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Griffin Dunne Quotes

Griffin Dunne Quotes & Quotations
Griffin Dunne
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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_DunneGriffin Dunne
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    Amy and I had a real talent for putting together the people who should know each other, putting together that party. That part I still love. Griffin_DunneGriffin Dunne
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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_DunneGriffin Dunne
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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_DunneGriffin Dunne
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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_DunneGriffin Dunne
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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_DunneGriffin Dunne
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    Every movie is wildly different. So many of the problems are the same, but they take on different guises. Griffin_DunneGriffin Dunne
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    I came to New York to be an actor and I became a film producer first. Griffin_DunneGriffin Dunne
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    I only got to be able to act, because I gave myself a job as a producer. Griffin_DunneGriffin Dunne
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    I produced six movies with Amy Robinson since the very early '80s. Griffin_DunneGriffin Dunne
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    I remember my earliest images of New York came from movies, and I couldn't believe that people lived on top of each other in tall buildings. Griffin_DunneGriffin Dunne
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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_DunneGriffin Dunne
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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_DunneGriffin Dunne
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    I've always been schizophrenic; I've never been interested in limiting myself. Griffin_DunneGriffin Dunne
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    If movies are set in New York, they really should be shot in New York. Griffin_DunneGriffin Dunne
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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_DunneGriffin Dunne
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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_DunneGriffin Dunne
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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_DunneGriffin Dunne
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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_DunneGriffin Dunne