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What I would do is a 10-minute short of some kind on video,
by David Zucker

What I would do is a 10-minute short of some kind on video,
and if it's good enough, you get it passed around town
and just get some attention,
so then they'll read what you have.
- David Zucker

It didn't happen every time for every movie.
Ruthless People was a good movie, but we didn't get
a good release or marketing.
They completely blew the opening.
- David Zucker

Tim Burton is underrated.
I loved Big Fish, loved that movie, think it's the best movie of the year,
hands down.
Really impressed with that.
- David Zucker

Quit now, you'll never make it.
If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there.
- David Zucker

 

I would love to work with Adam Sandler.
Because then all I'd have to do is just turn the camera on and off.
- David Zucker

I've always thought those guys are really funny.
And I love Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin and Mary.
- David Zucker

I think once we started directing separately -
we each have different kinds of interests now,
and the kinds of movies we want to do.
I wouldn't hold your breath for that one.
- David Zucker

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Oh yeah, I believe in God.
I think there's much more evidence that there is a
God than that there isn't.
I don't believe that Mother Theresa and Hitler go to the same place.
- David Zucker

I think that came out of watching all those serious
movies for all that time.
If you watch a movie like Zero Hour,
Sterling Hayden is pretty funny,
and so are the guys in the cockpit.
- David Zucker

I think up until the point when we started in the business,
which was in the early '70s, most of the humor was political.
The smart humor was political satire.
- David Zucker

Woody Allen has done some excellent serious movies,
too, like Crimes And Misdemeanors.
Very overlooked movie, I think, and really his best.
And currently I like Big Fish!
- David Zucker

We didn't realize it at the time, but the release date,
the ad campaign and the poster are so important.
- David Zucker

You know, OJ was a really nice guy, and he knew his lines.
He was nice to everybody on the set.
He got to be a better actor, I thought,
with every movie.
- David Zucker

So, it didn't do well.
But now when I talk to kids who are first seeing it,
they're surprised to hear the movie failed at the box office.
Sometimes that's what happens.
- David Zucker

I believe in justice, maybe not in this life,
but there has to be justice.
And if there isn't a God, I think it would be very depressing.
I'd prefer to believe there is.
- David Zucker

I don't think there has been any increase in sophistication in the audience.
When people are aware of a concept that's easy to understand,
and there's an actor who will attract them to the theater
and it's a movie that's funny three-quarters of the time,
it will be successful.
- David Zucker

I don't take reviews very seriously,
but in their totality I think they are representative
of how the audience feels,
and of what their reaction is.
There's always one guy who doesn't get it.
- David Zucker

I don't really know a lot of famous people.
I've met a lot of famous people.
If I ran into Tom Hanks today, I would have to remind
him who I was and he would then remember me.
But he wouldn't come up to me and say,
"Hi Dave!"
- David Zucker

We're producing a movie now, 'The Onion' Movie,
and it's very difficult for me to be on the set.
If I'm not right in the trenches, it's very difficult
for me to watch another director,
because I'm not involved and it's not exciting.
- David Zucker

I don't know if I'd want to do that anymore,
because you always get bigger laughs on college campuses.
So, when the film plays in front of a city audience,
you've probably cut too loosely.
- David Zucker

Chevy Chase and Bill Murray - we thought those guys were funny.
We love Bill Murray, but we didn't think they were right for Airplane!
because it would step on the joke if there was a known comedian.
- David Zucker

Our producer Jon Davison thought it would be a good
idea to put in additional TV scenes.
So, they sent me a tape of these additional TV scenes,
and I watched them, and I didn't think they were that great.
I didn't think it was worth putting them in.
- David Zucker

Sometimes, if you really want to try something original,
you step a little too far out of bounds.
I mean, there's a market force that kind of unconsciously
keeps you in line a little bit.
- David Zucker

Our fathers were actually business partners in the same real-estate firm,
and we got together and thought, How can we get a movie
together and get distribution and create a new movie
genre? We started by making satires of commercials.
- David Zucker

I think we grew up thinking that the funniest things on TV were the old,
serious movies.
I always liked the Marx Brothers, but the thing that
always made us laugh were movies like Zero Hour.
That's what inspired us.
- David Zucker

