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Ralph Bakshi Quotes

I hope you find these Ralph Bakshi Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Film has to describe and show.
- Ralph Bakshi

My good films were independent and my bad films were not.
- Ralph Bakshi

I animated 20 years at Terry Toons.
It's important to know that animators like pizza and a raise once in a while,
and you've got to treat them with love.
- Ralph Bakshi

I draw what I feel, which is no more than doing my job.
- Ralph Bakshi


 

Lord of the Rings made me realize that I'm not interested
in doing anyone else's work.
- Ralph Bakshi

I thought I had the rights to The Lord of the Rings.
I don't know how Jackson ended up with the rights.
- Ralph Bakshi

Painting pictures didn't make me a lot of money.
I have to eat.
- Ralph Bakshi


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My movies continue to be found and be sold because
there's something going on in them.
- Ralph Bakshi

Animation is tremendously resilient.
Animation will recover, as art always recovers.
There's always cycles of good art.
- Ralph Bakshi

I'm the first to admit that I can't be as good as Tolkien,
and a movie can never be as good as Tolkien.
- Ralph Bakshi

They say I'm a revolutionary, but they're all wrong.
- Ralph Bakshi

All the old great companies were run by guys who knew what an animator meant,
and guys who knew how to draw.
All the companies today are run by executives.
- Ralph Bakshi

Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom.
I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien,
and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids,
and that was Wizards.
- Ralph Bakshi

I had the X rating on my films.
Now they do as much on The Simpsons as I got an X rating for Fritz the Cat.
- Ralph Bakshi

As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings -
not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks.
- Ralph Bakshi

I am not interested in slickness for the sake of slickness.
- Ralph Bakshi

Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler.
The whole country thought Disney was some sort of god
and that animation was some sort of pure thing for children.
- Ralph Bakshi

Live action writers will give you a structure,
but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation
is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.
- Ralph Bakshi

Sweetheart, I'm the biggest ripped-off cartoonist in
the history of the world,
and that's all I'm going to say.
- Ralph Bakshi

Look what Disney's done to their animation department.
There wasn't an animator in charge of their animation unit!
- Ralph Bakshi

Cartooning at its best is a fine art.
I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation,
which also allows me to paint my cartoons.
- Ralph Bakshi

What's most important in animation is the emotions
and the ideas being portrayed.
I'm a great believer of energy and emotion.
- Ralph Bakshi

Too many of Disney animators, and a lot try to emulate Disney,
are trying to hit what they call quality levels.
They're boring mannerisms.
- Ralph Bakshi

I'm having the same problems today that I had when I first started,
saying that outrageous adult animation works.
- Ralph Bakshi

You can't second-guess yourself as a filmmaker.
- Ralph Bakshi

I would like to have the original ending to my Lord
of the Rings instead of the one they released.
In my original cut I had the victory at Helm's Deep as the final sequence.
- Ralph Bakshi

I miss animation very passionately.
Not continuously, but every once in a while I would die to do another film.
- Ralph Bakshi

Most of the animated films I watched,
the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music,
the hand actions, the sighs.
- Ralph Bakshi

One of the best animated films I've seen come out of
Disney was the Tarzan movie.
I wasn't crazy about the story or the design on Tarzan's face,
but the traditional animation was spectacular.
- Ralph Bakshi

The rise of anime had to happen.
If the Japanese could tell better American stories,
it would go through the roof.
They still tell stories which are very much oriental.
I take my hat off to them.
- Ralph Bakshi

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Every single art form is involved in film,
in a way.
- Sydney Pollack

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

This film cost $31 million.
With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
- Clint Eastwood

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

A good film is when the price of the dinner,
the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
- George Lucas

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole,
it would be about me.
- Federico Fellini

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
- Jean Cocteau

The length of a film should be directly related to
the endurance of the human bladder.
- Alfred Hitchcock

So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
- Christina Aguilera

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Well, it was the beginning of my film career.
It was amazing to me that I got nominated for an Academy Award.
- Sally Kellerman

I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film,
but if you do your job well, you can make people believe
that you're the character you're trying to be.
- Frances McDormand

The film world is a crazy place to be.
You sit around all day waiting for the phone to ring.
Are people talking about you or aren't they?
- Kyle MacLachlan

I like some of the early silent films because I love
to watch how actors had to play then.
What would interest me today is to do a silent film.
- Catherine Deneuve

I love grabbing my wife and going to a distant location to film.
- Donald Sutherland

But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the
film and I have relations with the studio and with
those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in.
- Kevin Spacey

One in the third film, I'm looking forward to meeting one of the Dementors.
- Rupert Grint

I'd never do a film that would hurt anyone's sentiments,
be it Indian or not.
- Akshay Kumar

Well, I don't know what they'll turn out to be,
but I'm working on a film of Kon Tiki.
- Phillip Noyce

As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours,
it belongs to the writer.
As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people
see it than have ever read the book.
- Iain Banks

Any film which views the darker side of life,
which is death with a sense of humor,
is very much to my taste.
- Carter Burwell

Sometimes you like the personal adventure implicit in the making of a film,
and sometimes you like your part in a film,
and sometimes you like the final result.
- Jacqueline Bisset

I did The Newton Boys and during the whole process of making the film,
I may have spent a week in Los Angeles.
- Richard Linklater

There is so much to do on a film set.
It is an extraordinarily invigorating and wonderful place to be,
when things are running well.
- Ben Kingsley

I did not go to film school.
- Richard King

The real trouble with film school is that the people
teaching are so far out of the industry that they don't
give the students an idea of what's happening.
- Brian De Palma

The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it,
and the number of spectators will be proportional to
the number of friends the director has.
- Francois Truffaut

This role is more visible, and I grew up without a
lot of that sort of modeling so I'm relieved and proud to have done this film.
- Wentworth Miller

This is indeed not only relevant to Documentary but
is evident is most type of film making.
The film often mirrors the experience,
understanding and politics of the director.
- Ben Edwards

I never feel more alive than when I'm on stage.
On film you feel chopped up, you can be acting from the neck up,
or the hand, there is a lot of close up.
- Kathleen Turner

The only difference from one $100 million budget film
to another is which of the 12 box stars are getting $20 million to be in it.
- Dirk Benedict

I lived in Vancouver, where they film so many things.
So it gave me a good shot at it.
- Sarah Chalke

When I did the film Generations, in which the character died,
I felt like a guest for the first time.
That made me very sad.
- William Shatner


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