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#1. Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation it was the '50s, and for other generations it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone, as is complexity, contradiction, and an uncertain future. - Author: Gary Ross
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#2. Family entertainment is really very necessary in our culture. Look how profitable they are. It's almost not discretionary. You need to take your family to the movies. - Author: Gary Ross
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#3. You rarely get a tentpole that has this much emotional depth, this much character to dive into. - Author: Gary Ross
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#4. Now, I just made an animated movie a few years ago, 'The Tale of Desperaux', and that had twelve hundred shots in it. Twelve hundred CG shots is a pretty big plan. - Author: Gary Ross
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#5. You have to listen to the movie while you're making it. I think that's important. - Author: Gary Ross
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#6. 'Dr. Strangelove' was and is one of my favorite movies ever, and I just can't believe they actually blew up the world after that. - Author: Gary Ross
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#7. 'Pleasantville' seems tonally ambitious, but it can handle a wide breadth of tone because it's so fanciful. - Author: Gary Ross
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#8. In a complex and troubling world, who wouldn't want to simplify? Everybody does. Everybody wants to simplify and put up a picket fence. - Author: Gary Ross
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#9. I tend to love actors. I was trained as an actor first so I'm drawn to actors. - Author: Gary Ross
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#10. As time goes by the memories of sitting on the edge of a bed and reading aloud with your kid are going to be very meaningful in your own mental scrapbook. - Author: Gary Ross
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#11. There are not many people on Team Gary. Actually, it's two people. My kids. - Author: Gary Ross
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#12. I love design-based stuff. I dug it in 'Pleasantville' and dug it in 'Seabiscuit.' - Author: Gary Ross
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#13. Most modern science fiction went to school on 'Dune.' Even 'Harry Potter' with its 'boy protagonist who has not yet grown into his destiny' shares a common theme. When I read it for the first time, I felt like I had learned another language, mastered a new culture, adopted a new religion. - Author: Gary Ross
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#14. We repress the things we're scared of, but if we just look at and embrace the things we're scared of, it's a much fuller, richer life that's also not as scary. - Author: Gary Ross
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#15. You can't tell your kids to read if you're just watching television. They have to see you read. And in that respect, I think it's important to walk the walk. It's a wonderful shared time. - Author: Gary Ross
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#16. My '50s were different than other people's '50s. The myth didn't permeate our world, 'Donna Reed' and all that. I longed for that, I wanted to be like other normal families on TV. - Author: Gary Ross
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#17. People who want to be a star get their teeth capped. People who want to be an actor get to work. - Author: Gary Ross
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#18. The great seats of power tend to be wide and open, not vertical and soaring. Red Square, Tiananmen Square, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin - all massive but with large open spaces that project an image of might. - Author: Gary Ross
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#19. I don't understand people who dream in black and white. I just don't get it. My dreams have always been vivid color. - Author: Gary Ross
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#20. 'Harry Potter' created a generation of readers in an era when kids could have disappeared into the depths of the Internet. That's no small feat. Every book series owes J.K. Rowling a debt of gratitude. - Author: Gary Ross
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#21. It's interesting - in 'Fail Safe,' as well, they didn't back off. We were raised with kind of this spectrum of that Armageddon and lived under it, so those were probably the films. 'Fail Safe' sort of haunted me. - Author: Gary Ross
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#22. Obviously I love 'The Godfather' movies. I think they're phenomenal. - Author: Gary Ross
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#23. I love 'Chaplin'; I mean I really love 'Chaplin.' I just think there's a grace and an elegance that's almost never been matched. - Author: Gary Ross
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#24. If you look at the opening of 'Private Ryan,' you are so in the point of view of those guys and there is a whole world swirling all around them. You are learning that geography as they are learning it. - Author: Gary Ross
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#25. The dynamic range of a digital camera is not that much greater than film, particularly if you push the ASA a little bit. - Author: Gary Ross
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#26. What works about fairy tales is that they endure, and the great thing about fairy tales is that you can explore big, epic things that you can't really explore in other situations. - Author: Gary Ross
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#27. I mean, the wonderful thing about writing a book is that you're getting a finished product at the end of the day. You're communicating directly with the reader. - Author: Gary Ross
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#28. I think the CG is an instrument to create reality. I don't think it's an instrument to create a heightened reality. - Author: Gary Ross
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#29. History is full of examples of people who clamp down after they began to enjoy too much freedom. Freedom can lead to instability, anarchy, and confusion. So there can be a moral counter-revolution. - Author: Gary Ross
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#30. Any director, if you really ask them, will tell you that the toughest thing to do is like a dinner table or a dialogue scene, because you need to keep that electricity maintained throughout the course of the film. - Author: Gary Ross
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#31. Why is every great children's story about a journey? Maybe that's because we are always on one. - Author: Gary Ross
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#32. I wasn't going to make a slick, glossy over-produced piece of entertainment because then I would be doing what the Capitol did. Then I'm actually putting on the Hunger Games and not making a movie of the 'Hunger Games.' - Author: Gary Ross
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#33. Ultimately, so much Dr. Seuss is about empowerment. He invites us to disappear into our imagination and then blows the doors off what that can mean. - Author: Gary Ross
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#34. You can drain the life and nuances and complexity out of things by homogenizing them to make everything harmoniously dull, flat, conflict-free, strife-free. - Author: Gary Ross
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#35. There's nothing I'd rather do than sort of, you know, sit at my computer and rhyme. - Author: Gary Ross
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