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" 100 years ago, movies were black-and-white, silent, and 16 frames a second. So 100 years from now, what are they going to be? "
" I remember when I was - I must've been 17 or 18 years old - I remember 'The Empire Strikes Back' had a big cliffhanger ending, and it was, like, three years before the next one came out. "
" There's a very go-to kind of attitude in New Zealand that stems from that psyche of being quite isolated and not being able to rely on the rest of the world's infrastructure. "
" It's not going to be too much longer before Xbox Live produces programming. "
" I'm thinking about doing a First World War film. "
" The producers of 'The Hobbit' take the welfare of all animals very seriously and have always pursued the highest standard of care for animals in their charge. "
" I didn't want my kids having to pass through an airport named after their father. "
" Film is such a powerful medium. It's like a weapon and I think you have a duty to self-censor. "
" I don't really want to make a stylized film or anything too surreal. "
" Once the film is out and a lot of people are seeing it, it becomes almost owned by the cinemagoers of the world. "
" I think it's important that filmmakers look at the technology and figure out how to make the theatrical experience a little more exciting. "
" I never overtly analyse my own movies, I don't think that's my job to do that. I just muddle through and do what I think is best for the movie. "
" I watch 'Goodfellas,' and suddenly it frees me up entirely; it reminds me of what great film directing is all about. "
" People regard CGI as a gimmick; they almost blame CGI for a bad story or a bad script. They talk about CGI as if it's responsible for a drop in standards. "
" I was bullied and regarded as little bit of an oddball myself. "
" We've all forgotten how to be original. "
" You never make movies for Oscars. "
" I just think that we're living in a world where the technology is advancing so rapidly. You're having cameras that are capable of more and more - the resolution on cameras is jumping up. "
" The big-budget blockbuster is becoming one of the most dependable forms of filmmaking. "
" I have a freedom that's incredibly valuable. Obviously my freedom is far smaller in scale than people like Zemeckis and Spielberg have here. But it's comparable. I can dream up a project, develop it, make it, control it, release it. "
" One of the first movies I ever saw was 'Batman,' based on the TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward. "
" I want to put everything I think I've learned about filmmaking and storytelling and put it to the test in other areas. "
" When I worked as a newspaper photo engraver in the only job I ever had, many years ago, I'd get the train home to Pukerua Bay where I was staying with my parents. An hour ride, 16 stops, and almost always, I'd have automatic wake-up, seconds before we pulled into my station. "
" I'm always embarrassed by those rugby player autobiographies which get written by journalists. "
" I don't quite know what an auteur is. "
" In every house, when the curtains are drawn, there's a story going on, and you never get to hear... You get the public side of things, the happy, smiling, social activities. "
" When you're starting out, you know, you have to do something on a very limited budget. You're not going to be able to have great actors, and you're most likely not going to have a great script. "
" We had to get past the mechanical film age to be able to explore other things, but it will be interesting. "
" I'm not a regret guy. "
" I never dreamed in a million years that 'The Lord of the Rings' would be nominated for an Oscar. Those types of fantasy movies never got nominations. "
" The cameo I did in 'Fellowship of the Ring' was I was in the street of Bree, and I was eating a carrot. "