Griffin Dunne Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Griffin Dunne Quotes and Sayings

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    Although there was a screenplay, the actors never knew what questions I was going to ask them, and all of my character's voice-over narration and scenes were added after the fact. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    And I like being able to go back and forth, and I don't really care if it's a small budget or big budget or studio or independent, as long as it's got a story that's compelling and there's enough money to make the picture. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    As a director, I've been able to combine with what I've learned as an actor and as a producer: it melds quite nicely into what I feel like I should have been doing all along. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    But at the same time, never having final cut before, I really learned an interesting thing for any studio executive who is reading this: that if a director has final cut, it's actually easier and more interesting to listen to notes. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    But I remember feeling as a producer I felt like the guy who called the caterer and got the band; I had to work the party while everybody else was having a good time. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    Documentaries have always inspired me in narrative filmmaking. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    Every movie is wildly different. So many of the problems are the same, but they take on different guises. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    I came to New York to be an actor and I became a film producer first. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    I met Steve McQueen once. Well, met isn't really the right word. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    I only got to be able to act, because I gave myself a job as a producer. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    I produced six movies with Amy Robinson since the very early '80s. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    I think we were the first picture to cut on Final Cut Pro. So we were the guinea pigs, because we got a deal on the system. But with that comes all sorts of technological problems I couldn't begin to describe. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    I'm being told it saves money to shoot in Toronto, because of tax benefits, the crews are cheaper, but what I save in the bottom line, I lose in a million other ways. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    I'm in five guilds; that's a lot of dues to pay. So I have to keep on working. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    I've always been schizophrenic; I've never been interested in limiting myself. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    If movies are set in New York, they really should be shot in New York. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    In the '80s, I can't say that Amy and I were aware of an independent film community. We could only get a certain amount of money for our pictures, which made them low budget movies, but they were distributed through studios. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    It struck me that working digitally with a small crew, I could lay out a general plan for Famous and hope for mistakes which would create something more than satire and something less than truthful reality. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    My hunger and desperation, being an actor, an out of work actor - my memory of that is as fresh as an open wound. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    New York means so much to people. If you're inclined to leave the nest, New York is where most people think they have to go, and it's been that way since the first skyscraper. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF
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    On every movie I've done as a director, I look at the producers and having done it, I don't envy them, at all. Griffin Dunne | Refcard PDF






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