The only one that got through was Jimmy Walker,
because he plays the gas station attendant.
I mean, there's nothing wrong with it,
it's just that we were kind of purists at the time,
and we didn't want any comedians.
- David Zucker

It's useless to try and make rhyme or reason of it,
because one guy thinks one thing and the other guy
sees a whole other thing.
So I try not to take them too seriously.
Lately I have them screened so I only read the positive ones.
- David Zucker

I lose tons of stuff on the cutting room floor.
For Scary Movie 3, for example, we had a lot of Matrix spoofs,
a Hulk scene, and some of that stuff just doesn't hold up -
it's too much plot,
audiences just didn't want to hear about it.
- David Zucker

Everything about it worked, and I don't mean just the movie,
but in our experience, we realized there's also a component
of luck involved in this business.
We had absolutely the most competent people in the
studio working on the release and ad campaign.
- David Zucker

There would always be a vote.
There were always conflicts and arguments for years and years -
that's why we're not together anymore.
But there was always a vote.
It was always two out of three.
- David Zucker

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute
with love, grace, and gratitude.
- Denis Waitley

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

I think about my work every minute of the day.
- Jeff Koons

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair,
offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity
that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
- Albert Camus

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

The minute anyone's getting anxious I say,
You must eat and you must sleep.
They're the two vital elements for a healthy life.
- Francesca Annis

I'm going to go in the bathroom and scream.
I'll be out in a minute.
- the Woody Allen movie What's New Pussycat

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- Salvador Dali

Something inside of me just said 'Hey,
wait a minute, I want to beat him,' and I just took off.
- Steve Prefontaine

Marriage is a big deal, but who's to say I'm not going
to pull a Vegas and get married to see what it's like for a minute?
- Lindsay Lohan

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute!
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Only engage, and then the mind grows heated.
Begin, and then the work will be completed.
- Jean Anouilh

The truth is I hate cocktail parties when the only
person I know is my supposed date,
and he abandons me the minute we come in the door.
- Mary Higgins Clark

Do not love leisure.
Waste not a minute.
Be bold.
Realize the Truth, here and now!
- Swami Sivananda

Your friends will know you better in the first minute
you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
- Richard Bach

I can't do anything in a minute.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

Every minute this broad spends outside of bed is a waste of time.
- Michael Todd

I did Polyester, and I don't regret one minute of it.
It was wonderful.
- Tab Hunter

We have such a long, familiar history with Peter Falk.
The minute his mug is on that screen people smile.
- Paul Reiser

I would rather have one minute at this age than a month at 21.
- William M. Holden

My favourite quality workout is 6 X 5 minutes with
1 minute rest between each.
- Jonathan Brown

From the minute I heard music I knew why I was born.
- Julie Gold

A good fighter usually knows, to within a very few seconds,
when a three-minute round is going to end.
- Jack Dempsey

News events are like Texas weather.
If you don't like it, wait a minute.
- Jessica Savitch

I became a real Shell Motor Oil expert,
and I did this 25-minute film.
It turned out really well and, as a result,
they offered me more work and lots of commercials to direct.
- Renny Harlin

If I get a hard audience they are not going to get away until they laugh.
Those seven laughs a minute - I've got to have them.
- Ken Dodd

A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die
any minute now and if he doesn't live his life in a certain way,
this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain.
- Don DeLillo

I must say I find television very educational.
The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
- Groucho Marx

They grew really quickly.
One minute I didn't have any tits and the next I had
the biggest tits in the world.
- Tracey Emin

How many chances to you get to make a musical about
a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me,
I was in.
- Johnny Depp

Fox would hire me in a minute.
And believe it or not, CNN would, too.
- Michael Savage

I hate last-minute shopping, it's always unsuccessful.
- Cat Deeley

It's been quite a ride.
I loved every minute of it.
- Charlton Heston

Every minute you spend in your life is either spent
bringing you closer to your goals or moving you away from your goals.
- Bo Bennett

I still love to play chess.
So I do not even spend a minute on the possibility to step back.
- Anatoly Karpov

I have an education degree from the University of Minnesota,
and I was a teacher for about a minute.
- Loni Anderson


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