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#1. When an accident or a crime happens, there's a period of time before the yellow tape goes up, before the official response becomes formalized. That allows the nightcrawlers to get very close. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#2. 'To Die For,' with Nicole Kidman, is great - her desire to be a part of news, how she uses news to further her career and how it can drive you insane. I love that movie. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#3. The people in the Philippines are so extraordinarily nice. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#4. The world doesn't owe anyone a living - including veterans. - Author: Frank D. Gilroy
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#5. No one should feel sorry for a successful screenwriter. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#6. You just try to find something that interests you, and particular something that interests you that's gonna consume you the way that these big movies just really eat you up. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#7. I don't remember writing anything until I wrote my college application. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#8. It doesn't matter how cheap and tinny the show is ... Soon as the house lights go down and the band starts up, I could cry. - Author: Frank D. Gilroy
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#9. A sociopath is not just someone who doesn't care about human emotion. They're someone who understands people to the point that they can manipulate them to an extraordinary degree. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#10. I'm trained to button scenes and round things off, and I get rewarded for doing that. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#11. The Lord doesn't want anybody in His house who has to be dragged there. - Author: Frank D. Gilroy
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#12. I sometimes like to sit in the silence and darkness and listen to my heart shine. - Author: Frank D. Gilroy
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#13. I reached a point where I'd watched enough directors do the job that I felt I understood it. And it's not that I'm a slow learner and it took me this long; I also was enjoying writing, and I still enjoy writing - I get tremendous satisfaction out of the writing end of it. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#14. Once a film costs a certain amount of money, things have to round off. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#15. I like emotions, but I really don't like sentimentality, and I don't like when things break their spell. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#16. I can't imagine directing from someone else's script. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#17. I think a first-time director always has to convince a lot of people that they're ready to do it. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#18. The main thing for me is I really like strong endings. If there's a strong ending, you can take more time in the beginning, your first act can be really quite different. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#19. I never really like it when other writers talk about coming in behind people and rewriting. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#20. I don't know too many people who, when the TV announcer says, 'Viewer discretion is advised', then turn the TV off. Those are code words for, 'Turn the sound up; this is gonna be really good.' - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#21. Everything I've ever written, I had a very distinct vision of what I wanted it to look like. But, other directors never do it that way. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#22. Fear changes everything. We're animals, and when we get afraid we act like animals. I'm not exempt from that. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#23. When I'm directing, I noticed I'm not using my subconscious at all. I'm literally using the whole front part of my brain all the time. When you walk on the set, every moment you have to be there because something's going on that requires attention. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#24. The friends we have, these are choices that - unlike family, which we have no choice in, and I love my family, thank God - we've given ourselves, to some degree. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#25. A sociopath is just a label and doesn't encompass the entire being of a person. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#26. Media is extraordinarily important and is an extraordinarily powerful tool. There's a reason that the first things that a rebellion or revolt will take is the media. The story you transmit is the story that becomes a given, or the narrative of a country and people. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#27. There are a lot of sociopaths running around who are probably our friends, if not us, and we don't know it. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#28. If you think about it, episodic filmmaking has not been something that people have really done. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#29. Different people work different ways. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#30. A number of years ago, I found a book of photography by Weegee; he was a crime photographer in the 1930s in New York. He was the first person to put a police scanner in a car and drive around. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#31. In Los Angeles, you drive around, and you're coming back from a club or something, and all of a sudden, you'll encounter a coyote. And they're very lean, hungry-looking animals. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#32. I had written a script called 'Freed,' which I had wanted to direct. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#33. Coming out of the '60s and the Vietnam War in America, it was commonplace for people to make films that had relevance to them. And since the '70s, cinema has gone almost entirely in the direction of spectacle and escapism and superhero films. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#34. I watch a lot of television, for better or worse, and I am particularly interested in what Michael Moore brought up in 'Bowling for Columbine,' which is the idea that they're selling a narrative of fear. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#35. But what I didn't recognize when I was much younger was this sort of ... when you're on, when you're really on, go at it. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#36. One of the things about the '70s films I love - the films 'Nightcrawler' is being compared to, like, 'Taxi Driver' - is that they never put their flawed characters into any one box. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#37. I moved to L.A. and watched a lot of local television news, and I started to see the burn logos up on the upper right hand corner - On-Scene Video, RMG Media Group, and all these other ones. I just became intrigued with it. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#38. Developing films with directors, developing films with actors, is a poor percentage play for a screenwriter. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#39. When I'm writing, I'm trying to access my subconscious and turn off my conscious brain. I use my conscious for research, but when I'm actually writing, I'm trying to get into a place where I'm tapping into the deeper, darker elements of what's going on. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#40. I feel that the world is increasingly about the bottom line, and not so much about human respect or human dignity. In that regard, people who care about other people will not be in a position to make choices and do things that other people who they're competing against will get to do. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#41. I think there is an enormous sea change happening in the global workforce. It has a lot to do with globalization. I think that people used to have a hope for a career or meaningful employment, and its been reduced to internships, part-time work or just grossly underpaid work. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#42. My screenwriting credits in my career are probably not dissimilar to some other ones in the sense that a lot of the scripts you write don't get made, and the ones that do get made are certainly - as a writer, they're not your vision. