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" There are amazing behind-the-scenes technicians in Portland who didn't want to raise their families in L.A. "
" I think that I do about 85% of what I used to do on my computer now on my iPad. "
" There are three things that I'm addicted to when it comes to entertainment. In no particular order, One, I'm addicted to the cheer moment. 'Librarians' has plenty of them. Next, I feel that life is hard, and I want my entertainment fun, and 'Librarians' is fun as a Christmas party. And third, I like to be moved. "
" Most young American actors feel like teenagers. "
" I would love it if the whole 'Godzilla' franchise was revitalized for a new generation. "
" Just to be back in the world of 'The Librarian' again was such a joy. "
" As for 'Independence Day,' we never intended to do any films in that series beyond the first one. "
" The truth is, we were sick of, every time we finished a movie, having to start all over again from nothing, going to a studio, pitching an idea, setting up a new office. "
" The days of family entertainment seem to have left us. "
" We make movies that crack us up and hope that they crack up other people, too. "
" Following a pre-cellphone world of children on an adventure is incredibly appealing for me. These are the kinds of movies I fell in love with and made me want to be a filmmaker in the first place. "
" A lot of sci-fi shows are very cold, too concerned with hardware. "
" 'Leverage' is meant to be based in Boston. But in one episode we're in New York, then another in Chicago, Florida, and Eastern Europe. "
Meant To Be
" We have to put people on pedestals; otherwise, there's no one to knock off pedestals. "
" It was somewhere in doing the last season of 'Leverage' that John Rogers and I became confident that we had developed an all-new production technique where we could put more on the screen with very little money. So we started to get more comfortable with the idea of trying to tackle 'The Librarians.' "
" Television is like speed chess, as you have no time and no money. It is like trying to play Grandmaster chess with a 20 minute timer. The rewards are great, though, as it moves faster and you get to see the finished results much quicker. "
" There's a real difference now in what you can get out of film and the rise of digital platforms. "
" Portland is a two-hour flight from L.A. It has wonderful talent, and it hasn't been shot to death. I'm all in favor of it becoming a serious player in the industry. "
" Kurt Russell is the guy you know. He's not something out of a weight-lifting magazine or a cartoon character. The closest thing to him would have been Steve McQueen. "
" Portland has all the accoutrements of a big city, but the heart and soul of it is a small town, so that creates an intimacy in a large environment. "
" The advantage of the Genesis is that it's a rock-solid camera, made by a company with an enormous history and a huge support base. Plus, it's very good in low light using all the Panavision lenses. The downside is that you're recording on tape. "
" The Titanic hit the iceberg not because they could not see it coming but because they could not change direction. "
" In Portland, there are so many trained artists and technicians, there's an enormous talent base. And it's not like second-stringers. "
" The scale of 'Independence Day' is much more than 'Stargate.' "
" Spielberg is our hero. For him to make a nod to 'Godzilla' just before we make our movie is like getting the king to acknowledge you at dinner. "
" With 'The Librarians,' we want to be a smart, fun, crazy, genre show, but we also want to be something that people of all ages can watch and enjoy. That, to me, does seem to be increasingly harder to find. "
" In movies, we've run out of ideas for bad guys. We end up with politically incorrect villains, like Arab terrorists or Latin drug dealers or corrupt politicians. Well, aliens are the best film villains since the Nazis. You don't have to worry about offending anyone. "
" The real trick to these movies and making the big action sequences work - and I've forgotten this sometimes and screwed it up - the characters really have to be humanized. Because you can have the greatest special effects in the world, but if you don't care about the people in those effects, there's no impact. "
" We're going to come back to Oregon, whether it's with another show, or a pilot, or a movie. We love working up there. I think it's got one of the most amazing talent pools of any state in the union. "
" I don't think of myself as a former actor. I think of myself as a reformed actor. "
" I think there's a lot of factors that go into the whole awards thing. I've never been that big a fan of it. "