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I grew up going to the movies, not watching them on television, so I'm still a bit resistant to TV as a medium. — Kenneth Lonergan

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Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people. — Kenneth Lonergan

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It's not a character flaw to become an adult. — Kenneth Lonergan

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I like to let the actors work the way they want to. — Kenneth Lonergan

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You can shoot a film in New York without seeing the Empire State Building. Or Starbucks ... although the latter is much less realistic. — Kenneth Lonergan

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There's a few people who I've accumulated over the years who I really trust to show a first cut to and to be helpful rather than unhelpful. — Kenneth Lonergan

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I still haven't quite caught on to the idea of writing without dialogue. I like writing dialogue, and there's nothing wrong with dialogue in movies. — Kenneth Lonergan

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I'm always struck when I go somewhere I've never been before, especially if it's in my home town, by just how different the atmosphere can be, and how disorienting it can be - especially if there's any kind of trouble. — Kenneth Lonergan

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I actually think storyboards are great. I don't draw well enough to do them myself. I've only used storyboards a couple of times. — Kenneth Lonergan

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I often find myself writing about people taking care of each other, or trying to. And often seem to write about situations that are too big for the characters. — Kenneth Lonergan

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Teenagers all think their life is a movie. If you break up with someone or you have a fight, you walk around with movie scores playing in your head. You sort of see yourself suffering as you're suffering. There's a lot of melodrama attached to the real events of your life. — Kenneth Lonergan

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Some actors really like to do only a few, some like Casey [Affleck] will do as many takes as there is electrical power. At some point, you'll say, "Listen, I think it's really good." And he'll say, "You sure? You sure? There's not some other way we should try it?" — Kenneth Lonergan

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When you have people like Casey [Affleck] and Michelle Williams and they want to do more takes you don't say, "Sorry, that's it." And I also don't like to say, "It's fine, it's great." Unless it's clearly there. — Kenneth Lonergan

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I was nearly a teen-ager before I stopped assuming that everyone I met was Jewish. — Kenneth Lonergan

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I wrote a play once called 'Lobby Hero,' which I thought turned out very well, but there's no final version of it. I published the one we produced, but there are seven other versions with different variations sitting in my desk at home. — Kenneth Lonergan

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There's something about the impact of a big screen that means something to me, even though I realize almost every film is fated to be seen for a year in theaters, and then forever after on television. — Kenneth Lonergan

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I feel like if you can describe something fully and accurately, then people will be able to see it themselves - they don't need be told what to. — Kenneth Lonergan

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I trust my judgment when I think it's boring, dull, tepid and not interesting. That's important to listen to. And the same on the set. That's a little easier because you can see it in front of you and you can just see how great they are and you know you have something wonderful when they do something wonderful. — Kenneth Lonergan

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Little kids grow up discovering the world that's shown to them and then when you become a teenager, it kind of shrinks a little bit. I think when you get past that point, one of the important things is that you see there is more to the world than yourself. — Kenneth Lonergan