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“Cinema has the ability to take root and flower in multiple, wildly different environments—and that it cannot live without intense social connection.”
“For A Cinema That Is Never Alone,” By Girish Shambu

“The jury is in: Garry Marshall’s new movie, Mother’s Day, is the worst movie ever made. Give or take.”
Liz Braun Adds Ten More Starry Bombs To The Bonfire

“You’re gonna be missed. You really are. Your voice and the magazine as it was through your voice has been exceptional. That is a legacy. They might not remember any of our names. But what they will remember is an era when there were great stories told, and there were great questions asked that a lot of places don’t ask and don’t do.”
Esquire Editor David Grainger Concludes Decades-Long Reign With Obsequious George Clooney Interview That Ends With Supplication Of Praise For David Grainger

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“They’ve achieved a goal, they got out, and then shit hits the fan again. So it’s all about utilizing the environment to keep pulling the rug from under the audience and what they expect to be the next logical step in the film ends up being an even deeper pile of shit.”
Green Room‘s Jeremy Saulnier’s Five Tips For Creating Tension

“If your goal in life is to direct films, direct documentaries, it’s good if you have another craft within the field that you master enough that people hire you to do it, whether it’s to shoot or edit or do sound, or produce for other people.”
Steve James On Sustaining A Doc-Making Career

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“Find yourself a billionaire who would prefer to own a movie rather than owning a politician, because it’s come to that.”
How Can Filmmakers Who Aren’t Already Rich Make A Living?

He battled so, so hard, was so brave, so loving, such a good man throughout. His brain was still fighting, but his body couldn’t go any further.”
Until The Light Takes Us And 99% Filmmaker Aaron Aites
AndA Taste Of His Music: “Can I Feel What?”
“We are all mourning something, or someone. We have all lost. So let’s find each other. And let’s walk each other home. Aaron loved you all.”

WithThe GoFundMe For His Medical Expenses

“A little funny” when people say it’s “inadvertently gay, as if it were made by a frat boy who has no idea. I’ve been around a long time. Not inadvertent.”
Richard Linklater On Gay Subtext Of Everybody Wants Some!!

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“I never, ever, ever read anything about myself. Not my interviews, not stories about me. I never, ever read any criticism of my films. I scrupulously have avoided any self-preoccupation. When I first started, that was not the case. I just pay attention to the work and don’t read about how great I am or what a fool I am. The enjoyment has got to come from doing the project. It’s fun to get up in the morning and have your script in front of you and to meet with your scenic designer and your cinematographer, to get out on the set and work with these charming men and beautiful women and put in this Cole Porter music and great costumes. When that’s over, and you’ve made your best movie, move on. I never look at the movie again — I never read anything about it again.”
~ Woody Allen

I do think the polemic of diversity right now is being handled with a lead pipe. It’s talked about in a way that’s not complex— and it’s a very complex issue. It’s not black and white. It’s not a conspiracy to keep women down. It’s a psychology of risk aversion. Women are question marks to the studios The indie world is changing, television is changing, but if you talk about mainstream Hollywood, they’re still looking at a question mark. [So] it’s not some kind of war. It’s people trying to figure out, imperfectly, how to change a culture that has been one way for a really long time. In terms of this movie, though, Sony was on our ass about diversity from day one. They were like, ‘Look: We want you to make your own movie. We just also want to tell you that there are other options, ones that we’re really open to, and here’s all the people we love.’ And those lists, they were the most diverse lists I’ve ever seen.
~ Jodie Foster

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