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All Quotes by author - Jay Chandrasekhar
" A lot of people come from small towns, and they come here wondering 'Can I really make it in Hollywood?' When I went to L.A., I knew I was going to make it. There's no doubt about it. Why? Because I'm from Chicago! "
" History is ultimately storytelling. I think the more stories you write in life - and I've written a lot of screenplays, a lot of short stories - you realize it's your interpretation of events that people read, and they absorb that. "
" I actually like and love Chevy Chase. "
" If you hang around people from L.A., they're, like, used to having their city being maligned. "
" I have used the name Jambulingam while editing films such as 'Super Troopers' and 'Puddle Cruiser.' I like the look and sound of it. "
" I myself downloaded and watched 'The Wire,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Downton Abbey,' 'Mad Men' and 'The Walking Dead' on my iPad while walking on a treadmill. I never turned a TV on once. I never inserted a DVD. "
" In the summer of 2000, four college friends and I grew mustaches, bought highway patrol uniforms, and shot a $1.2 million budgeted independent film called 'Super Troopers.' "
" I took one film class at NYU over a summer and learned the basics - you know, how to load a camera and how to light and how to edit - and I became a film editor. "
" It's never a matter ever, ever - are - we're never trying to gross anybody out, or ever are we trying to shock people. We're just trying to make it funny in a way that makes the audience go, 'You know, that was the first joke they thought of, and they weren't afraid to do it.' "
" I've written close to 20 screenplays and 100 sketches - I know exactly how to do them. They're judged by set criteria that I know. "
" I would never be comfortable with an edited name. I have never hidden the fact that I am of Indian origin. "
" Often, when you're in some of these writing rooms for... and the most restrictive is network television, right? They say, 'Wow, that's a great joke, but we can't do that. Okay, let's try the second joke. Oh, you can't do that one. But the third joke you can do,' and hopefully it will be great, but it will remind people of what the joke really was. "
" One of my random skills is I have a very strong memory for dialogue and moments, and I don't know why. "
" Philosophy teaches you to think big. "
" That movie - 'Airplane!' - it influenced so many of us. "
" The first thing I do in the editing room is the 'radio edit,' where you listen to the dialogue and don't even look at the visuals. The rhythm, the music of the comedy, has to work. "
" There has been a stigma around letting movies be seen on home screens on the same day as theatrical screens. Universal said they were going to do it with 'Tower Heist,' but they backed off when challenged by the theater owners. I understand where the theater owners are coming from on big studio movies. "
" The smartest thing a filmmaker can do is to become a good editor. "
" The thing about people from Chicago and the Northwest suburbs is that they're very cocky. I think that serves us well in the show business world. "
" Ultimately, in regular television, you've got seven or eight executives and maybe 50 people in the room with dials who are deciding whether a show goes - and it's not a great way, because we're making mass entertainment. "
" We can't make movies without scripts, and there's no cost to writing a script, so my advice to newcomers is do it yourself: Write your own script, shoot your shorts, edit your shorts. "
" We shot 'Super Troopers' on the side of the road in the summer in Poughkeepsie. "
" We've always had a philosophy that we would always go wherever the joke is. "
" What I've found is that humans do laugh at the same things everywhere. "
" What makes Broken Lizard, I think, is our timing. "
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