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" You make a movie for 9k for the freedom it allows you. "
" So you got the cool New Yorkers, and then there are the less-than-cool New Yorkers. "
" I am a big fan of the old Howard Hawks films from the 30s and 40s, I was a big Hepburn and Tracey fan for a while and Woody Allen films that are a very different kind of romantic comedy. "
" I was a kid who went to film school and fell into acting. "
" It's so hard to raise money for independent films and the fact of the matter is that the bigger my star or whatever is, as a result of doing bigger pictures, the easier it is for me to get money for my own projects. "
" Newlyweds shooting budget: 5k for actors, 2k insurance, 2k food and drink. 9k in the can. We only shot 12 days. That's how to make an independent film. "
" Well, honestly, the films I personally like to go see are smaller, more character-driven pieces, so that's why the movies I've made have been smaller, more character-driven movies. "
" I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check. "
" You know, I've certainly gone through periods, once I got into this business, where I tried to adopt maybe a more sophisticated style, 'cause they give you all these free clothes. "
" But at a certain point, you have to take your influence and find your own voice if you want to become a relevant artist. "
" The way I see it, when I go out as an actor, it should be on a type of film I'm never going to do as a director. "
" But the longer I'm in the business, you see a lot of times these screenplays have been rewritten 5 times and you're not really offending an author. "
" I'd been offered TV series over the years and never had any interest in doing television. I'm not a TV guy. "
" That's my advice for indie filmmakers: Marry a supermodel. "
" Spielberg gave us three takes before saying anything to us. Since then, I do that, three takes, to let the actors find their rhythm. "
" Look: You're not gonna become a millionaire doing this, but that was never the point. And I think a lot of people in the indie film business kind of took their eye off of that. "
" When you work with a DeNiro or Hoffman, they love what they do so much that there's never any competitive vibe. It's more about how do we do this thing together. "
" Woody Allen would go for seven years without a movie and then make one that makes no money. "
" And at no point did making 'Brothers McMullen' feel like work or hardship. It was really just a matter of 11 days of fun over the course of 8 months. "
" I'm betting that in two years I'll be talking to you about a film that I shot on an iPhone. It's absolutely coming, I have no doubt in my mind. "
" Maybe I should have taken a few chances. That's not to say I want to go make 'Star Wars', but I need to shift my career into the studio world. That's where my head was at when I thought of the original plot. "
" When I was 25 years old and had no money - and didn't know how to make movies and had no experience - I was able to get $25,000 together, and that film was 'The Brothers McMullen.' "
" Actors are con men and con men are actors. "
" People that went to art house theatre have more options, I used to go, but now think any movie can be delivered in a red envelope three months after it's released so why not watch it on my flat screen in the comfort of home. "
" I feel Irish-Americans are the forgotten minority group. Nobody else is making films about them. "
" I'm always aware of who my core audiences are and I serve that niche. "
" Quite honestly, it's too tough to get your movies made and then also to get out there and sell them. "
" Well, for one thing, you know my dad was a cop. "
" The stigma of the straight-to-DVD thing is over. "
" The con movie is a little bit different where maybe we tell you what we're going to do but it never goes down the way you expect because there's so much double-crossing and cheats and lies going on along the whole way. "
" I mean the cool thing about the movies is that you get to try on these different personalities and different styles. "