Doug Liman Quotes

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Doug Liman Quotes

In particular, Im drawn to the stories that have big, high concepts and real characters at their heart. And I love where those two worlds meet, and Edge of Tomorrow is the perfect canvas to explore that.
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To be a lone filmmaker thousands of miles from home with nobody believing in me, that seems romantic.

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I'm very interested in politics, and I feel TV is a more political medium than film.

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I can't impress people with the pedigree of obscure French filmmakers that got me into film. It was Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg. I really thought I wanted to make dumb action movies.

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A part of me is a liberal New Yorker involved in politics and certain attitudes about movies. I kind of lost my indie credibility over 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith.' I know I haven't lost it. I just have to go make an independent movie. I just have to do it. Just for me.

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From a production point of view, I still have one foot firmly planted in the independent film world, and much of the shooting on 'Jumper' was done 'Swingers'-style because that was the only way we could afford to do it.

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When I'm working on a film, I think about how it will play with a tiny audience of friends whose opinions I respect - basically, a 40-bloc radius from my apartment in Manhattan.

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It's no secret that my process is a little bit loose and can be a little bit infuriating to a studio if they don't know what they're signing up for.

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My older brother took me to Woody Allen double features when I was still teething.

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I live in New York City, and I'm making huge action movies. The people that make huge action movies live in L.A., and they're surrounded by other people who make huge action movies. I'm surrounded by people making documentaries!

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The beating heart of your story ... that's not what shows up in a trailer. The other stuff is what shows up in a trailer, because that's what gets people in to the seats, and that's how studios make their money.

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The thing about TV is it's a meritocracy. I love that aspect of it - and I've had shows that have gone on the air and been canceled. I've seen the good and the bad of it.

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At the end of the day, it's still a show about guys who ride extremely fast motorcycles for a living,

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In the real world, if you're in a car chase, you're going to hit a million things and your car is going to end up a total wreck by the end.

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It's better to find a stunt person who can act. It's easier to do that than to find an actor who can do a stunt.

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I pride myself on doing character-driven movies and, when my movies have worked, it's been because of the right casting and the right character, and it just clicks.

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