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Script Quotes

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You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

Related topics: Movies

The difference between life and the movies is that
a script has to make sense,
and life doesn't.
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz

If it's a terrible script, it's a terrible bore.
- Julie London

If the script is telling the story well,
that is your inspiration, and you do not need to go somewhere else.
- Tom Wilkinson

 

These things are hard to pin down.
We work on a script a bit, then work on a different one.
- Joel Coen

Finally, Colin Farrell showed up on my doorstep,
only he wasn't Colin Farrell - he was just this Irish
kid who had read the script and wanted to do it.
- Robert Towne

It's difficult when you have to turn down a tremendous
amount of money because you don't like what the script
is saying and you don't have any money.
- Tim Robbins

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My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed,
but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it.
It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote.
- Judy Davis

To find a script that works with provocative ideas is hard to find.
- John McTiernan

I get work because I'm primarily a novelist but I've become script doctor.
I can work back and forth between French and English.
- Norman Spinrad

I got involved in script development from the beginning.
It was nice to see how a film gets made right from the beginning.
It was quite hands-on for me.
- Dougray Scott

I read the script and try not to bring anything personal into it.
I make notes, talk to the director and we decide what
kinds of shades should be in the character.
- Dennis Farina

I was hired to do this one great script called 'Cap'n
Ricky' and that project is up in the air at the moment.
- David Wain

As a rule it usually takes three or four readings for
me to be interested in a script,
and if I'm interested I'll read it three or four times
before I make a strong decision.
- Chris Cooper

There is no sense in doing a wonderful script with
somebody who can't direct because that is a disaster.
- Robert Culp

It was pretty much the way that it was when I first read it,
although one exception would be that some ideas that
I had were also incorporated into the script.
- Chiaki Kuriyama

When I first read the script, I realized that Katie
would have to be played as a rather down-to-earth person.
- Dorothy McGuire

Mr Tony Hopkins says he's willing to do it if he likes the script.
- Dino De Laurentiis

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character,
I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says,
'But what's my motivation?, ' I say,
'Your salary.'
- Alfred Hitchcock

It's hard to find a play that's right for me to do.
Rather than waiting around for the right script to come along,
I decided to write one myself.
- Dan Castellaneta

If you get a book which is 600 pages,
you have to reduce it to a script of 100 pages.
In two hours of film, you cannot possibly include all the characters.
- Dino De Laurentiis

Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting,
my agent comes up with a script.
- Anthony Hopkins

I am a quick study - I can memorize a script in an hour -
but I can't remember a name three seconds.
I've even forgotten my wife's name on occasion.
- Don Adams

They've got this house style which is writer driven.
I heard of one person who sent his script in,
and Karen Berger said there weren't enough words in it.
Put some more in.
- Eddie Campbell

If it's an excellent script, I enjoy it tremendously,
the acting part of it.
- Julie London

Oh I am trying to remember, we would read the script after we did the show.
- David Selby

I truly believe that God brought this,
Dorothy Day script to me, because for a long time up
until I was in eight grade -
I wanted to be a nun.
- Moira Kelly

If it's a good script I'll do it.
And if it's a bad script, and they pay me enough,
I'll do it.
- George Burns

I learn the whole script before I show up.
- Lee Majors

Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like
making a series of sketches for a painting that has
long ago been finished and framed.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I think a playwright realizes after he finishes working
on the script that this is only the beginning.
What will happen when it moves into three dimensions?
- Don DeLillo

A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.
- David Mamet

You don't improvise with a Cameron Crowe script.
- Orlando Bloom

There's a certain arrogance to an actor who will look
at a script and feel like,
because the words are simple, maybe they can paraphrase it and make it better.
- Mary Steenburgen

Rock is all about writing your own script;
it's all about pioneering.
- Courtney Love

In the original script, my character was a basketball
player rather than a boxer.
I didn't think I could pull that off.
I'm a little short to be a basketball player!
- Eddie Murphy

