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#1. It's so easy for shows to be gritty and handheld and shaky and really tight in people's faces. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#2. I think the semantics of mini-series for a network is that it has an end. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#3. The anticipation-speculation that comes with a weekly schedule is a double-edged sword. Because people have more time to talk about things, some crazy ideas get a lot of attention. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#4. I'm not Mexican, and I'm not Central American. I'm from California. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#5. If you have something really important you want to say, you have to read your audience, I guess. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#6. It's nice to represent to other people in the world that Americans actually do know what's happening in the world, can speak other languages and are conscientious. The perception quite often is that we don't know what's beyond our county line. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#7. Everyone wants to be liked, so of course you want critical acclaim. After that, box office acclaim isn't bad. More than anything I think you have to try and make something you're proud of. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#8. I'm better suited to be a director, I think. I see myself as the general author. I hate the word 'auteur,' because it sounds so solitary when filmmaking is anything but solitary. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#9. Sundance took me on my first film and from there sort of launched my career. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#10. I just have a hard time displaying things. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#11. Your movie should lull people into a place of openness and vulnerability. If it is just a diatribe, it's never going to work. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#12. My dad is from Japanese descent, my mom is from Swedish descent and, through marriages and divorces, a pretty multicultural family - a lot of Spanish speakers in the family. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#13. I don't think I'd ever write anything that I don't also direct just because it's so hard and painful to write as it is. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#14. In snowboarding, you're constantly aware that people are so technically brilliant at what they do, and you feel like, "Ugh, I'll never be able to do that." - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#15. Film still looks way better than digital. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#16. If you really want to tell someone you love them, you don't just go and blurt it out. There's a dance. And your movie does that. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#17. I don't really put trophies out. I don't keep trophies around my apartment. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#18. In TV, you have no time and sort of just carpet bomb the scene with as many angles as possible as quickly as possible and find it in the edit. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#19. I have these plants in my house that are dying, so having a robot butler to water them when I'm away would be pretty handy. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#20. Levity, you need levity to feel anything. You need to laugh before you cry. I think films that take themselves too seriously without any levity are missing an important ingredient to the potential emotional impact of their stories. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#21. I wrote my first script, which was 50 pages, at age 15. It was about two brothers in love with the same nurse while they're convalescing in a Civil War hospital. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#22. Some directors don't get involved in the cinematography and are just about story, but I'm definitely more tactile than that in terms of my involvement in the minutiae. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#23. Collaboration sometimes causes conflict, and sometimes it's easy, but the bringing together of great minds only adds. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#24. Ed Norton is probably one of the smartest people I've ever met. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#25. I've certainly never been dying to go to England my entire life. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#26. It's a treat and daunting to be directing someone like Judi Dench, who's made more films than I'll ever make in my lifetime. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#27. Writing, for me, is an inherent part of understanding the material on a deeper level. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#28. If you're directing, it doesn't really matter any more if it's going straight to TV - what matters is whether you have the resources to make a story that moves you. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#29. There's nothing better than finishing something and looking at it. Whether it be a script or a movie, it's this complete little thing that now exists and is hopefully immortal. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#30. I don't believe happiness comes out of material gain, for sure. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#31. The theoretical casting part of movies is the funnest part. You really can imagine so many different versions of a story based on who's embodying it. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#32. The authenticity aspect is pretty important to me. When we have to compromise and do something that's not authentic, it really rubs me, every time I have to see it in the edit, which is millions of times. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#33. You work with the communities to make films. And you just don't go in and take over their territory. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#34. It takes the wool from your eyes about how the world works, to show you that nothing's necessarily fair, and that you might have a hard life. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#35. I like characters that make choices and try to drive their own fate. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#36. Shakespeare is repeated around the world in different languages, just because it's good storytelling. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#37. It's rare that you can promote a love story and feel fear in a film. