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Alexander Payne Quotes

8 quotations by Alexander Payne

QuoteYou just never know when you're living in a golden age.Quote

QuoteThat's how I like to do it with actors, have them really go for it and I'll tell them when it's too much. It's always easier to bring it back then to push it further.Quote

QuoteI think that Peter Jennings is the only decent one of the big three.Quote

QuoteI think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a well-crafted stale script.Quote

QuoteI mean, look, I love movies, not just the ones I make... In fact, I don't like the movies I make very much.Quote

QuoteHollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it's up to us to try to change it... I feel like a preacher! But it's really true. I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema. Me personally.Quote

QuoteBut it's just that the whole country is making generally lousy films these days and has been for quite a while. That's the big problem that we all have to think about.Quote

QuoteA pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired of being encouraged to go always for laughs.Quote