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"Bankers, nepotists, contracts and talkies: on four fingers one may count the leeches which have sucked a young and vigorous industry into paresis." - Dalton Trumbo

"I never approved of talkies. Silent movies were well on their way to developing an entirely new art form. It was not just pantomine, but something wonderfully expressive." - Lillian Gish

"In the middle of my third Hollywood picture The Magician, the earthquake hit Hollywood. Not the real earthquake. Just the talkies." - Conrad Veidt

"It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talkies instead of the other way around." - Mary Pickford

"Pictures of my life stretch back into what must have been my very earliest childhood. ... They are not movies, then, nor are they talkies, but they are quite distinctly feelies." - Sheila Kaye-Smith

"Now at my age I understand how sad it must have been for some directors or actors at the time the talkies began. Because, really, a whole continent disappeared." - Jean-Luc Godard

"I never thought of becoming a director. When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me - I still watch silent films." - Alain Resnais

"When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me-I still watch silent films. I don't think that there is any such thing as an old film; you don't say, 'I read an old book by Flaubert,' or 'I saw an old play by Moliere.'" - Alain Resnais

"I connected very much with all the work of Joan Crawford because she started as a flapper. She used to dance and sing and she was very cute. She had something that was so different from what she is at the end of her life and she started in the silent movies and then went into the talkies" - Berenice Bejo

"I connected very much with all the work of Joan Crawford because she started as a flapper. She used to dance and sing and she was very cute. She had something that was so different from what she is at the end of her life and she started in the silent movies and then went into the talkies." - Berenice Bejo

"It's hard enough to just be a good actor. When you're on set, there's everything going against you. There are walkie talkies going off, the camera is creaking and moving, there are boom mics, and you have to hit your mark and make sure you don't shadow the other person's face. It's a really technical process." - James Marsden

"The reason I put so much energy into it at the beginning was that while there were plenty of people looking after the talkies, almost nobody was doing the same for the silents. Now there are plenty of very good historians and restorers." - Kevin Brownlow

"For good or bad, there is a certain level of generalisation when it comes to my work. I want to break that perception. My decision to direct 'Bombay Talkies' or to present 'The Lunchbox' is an attempt to do that. These are the films that gel well with my sensibility, and it's unfortunate, it's not the perception out there." - Karan Johar

"I can't complain about anything. It's like saying, "I don't like talkies." Time marches on and I don't care how people watch my movies as long as they see them. I don't care if they're on their phone. Believe me, if you ever want to watch my early films they would look a lot better on your phone than they would on a movie screen. The smaller the better." - John Waters

"I always get 'What's wrong?' or 'Lighten up.' Half the time, when guys tell me to smile, I'm not even frowning, I'm thinking! Then I'm like, Oh! Some men don't want women to think! Do they all have walkie-talkies? Are they all in this together? Like, 'OK, she's thinking, someone say something. She's reading, go distract her.' It starts feeling like that sometimes, doesn't it?" - Kathleen Hanna

"I always get "What's wrong?" or "Lighten up." Half the time, when guys tell me to smile, I'm not even frowning, I'm thinking! Then I'm like, Oh! Some men do' want women to think! Do they all have walkie-talkies? Are they all in this together? Like, "OK, she's thinking, someone say something. She's reading, go distract her." It starts feeling like that sometimes, does' it?" - Kathleen Hanna



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