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Lawrence Kasdan Quotes

27 Lawrence Kasdan quotes:

"It's hard enough to get any movie made, and when you take on these tough genres - and I've done it a couple times - it just makes the whole struggle more."
"One is that I'm not good about going to the theater and being frightened. Something about sitting there with other people makes me twice as anxious."
"The kind of pace that you want to use in a Western - just to acknowledge the land in the distance that everyone has to travel, and the way things develop sort of slowly - it's almost the antithetical of what's currently going on in the movies, you know."
"With Westerns you have the landscape is important, and it's empty, and only you populate it. When you populate it, you can tell any kind story that Shakespeare told, you can tell in a Western."
"You know what, almost all of the genre movies that had a big impact on me, people have tried to do them again, and they're never any good."
"You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man."
"Any story that Billy Wilder told, you can tell in a Western."
"But, George and Steven asked me to write the Indiana Jones sequels, and I didn't want to."
"I didn't really want to do another sequel. I go to those movies, and I just sort of enjoy them like a viewer."
"I haven't seen Clones, which has been during this period when I haven't seen much of anything, but I did see Phantom Menace, and see my feelings about it - see, first of all, I think that when you make a lot of movies, your attitude about the movies changes."
"I mean, I really liked those guys and the experience of doing Raiders was really good for me, but I did not really want to be involved - I only did Jedi, as I really owed George a favor."
"I mean, the trouble with some of the kind of relationship movies I've done, is there's only so many ways you can shoot a conversation. I was really tired of talking heads."
"I've done two Westerns, and I feel that about Westerns. What a Western is, is a picture frame, and you can put any kind of picture you want in there."
"I loved Alien, and I loved Carrie, and I loved The Exorcist - those were big movies for me. They were just brilliantly done, and unusual, and they all took horror to some new place."
"Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life."
"Almost every other Western in the last ten years has failed, since Dances with Wolves."
"I tell you, I feel like a real novice as far as horror goes."
"I want everything I do to have humor in it, because it seems to me that all of life has that."
"That was certainly true the first time, when I did Body Heat, the first movie that I directed. I was looking for a vessel to tell a certain kind of story, and I was a huge fan of Film Noir, and what I liked about it was that it was so extreme in style."
"What you hope for, like Unforgiven did a lot to give you a chance to do it again sometime."

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