Keenen Ivory Wayans Quotes

35 Keenen Ivory Wayans quotes:

"I have been a director who has starred, participated on both sides of the filmmaking process."
"I put heavy emphasis on the characters."
"I put the cameras on her and told her to be obnoxious as she could possibly could be. She was."
"I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy. It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience; what things are funny and not."
"In rare instances you have to give up what you thought was a great scene."
"I prefer the smaller budget versus the bigger budget because the mentality that goes along with big budget filmmaking doesn't really suit me; the mind-set that money is the answer."
"I'm not on all the time. I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker."
"It's really hard to take this stuff seriously. A lot of it is sexual, but it's not offered up that way. It's just body parts, gross kind of stuff."
"We cut some scenes completely because they proved to be just too gross. That was one instance where the joke was too disturbing."
"You do what it takes. It was on me to deliver."
"Creativity is the answer. I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution."
"I go through a whole process with the actors first, building and creating characters, then I encourage them to sort of live in that character when they're in the screen."
"I put a scare in everybody to make the date even as I kept shooting. But That's the good thing about coming from a low-budget world."
"It's rare that you cut out something that is really good. You screen all of it, and when the audience doesn't respond, you cut out whatever is holding the story down."
"The pressures having grown up in this business can be really rough. And it is a testament to you that you have remained focused and NOT lost your mind."
"Usually what happens is that you screen all of it and then when the audience doesn't respond to it - you cut out whatever is holding the story down."
"We do nods to Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible because they are popular with our fan base."
"You can kind of feel when things are going to work out."
"There are two phases to a movie. First you shoot the movie, and then you make the movie. Generally, post-production is longer than filming."
"I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker."

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