Penelope Spheeris Quotes

29 Penelope Spheeris quotes:

"For the most part, studio movies have huge budgets. They don't do anything under 30 to 40 million. When you have that much money at stake, you have so many people breathing down your neck."
"Many people have been able to get pitch meetings by just cold calling, especially the smaller networks and especially with the reality shows."
"Rabid fans were literally jumping into the camera."
"There are thousands of directors in Hollywood."
"I was always into music. I think everyone is when they're a teenager, as a way to drown out the world."
"I worked for the studios, making those comedies, and I found I could make enough money then to be able to do the work I was passionate about."
"Me and Johnny Rotten have been talking about doing a movie of his book, No Irish, No Dogs, No Blacks. We have a script, so hopefully that's going to happen at some point in our careers."
"Before you approach a production entity or even a potential producer, you should write up a treatment and register your show with the Writers Guild of America."
"Different parents have different standards for their children."
"I can't believe I actually was in my own movie."
"I live on this nice three acres in Hollywood."
"I really feel kind of guilty spending 80 million dollars. People are starving in the world."
"Nobody wanted to touch Decline III when they found out what it was about."
"When we did Wayne's World, it was 14 million dollars and they didn't bug us too much because they just thought it was some little movie that nobody was ever going to see. We showed them."
"Big studio comedies are such a headache."
"I love punk rock, but I also love metal."
"It's really hard to imagine there ever being the kind of impact there was when punk rock happened in the late 70's. I wish there would be one big change like that again, but I don't know if that'll ever happen."
"Now, it's almost impossible to go out and do a film about a new form of music."
"Those movies, Decline I and II and Suburbia, are dearly loved, but they never made any money. I didn't even have the rights for some of them."
"Arnold and Jamie Lee must have worked over the years with directors that did 50 takes, because I'd get like three takes or so and say, Ok, that's it, we're done."

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