Leonard Maltin Quotes


36 Leonard Maltin quotes:



"The last person to stand still and repeat himself was Walt Disney. He refused to repeat himself. So to think that he'd be making the same kind of film in the year 2001 that he made in 1941 is absurd."
"I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee. Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat."
"The man responsible for the original 'King Kong,' Willis O'Brien, started experimenting with stop-action animated films for Thomas Edison in 1916 and 1917. A whole generation of special effects people grew up on these films."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"You want to make an impression. Being clever helps."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Cleverness Quotes
"He's a great choice. He's both smart and funny. He can be serious when the case demands. He can be silly. Knowing when to push those buttons is the key to being a good host."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"He apparently had a Svengali-like approach or control over her and set out to mold and shape her every performance and appearance on screen, ... Those instances are rare, I think."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"Everyone is looking for the sure thing. They are looking to hedge their bet. They think the way to do that is to go with a proven quantity, a remake of something you have already seen. That is their mindset."
"Hollywood executives believe that money is both the be-all and end-all to the moviemaking process."
"I think people in Hollywood are afraid of sentiment because they think audiences will reject it."
"I'm a lifelong Disney nut."
"While it was occasionally done here or there, nobody else had a figurehead like Walt doing it. Jack Warner wasn't on TV. Walt was the boss, but he had a real public profile and he used it to his advantage. And he became a household face."
"She was one of these character actresses who could fill any number of roles. She played a lot of 'earth mother' types, especially in later years."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"Movie theaters still exist in spite of all of the alternatives that are available, video and video-on-demand and DVD and streaming video and all of these things."
"A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up."
"Audiences deserve better."
"The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"A good story is a good story, and I think kids relate well to good stories about identifiable characters. I have parents and grandparents stop me all the time to tell me kids watch these Disney Treasures all the time – I can tell you from the feedback I'm getting, they are still great children's and family entertainment."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Kids Quotes
"The movie is in some uncharted waters, because it shows what it's like for two men to feel that kind of longing and passion for each other, and people aren't used to that. No one movie is going to turn things around, but they can be building blocks. That could be this movie's legacy."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Dumbo... makes me cry. Every single time and in the exact same spot. I just have a special affection for Dumbo."
"If I were less than honest as a critic, I think people would spot that right away, and it would destroy my credibility."



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