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David R. Ellis Quotes and Sayings

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I think my biggest break though came probably on Patriot
Games because it was the biggest,
longest second unit up to that point.
It was like five months of shooting and a huge crew.
- David R. Ellis

Comedy.
I think that's something I'd really like to do.
- David R. Ellis

I like Soderbergh, Spielberg, Lucas.
There's a lot of talented guys out there obviously,
and if you're a fan of films, you have to look at that
stuff and learn from them.
- David R. Ellis

It was great.
I mean, it's a blast directing underwater stuff.
- David R. Ellis

 

Fourth Law of Thermodynamics: If the probability of
success is not almost one,
then it is damn near zero.
- David R. Ellis

Yeah, getting the company that would help advertise
and cross promote the movie on the release was an important factor for New Line,
so we went out to a lot of different companies.
- David R. Ellis

Chris Columbus was really interesting to watch how he works with children.
- David R. Ellis

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So then I started doing a lot of episodic TV,
just car chases or helicopter chases or whatever.
- David R. Ellis

Waterworld was the best time of my life.
It was physically demanding, but it was fun.
I mean, you're in Hawaii for nine months shooting on the water every day.
- David R. Ellis

We're talking to New Line.
They've got a couple projects they're interested in
me doing and I'm having meetings at MGM.
There's a lot of available projects.
- David R. Ellis

Well, I think on second units it's all about execution.
Because you come in there, you don't have to worry
so much about the studio and all the other actors and all that.
- David R. Ellis

Its pretty rare for companies to have a snooping policy,
although it is getting more common.
- David R. Ellis

Unless you go out and say what you stand for,
other people will do it for you.
- David R. Ellis

I jumped 18 cars on a motorcycle, so I did almost everything.
- David R. Ellis

They had some really cool rigged cars and things that
were different that they would tow behind the camera
car that were actually on these trailers that manipulated
side to side and stuff like they were getting hit,
and actually put the actor right in the middle of the chase.
- David R. Ellis

I felt that if there wasn't going to be a good opportunity,
then I would just go back to second units which I love,
keep working with great directors, keep learning and
knowing that the opportunity would come when the time was right.
- David R. Ellis

They do think it is a big summer movie and that's why
they want to give it a great chance,
but they don't want to go up against Spider-Man 2 or
some of the other big movies,
the $100 million films that are coming up.
- David R. Ellis

You have to understand the tone of the movie,
because if it's supposed to be funny,
it can be funny violent like the Home Alone stuff,
but you have to really understand the tone of what
you're doing and make the action work for that and for the character.
- David R. Ellis

So there was always a stunt coordinator on those films
that was from Stunts Unlimited and I was just one of
the young warriors from Stunts Unlimited that got to
be a part of it because it was a big show and they needed a lot of guys.
- David R. Ellis

You don't get a chance to take a breath but when you do,
you have some really good comedy moments that ease
up on the tension that the movie is centered around
which is Kim being kidnapped and her son and husband
being kidnapped and the jeopardy that they're in.
- David R. Ellis

It's just about going out and getting the shot,
so I have a great understanding of how to execute it,
so that really helps me, and also having a good understanding
of all the action that I'm shooting,
it helps me in determining how I'm going to capture it.
- David R. Ellis

I mean, you have a general tone of it but it's pretty
much you get to come in and you're going to flip this
car and it's going to blow up and you're going to come
out on fire and you go oh,
that's cool, and then you get paid a lot of money.
- David R. Ellis

No, in Lethal Weapon I was a taxi cab driver that Mel
jumps in front of the taxi and pulls me out of the car and steals the taxi.
Then I did some other indie driving for some of the car sequences.
- David R. Ellis

No, we always had something to do because I did all
the wave runners and jet skis and boats approaching
the atolls and stuff like that,
so you could do that without showing the actual atoll
or the set that you're going towards,
but detailing all those guys racing towards it.
- David R. Ellis

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. PHOTO

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass


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