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#38. I'm terrible at making titles. I never like the titles of my films. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#39. I live in Brooklyn, New York, and hail from the 'East Bay,' Oakland, CA. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#40. I've been wanting to make a movie about the war in Sierra Leone, specifically, for more than 15 years. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#41. I love period pieces. But it's hard to get money to make costumed dramas, so we'll see. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#42. As a director, your job is to make sure no one for any reason is taken out of the film. Sometimes it's impossible and sometimes things don't come out the way you want them to, but I think you have to work really hard at making the world engrossing and details are a major part of that. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#43. Literally, I don't have a television. So I don't really know what's happening pop-culturally. I read the 'New York Times.' And there's one worldwide cabin blog that I look at. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#44. It's an important part of being a member of society to know what's happening in the world and to know where you fall in it and what you can do about it. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#45. I binge write, basically. I do a lot of prep, research, setup. I'll have a pretty detailed outline. Sort of like a beat outline. And then I'll add little notes and dialogue ideas, and I'll just create a 20-page document. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#46. To do action without cuts is infinitely more exciting. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#47. I eventually want to do writing on all the films, but not necessarily to be the writer. Writing is a painful, painful thing; it really is. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#48. Every single substitute teacher growing up could not pronounce my name, so whenever someone pauses, I'm like, 'Oh, that's me.' - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#49. When you know you have a certain amount of work to finish, you just don't allow yourself to get sick again. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#50. There are a lot of movies I would want to be a fly on the wall for. I would have loved to see the making of Jaws [1975], with all the fears and anxieties it was going to be a complete failure, and then to have it turn into the first blockbuster. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#51. In a city like New York, especially for young professionals who aren't in a family situation, most people don't cook for themselves. This is the only city I've ever lived in where I eat out every night. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#52. I think I learned discipline on 'Jane Eyre.' Charlotte Bronte's dialogue, the intellectual duel between Rochester and Jane Eyre's character, is so compelling that you didn't have to do much with the placement of cameras. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#53. 'Jane Eyre' was one of those films that I was familiar with as a kid, and I always enjoyed the story. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#54. 'City of God' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' are both films that I really like, but they are stylistically the opposite of what I wanted to do. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#55. I want to be happy while I make movies and not just do things just to work. I want to do things I spend years on. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#56. No, ramen's not good for you. But in Japan, our favorite thing to do after drinking all night, especially in Sapporo where it's freezing cold, is to go to the ramen place at two, three in the morning. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#57. There's a lot of two-hander dialogue in 'True Detective,' and I needed to place those guys in locations where there were other levels of visual storytelling. It didn't necessarily have to move the plot forward, but it had to add tone or add to the overall feeling. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#58. You need the actors to feel as much ownership of the performance and the direction of the story as you do to get the most out of everyone's potential. Part of it is just making sure we all have the same vision. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#59. I'm definitely sensitive to the idea of exploitation. You don't want to glamorize certain things. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#60. When I was 20, I was living in the Alps, snowboarding and studying political science. I blew out my knee, and I began to realize my days in the sport were numbered; the reality was I would never be a pro. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#61. I'd done the method bit before from, like, age 15 to 19. I was a Civil War re-enactor. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#62. I began writing fictional stories and little screenplays when I was in fifth grade. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#63. Living in New York, I get excited by the idea of working in a different medium. And it's pretty frightening because whatever skills it takes to make a good piece of theater seem mysterious to me. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#64. Even on my films, I always collaborate with the actors. That's a given. I think you need that. You need the actors to feel as much ownership of the performance and the direction of the story as you do, to get the most out of everyone's potential. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#65. An eight-hour movie is definitely not a two-hour movie. An eight-hour movie is really like five independent films, if you think about it, because each is usually an hour and a half. In some ways, it is like making a movie. It's just a lot more information. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#66. With 'Sin Nombre,' there are parts that I wish were longer. And with 'Jane Eyre' especially, there were parts that I had to compress that I thought it would have been really nice to spend more time with - to spend with the characters. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#67. My mom loved the old black-and-white films. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#68. I want to have a nice country home one day, yeah. