Famous quotes by Directors


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"In a relationship you have to open yourself up"
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"Sometimes when we weep in the movies we weep for ourselves or for a life unlived. Or we even go to the movies because we want to resist the emotion that's there in front of us. I think there is always a catharsis that I look for and that makes the movie experience worthwhile"
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"Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!"
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"I think they quite like me when I work because I'm one of the safer directors to back, because even if my films don't bring their costs in back home, once they're shown outside of India they manage to cover the costs"
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"I see bits and pieces of me in all the characters in my films"
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"I make movies I want to see"
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"You start as an audience member and create a world you're interested in, and then you move into the telling of those stories, bringing what has interested you as an audience member"
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"People think my work is therapeutic. I don't see it that way. It's not like I'm saving money from a weekly therapy visit by writing down my life"
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"I wanted to make these people real, not like they were in a painting. Like these are people who don't know they're in a period movie. Those concerns are incredibly immediate"
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"And I've got some screenplays and plays ready to dip into when I need to"
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"Relationships in general make people a bit nervous. It's about trust. Do I trust you enough to go there?"
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"I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation"
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"I have a healthy view of what one can do with art"
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"First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain. On a grander scale, I would say they're reacting to change. Feminism has got to be part of that"
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"And with Aaron, I'd have to find a reason not to work with him"
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"We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling"
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"We humans are a fairly barbarous bunch"
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"In a relationship you have to open yourself up"
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"I think the more the actor lets you know what he thinks of the character, the less the audience cares - like a comedian who laughs at his own jokes"
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"If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors, we'll come up with some scary stuff"
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"I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction"
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"Everybody has the ability to be manipulative, to be hateful and deceitful"
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"People have perhaps gotten to the point where for the most part movies are a just bit of escape"
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"My business is can I create a world that's possible and could happen? I think that's the only thing that I have to do, and I think that I have done that each time"
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"I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them, because with that sense of privilege comes contempt"
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"I think Christine and Chad are on the opposite extremes of the spectrum. Christine is a model victim, and Chad is a model perpetrator, and Howard is closer to the middle"
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"I didn't choose BYU, I like to think it chose me"
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"But for me, it feels like a natural extension of what I've been doing: exploring relationships. Here you have two relationships and we can explore how difficult it is for people to be together"
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"I make movies I want to see"
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