Keenen Ivory Wayans Quotes

35 Keenen Ivory Wayans quotes:

"I always prefer the big laugh. That is always the objective, especially with a film like Scary Movie 2."
"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."
"All I need is a camera and I'll make things happen."
"Creativity is the answer. I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution."
"Everybody worked at a level they never worked before and will probably never work again. Our goal was not to disappoint the audience."
"I enjoy the character interplay. Sometimes the audience is not laughing, but smiling, and that is almost just as good because it keeps them ready to laugh."
"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 have been a director who has starred, participated on both sides of the filmmaking process."
"I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker."
"I opened for Prince at the Houston Coliseum in front of 10,000 people. I said, Hi, and they booed. They didn't want to see me. It can be a tough time."
"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 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."
"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."
"I throw it all in there, Kung Fu, blaxploitation, horror."
"I'm just calm under fire. I'm not intimidating at all."
"I'm not on all the time. I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker."
"In rare instances you have to give up what you thought was a great scene."
"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."

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