Movies Quotes

“Snow White” was more than a picture to me. It was a life saver. The bank had loaned me $1,500,000, and they were getting jittery, because all I had to show them was drawings.

I figured that it was idiotic to make pieces for children, because a 10-cant or 15-cent audience is unimportant in this business. So all of our work was slanted principally at an adult audience. ‘Snow White’ road-showed at prices ranging from 85 cents up, proved that parents would pay even those prices for their children’s […]

When I used to do a film, it’d go into a movie house all across the country. Now you do a movie and you get a couple weeks in a movie house. Maybe six weeks or four weeks, and then it goes right to streaming or pay-per-view. It’s not as enjoyable to me.

I’m not an actor. I’ve seen actors, great actors. I go to the movie and wish I could do what they do — DeNiro, he just gives me chills, and if you see a great film, you see actors in it do great performances, you could tell that I’m not one of them. Like “Amadeus” […]

You know, most of my pictures, they go, don’t worry about it, we don’t have to write nothing, Richard will fix it.

That idea of Wakanda was written in the 1960s so again this story is, you know, uh, we’re just trying to fulfil the needs of this story and if Wakanda hasn’t been conquered and other people haven’t got in, then you have to ask yourself what it’s been doing. It isn’t like we were trying […]

Quality film-making is the key. You don’t wanna do films with black casts and directors just for the sake of doing it. Critical acclaim and commercial success is the goal. Also the way we work together as artists; giving to one another and sharing in the work. That’s what a renaissance is: artists who wanna […]

Sexism in Hollywood is like systemic racism, it’s in there and it doesn’t go away just because we have Weinstein in jail. So, yes I’m proud of what we did to bring these issues out, but it’s not over.

I feel like the forgotten man. I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it!

The first film that I’d ever seen was “Bambi.” And then, it was “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” which I had nightmares about.