I want to take roles that challenge me and I want to
like the script and obviously feel connected with the
director because the director to me is so important.
- Amy Smart

Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing
a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.
- Olivia Wilde

The thing I noticed about Jack was when we did a reading of the script,
just to warm up.
- Amanda Peet

I don't start writing a script until I can see it all in my head,
then it's a matter of getting it down in white heat.
- J. Michael Straczynski

You can trust a Neil Simon script.
Every dot.
Every dash; that pause means something.
He takes all the jokes out, practically.
- Hector Elizondo

When I first read the script a few years ago I thought
it was one of the best written scripts I had ever read.
- Victor Garber

Well, obviously I was excited by the idea that Woody
Allen was going to direct it.
But at the same time, the script itself and the character was really interesting.
- Radha Mitchell

I'm always looking for a low-budget script with an
interesting character to play.
- Walter Koenig

I think that my script, if it gets used,
would be great.
But if it doesn't, I think it inspired them.
- Rae Dawn Chong

The bottom line is, it's a great script and that's
very inspiring and makes you want to overcome whatever
technical difficulties you come up against.
- John Crowley

I don't sit around and study the pages of a script over and over again.
- Genevieve Bujold

Actually, it was first a movie called Gale Force,
which was a hurricane movie.
That script never came together, and then the same
deal was replaced with Cliffhanger.
- Renny Harlin

I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative.
Like actually writing a script, or writing a book.
But the awful truth is that I...
probably can't!
- Hugh Grant

At the same time, reading an action script...
It makes me wonder.
Was The Matrix a good script? I don't know.
- Shane West

While I don't script and I don't use other performers,
I think my taste for underlying precision gives me
something in common with Allan and George Brecht.
- David Antin

When I get a new script my mom will read them and just be aghast.
I think it's hysterical.
- Alia Shawkat

We had a script reading, and that's where we met J.K.
Rowling, which was really exciting.
- Rupert Grint

When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down
to something in the script that surprises me.
It could be a big thing or a small moment.
If it's there I'll do it.
- Lance Henriksen

We would change out of costume, then we would read the next days script.
- David Selby

You can dress it up, but it comes down to the fact
that a movie is only as good as its script.
- Curtis Hanson

I regret not doing a film that I was offered with Clark
Gable because the script was not good enough.
- Leslie Caron

Once you've agreed the script, you must be willing
to go as far as it needs to go on set.
- Ewan McGregor

You live for those really great scenes where you almost
feel that the film has gone beyond what was printed
on the script pages and been raised to another level.
- Tobey Maguire

Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday.
It's just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect
decent music under these conditions.
- Alex North

I love the script and I just thought it was a great role.
Like I say, it's like this - the script is like this sad,
funny, desperate love song to the lost American man.
- Oliver Platt

Knowing that Gene and Morgan were playing those roles
made it much easier to put the script together-we knew
who we were writing it for.
It took some mystery away.
- Stephen Hopkins

I think first impressions are important when you pick up a script.
- Dennis Farina

Basically, the actor's job is to pay attention to the script.
- Joe Morton

Originality is, for me, the most important quality in a script.
- Douglas Wood

Howard Minsky had gotten the script to her agent prior to my involvement.
- Arthur Hiller

I only sound intelligent when there's a good script writer around.
- Christian Bale

The main problem was a pacing problem.
I had wanted the project to be about 20-30 issues,
and I should have written it out as a full script beforehand.
- Chester Brown

I just think Australia tends to make very good movies,
so if someone hands me an Australian or an American
film script I would guess the Australian film would be more intriguing.
- Barbara Hershey

The more love I craved, the more distant and abusive he grew.
The role I longed to play was never written into Ryan's script:
daughter.
- Tatum O'Neal

Well, there's no question that a good script is an absolutely essential,
maybe the essential thing for a movie.
- Sydney Pollack


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