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Is my coitus whimsically inventive?
I don't think we know yet what broadcast television did to us, although it obviously did lots. I don't think we're far enough away from it yet to really get a handle on it. We get these things, I think they start changing us right away, we don't notice we're changing. Our perception of the whole thing shifts, and then we're in the new way of doing things, and we take it for granted.
Conflict, when used as a device, makes for good television and bad journalism.
You can't live on the hope of a television contract and play in a stadium with nobody there.
First and foremost, I'm a decorator and product designer. Everything I do, the television shows, the books, that comes from the design work. It's what I love.
Arthur M. Schlesinger
Television has spread the habit of instant reaction and stimulated the hope of instant results.
Children playing while in the background the TV blares with screams, gunfire and rape-murder scenes. It seeps in.
The preferred world can be seen any evening on television in the succession of programs where the good always wins
Sometimes doing a movie for a short period of time is better than committing eight months to a television show.
It is ridiculous that somebody picks up the phone and calls somebody they see on television. Why don't they call somebody in their area? Don't they know about that?
There's nothing good on the television; let's burn a witch. It must have been terribly exciting to live in those times.
I think interactive television is doomed. It's a dead end.
American television really is pathetic.
Not only it is annoying, it is distracting from life itself. ~on what TV is.
It's sort of the mixed blessing of being on television for so long in one thing; sometimes that backfires, in that you're not able to continue on.
Henry A. Kissinger
Let me make my point about Vietnam. When the Nixon initiation came into office, there were 550,000 Americans in combat. And ending the war was not a question of turning off a television channel. And so, debating on how we got there and what judgments were made was not going to help us.
The justices have constitutionally protected obscenity in libraries, filth over cable television, and now unlimited internet pornography.
Whether it's the internet, radio, television, there are always areas of debate, but you have to accept it. The media now has become an absolute monster.
I think there will be 20 years of evolution from linear broadcast to internet television.
If we really exist merely to fulfill God’s plan: then life is a television drama; with God being the scriptwriter, the director, and, the audience.
I don't think it's like eastern mysticism, which leaves the person whole. It's really another form of cancer, television.
Television in the last few years has been where all the great writers are going. TV now is what indie film used to be.
Today’s generation didn’t want to watch ancient actors reciting the same tired lines. They wanted to see themselves reflected onscreen –rude, raw, entitled. These kids needed to believe that they themselves were only one daring, controversial act away from being up on that screen themselves.
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install A lovely bookshelf on the wall. Then fill the shelves with lots of books.
Texting and phone calls, fireworks, blends, café au lait, and music. Yesterday's television. Work and beer. The neighbor's dog, or those strange flowers, the way it smells at Maisen. Those ordinary things I talk about with you. With you... I want to talk about love with you.
I've done great theatre, great films and had a lot of opportunities in television. I also love to sing, and I've been able to do that once or twice in the television shows.
I think the best-written films or television series have a measure of the opposite of what they are.
It's a really incredible time to be working in television.
The printed page conveys information and commitment, and requires active involvement. Television conveys emotion and experience, and it's very limited in what it can do logically. It's an existential experience - there and then gone.
[It] is not that television is entertaining but that it has made entertainment itself the natural format for the representation of all experience. […] The problem is not that television presents us with entertaining subject matter but that all subject matter is presented as entertaining. (87)
The best that can be said for Norwegian television is that it gives you the sensation of a coma without the worry and inconvenience.
I came to Los Angeles and did auditions for television. I made a terrible mess of most of them and I was quite intimidated. I felt very embarrassed and went back to London. I got British television jobs intermittently between the ages of 23 and 27, but it was very patchy.
There's definitely a wave of Brits doing great work on American television, and I wouldn't mind being one of them!
The old Televisions had an off switch.
I don`t control the schedule of the networks. We have three of our debates that are on network television, and those are on Saturday nights. We have three other debates that are during the week. And unfortunately, broadcast network programming is less flexible than cable network programming.
I had a brief theater background and loved the backstage world there's more backstage work in television, so I saw a job advertised and applied, and got it. That was back in 1977, when getting jobs was easy.
Television is a very highly constructed, and edited, and censored, and tailored, and marketed reality. But I'm not judgemental about it. I don't have anything against television. I just personally don't feel curious.
Honestly, I love television. I love the idea of going to work every day and getting to know your crew and having a rapport with your directors and having a family of cast.
Mike Nichols asked if I would do The Birdcage. Mike and I are dear friends but he had never offered me a feature role in a movie. My television career opened other doors for me
A word about TV: If a television is on, an infant will stare at it. This is not a sign of advanced development. TV entertains at a cost. Young children easily become dependent on the TV for stimulation and lose some of their natural drive to explore. A child with a plastic cup and spoon, a few wooden blocks, and a board book can think up fifty creative ways to use those objects; a child in front of a TV can only do one thing.
Roles written for women are so much more complex on television. The film world is becoming quite flimsy for women.
I have no sense of being famous - you're just working. And then you'll have a random day in London when you'll do some press and it creeps into your awareness that this goes out - that what you do every day goes out to televisions right across the country.
You can get an awful lot of effects into the customer's mind for a great deal less time and money in radio than you can in television.
When I finished the series, I wasn't going to do television again. I never wanted to do television to begin with, and I was so exhausted by the process that I was wary of being in front of the camera again.
I watch a lot of television. I always have.
I always felt that it was easier to take a funny person and teach them to write television than to take somebody who was a television writer and make them funny.
I remember when I used to have actual time to write and now you don't have time and you just do it. I think it explains a lot about television.
Amongst my friends, I am known as the most cynical person they know - I'm incredibly cynical. I don't believe in God, I don't believe in the supernatural, I don't believe in anything! And I'm terribly cynical, and somehow or other, all three of my films and much of my television work has been rather sentimental, and 'heartwarming'.
The gospel preached during every television show is 'You only go around once in life, so get all the gusto you can.' It is a statement about theology; it is a statement about beer. It's lousy beer and even worse theology.
I'd love to do Broadway some day. Before I started doing television I was just a primarily a stage actor, but I haven't done it in a while.