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Arch Oboler ARCH OBOLER 1909-1987; radio drama pioneer, 3D cinema pioneer in 1950s
1 People just won’t endure flat pictures once they have seen living, breathing, rounded Natural Vision on their cinema screens. 1952 on release of Bwana Devil
2 Within a decade all movies will be in three dimensions, supplanting the absurdity of 2D movies in a 3D world as the electric light supplanted the gaslight. c.1970
Joseph O'Connor JOSEPH O'CONNOR 1963- ; Irish writer
Any novel that can't be sung as a three-minute ballad is probably no good. source unknown
Frank O'Hara FRANK O'HARA 1926-1966; American poet
Mothers of America
                              let your kids go to the movies!
get them out of the house so they won't know what you're up to
it's true that fresh air is good for the body
                                                            but what about the soul
that grows in darkness, embossed by silvery images
and when you grow old as grow old you must
                                                                      they won't hate you ...

so don't blame me if you won't take this advice
                                                                      and the family breaks up
and your children grow old and blind in front of a TV set
                                                                                      seeing
movies you wouldn't let them see when they were young
'Ave Maria', 1960
Laurence Olivier Sir/Lord LAURENCE OLIVIER 1907-1988; British actor, film director, theatre manager
[The impression exists] that there is not really sufficient money made by the industry to sustain it and that we are in a feeble position of whining for charity which can only be wasted on a lost cause. British films pay; they pay very well. But they pay the wrong people. at Film Industry Employees’ Council, January 1951
Ken Olsen KEN OLSEN 1926- ; President, Digital Equipment Corporation
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home. 1977
J Robert Oppenheimer J ROBERT OPPENHEIMER 1904-1967; US nuclear physicist
When you see something that is technically sweet you go ahead and do it and you argue about what do to about it only after you have had your technical success. Source unknown
  CRESWELL O'REILLY Walter Creswell O'Reilly
Australian Chief Censor 1929-1942
Moral standards of all films have not improved and therefore there is no grounds for hope that in the near future we will attain the goal of the abolition of all forms of censorship. Censor's Annual Report 1931
George Orwell GEORGE ORWELL Eric Arthur Blair
1903-1950; English novelist and essayist
The result may be a flood of cheap reprints that will cripple the lending libraries and check the output of new novels. This would be a fine thing for literature, but it would be a very bad thing for trade, and when you have to choose between art and money—well, finish it for yourself. On the launch of Penguin paperback books, Go to Chronomedia 1935August 1935
Michael Ovitz MICHAEL OVITZ 1946- ; President, Walt Disney Company
The new media age lowers barriers to entry. It unleashes vast energy but also potentially undermines standards of reliability, accountability, trust and accuracy. 1998?
Willie Owusu WILLIE OWUSU Kenyan film director
To make a film in Kenya, you've got to be rich or know bosses of funding organisations. Creativity is not needed—as you'll have noticed from our productions. 2004, quoted in The Guardian International Film Guide 2005
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