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#69. I love the idea of 3D, but it's completely superfluous to most stories. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#70. I'm pretty hard to impress, and I'm pretty exacting, in terms of what I want from my props department and art department. We spend many, many hours going over visual research and finding the right artists to create the material. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#71. I have a really good relationship with Focus Features; we had a wonderful time working together on 'Sin Nombre.' - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#72. Tom Hooper had done 'John Adams,' and David Lynch did 'Twin Peaks.' I figured I could do eight hours of television, and I wanted to. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#73. They're always surprised with what I want to do and don't want to do. I think they're surprised I don't want to do robo-tech. I don't know, it's like they want me to have a long career. And be prolific and make big movies. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#74. I was imagining films in my head and trying to gather friends together to make movies since I was a kid. I tried to do comedy skits and a horror film. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#75. New York is perfect for Tanizaki because it's filled with so many dark spaces. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#76. I think any character has to be well-rounded, whether they are male or female - they have to be complex and make choices that maybe we don't agree with, you know? I guess that's what makes them human. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#77. I used to do Civil War re-enacting between the ages of 15 and 19. I was part of a unit that was considered very authentic. We would source the right wools, the right buttons for the costumes. We had the right look. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#78. Casting directors I don't think are the best in Mexico at street casting. Whereas, I think, in New York and in L.A., that's more common; not so in Mexico. So it's up to you as a director in a lot of ways to go out and do that. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#79. I definitely pay attention to details. I think one of the hardest things about making a movie is that it can be scrutinized over and over again. If anything just isn't right, it's going to take you out of the film. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#80. On 'Sin Nombre,' Adriano Goldman and I improvised a lot of things on-site. We were working with untrained actors, and you can't really block a scene in a traditional way. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#81. The apartments are made for eels. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#82. After 'Sin Nombre,' I just needed to take a break to go to completely different worlds. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#83. I think about a Richard Avedon photo series, the kind of faces he gets of real people, which I find so captivating. Fellini was also great in filling his films with this ambiance, this environment, sometimes chaotic and carnival-like, but people's faces were always amazing. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#84. Obviously, a lot of TV shows are based on chronological episode viewing, and the stories are contingent upon watching it in order. Syndicated shows, you don't have to watch in order. You're just watching characters that don't change that much. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#85. My friends just make fun of me in some shape or form. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#86. Collaborations aren't easy, but you definitely get something highly different than had you done it on your own. That's part of the experience. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#87. I think the only reason people use PCs is because they have to. Mac is the most streamlined computer there is. I started using the Mac in college because I was doing editing, and they were the only computers we could use to do that. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#88. There are elements to the 19th century which just don't work for contemporary audiences. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#89. Going from having an Atari to a laptop changed everything. It allows me to work anywhere I want and send my work home - I can work anywhere in the world. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#90. It's hard because there's a part of me that wants 'True Detective' to win every award we're nominated for. But I'm a huge fan of 'Breaking Bad' and 'Game of Thrones.' - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#91. I don't storyboard, and I don't really shot list. I let the shots be determined by how the actors and I figure out the blocking in a scene, and then from there, we cover it. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#92. I was a big history buff as a teenager. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#93. I didn't grow up watching detective shows. I've never even seen an episode of 'CSI.' - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#94. My manager sent me the first two scripts for 'True Detective,' and I just thought they were so interesting and that the world they were depicting was so titillating to me. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#95. So often at home in the West Village, I'm like, 'Why aren't I allowed a horse?' I would keep a horse in a stable in my apartment, and I would fit him with rubber shoes, and we'd just roll him out. If I needed to go to a meeting somewhere, I'd just get on my horse and go across town. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#96. My mom was married to a Mexican guy - a surfer - and so we'd kind of camp out on the beach the swell season. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#97. You only have so much time in life so everything you do needs to mean something to you. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#98. I've written immense love letters that are supposed to be opened over days at a time. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#99. I have aspirations of making a big, historical epic. I don't know if I'll ever get the money to do it ... - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#100. I'm clearly not meant to be in front of the camera. I'm really not meant for anything but behind the camera. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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