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DP/30: Gangster Squad, director Ruben Fleischer

3 Responses to “DP/30: Gangster Squad, director Ruben Fleischer”

  1. jon says:

    Wow, after listening to the first two minutes of this interview, it now makes so much sense why his movies suck.

  2. chris says:

    I don’t think my expectations were unrealistic, but, wow, this movie is a disappointment.

  3. Lex says:

    Penn. Stone. Gosling. Brolin. Nolte.

    There will be much bowing. Also 30 Minutes or Less is a 5-star movie.

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Six rules for filmmaking from Mike Nichols
1. The careful application of terror is an important form of communication.
2. Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.
3. There’s absolutely no substitute for genuine lack of preparation.
4. If you think there’s good in everybody, you haven’t met everybody.
5. Friends may come and go but enemies will certainly become studio heads.
6. No one ever lost anything by asking for more money.
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“I expected ‘Salesman’ to take the step backward every day that Chekhov and Beckett did — but no, it was there to help all the time. The circumstances are like a brick shithouse, they are so solid. You can’t really be satisfied, but I am pretty close to it because the cast took it and ran. They get better every day. I’ve never seen anything like that before, and I don’t know if I’ll ever see it again. Is my ambition sated? I don’t know. To get something right, it can’t be sated because you can’t ever get enough of it right—and even if it is right, it won’t stay right. That’s the thing about a play. But with ‘Salesman,’ it’s different. I don’t know how, but they just keep getting better each night. I really don’t think I’ll direct another play. This is as good a time as I’ve ever had, and I don’t want to fuck it up.”
~ Mike Nichols To Stephen Galloway At The Time Of “Death Of A Salesman”