Friday, July 10, 2015

Quotes in biopics

100,000 English cannot control 
350 million Indians.
Directors weigh in on using quotations…
David: Biopics are a reconstruction of a person’s life. So the dialog is also a reconstruction.

We are governed by people who care more
 about feelings than thoughts or ideas.
Stephen: So Gandhi didn’t actually say, “100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate."

David: Sometimes a good scriptwriter can summarize a hero’s thoughts.

Stephen: And sometimes the hero, or heroine, is a source of direct quotes. Margaret Thatcher actually wrote, “We are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.” So in Iron Lady, we had Meryl Streep say that.
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Voice-over
A quote can be disputed (there is an argument over whether the speaker actually said or wrote it). Or it can be misattributed (somebody else actually said it or wrote it).

The Gandhi line is a quote we might wish he’d said, even if he didn’t.

And the Thatcher quote can be found in her autobiography. It is not disputed, misattributed or a line we might wish she’d said or written.
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15 comments:

Barry Natusch said...

Enter your 3 digit number.
Write a quotation from a biopic.
Name the biopic.

Anonymous said...

001
Margaret Thatcher : "Your problem is that you haven't got the courage for this fight."

Anonymous said...

The question I ask myself almost myself like almost everyday is, 'Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?' ...Unles I feel like I'm working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I'm not going to feel good about how I'm spending my time.

by Mark Zuckerberg

017

Anonymous said...

002
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, take the first step.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anonymous said...

The highest of distinctions is service to others.

by King George

010

Anonymous said...

007
I choose this quotation from THE DICTATOR.
"Then in the name of democracy let's use that power - let us all unite.
Let us fight for a new world,
a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security.
Charles Spencer Chaplin said.

Anonymous said...

Keep calm and carry on.

King George Ⅵ

010

Anonymous said...

023
If even as I return the hands of the clock, I follow the same road.

by Edward VIII

Anonymous said...

The accident was a tragedy. But this film isn't a tragedy. We can feel love and other feelings we can't say. Destiny is chosen by our easily acting. Titanic. 015

Anonymous said...

Walt Disney said
"All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them."
005

Anonymous said...

027

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
-by T.E.Lawrence

Anonymous said...

I have one word always in my mind. It word is ' You can do anything, but not everything”. This word was said by David Allen. I keep this word in my mind, because I often confused which is better choise for me. When I come the time to deside, I remember this word.

酒井克徳 said...

I have one word always in my mind. It word is ' You can do anything, but not everything”. This word was said by David Allen. I keep this word in my mind, because I often confused which is better choise for me. When I come the time to deside, I remember this word. 032

Anonymous said...

Yes you do. You have such perseverance, Bertie, you’re the bravest man I know. And you’ll make a bloody good king.
by Lionel Logue
023

Anonymous said...

021
I search quotation from mark zuckerberg
This quotation is "done is better than perfect"
It's cool quotation.