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    thriller Quotes

    Doing crime films...maybe it's to some extent a matter of taste. Certainly my first novel had a criminal element and was about the similarity of criminals and artists. Pretextually, it was sort of a money bag thriller. But it was aggressively not what it seemed to be. It was kind of Duchamps.
    — William Monahan
    Polisse' is the sort of cop thriller where people do things like angrily bang on a desktop or sweep everything off it. If it happens once, it must happen six times. But every time it did, I wanted to stand up and cheer, which I've never wanted to do for any such thriller.
    — Wesley Morris
    tags: time  people  thriller 
    I'm writing a film called 'Bug.' It's an original script, and it's not about killer insects. It's a thriller set in a high school. The bug of the title refers to a surveillance device.
    — Wes Craven
    tags: thriller  film  school  writing 
    Killing Lincoln is a must-read historical thriller. Bill O'Reilly recounts the dramatic events of the spring of 1865 with such exhilarating immediacy that you will feel like you are walking the streets of Washington DC on the night that John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. This is a hugely entertaining, heart-stopping read.
    — Vince Flynn
    I'm hooked on Polanski's films, his psychological thrillers. I love 'Rosemary's Baby,' I love 'Repulsion.'
    — Vera Farmiga
    tags: thriller  film 
    I love the horror genre and the thriller genre, so I've got no problem with playing a psycho.
    — Valorie Curry
    tags: horror  thriller  problem 
    Dark City Blue is a freight train of a thriller crashing through some madhouse city night while a bomb's ticking down to zero. It's the cage fighting equivalent of a police procedural: violent, gaudy, and packing heat.
    — Trent Jamieson
    For me, to take a movie and travel the world and go and work with these cultures and an international cast and have this spy thriller that's not just about character but also action and suspense, they're very challenging films as a producer to make, creating stories, creating set pieces that serve this character [Ethan Hunt].
    — Tom Cruise
    Two bones fell down my chimney and into the bedroom this morning. Hysterical thing to happen to a thriller writer. Murderous ravens perhaps?
    — Tobsha Learner
    tags: thriller 
    The characters you refer to as predatory and unsavory are useful. They're the ones who make a novel into a thriller. They're active, and most of the common virtues, the signs of a good person, are not.
    — Thomas Perry
    The best of Donald Westlake's pseudonymous thrillers about Parker, the toughest burglar who ever lived. . . .Out of print for years and years, Butcher's Moon is the ultimate Parker novel, best read as an installment in the series as a whole but comprehensible and wholly satisfying on its own.
    — Terry Teachout
    tags: thriller  moon  novel  read  year 
    Thrillers provide the reader with a safe escape into a dangerous world where the stakes are as high as can be imagined with unpredictable outcomes. It's a perfect genre in which to explore hard issues of good and evil, a mirror that allows the reader to see both the good and not so good in themselves.
    — Ted Dekker
    My first seven novels were contemporary spiritual novels, my next nine had strong elements of fantasy, and now I'm writing thrillers, more as a choice to spread my wings than anything. Writers, like good wine, should mature with age.
    — Ted Dekker
    Three Days of the Condor is still an interesting film to watch not because it's political. It happens to be political. But that's not why the sales of the DVDs are as high as they are. It's because it's an entertaining thriller. In my opinion, Tootsie is a very political movie but truck drivers can go and laugh at it.
    — Sydney Pollack
    I read a lot of ghost stories because I was writing a ghost story. I didn't think at all I was writing a horror or a thriller or whatever because it is about a ghost, whereas a horror film can be about aliens or things that rise out of the marsh that have no human shape.
    — Susan Hill
    I like all of the mental, psychological thriller movies too. I enjoy horror movies across the board.
    — Sophia Bush
    tags: horror  thriller  mental  movie 
    Entourage [movie] really is established as a genre unto itself, much like the thriller or the horror movie or the comedy. And those things trend.
    — Ryan Reynolds
    tags: horror  thriller  comedy  movie 
    We thought by setting the film ["Selling Isobel"] in the cloak of... let's call it an indie-Hollywood thriller, it would appeal to a wider range of young women who would see this cautionary tale and say, "Hang on, I've got to think twice about what I get myself into."
