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James L. Brooks Quotes

I took some time out for life.
James L. Brooks
Time, Life, Took

I had a marketing idea that everybody hated, decency is sexy.
James L. Brooks
Idea, Everybody, Sexy

I value comedy. I value somebody who can be funny.
James L. Brooks
Funny, Somebody, Value

I’ve done it with Broadcast News-where there was no finish line, there was no agenda that I had to move all the characters to this point, that I was sort of open to what happens.
James L. Brooks
Point, Happens, Open

A lot of things just aren’t true any more.
James L. Brooks

Great things that can happen when you’re doing a movie.
James L. Brooks
Great, Happen, Movie

I have a lot of nightmares.
James L. Brooks

I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have another idea that you’re chasing along with romantic comedy.
James L. Brooks
Love, Romantic, Another

I think you have a pact with an audience in every picture, and I think the pact is to try and be truthful and to be real.
James L. Brooks
Picture, Audience, Truthful

I’m big on research.
James L. Brooks

Kids in general make things fresh and alive and they have this great appreciation for, Holy mackerel, we’re making a movie!
James L. Brooks
Great, Making, Kids

Media reporting denied privacy to anybody doing what I do for a living. It was no longer possible to work on your picture in privacy.
James L. Brooks
Work, Living, Possible

Things get very distorted when you do a movie, weirdly so.
James L. Brooks
Movie, Distorted, Weirdly

Tone is up for grabs in what we do – what’s the tone of the scene.
James L. Brooks
Scene, Tone

You become so obsessed, and that’s not a bad thing for a movie. Serve it with that sense that it’s the whole world.
James L. Brooks
Bad, Whole, Sense

What does it mean for an actor to make a part his own? It means that he takes on what you had intended and starts to put in his own stuff so that it becomes something that could only happen if he played it.
James L. Brooks
Mean, Means, Happen

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