” Somebody – and I’m going to guess it was Hitchcock – once said that everyone has their reasons. If you remember that, as a writer, you’ll write better than average villains. “


” You learn quite a bit about your film from test screening audiences. “


” I was just nine years old when ‘Straw Dogs’ came out, so I can’t really speak to the women of the time, but I can tell you that the women of 2011 are not put-upon, and they’re not victims. “


” When you do a freeze frame, you have the opportunity to find the exact shot that you want – no guessing. “


” Whenever you make a movie, when it’s done, as a filmmaker, you never sit there and say, ‘Boy, I really got that right.’ It’s, ‘Where did I screw up? “


” If I have to answer one more time, ‘Why did you want to remake ‘Straw Dogs?” with the emphasis on the word ‘why,’ I’m going to flip out. “


” Some nights I lie awake at night thinking, ‘What’s going to stop someone from smashing a chair through my window and coming in the house at two in the morning?’ It is very unnerving. It’s a realistic scare, which is the worst kind of scare that you could have. “


” Finding out you’re able to do something doesn’t necessarily mean you want to do it. “


” When you make a movie like ‘Straw Dogs,’ your goal is to have people’s eyes remain glued to the screen. It serves you no purpose to turn away from the screen. “


” What makes a man is when you go against your own instincts to do to the right thing. “



All 10 Rod Lurie Quotes about You in picture


Somebody - and I
You learn quite a bit about your film from test screening audiences.
I was just nine years old when
When you do a freeze frame, you have the opportunity to find the exact shot that you want - no guessing.
Whenever you make a movie, when it
If I have to answer one more time,
Some nights I lie awake at night thinking,
Finding out you
When you make a movie like
What makes a man is when you go against your own instincts to do to the right thing.

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