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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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“I wondered how different it would be to write a novel and it’s totally different. It’s very internal. The weird thing about it is that I found that novel-writing was much more like directing than it is like screenwriting. You’re casting it, you’re lighting it, you’re doing the costumes, you’re doing the locations, you’re doing it all yourself as a director would. In screenwriting, you don’t do that stuff. You don’t describe the face of the actor or the character when you’re writing a screenplay because Tom Cruise is going to do it and he doesn’t look like that, whereas in the novel to describe what he is is what he is. The actual act of writing, just like shooting on a set, is a slow slog. It’s going to work every day.”
~ David Cronenberg On Screenplay vs. Novel

“I was fortunate to be in the two big film epics of the last part of the 20th century: Godfather and “Lonesome Dove” on television, which was my favorite part. That’s my “Hamlet.” The English have Shakespeare; the French, Molière. In Argentina, they have Borges, but the western is ours. I like that.”
~ Robert Duvall