Alexander Payne Quotes

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Alexander Payne quotes: You just never know when you're living in a golden age. You just never know when you're living in a golden age.
Alexander Payne quotes: In real life, I myself am kind of a rambling guy. I like to travel. In real life, I myself am kind of a rambling guy. I like to travel.
Alexander Payne quotes: I still have energy and some degree of youth, which is what a filmmaker needs. I still have energy and some degree of youth, which is what a filmmaker needs.
Alexander Payne quotes: I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a well-crafted stale script. I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a well-crafted stale script.
Alexander Payne quotes: Acting is a lot easier than people think it is. Acting is a lot easier than people think it is.
Alexander Payne quotes: I want all of my films to belong to me. I want all of my films to belong to me.
Alexander Payne quotes: I like voice-over in films, and most of my films have been voice-over films. I like voice-over in films, and most of my films have been voice-over films.
Alexander Payne quotes: I think that Peter Jennings is the only decent one of the big three. I think that Peter Jennings is the only decent one of the big three.
Alexander Payne quotes: The best cinema is about ethics. The best cinema is about ethics.
Alexander Payne quotes: The hardest part of this whole movie-making endeavor is finding ideas. The hardest part of this whole movie-making endeavor is finding ideas.
Alexander Payne quotes: I always wanted 'Sideways' to be like a great 1960s Italian film. I always wanted 'Sideways' to be like a great 1960s Italian film.
Alexander Payne quotes: I definitely in filmmaking more and more find writing and directing a means to harvest material for editing. It's all about editing. I definitely in filmmaking more and more find writing and directing a means to harvest material for editing. It's all about editing.
Alexander Payne quotes: If you're not making epic, archetypal films on some level, I think you're wasting a great potential of cinema. If you're not making epic, archetypal films on some level, I think you're wasting a great potential of cinema.
Alexander Payne quotes: When I'm shooting, I don't care who the star is. I have an actor playing a part, and I'm serving the script, not serving anyone's career. When I'm shooting, I don't care who the star is. I have an actor playing a part, and I'm serving the script, not serving anyone's career.
Alexander Payne quotes: The kindest thing a director can do is look with open eyes at everything. The kindest thing a director can do is look with open eyes at everything.
Alexander Payne quotes: My flag is always flying. My shingle is always out. I'm always looking for movie ideas. My flag is always flying. My shingle is always out. I'm always looking for movie ideas.
Alexander Payne quotes: What is filmmaking but groping in the dark? What is filmmaking but groping in the dark?
Alexander Payne quotes: The biggest fear I have is to die with regrets, and of course that will come true. The biggest fear I have is to die with regrets, and of course that will come true.
Alexander Payne quotes: I'm hoping one day I can make one really good film. I'm hoping one day I can make one really good film.
Alexander Payne quotes: Somewhat dramatic things happen, and you don't even always notice them - that's what life is. Somewhat dramatic things happen, and you don't even always notice them - that's what life is.
Alexander Payne quotes: I like to think of film-making not just as an act of personal self-aggrandisement but rather as an act of public service. I like to think of film-making not just as an act of personal self-aggrandisement but rather as an act of public service.
Alexander Payne quotes: I think cynicism is more enduring than sentimentality. I think cynicism is more enduring than sentimentality.
Alexander Payne quotes: I don't feel despair because I am able to make the films I want to make, and that gives me hope. I don't feel despair because I am able to make the films I want to make, and that gives me hope.
Alexander Payne quotes: When you watch a movie, you don't want to feel like a machine made it. You want to feel a soul. When you watch a movie, you don't want to feel like a machine made it. You want to feel a soul.
Alexander Payne quotes: I like action films, not exclusively, but I like Samurai films. I like Westerns. Not so much war pictures, but a few. I like kinetic cinema. I like action films, not exclusively, but I like Samurai films. I like Westerns. Not so much war pictures, but a few. I like kinetic cinema.
Alexander Payne quotes: The actors are the greatest executors of tone in a film. They're the most important cinematic component. The actors are the greatest executors of tone in a film. They're the most important cinematic component.
Alexander Payne quotes: You begin a film more with questions than with direct intentions. It's more of an exploration and discovery. You begin a film more with questions than with direct intentions. It's more of an exploration and discovery.
Alexander Payne quotes: Jesuits encourage an intellectual rigor in a way that I like. Jesuits encourage an intellectual rigor in a way that I like.
Alexander Payne quotes: Each one of my movies becomes easier to get off the ground. Each one of my movies becomes easier to get off the ground.
Alexander Payne quotes: A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired of being encouraged to go always for laughs. A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired of being encouraged to go always for laughs.
Alexander Payne quotes: The best actors are always the ones who've directed as well, as they understand all the problems you face. The best actors are always the ones who've directed as well, as they understand all the problems you face.
Alexander Payne quotes: As the years go by and I make more films, I am increasingly interested in capturing place as a vivid backdrop for my films. As the years go by and I make more films, I am increasingly interested in capturing place as a vivid backdrop for my films.
Alexander Payne quotes: Omaha, like Rome, is built on seven hills. Omaha, like Rome, is built on seven hills.
Alexander Payne quotes: The most heinous shift in American films is that they reinforce good things like 'couples' and 'relationships.' The most heinous shift in American films is that they reinforce good things like 'couples' and 'relationships.'
Alexander Payne quotes: I'm attracted to short screenplays. Nobody really wants a film to be over two hours, or at least I don't. I'm attracted to short screenplays. Nobody really wants a film to be over two hours, or at least I don't.
Alexander Payne quotes: You look at how many years you have left, and you start to think: 'How many more films do I have in me?' You look at how many years you have left, and you start to think: 'How many more films do I have in me?'
Alexander Payne quotes: I like actors who, when you see them on screen, you sense a person, not just an actor. I like actors who, when you see them on screen, you sense a person, not just an actor.