Anton Yelchin & Bryce Dallas Howard—
Yelchin: 'I just kind of fully embraced Chekov...there’s no point to losing the potential within Chekov just by making him a Russian kid...it’s a Cold War stereotype meets Davy Jones, you know?'
J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana
Zachary Quinto: 'There is an optimism that lives in the heart of this film and in the heart of the franchise that I think is a really great thing for us to be able to share with the world right now.'
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
—02/23/08 & 03/15/08
The training was great...it was sort of like simulating the Starfleet Academy. And it just felt like we'd gone through something together.
It’s wonderful for me to see it with audiences now because they just laugh, or they’re really scared or they’re really touched, you know? It’s got all the elements of the '50s movies, but with the added layer that it’s funny.
Do you realize, the lesson at the end of this movie is just 'Call your mother!'? I understand that!
We get in these super-huge geeky debates sometimes about 'Oh, Steve Trevor would never say that' or...'That’s completely out of character,' and it’s like, who says, ya know?
Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman are their most precious babies. All the other characters, they’re like 'Oh yeah, fine. Whatever. Sign off, they’re cool.' But Wonder Woman was a bitch to nail down.
Angel of Death
Maybe it’s like: the alcoholic becoming sober. Because basically what she went through is technically horrific, but when she gets emotions and she gets conscious, technically she’s 'coming right.'
We hope we’re not going to piss off the fans...to flesh out a few things in Adrian Veidt’s past...he has a kind of private, now, and a public persona...And may or may not have American and German accents.
It's called often the 'rubber duckie' school of drama. Mommy took my rubber duckie from me...some pop psychology answer. And really the brain is much more mysterious than that.
Children, the younger they are, they're heathens. They're wild animals. It's much more about instinct. Love is a fierce thing to a child. Separation from mother, you know, fear of death...what is death?
There is a domestication--that when you go out of a school, you have to behave like society wants you to behave...Politically speaking, I wouldn't accept it very easily, but I have to admit I've been socialized by school too.
Americans get accused of being philistines when it comes to art...This is the only place in the world that audiences are seeing the Roadshow Version, because all the distributors everywhere else in the world said, 'Nobody in our country will go see that.'
—My Name is Bruce
I’m very thankful for the poor bastards who came before me who had to suck it up and work like a dog so that I could sit around and crack jokes.
Waltz with Bashir
My best friends from childhood ran away. They got cold feet, and they didn’t participate...it’s not very cool to be a filmmaker and a left-wing liberal extremist and then...say, 'I remember we were going out to capture this village...'
They are very keen on acting in India...it’s absolutely imprinted in their DNA...The kids do bits of dance for you, from certain movies.
Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up
What we’ve been trying to do with all of our work in the series is to make the case that everybody is affected by anti-gay prejudice. It’s not just the kids who turn out to be LGBT.
[We] talked about
Harold and Maude
as a tone.
, I brought that up. And then
Five Easy Pieces
and a few others…We wanted something realistic but funny…moving and emotionally deep.
Sexuality is really a way that people’s souls get expressed...I know that we have a tendency as Americans to sort of not go there, but I’m kind of interested in going there because I think it tells you a lot about someone’s psyche...
Hamlet 2, Tropic Thunder
He’s very effusive and emotionally open in a way that’s not very masculine. And certainly not British...someone who sort of waves his arms around a lot and clutches his bosom. It’s like he actually thinks his life is a movie.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Well, the mythological arc of the saga doesn't really continue in these other things...which means we're not encumbered by this mythological uber-story of the psychological underpinnings of why somebody turns to be a bad person.
Swing Vote, JFK
They can't run over us if we really want to stand up. So as long as we have our vote, we have some hope.
Melissa Leo & Courtney Hunt—
Leo: 'I think living with a gambling addict...whether she had this skill [for lying] before she was married to him all those years ago or not, she certainly developed it over the years and, in fact, we've taught her son to be a pretty handy liar too.'
Brand Upon the Brain!
I lost my virginity to Lorne Greene narrating
Lorne Greene's Nature Wildlife Theatre
. I think he was talking about how bugs gnaw each other's heads off while screwing. And here I was, not losing my head at all.
David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson—
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Duchovny: 'There is a journey to be had. So you either have to start on top or on the bottom for a journey to happen. You can't start at the middle...'
Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz—
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Carter: 'There's a beef recall. Mulder's a cross-dresser. Aah, I'm not going to tell you, only because you really don't want to know...'
Masi Oka & Nate Torrence—
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control
It's splitting Q into two parts. Bruce and Lloyd make up one gadget guy, in reality. They're just two different parts of one person...
—2/23/08 & 11/28/07
All the actors stayed in one house together, with some of the key crew members and Joe, the director...I decided not to--partly because I'd been to drama school, and I couldn't be bothered with it...I've lived in a madhouse.
The big myth—I’ve been asked this for fifteen years. And we’ll give it the same answer fifteen years from now. We never think of who our audience is. We always just made the movies we want to see.
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
I’ve never been much of a car guy myself. And I’ve been known to crash a few. I think I crashed the Batmobile when we were filming...the cars, the costumes, the set dressing—that really helps us, as actors, to get into character.
Probably the riskiest thing I did was being pulled behind a moving SUV down train tracks. Um, that was a little scary.
I watched anything I could get my hands on that Lily Tomlin was in. I'd watch a lot of Meryl Streep movies. Women who have spectacular timing.
I thought it would be interesting to see how he becomes Max. How they met. I know there was one story of how they met, obviously, in the pilot, in 1965, but I thought, 'Okay, what if we take a little license there and come up with our own...'
Garth Jennings & Nick Goldsmith—
Son of Rambow
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Being allowed to grow up feeling you're not being watched, not being tracked and able to do stupid things and screw up, being able to make mistakes, I think, was the key. Being allowed to screw up is wonderful...
People might give us a chance who wouldn't normally come to a Marvel-type film.
These men are developing--I mean the idea that men say, 'I love this guy'--they always say that. 'He's my brother.' 'I will die for him.' 'It was incredibly intimate. It was the most profound relationship of my life.'
Run, Fatboy, Run
What caught me off guard I think was not making the connection between how much money we had and what it would translate to. When you say we have a big movie, we have a big budget script and a small-budget, um, budget.
—and James Kyson Lee—
[Taylor:] Often you can use a director who doesn't speak English just as a mirror for your own instincts. Even though he couldn't tell me exactly what was wrong, it was really my job to...do what I thought was best...
Steven Strait & Camilla Belle, and Roland Emmerich—
[Emmerich:] It's a little bit like a time travel...these hunter-gatherer people meet the first farmers meet the high culture.
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