Neil LaBute Quotes

39 Neil LaBute quotes:

"I wanted to tell a story that interested me as much in the telling as in the watching."
"I was always looking for the most dramatic emphasis."
"I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them, because with that sense of privilege comes contempt."
"I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation."
"I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction."
"I'm more than open to hope, but I think men and women have a difficult time dealing with each other and often take the low road."
"If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors, we'll come up with some scary stuff."
"It's just often more interesting to write about one or more people who are being awful to other people because it makes for exciting, dramatic fare."
"Just in the past few years - since I've been making movies, which isn't a very long time - you now have a culture that is fascinated and informed about the box office in a way that sometimes filmmakers weren't even."
"My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me. We're all protective of the self."
"My business is can I create a world that's possible and could happen? I think that's the only thing that I have to do, and I think that I have done that each time."
"People have perhaps gotten to the point where for the most part movies are a just bit of escape."
"People think my work is therapeutic. I don't see it that way. It's not like I'm saving money from a weekly therapy visit by writing down my life."
"Unrequited love is always a great thing."
"We humans are a fairly barbarous bunch."
"We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling."
"With In the Company of Men, the misogynist label stuck early and firmly. In the end, it probably did hurt the film a bit, because getting women into the theaters was difficult."
"Without In The Company of Men, I could still be teaching, so who knows if this would've existed."
"You start as an audience member and create a world you're interested in, and then you move into the telling of those stories, bringing what has interested you as an audience member."

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