Quotes / Leave the Camera Running

"I minored in holding on wide-shots for too long!" (camera proceeds to linger on Strong Sad after he's stopped talking)
Strong Sad, Homestar Runner, Strong Bad Email #203: "Independent"

"I guess that's the story. But we've still got 59 minutes left in our program, so I guess we'll just sit here..."
— The narrator of Where Are They Now? Kajagoogoo, an Easter Egg from Retarded Animal Babies episode 4

Joel: DO SOMETHING! God...

"And - Iím not kidding - this shot of them just looking at a TV screen with nothing going on at all: eight minutes long, folks. EIGHT MINUTES!! Oh my God, this movie was just bad before; but now, we suddenly worked our way into Manos territory! What the hell are you doing? Just get something done! My God, REALLY?! Youíre DOING THIS? Did the editor just commit suicide at the end of this movie? Lord knows I donít blame him, but WHAT THE HELL?!?! TELL THE STORY! DEVELOP THE CHARACTERS!"
Nostalgia Critic on Doomsday Machine

"I told Hayao Miyazaki I love the 'gratuitous motion' in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or sigh, or gaze at a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are. 'We have a word for that in Japanese,' he said. 'It's called "ma". Emptiness. It's there intentionally.' He clapped his hands three or four times. 'The time in between my clapping is "ma". If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it's just busyness.'"