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“Underneath the film is a basic thing: to what extent does one establish or fail to establish what is going on in someone else’s head?”
Kyle Buchanan Has Seance With Alex Garland On Ex Machina‘s Take On Gender

“I hope that the actors don’t feel trapped.”
Wes Anderson On Control

“He spoke of being ‘a failed suicide,’ and asked me, ‘What would you do if your only choice was between institutionalization in a mental hospital and suicide?’”
Oliver Sacks On His Post-Catastrophe Consultations With Spalding Gray

“Almost nothing in the movie is ‘true’—in terms of both the source material, as it was published, and my life, as it has been lived. Bad art tries to hit the nail on the head, and in missing, it smashes the audience’s collective thumb. Adderall or no, the last time someone wrote a 200-page book in two days was never.”
Stephen Elliott On Seeing His Memoir, The Adderall Diaries, Get Fully Franco-fied 

“We have a budget cap of about $4 million per film, maybe a little more, and we came up with that number by looking at the movies that don’t work.”
Calculating Jason Blum

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“As a celebrity/star I am not an individual—I am a spectacular representation of a living human being, the opposite of an individual. The enemy of the individual, in myself as well as in others. The celebrity/star is the object of identification, with the shallow seeming life that has to compensate for the fragmented productive specializations which are actually lived. The requirements to being a star/celebrity are namely, you must become an enslaved body. Just flesh—a commodity, and renounce all autonomous qualities in order to identify with the general law of obedience to the course of things. The star is a byproduct of the machine age, a relic of modernist ideals. It’s outmoded.”
~ Shia LaBeouf

“I have been to the other side of the mountain. I gotta say, it’s been dark. It’s been weird. It’s been horrible. About a month and a half ago, I said goodbye to my kids, and I’ve been living in Burbank next to the studio. I feel every day like, I didn’t do enough, I didn’t do enough, I didn’t do enough. I wasn’t ready. Here’s failure. Here’s failure. Here’s compromise. Here’s compromise. I’m now coming out the other side, realizing that once again, for all its many varied and soon to be heralded flaws, it’s my movie. It’s the movie I set out to make. And I have the honor of saying, it’s fucking bonkers. So there’s that.”
~ Joss Whedon On Making Avengers: Age Of Ultron

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