    — Rudolf Buitendach
    tags: women  thoughts  young  thriller  film 
    The incident itself happened in London, but because we were all based at the time in Los Angeles we moved it there. Certain details are almost exactly like the true experience, but we decided to make the film more of a thriller, in the hope that it would reach a bigger audience. That's why it's called "Selling Isobel" and not "Selling Frida." We didn't want to make a dark, depressing "movie-of-the-week."
    — Rudolf Buitendach
    tags: time  experience  dark  thriller  true  film  hope 
    Many thrillers follow such reliable formulas that you can look at what's happening and guess how much longer a film has to run.
    — Roger Ebert
    tags: thriller  film 
    It's not often a thriller keeps me wound up as well as 'Headhunters' did. I knew I was being manipulated and didn't care. It was a pleasure to see how well it was being done.
    — Roger Ebert
    tags: thriller  pleasure  care 
    I love thrillers. I've never made them, but I would say a really good thriller is my favorite kind of a movie. If I can get a really great thriller, you know.
    — Rob Reiner
    tags: thriller  movie 
    In almost every thriller, a point is reached when someone, usually calling from a phone booth, telephones with a vital piece of information, which he cannot divulge by phone. By the time the hero arrives at the place where they had arranged to meet, the caller is dead, or too near death to tell. There is never an explanation for the reluctance of the caller to impart his message in the first place.
    — Renata Adler
    tags: death  time  thriller  hero 
    The main question raised by the thriller is not what kind of world we live in, or what reality is like, but what it has done to us.
    — Ralph Harper
    As Ralph's character begins to discover the political thriller aspect of the film, he falls deeper in love with his wife, so the two run together. That's the beauty of this film. It has fast pace and excitement, but it also has heart and soul.
    — Rachel Weisz
    It is a political thriller. It's very action packed and it's very exciting, but at the same time it's a very big soulful love story about longing and loss. They're not separate, they're completely dependent on one another.
    — Rachel Weisz
    I love outsider stories. And I also like a lot of genre fiction, too. So I wanted to write a literary book that flirted with thriller and fantasy and even science fiction. I wanted the coming-of-age story and the love story to be about "outsiderdom" - one of the themes I am most interested in.
    — Porochista Khakpour
    I like speed in thrillers. It's a rhythm adapted to the subject.
    — Philippe Claudel
    tags: thriller 
    It's the comedies and thrillers that are successful. People love horror, but in thrillers. Once you speak of pain and suffering it's a different matter.
    — Philippe Claudel
    When I go to the movies, I like romance, comedy, and thrillers. I hate gore.
    — Peter Weller
    tags: hate  thriller  comedy  movie  romance 
    Force Majeure is a jolt. You won't know what hit you. Director Ostlund shifts gears from humor to psychological thriller with cunning skill.
    — Peter Travers
    tags: humor  thriller 
    Redford builds a riveting, resonant political thriller that values the complexity of its characters and the intelligence of its audience.
    — Peter Travers
    Disturbing and intriguing. The Synchronicity Factor is much more than a page-turning thriller, for its remarkable plot is rooted in real science and real history.
    — Peter Lovesey
    You don't ever see a thriller with a spiritual backbone.
    — Patrick Wilson
    The song that's affected me the most profoundly is probably Michael Jackson's 'Thriller,' or, more specifically, the couple seconds of instrumental break before Vincent Price starts 'rapping.'
    — Patrick Stump
    tags: thriller  song 
    I'd love to do a sci-fi movie, a western, or an espionage thriller. But I'm not going to limit myself. If a good script comes along, I'm not going to discount it because it doesn't fit into one of these genres.
    — Park Chan-wook
    tags: thriller  movie 
    I like thrillers. My style of movies are closer to thrillers.
    — Olivier Megaton
    tags: thriller  movie 
    I like comedies, I like thrillers, I like love stories. Everything is beautiful; it depends if the film is good, who cares? Everything is interesting.
    — Monica Bellucci
    tags: thriller  comedy  film  stories 
    No Way Back is my kind of novel - a tough, taut thriller - Mofina knows the world he writes about.
    — Michael Connelly
    tags: world  thriller  novel  write 
    Zombies don't run. They don't dance. They don't say, "More brains." There is no Thriller Night. Those are stereotypes that are perpetrated by Hollywood, which I think is very irresponsible because it can get you killed.
    — Max Brooks
    tags: thriller  night  zombies  dance 
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