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Top 48 Shane Carruth Quotes

#1. I came to filmmaking because it's my passion. I decided I can't have it distorted or marred by someone else deciding what it should be. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#2. I am a control freak but it's important to feel strongly about the material you're working on. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#3. The only thing I can ever do is make a film that I can respond to. I could not make a romantic comedy for college girls. I wouldn't know how that works. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#4. I never set out to make a movie that was everything to everybody; if that were the case, we could all just take a picture of a tree and agree that the tree is beautiful and move on with our lives. I wouldn't even need to show up. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#5. I never got into 'MacGyver,' but 'All the President's Men' and 'The Conversation' were big for me. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#6. Film is a collaborative process, absolutely, but I am a control freak. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#7. I don't typically have a social life, I don't have a family, and I will stay up all night, every night, for days on end, to solve something that I think is solvable. And it's very frustrating sometimes, because I know that I'm like that, and it's not always a positive result. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#8. I've always been anxious about 'Primer.' There's good things about it, but all I've seen for a long time is the flaws. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#9. Editing is very satisfying process. You spend hours working on something and then you get to watch it. It's immediately satisfying where everything else is just kind of waiting and waiting and waiting. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#10. I got a degree in math, from not a good school in Texas, and then I went to work as a software engineer. Just not glamorous at all. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#11. In school, when I got into upper-level math, there would be times when I would wake up from a dream and have - not an answer, exactly, but a direction to pursue. My writing has always been like that. I wake up from dreams knowing which direction to go in. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#12. Any film that exists that is thorough, you can't give it to an audience of one and have that be effective communication. Communication involves an audience of many that have a conversation, put it through the ringer, filter it and then a sense of it coalesces. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#13. I think I'll always want to write and direct. I'm interested in producing and helping other people tell stories. But I'm still in love with writing and directing. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#14. I am obsessed with story. I had a late awakening in life. In college was the first time that I understood what you could do with a story and what a good novel is - literary value and subtext and irony and everything. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#15. I've heard stories about movies that are really maybe difficult and really dramatic and good, but they are being sold as romantic comedies. All it's going to do is just ... that's hurting the work, because that just makes it impossible for anyone to see it correctly. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#16. 'The Master,' it was really important to me to go see that in the theater, but that's a very rare occurrence for me. I typically enjoy things on my laptop. I'm in bed; I can be able to pause them. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#17. I don't want to be thought of as somebody who's spiritually ambiguous, but the reality is there's unknown things happening. I'm not ready to point at what they are or what the reason is, but I know they exist. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#18. Filmmaking is a thousand choices a day, and it's important to just let those choices potentially be informed by something deeper. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#19. I believe that filmmakers have to internalize the story and subtext so well that all of the departments can start to speak to each other - that music can speak to cinematography can speak to writing and back again. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#20. From a completely financial standpoint, digital is starting to crack as far as an independent filmmaker's access to getting your story out there - Amazon, iTunes, all of those. It makes the prospect of doing it yourself - not easy by any means - but possible, maybe for the first time. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#21. I had a really generic upbringing, I think, when it comes to viewing movies as a kid. I didn't really know what was out there or what was being tried. I was, like, 'E.T.' and 'Indiana Jones.' Those were the only things I knew existed. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#22. Everybody's saying we've got to go 3D or virtual reality or choose your own adventure. But there are other ways forward. I don't think we're done with film by a long shot. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#23. I stole a ton of film language from Steven Soderbergh and 'The Limey.' It's the definition of elliptical. It was the first movie I remember that introduced me to storytelling that isn't just one scene after another, and that things can be mixed up in the way that real experiences can. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#24. I'm only interested in science fiction that's used as a literary device, a shortcut into something more exploratory or universal about our experience. That's why I think it was invented and why mythology was invented; it's a tool, not an end to itself. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#25. The thing that is most important is to feel like you're at the front of the line, to be prime or primer. I definitely never wanted to say that in the films, but that's where it comes from. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#26. When something is beautiful in math, everything is just perfectly lined up, and you see through sheer thought that something really beautiful can take place. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#27. I don't believe that narrative works when it's trying to teach a lesson or speak a factual truth. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#28. It's a risk, but I'm sort of ready to let go of thinking of movies as books that you can watch. The notion of, 'If I put the narrative blocks in the right order, this will solve all of my storytelling problems.' No, it won't, and you end up with little more than books on film. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#29. My favorite films are the ones that I walk away from and I know I saw a story. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#30. All I know is that as an audience member, I am less and less inclined to go to the theater. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#31. If something can be explored or illuminated that would have been difficult to verbalize, that to me is what a film should be. It's like trying to explain what a piece of music is like. You can't do it. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#32. I don't spend a lot of time in nature. Probably less than most people that live in urban Texas. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#33. I have a really, really hard time sitting down and watching a TV show, except I'm apparently willing to watch the same episode of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' like, seven times. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#34. I'm constantly surprised by ... an orange will roll off a table, and I'll catch it before I knew it was falling. Something happens there. We could write it off and say, 'Subconsciously I knew that was happening,' but there's so many things every day - I'm amazed by how little we know. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#35. 'Pierrot le Fou' is something I keep coming back to. It's so surreal but still really engaging - it proves narratives within narratives are a landscape that can be pursued well. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#36. I don't read books on how to write screenplays just because I'm stubborn. So it's all sort of made up. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#37. I love to work. It's the idea of having someone else tell you how to make your film or how to sell it - that's the part I can't really deal with. I would rather do 1,000 things that are work than deal with one thing that's a political problem. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#38. I feel like we want to compartmentalise things and say, 'Well, that's emotional, artistic and subjective, while this is intellectual, objective and measured.' I have difficulty thinking that's the way we experience things. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#39. Probably the TV show I've watched the most is 'How It's Made' on the History Channel. I could watch 24 hours of 'How It's Made' and never get bored. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#40. I feel like math and writing are the same thing. You're putting together a lot of complex things to satisfy different requirements. It's got to be aesthetically pleasing; it's got to have subtext; it's got to convey information. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#41. My job as an author - at least the way I think of it - is to make a story that is coded and puzzling enough to entice conversation and interpretation, but also to do the opposite: to make some things clear so that it is meaningful in some way, not just a random assemblage of ideas. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#42. It's interesting because I don't ever want to ask a better question than I can answer, if that makes sense. I find that frustrating as a viewer. Compelling questions, while not easy, are easier than compelling answers. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#43. I hate even the idea of a synopsis. When stories are really working, when you're providing subtextual exploration and things that are deeply layered, you're obligated to not say things out loud. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#44. Many of my favorite films, if someone were to tell me simply what they're about, I probably wouldn't be that interested. Plot often has so little to do with what's at the heart of a film. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#45. I can honestly say, there was a moment when I was writing 'Upstream Color' where I fell so hard for what it was becoming that I couldn't think of anything else. I was absolutely secure in this story in the way I'm rarely secure about anything else in my life. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#46. I love the concept of the romance that exists when people are broken. Like, the promise of a romance when you're at the bottom. I think that's infinitely compelling and romantic. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#47. I find 'Fatal Attraction' really romantic. I really like the seduction. Almost every time I see it, I'm surprised when it goes dark. I know that's the claim to fame, but I key into how genuinely romantic it is. - Author: Shane Carruth
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#48. I will be making films, and I'm going to keep working, no matter what I have to do. And I don't plan to ever ask for permission from anybody. - Author: Shane Carruth
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