Quotes from Stanley Tucci
"And I love doing my own projects; that's what I've always wanted to do."
"As a director you have to be careful you don't over-design the film. You have to be careful that the period aspect does not take over."
"As a director, I also get to sit and watch actors and learn from them in a way that I don't get to do when I'm just acting."
"Big Night and The Impostors are both things that I wrote."
"But I'd shot enough independent films as an actor, one as a director. I knew that you have to be very specific when you're shooting a period picture."
"But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock. I'll probably write for about three hours, and I'll do that over the next month and a half."
"Even The Impostors, as silly as it is, is a very intimate film, in a way."
"I didn't know you had to change diapers so often. I couldn't believe it - we must change them 10 times a day - each. So that's 20 diapers a piece a day."
"I don't like to move the camera that much anyway."
"I have consciously not taken the role of a gangster, which has been offered to me far too many times."
"I hope that a younger generation will start to watch a movie like this and start to better understand a slower pace in a truly cinematic way."
"I like to see how I can do it for less money."
"I like to use all of myself, and acting wasn't doing that."
"I love directing - it's always so involving, so challenging."
"I make time to write."
"I mean, Scorsese's a genius, and that's one way of shooting."
"I never go overbudget on my movies."
"I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid."
"I was always attracted to the past as a kid."
"I was dissatisfied just being an actor."
"I would rather just do the things I want to do."
"I write in the mornings. During my down time."
"I'd read Up in the Old Hotel, and I wanted to do something with Mitchell's stuff for a long time."
"I'm a control freak. Totally."
"I'm actually one who will encourage directors to cut my lines."
"I'm not interested in wasting money on a project."
"I'm not saying they won't be bigger projects someday."
"I've always considered myself an actor first and foremost."
"I've directed a film set in the '50s."
"It's a terrific feeling to know that you can realize your vision, right or wrong, and that somebody trusts you to do it."
"It's more interesting because you get to research the history of the period, and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film, particularly this film, so stunning."
"Like Joseph Mitchell, I would scour the streets of New York and find little pieces of what other people think of as junk - and collect it."
"My partner, Beth Alexander, and I want to produce smaller films, but commercially viable films that will enable me to make the kinds of movies I want to make."
"People wear shorts to the Broadway theater. There should be a law against that."
"So I went to SUNY. at Purchase, studied acting at the conservatory. Did some plays, later TV. Nothing unusual."
"So yes, I hope to act in other people's movies, big and small, because that's how I make my living, really."
"Sometimes it's difficult directing yourself on film because you can't quite separate yourself from the subject."
"The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved - as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem - must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses."
"The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors."
"The thing is, I'm a very practical filmmaker."
"Then I go and act, and I watch directors and see what they do right, and what they do wrong, and that informs my next effort."
"Well, my parents always spoke lovingly about their childhood, so maybe I was trying to live parts of my father's childhood."
"When I write a screenplay, and when I direct, I always pull lines out."
"You gotta make the movie you want to make."
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