"People ask me, 'Will the machines ever win against humanity?' I say, 'Look at people on their phones. The machines have already won.'"
By: James Cameron
Filmmaker James Cameron and Deadpool director Tim Miller talked with The Hollywood Reporter for the first time about how they will reboot a storied but troubled Terminator franchise for the new era of Amazon drones and A.I. (artificial intelligence) anxiety.
When I was young, originality was everything. A sequel was like a bad word. We’ve gone to the opposite place where [audiences] actually are more excited about a story we know the ending to.
By: Lana Wachowski
The filmmaker - in a rare interview with the Los Angeles Times - talking about how the just-released film she made with her brother Andy Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending, might fare at the box office. There's another great quote by Brent Lang, the source article's writer, about the current state of the movie business: "Jupiter Ascending may have crashed and burned, but at least it tried to soar on the strength of its own originality and daring. Its failure makes it harder for other filmmakers to get a chance to take similar risks. In this climate, would The Matrix ever have gotten made?"
I believe the spirit that imbues hip-hop can change the world. Hip-hop as an entity has been colonized by corporations, politicians.
It went from something that was organized to something that is crafted and plastic.
By: Ernie Paniccioli
Hip Hop photographer Paniccioli commenting on his thoughts about the current state of hip hop culture and how it's changed. The comments were made during an exhibit of his shots of hip hop artists such as Nas and many others.
This whole thing of this 'war on drugs' and the mass incarcerations that have happened pretty much for the last 40 years has just decimated the black male population. It’s slavery. It's just slavery through and through, and it's just the same fear of the black male that existed back in the 1800s.
By: Quentin Tarantino
The filmmaker said on the Canadian talk show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight in December 2012, when discussing the racial issues brought up in his film Django Unchained.
It’s a brilliant, brilliant film, and every time I see it I can't believe the magic mixture of a great story and great acting and humour and action and suspense — wonderful cinema. The art of moving pictures is on every frame of this movie.
By: George Lucas
George Lucas said in a 2005 interview with The Telegraph, talking about Akira Kurosawa’s seminal epic Seven Samurai, which Lucas partially based the original Star Wars.
It's not that I'm a Luddite and don't like technology; I've just never been interested. When I moved to L.A. in 1997, nobody really had cell phones, and I just never went down that path. And I'm in a slightly unique position because when I'm working - and I've been working pretty much continuously for the last 10 years - I'm never more than five feet from somebody who has a phone.
A lot of the things people amuse themselves with really are just toys for grown-ups, and it eats your time and pulls your concentration.
By: Christopher Nolan
Director Christopher Nolan (who's been at the helm of some of most technologically advanced films of his generation) talking about the reason he doesn't have an email address or a cell phone.