Zhang Yimou Quotes (31 Quotes)




    For over ten years I always had, but I don't speak English.

    People have become shallower. They view spending, entertaining, seeking leisure and enjoying as the main objectives of their life.

    I must stick with Chinese language films.


    Hong Kong should really work together ... to make some genuine films, for example, some internationally popular action movies,

    The Chinese government has a strong resolve and determination to crack down on pirating. This allows greater access to legitimate business rather than movies coming from a back door.

    I've promised not to direct any films in the next two years so as to make full preparations for the Olympics.

    My directing principle is to tone in with Tan Dun's music. I'll adopt a dichotomy to demonstrate his (the emperor's) historic achievements and faults while probing into the loneliness as a king deep in his mind.

    Piracy has destroyed the domestic market.

    The young people are rather interested in watching the American feature films, ... But over time they found that the nature of all these films is kind of alike. They would like to see more variety of these American movies.

    But I think we need the international market.

    HERO is a combination of my personal feeling and the commercialism.

    Asian films are surging right now. TIFF, one of the biggest film festivals in Asia, will further vitalize Asian films and promote cultural exchanges between Asian filmmakers and their counterparts in other parts of the world.

    We in urgent need of sound advice from foreigners.

    The so-called commercialism includes elements like story, plots, rhythms and large big scenes.

    Only people have been through that miserable time will recall the pass from their deep memory.

    People here in America are interested in seeing more Chinese movies,

    This is my first wuxia movie and I must consider this before trying to make something with my own.

    I'm not Ang Lee who knows so much about western market and the taste of western audiences.

    I hope before I am getting too old and when my mind is still functioning, I can tell some better stories.

    Time has changed and now is the age of spending.


    Under the big political umbrella, a man is just like a leaf in the ocean, with no control of his destiny and does not have any choice.

    Wuxia is a fantasy world exists in everyone's mind.

    To do art, one thing should always remember - subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.

    My understanding of opera is like how foreigners look at Peking opera. Love it but have no deep understanding.

    Now a movie with 30 million returns would be something very incredible and the producer can only get 10 to 15 million. This is only 100 thousands US dollars. This is not enough!

    People in misery is what most important in art.

    Ang Lee was educated in the West and his English is good.

    I'm sure over time it will have a mutual effect or influence with the movie industry people in both countries. It is advisable for the movie industry of both countries to compare notes to compete even and to prosper,


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