Leonard Maltin Quotes

36 Leonard Maltin quotes:

"Shakespeare wrote great plays that we're still watching all these years later. Charlie Chaplin made great comedies and they are still as funny today as they ever were."
"Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today."
"Timing in life is everything."
"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."
"Most other world-shattering events have not been depicted so soon."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Events 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
"He created an indelible character in Chester. Chester is a good hearted, simple-minded guy. That's why he's such a likable character."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"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
"He's got it all. He's got charm, he's got looks, he's got brains, he's got a conscience. He has everything any movie star could want to have, any director or producer, and then some."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Charming Quotes
"You want to make an impression. Being clever helps."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Cleverness Quotes
"Anyone who says that someone is a sure bet for an Oscar is a fool. There's no such thing as a sure thing, least of all in a five-way vote."
"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
"She's quite wonderful in that role. She's totally convincing as the mother who has to walk a fine line in raising that little boy. She's a terrific actress; there's never any sense that she's acting. She commits to any character she plays."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Mother 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
"The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang."
Author: Maltin Quotes Category: Life Quotes

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