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In a complex and troubling world, who wouldn't want to simplify? Everybody does. Everybody wants to simplify and put up a picket fence.
It's interesting - in 'Fail Safe,' as well, they didn't back off. We were raised with kind of this spectrum of that Armageddon and lived under it, so those were probably the films. 'Fail Safe' sort of haunted me.
Most modern science fiction went to school on 'Dune.' Even 'Harry Potter' with its 'boy protagonist who has not yet grown into his destiny' shares a common theme. When I read it for the first time, I felt like I had learned another language, mastered a new culture, adopted a new religion.
My '50s were different than other people's '50s. The myth didn't permeate our world, 'Donna Reed' and all that. I longed for that, I wanted to be like other normal families on TV.
Now, I just made an animated movie a few years ago, 'The Tale of Desperaux' , and that had twelve hundred shots in it. Twelve hundred CG shots is a pretty big plan.
Obviously I love 'The Godfather' movies. I think they're phenomenal.
People who want to be a star get their teeth capped. People who want to be an actor get to work.
'Pleasantville' seems tonally ambitious, but it can handle a wide breadth of tone because it's so fanciful.
The dynamic range of a digital camera is not that much greater than film, particularly if you push the ASA a little bit.
There are not many people on Team Gary. Actually, it's two people. My kids.
There's nothing I'd rather do than sort of, you know, sit at my computer and rhyme.
There's something so wonderful about writing in rhyme where it isn't just the meaning of the words, it's the music to the words and the shape and the sound.
Ultimately, so much Dr. Seuss is about empowerment. He invites us to disappear into our imagination and then blows the doors off what that can mean.
We repress the things we're scared of, but if we just look at and embrace the things we're scared of, it's a much fuller, richer life that's also not as scary.
Why is every great children's story about a journey? Maybe that's because we are always on one.
You can drain the life and nuances and complexity out of things by homogenizing them to make everything harmoniously dull, flat, conflict-free, strife-free.
You can't tell your kids to read if you're just watching television. They have to see you read. And in that respect, I think it's important to walk the walk. It's a wonderful shared time.
You have to listen to the movie while you're making it. I think that's important.
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