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" The man-child in American comedies is always glorified; they never really show the darker side. "
" Not everybody fantasizes about robbing a bank, but I think most people have that fantasy of being in a high speed chase. "
" If you have ever driven around London and seen the amount of one way systems... they basically rubbed out all car chase crime. In fact, if you get bank robberies in the U.K., they're using scooters. "
" I think you write the film that you want to see, and you try and do it honestly, and you can't control people's responses, really. "
" Car chases are as painstaking to make as they are fun to watch. They take a lot of time, and you have to keep the energy up. "
" I grew up on Marvel and, like, '2000 AD.' "
" When I went to college, I discovered the Sega console, and 'Sonic the Hedgehog' became very dear to me. "
" When I did 'Hot Fuzz,' I tried to get Barbara Steele in the movie, but I was told she had retired. "
" There are lots of films I wish stopped at installment number one. I like 'Back to the Future Part II' and 'Part III' enough, but I still like the ending of the first one better. "
" I grew up on 'Battle of the Planets.' "
" Sometimes, some things have to settle, and you have to think about the intention of it. "
" I love the Zucker brothers' films - 'Airplane!,' 'Top Secret' and 'Police Squad!' - are my formative experiences. "
" I guess a lot of comic-book adaptations strive for realism. Christopher Nolan is making Batman seem very real and very serious. "
" I think where the criticism of videogames come from is where videogames are just Xeroxes of films, and when you get a film adaptation of that game, you've just Xeroxed something twice. I think that's where a lot of the criticism comes from - there are ultra-violent games that are already based on a million films. "
" I have this theory about science fiction movies in that, when the space race sort of died, a lot of people sort of lost hope. "
" In 'Shaun of the Dead,' it's not Shaun's fault that there's a zombie apocalypse - he just has to get through the day. "
" I used to stay up all night playing 'Resident Evil 2,' and it wouldn't stop until the sun came up. Then I'd walk outside at dawn's first light, looking at the empty streets of London, and it was like life imitating art. It felt like I'd stepped into an actual zombie apocalypse. "
" I love horror, sci-fi and action, or I wouldn't make these kinds of movies, but those designations are Trojan horses to make these personal comedies. "
" Some people are brilliant on the first take, some people are brilliant on the fourth take, and when you are doing a group scene, you kind of have to figure that out. "
" I'd rather try and cram in another two gags than leave a pause to say, 'Hey, wasn't that bit funny?' "
" 'RoboCop,' when that came out, was like the best comic book movie ever, and it's not based on a comic book. "
" The sci-fi movies I grew up with, the metaphor was very rich, and they used to really mean something: David Cronenberg's films, or John Carpenter's films, or the Phil Kaufman and Don Segel versions of 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers,' or George Romero's early zombie films. "
" I first saw Walter Hill's second film, 'The Driver,' as a teenager, late at night on the BBC, quite possibly sitting too close to the telly. Given that this 1978 slice of neo-noir takes place almost entirely in the dark streets of a deserted downtown L.A., it's really a perfect midnight movie. "
" I'm a big fan of films that I grew up on and would watch obsessively, over and over again. If I didn't feel like I got everything on the first watch good, I want to see it again immediately. "
" I am always watching old films and trying to fill gaps in my knowledge. "
" We got offers to make sequels to both 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz,' and they never really interested us because we like having these endings where it seems very final but could hint at some kind of future adventure that you'll never see. "
" In a lot of action films, a lot of guys are driving muscle cars or vintage cars, whereas in reality, a lot of getaway drivers would actually choose, like, commuter cars and find a way to blend into freeway traffic as quickly as possible. "
" I definitely went through a period when I was a teenager when every girl was 'The One' and every break-up was the 'Worst Thing That Had Ever Happened.' "
" I'm very happy with my life and career, but I do find myself having serious attacks of nostalgia, and I don't quite know why. Even though I've got to travel the world and do amazing things, I still want to go back to my teenage years and change little aspects of it. It's strange, but it does continue to bug me. "
" When you're doing a car chase movie, you're sitting in car waiting for places or grips or stuff for quite a while. "
" Critics should think about how the opening weekend audience might want to discover some surprises for themselves. "