Insightful quotes from cinematic greats such as Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodovar and more.

"What I Love About Movies" offers insights from cinematic greats such as Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodovar and more.

Ever wondered what inspires the most exciting movie people in the world to make movies? Well, wonder no more. A new book, aptly called What I Love About Movies, made by our sibling magazine Little White Lies and published by the iconic Faber & Faber, explores that question.

Exclusive quotes from movie legends – featuring everyone from old heroes like Francis Ford Coppola and Pedro Almodovar to the new generation like Wes Anderson, Harmony Korine and Spike Jonze (pictured above) and breakthrough talents like Mia Wasikowska and Kristen Stewart – all respond to the same question: What do you love about movies? A question that has been asked by the editors of magazine since the dawn of time. Well the dawn of the magazine at least, which is 2005.

As well as fifty revealing insights into cinematic greatness, the book features fifty original illustrations of the masters in question and biographies that contextualise their contribution to the silver screen.

Here are teasers from some of our favourites. You’ll have to buy the book for the full despatch.

Richard Linklater

“I think fundamentally what I love about movies is the parallel reality of them.”

Steve McQueen

“If you can be moved by a movie, if a movie stirs you, gives you goose pimples, makes you feel different when you walk outside onto the street and see daylight, that’s something unique.”

Philip Seymour Hoffman

“I think that there’s something that touches you when you go to the movies, you kind of get sucked into this dream state.”

Wes Anderson

“There is something about the feeling of someone casting a spell and taking you completely out of your life and putting you in some other place that would be very difficult to get to any other way.”

Richard Ayoade

“You see things in a way that would not have been possible were it not for that film.”

What I Love About Movies is now available to buy from all major book shops, Faber & Faber and Amazon.