” Being the son of a filmmaker, you are aware of a career as a director. You don’t think of it as just movies, but as a life. “


” I don’t want to make films that give you the answer. If there is a message to my films – and I hope there isn’t – it’s to be open-minded. “


” There are only so many movies you can direct. And yet there are movies that I want to make sure make it to the screen in as honest a way as possible. “


” From the onset of the ‘Live-Read’ series, we wanted to hit all the major writers and Woody Allen is simply one of the greatest screenwriters of all time. He has ability to match pathos and comedy and drama and then turn it all on a dime. If you’re going to make a series based on dialogue, you can’t find much better than Woody Allen. “


” I’d done table reads for my own screenplays, and I always thought they were so much fun. Why couldn’t we do these for other classic screenplays and bring them to life? You can experience live theater, where you get to see plays produced by different directors and different casts, but there’s really nothing like that for movie scripts. “


” Selfishness, narcissism, being uncomfortable in your own skin, not feeling connected to the world around you, feeling dislocated from family and youth, having a strange relationship with your childhood – all those things feel really true to me. “


” All the airports kind of feel and look the same now. Some are more beautiful, some are less beautiful, but for the most part you’re going to find a Starbucks in every airport. You’re going to get your coffee and the ‘USA Today’ or ‘New York Times’ in every airport. “


” Things like Facebook have made you feel as though you’re connected to everybody. You’ve got a thousand friends on Facebook, but you don’t actually talk to anybody. You’re not close to anybody. “


” And as a director, you make 1,000 decisions a day, mostly binary decisions: yes or no, this one or that one, the red one or the blue one, faster or slower. And it’s the culmination of those decisions that define the tone of the film and whether or not it moves people. “


” And the biggest improvement I see between ‘Up in the Air’ and ‘Juno’ and ‘Thank You for Smoking’ is that ‘Up in the Air’ deals with the complicated human stuff in a way that my other films have not. It’s a more articulated film, and because of that, I’m most proud of it. “


” Filmmaking is finding a piece of granite and you start to chip away and then you have the shape of a head, the shape of the arm, you can see the shape of the face and the face starts to gather character. You have to find it. “


” When you make a movie, you do it so piecemeal. You’re doing it, not only scene by scene, out of order, but shot by shot, line by line. And there’s this idea that the director has the whole thing in his or her head and they’re going to somehow weave it all together in the end. “



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There are only so many movies you can direct. And yet there are movies that I want to make sure make it to the screen in as honest a way as possible.
From the onset of the
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Selfishness, narcissism, being uncomfortable in your own skin, not feeling connected to the world around you, feeling dislocated from family and youth, having a strange relationship with your childhood - all those things feel really true to me.
All the airports kind of feel and look the same now. Some are more beautiful, some are less beautiful, but for the most part you
Things like Facebook have made you feel as though you
And as a director, you make 1,000 decisions a day, mostly binary decisions: yes or no, this one or that one, the red one or the blue one, faster or slower. And it
And the biggest improvement I see between
Filmmaking is finding a piece of granite and you start to chip away and then you have the shape of a head, the shape of the arm, you can see the shape of the face and the face starts to gather character. You have to find it.
When you make a movie, you do it so piecemeal. You
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