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" Getting upset about Netflix, to me, is like getting upset about the weather. It's just something that's happening, and we have to decide what we feel about it. "
" It would be nice if all people who saw movies had some sort of basic understanding of what they're looking at, but I don't think you can assume that. "
" A movie that costs only $1.6 million doesn't have to be a cultural event to turn a profit. "
" The reverberation of the freedom of making 'Schizopolis' absolutely resulted in 'Out of Sight' and everything that followed. "
" To me the director's job is to leave it in better shape than you found it, literally. "
" The key is, if you're not monkeying around with the script, then everything usually goes pretty well. "
" I'm of the minority opinion that presidents should be given more power for less time. "
" I guess why the Ocean's films are hard for me is because on the one hand you have to make sure the performances are there, but on the other hand it's a film that demands, to my mind, a very layered and complex visual scheme. That takes a lot of time to figure out. "
" If you talk to any filmmaker, and if you said to them, 'I guarantee you x amount of money per month for the rest of your life, and it's not a big amount of money, but I can also guarantee that you will work continually, you will get to make what you want to make,' any filmmaker on the planet will make that kind of deal. I would have made it. "
" In Full Frontal and K Street, I learned to take advantage of the mobility that digital provides. "
" When you're sent something and read it, either you can see it while you read it, or you can't. "
" A lot of people get very misty-eyed about celluloid. When I think of the time that's wasted in sending it back to the lab and having it developed and brought back, it would make me insane. I love getting my hands on the stuff immediately. That doesn't work for everybody. It just works for me. "
" I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way. I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity on things that I thought might point me in certain directions or teach me certain things - not knowing what that would be. "
" You don't go make 'Schizopolis' if you're trying to protect some idea of yourself as a filmmaker. "
" The ought to be a worldwide cultural taskforce that just stops you when you have ideas like combining The Red Desert with an armored car heist movie. "
" Maybe I'll paint, do photography, just something else. I can see that. "
" I look at other filmmakers and see skills in them that I wish I had but I know that I don't. I feel like I have to work really hard to keep myself afloat, doing what I do. But I find it pleasurable. "
" If you can find interesting ways to be clear, you're really onto something. "
" I'm in the process of working out an arrangement to make some very, very, very small films in the midst of all these films and maybe that will help. But you get tired of talking. You just want to do it. "
" But my sense in talking to people when I travel is that the film business is not that dissimilar from a lot of other businesses. "
" The key to making good movies is to pay attention to the transition between scenes. "
" It's really easy to make a movie that five people understand. It's really hard to make something that a lot of people understand and yet is not obvious, still has subtlety and ambiguity, and leaves you with something to do as a viewer. "
" 'Logan Lucky' is an experiment. The problem that I think needs to be addressed is, what has happened to movies for grown-ups made by people who are still interested in the idea of cinema? "
" I'm trying to develop an approach to putting out a movie in wide release that makes some kind of economic sense for the filmmakers and the people that have a participation in the movie. "
" I just produced Criminal, this remake of Nine Queens, and one of the things that appealed to me about Nine Queens is that it was a performance piece, and that's the most fun. "
" Lying is like alcoholism. You are always recovering. "
" A success, to me, is the ability to keep working. That's success. It has nothing to do with money; it's the ability to keep getting things made, period. "
" I'm very comfortable with failure. I'm very comfortable being the guy who disappoints people. "
" As vocal as some people have been about how emotionally attached they've been to celluloid, I've been equally emotional in my stance that nothing is more valuable than this. Than being able to see the result of your work quickly. "
" Warner Bros. has talked about going out with low-cost DVDs simultaneously in China because piracy is so huge there. It will be a while before bigger movies go out in all formats; in five years, everything will. "
" I had more fun making Traffic than either of the Ocean's films. "