies the most now, is when I get that voracious aspect of going through a career or a genre or a country’s cinema. This grand film study that goes on my whole life.”

2. Francis Ford Coppola

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“I often think that there’s only been a hundred years of cinema and yet the amount of masterpieces that have been done are amazing. I can only conclude that the human race was waiting for cinema so they could pour this out because how else could there have been so many great films even in the first 30 years? So it’s sort of a divine collection of all human aspiration and art forms.”

3. Alexander Payne

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“Watching a movie transports you to a different time and place and story. It allows us to live vicariously, and we all want to live vicariously. We want to live many lives. We want to roll it all into one life. And if you can spy on someone else’s life in a grandly entertaining way in two hours, what’s better? We’re so lucky to have lived in an era where cinema even exists. All those poor sons of bitches, billions of them, who lived and died and never got to see a movie. Don’t that just make you wanna cry?”

4. Richard Linklater

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“They’re a more selective, more attuned and more neatly edited version of life itself. It’s improved life.”

5. Danny Boyle

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“If somebody from another planet asked us, ‘What do you think psychologically about people who go and sit with a load of strangers in a dark room and watch 40-foot high versions of themselves kissing and shagging and hurting each other,’ you’d think, ‘That’s insane. They’re mad those people, they’re absolutely mad.’ And I love the way we play out madness on it, really.” 

6. Steve McQueen

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“I’ve been in cinemas and I’ve been sitting down and I’ve looked at things in front of me and been totally moved. If you can be moved by a movie, if a movie stirs you, gives you goose pimples, makes you feel different when you walk outside onto the street and see daylight, that’s something unique.”

7. Tim Burton

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“I’ve always thought films, like fairy tales, explore concepts such as life and death in a safe way. They help you learn how to cope and find your place in the world.”

8. Terry Gilliam

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“Very little, these days … I find that movies are becoming repetitive now, the big ones I’m talking about, not the small independent ones where there’s still life and hope.”

9. Claire Denis

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“It’s an experience that I cannot define or compare to anything else.”

10. Steven Soderbergh

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“In the summer of 1975, I was 12 and I saw Jaws. It freaked me out so completely it was almost like a civil claims court: ‘I need to know more about who did this to me.’ A year later I got my hands on a camera. And the question was then, ‘Well, can I do this to people?’” 

For many more quotes and analysis about what many more directors, actors, and actresses love about movies, check out What I Love About Movies: An Illustrated Compendium, presented by Little White Lies magazine and edited by David Jenkins and Adam Woodward, out now from Opus Books.

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The House From The Money Pit Is For Sale

Looking for star-studded new digs? For a cool $5.9 million, Top10RealEstateDeals.com reports, you can own the Long Island country home featured in the 1986 comedy The Money Pit—no renovations required.

For the uninitiated, the film features Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as hapless first-time homeowners who purchase a rundown mansion for cheap. The savings they score end up being paltry compared to the debt they incur while trying to fix up the house.

The Money Pit featured exterior shots of "Northway," an eight-bedroom estate located in the village of Lattingtown in Nassau County, New York. Luckily for potential buyers, its insides are far nicer than the fictional ones portrayed in the movie, thanks in part to extensive renovations performed by the property’s current owners.

Amenities include a giant master suite with a French-style dressing room, eight fireplaces, a "wine wall," and a heated outdoor saltwater pool. Check out some photos below, or view the entire listing here.

The real-life Long Island home featured in “The Money Pit”
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The real-life Long Island home featured in “The Money Pit”
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The real-life Long Island home featured in “The Money Pit”
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The real-life Long Island home featured in “The Money Pit”
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The real-life Long Island home featured in “The Money Pit”
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The real-life Long Island home featured in 1986's “The Money Pit”
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The real-life Long Island home featured in 1986's “The Money Pit”
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The Dark Knight Is Returning to Theaters, Just Ahead of 10th Anniversary
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Believe it or not, July 18 will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of The Dark Knight, the second entry in Christopher Nolan’s game-changing superhero movie trilogy. To mark the occasion, Showcase Cinemas—the movie theater chain behind the Cinema de Lux experience—is bringing the movie back to select theaters on the east coast for limited screenings on February 8 and February 11, /Film reports.

Many people consider The Dark Knight the best film in the Batman franchise (Tim Burton and LEGO-fied movies included). The film currently holds a 94 percent “fresh” rating with both critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the highest-rated movie in the Batman universe.

Much of the film’s acclaim came from Heath Ledger’s brilliant turn as The Joker—a role that won him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar (making him the only actor to win that award posthumously). Even Michael Caine, who plays Bruce Wayne’s ever-dutiful butler and BFF Alfred, admitted that he wasn’t sold on the idea of bringing The Joker back into Batman’s cinematic universe, after the character was so ably played by Jack Nicholson in Burton’s 1989 film, until he found out Ledger would be taking the role.

“You don’t try and top Jack,” was Caine’s original thought. But when Nolan informed the actor that he was casting Ledger, that changed things. “I thought: ‘Now that’s the one guy that could do it!’ My confidence came back,” Caine told Empire Magazine.

To find out if The Dark Knight is playing at a theater near you, visit Showcase Cinemas’s website. If it’s not, don’t despair: With the official anniversary still six months away, other theaters are bound to have the same idea.

[h/t: /Film]

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