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#43. I'm often stunned when I come up over Mulholland, and I'm looking down at the Valley, and I can see for thirty miles; I can see the mountains, or all the way to the ocean. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#44. I used to be, when I was young, I used to be extremely regular and very organized. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#45. Has Werner Herzog ever said anything that wasn't true? What a brilliant fountain of wisdom. Everything he touches I'm just fascinated by. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#46. I spend a lot of time in a sort of free state when I'm writing in the beginning and sketching. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#47. Every film you're commissioned to write is all about an arc; usually, the arc is that the world creates a change in the character, usually for the better. To not have an arc, the messages and ideas in the film became more prominent. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#48. I find Los Angeles to be a place of great physical beauty, in which you have the oceans and the mountains, and there's a vertical sense and a desert light that you can see forever. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#49. The spirit of L.A. is untamed wilderness. It's earthquakes and wildfires and oceans and mountain lions and fog. There's great physical beauty. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#50. I love the idea of spies in love. How would it work between two people who were so programmed to lie and be suspicious, who have a whole life based on pretence? - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#51. I have a strong desire to communicate what I feel about the world. That's exciting to me. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#52. The screenwriters I know share a few personality traits and one of them is anxiety. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#53. Shooting at night in Los Angeles is amazing. The city shuts down at 10 P.M. every night, and a whole different cast of characters comes out. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#54. All of us have a bit of a sociopath inside of us, and it's wrong to think that somebody is just clearly sociopathic, because they're not. It's interesting to explore the shadings and nuances within a person. Those feelings exist within more human beings than people may want to acknowledge. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#55. I think what I've recognized over the years is that I'm very, very bingey, extremely bingey when it comes to writing. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#56. I wanted to try before I got too old to try to do a big movie and I'd been looking for something to do that was interesting enough to spend those two years of my life on. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#57. Ambiguity depletes as your budget rises. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#58. I've never taken a job on anything I didn't want to do. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#59. I think Los Angeles is often portrayed as kind of a petri dish, where bad decisions start and then spread to the rest of the world. I don't see it that way. I feel Los Angeles is a place of almost primal struggle and survival. It's not a city that embraces its inhabitants. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#60. I love IMAX when it works right. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#61. I worked for a lot of directors. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#62. A lot of times, L.A. is desaturated, and cement and freeways, and downtown. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#63. I hate Sunday, and I don't think I'll ever get over it. But I'm going to try. - Author: Frank D. Gilroy
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#64. Corporations are like countries now, there's a king, there are serfs, there's a court, basically everything but moats. They're feudal societies, and there are good ones and bad ones. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#65. The real reason why people are going with digital is that it's extraordinarily mobile, and it's cheaper, and it has a great image, and you just can't beat it at night. It's pulling in variations of colors; it's pulling in lights from 40 miles away - a candle would be seen. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#66. I like movies that pop, that have a little bit of candy on, that freedom to have a little bit of extra fun, but are rooted in real behaviour. Rooted in cause and effect, never violating reality. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#67. I like knowing where I am in action sequences if I'm supposed to. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#68. I have written a bunch of scripts that have not gotten produced, much more so early in my career than later. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#69. News has become entertainment. Once that happens, a whole series of horrific events start to happen, whether it's the lack of dissemination of something that can inform you or something that actually negatively impacts society. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#70. I spend most of my time in a room alone where eight hours go by, and I have no sense of time. I work seven days a week, and I live in this sort of vague subconscious fog a lot. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#71. You can't teach someone to be imaginative. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#72. I think there's a connection with 'Nightcrawler' and 'Blowup' and other films where visual imagery is integral to the story. It allows you to play with images. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#73. A person who's going to be famous usually drops a few clues by the time they're twenty-one. - Author: Frank D. Gilroy
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#74. I'm an enormous Tim Burton fan. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#75. Don't say we're not right for each other because the way I see it, we might not be right for anyone else... - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#76. You have to know human behaviour ... And the quality of your writing is absolutely capped at your understanding of human behaviour. You'll never write above what you know about people. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#77. Everyone I know who used to be in the intelligence community is moving into the corporate world. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#78. It's the reality: film is a director's medium, and, ultimately, they are the ones that are in charge, and you have to respect that because somebody has to be in charge. But, yeah, you do reach a point where you want to have your voice come out. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#79. A reversal is just anything that's a surprise. It's a way of keeping the audience interested. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#80. I had heard about the nightcrawling world, and I'm very aware that there are tens of millions of young people around the world who are facing bleak employment prospects. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#81. A script like 'Nightcrawler' gives me an opportunity to truly realize a vision that's mine, which is exciting. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#82. I don't like to be crazy on different levels all of the time. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#83. When I start something, I know people I am working with, it's a project they're interested in. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#84. We rely on editors of blogs or websites and television stations to supply us these images, and the filter is becoming very thin and very porous. The ratings race for TV and websites is incredibly fierce, and one of the ways of getting people to watch is through graphic violent images. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#85. You change or you hide your head in the sand. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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#86. The smorgasbord of images now presented to us is getting bloodier. They're becoming more frequent - almost hourly. - Author: Dan Gilroy
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#87. No one can help you write. No one can teach you how to write. - Author: Tony Gilroy
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