Joe Carnahan Famous Quotes & Sayings

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48 Joe Carnahan Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Joe Carnahan Sayings: I always thought that as much as I love 'White Jazz,' it became almost unfilmable I always thought that as much as I love 'White Jazz,' it became almost unfilmable at some point, because there are so many strands, so much, and it became so psychotic ... that's what made it such a great book, but those things would not carry over into the filmic realm, I thought, with ease.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: In terms of big spectacle, I thought 'Captain America 2' was phenomenal. I really loved In terms of big spectacle, I thought 'Captain America 2' was phenomenal. I really loved that movie, and it was a great movie as a stand-alone.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: 'The Blacklist' was really right place, right time. I read the script and met with 'The Blacklist' was really right place, right time. I read the script and met with Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Fox and John Davis, and we just hit it off. They understood that I was not so much trying to adapt to television, but adapt a cinematic style to the things that we were gonna do.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: I'm pretty rigorous about the drafts I turn in. I don't turn in something that's I'm pretty rigorous about the drafts I turn in. I don't turn in something that's so ungodly they go, 'What the hell is this?'
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: To me, the bones of 'Smokin' Aces' is in the Coen brothers. 'Barton Fink' and To me, the bones of 'Smokin' Aces' is in the Coen brothers. 'Barton Fink' and 'Raising Arizona.' Those two movies, if you look at them, that's where a lot of that comes from.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: I got 'The Grey' made because Liam Neeson wanted to make that movie. I got 'The Grey' made because Liam Neeson wanted to make that movie.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: Think about a guy like Bob Mitchum, with his kind of chest gut not defining Think about a guy like Bob Mitchum, with his kind of chest gut not defining itself one way or the other. Was there anybody tougher? Lee Marvin was a marine sniper during the Second World War. They had this sense of themselves, and they had this product of being a man in a masculine way.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: I hope I can become a good enough filmmaker where I can take a script I hope I can become a good enough filmmaker where I can take a script that I'm not 'heart and soul' into, but I could still make something really great out of it.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: Regardless of the medium, be it television or feature or documentary, I'm not gonna distinguish Regardless of the medium, be it television or feature or documentary, I'm not gonna distinguish and worry about my particular canon, whatever that means.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: As much as I love Antonioni films, I love the Three Stooges. As much as I love Antonioni films, I love the Three Stooges.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: I love the ambiguous kind of endings. I think, oftentimes, that's what life really is I love the ambiguous kind of endings. I think, oftentimes, that's what life really is - there's no concrete path for you to take. It's always kind of a jumble of variables. Behind this door could be a beautiful woman, and behind the same door could be a tiger, you know? You don't know.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: I guess I much prefer the path of the contrarian: the guy who goes against I guess I much prefer the path of the contrarian: the guy who goes against the grain a bit. The careers of the people who I admire deeply - like the Coen brothers and Soderbergh - don't repeat themselves, and they make radically different films at times, and I think that's wonderful.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: When you're spending $200 million on a movie, you need to make $400 million to When you're spending $200 million on a movie, you need to make $400 million to break even. It's a spectacle.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: If I can do a romantic comedy with women, that's Everest to me. If I can do a romantic comedy with women, that's Everest to me.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: To me, still my favorite 3D film is 'Dial M for Murder.' I thought that To me, still my favorite 3D film is 'Dial M for Murder.' I thought that was great. Hitchcock used it, could put you in the room, which I thought was fantastic, but I'm still not a devotee of 3D.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: I was not a gigantic fan of 'The A-Team' as a kid. I was a I was not a gigantic fan of 'The A-Team' as a kid. I was a huge 'Miami Vice' fan. So for me, not necessarily to say that I put a 'Miami Vice'ish spin on 'The A-Team,' but for me, what I was most intrigued by was this notion of these four guys, these four kind of special operators.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: 'Raising Arizona' is maybe my favorite comedy of all time. What's great about it is 'Raising Arizona' is maybe my favorite comedy of all time. What's great about it is that as slapstick as it gets, it has great moments of emotion and caring. Them bringing the baby back and Trey Wilson's character. I love that, man.
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: With 'The A-Team,' it was like, 'Alright, I'm going to do a big popcorn movie With 'The A-Team,' it was like, 'Alright, I'm going to do a big popcorn movie and see how that feels.'
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: You can't stand at the Bellagio and watch these seven story fountains and not go, You can't stand at the Bellagio and watch these seven story fountains and not go, 'That's something of extraordinary man-made beauty.'
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Joe Carnahan Sayings: 'The A-Team' compared to making 'Narc' was a breeze. There's a whole other skill set 'The A-Team' compared to making 'Narc' was a breeze. There's a whole other skill set and whole other kind of bone structure that goes into making a movie like 'Narc' versus 'The A-Team.'
Joe Carnahan Sayings: Lack of money always means a surplus of creativity, in the best case. Lack of money always means a surplus of creativity, in the best case.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: To be honest, most of the time you leave the theater, and you're like, 'Well, To be honest, most of the time you leave the theater, and you're like, 'Well, that was nice, but where did I park?' It doesn't really stick with you.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I have a very warm feeling about Kickstarter 'cause I think it's the best of I have a very warm feeling about Kickstarter 'cause I think it's the best of what we can be. It's people who actually help out our fellow artists. We actually kind of go into our pocket for something. It's very rare.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I don't conduct my career for when I'm dead and people say nice things about I don't conduct my career for when I'm dead and people say nice things about me. I conduct my career for the here and now, and what excites me, and what interests me.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I always look for ... hopefully look for a challenge. And you're always looking for I always look for ... hopefully look for a challenge. And you're always looking for the next summit to hit. Even if it's a personal one. It needn't be some great sense of monumental ... It just has to be important to you and big enough and special enough and individual enough that you get up for it. And that can be anything.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I am fascinated by that notion of people are never as they seem. And that I am fascinated by that notion of people are never as they seem. And that doesn't make them good or bad. It's just we don't ever really show ourselves if we don't have to.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: The wolves are never meant to be anything other than defending. They're not meant to The wolves are never meant to be anything other than defending. They're not meant to be aggressors.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: Be open-minded and available to everything and not just saying it's Jesus Christ or bust. Be open-minded and available to everything and not just saying it's Jesus Christ or bust. So much of the world will do that. I find it troubling ... Don't be dogmatic.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: On 'State of Affairs,' we're going after some names that you wouldn't think would traditionally On 'State of Affairs,' we're going after some names that you wouldn't think would traditionally do TV. A show that shoots in Los Angeles is such a rare bird in hand that I think we're gonna have the pick of the litter.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I think as a filmmaker and as a director, you shortchange yourself if you inhibit I think as a filmmaker and as a director, you shortchange yourself if you inhibit the ability of your actor to bring their own personal experiences to the characters.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: It's like I don't have any one genre, I guess. I think you'd be hard-pressed It's like I don't have any one genre, I guess. I think you'd be hard-pressed to get me into a rom-com, but who knows?
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I wish I'd made 'Warrior,' and I wish I'd made 'Drive.' I wish I'd made 'Warrior,' and I wish I'd made 'Drive.'
Joe Carnahan Sayings: There's a duality of a guy calling on God: 'Where are you when I need There's a duality of a guy calling on God: 'Where are you when I need you?' and then, at the same time, 'God helps those who help themselves.' I think that contradiction does exist in all of us, those of faith and those who profess to have no faith.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: In TV, you can carve out a beautiful little niche like 'Breaking Bad' did. Like In TV, you can carve out a beautiful little niche like 'Breaking Bad' did. Like 'The Wire' did. Like 'Homeland' did.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: My hope, my real hope, is that whatever you hold in your heart, whatever you My hope, my real hope, is that whatever you hold in your heart, whatever you truly believe, and you've put your faith in, that that's what 's waiting for you. I think that'd be wonderful. You know what I mean? I think that would be the culmination of the life of the devout, or the believer.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: Early '90s, I was big, big into Sinatra. I was in college. I was fascinated. Early '90s, I was big, big into Sinatra. I was in college. I was fascinated.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: If 'The Blacklist' taught me anything, it was kind of open-ended intrigue and leaving questions If 'The Blacklist' taught me anything, it was kind of open-ended intrigue and leaving questions unanswered. Creating this kind of mystery by virtue of depriving the audience of these easy answers was what I was kind of into.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: There's a film that I wrote that I want to do called 'The Grey,' which There's a film that I wrote that I want to do called 'The Grey,' which is about a group of pipeline workers in Alaska flying back into civilization after being remote for a number of months. The 737 they're on goes down, and they begin to be hunted by a pack of rogue wolves.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I obviously love 'The Grey'; that was a pleasure to make. It was also very I obviously love 'The Grey'; that was a pleasure to make. It was also very difficult. Listen, I love 'Smokin' Aces.' That was a lot of fun to make. Completely different part of your brain, I guess. Some would argue the part that they don't want you to use.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I look at Las Vegas, and I see the absolute best of what we are I look at Las Vegas, and I see the absolute best of what we are as Americans, and I see the absolute worst, in the same city.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: There's a vast difference between marketing a movie and the movie itself. You try to There's a vast difference between marketing a movie and the movie itself. You try to cast as wide and broad a net as possible.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I can never kind of fathom a character's journey beyond the moment when you go I can never kind of fathom a character's journey beyond the moment when you go to black, any more than when people ask me what Jason Patric did with the tape recorder at the end of 'Narc,' you know what I mean? Even in 'Blood, Guts,' like, what happens down the road with these characters?
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I did a pilot for Fox years ago called 'Faceless,' with Sean Bean. I always I did a pilot for Fox years ago called 'Faceless,' with Sean Bean. I always thought it was such a cool show because it was really raw. I thought we were pushing it. This was back at a time before there was the 'cable standard.'
Joe Carnahan Sayings: If I was ever gonna remake a Peckinpah film, it would be 'Bring Me The If I was ever gonna remake a Peckinpah film, it would be 'Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia.' That's my favorite Peckinpah film.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I don't know if I'm the most religious guy, but I think I'm a spiritual I don't know if I'm the most religious guy, but I think I'm a spiritual man, and these are the things I think about a lot. In terms of the film, I think 'The Grey' is very much a non-denominational kind of film. I don't think it's something that relies on a particular religious bent to tell the story.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: I'll spend the rest of my life chasing that feeling I had on 'The Grey,' I'll spend the rest of my life chasing that feeling I had on 'The Grey,' because I think we're all aware that, first and foremost, we were having an adventure, and we were also making this movie at the same time.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: 'Killing Pablo' to me - as much as I love 'The Grey's script - 'Killing 'Killing Pablo' to me - as much as I love 'The Grey's script - 'Killing Pablo' to me is the best thing I've ever written.
Joe Carnahan Sayings: So much of Hollywood is this kind of overly machismo, nonsensical view of masculinity, which So much of Hollywood is this kind of overly machismo, nonsensical view of masculinity, which I just don't find honest. I think it's this idea of - you know, we're told, well, 'Be a man, be a man.' But what does that mean, exactly? Does that mean you can't carry yourself with any fear? That you can't acknowledge that you're scared?