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Your father tells you a story when you’re a kid, or your mother or your uncle or whoever it is. You sit there with your…
The thing about movies now is in a way what it always was: The screen is huge and now the sound systems are too. And…
‘The Sopranos’ is filled with really retrograde humor. Bathroom humor, falls, stupid puns, bad jokes – infantile, adolescent stuff, but it makes me laugh.
People have said that I said I hate television. I never did say that. What I said was that I hated a lot of stuff…
I would imagine that the more time you spend talking to another person, the more you’re going to lie to them. So if you spend…
I was so besotted with ‘8½’ that, when it was on TV, I used to take pictures with my 35-mm. camera of the frames of…
I think for anyone who follows the ‘artistic life,’ a certain amount of selfishness and self-involvement is part of the package. You’re probably already disregarding…
When I was doing ‘The Sopranos’, I liked putting music together with the film; that was my favorite part of it.
There’s something very dreamlike about film, and I will always be very fascinated by that, and I’m always tempted to go in that direction.
Television is a prisoner of dialogue and steady-cam. People walk down a hall, and the camera follows them around a corner.
People get so tired of the ’60s.
People who need therapy are in Afghanistan. They’ve seen horrible human cruelty and degradation, but they don’t have time or the money for therapy.
Network television is all talk. I think there should be visuals on a show, some sense of mystery to it, connections that don’t add up.
I’ve said this a million times. But I’ve always wanted to do movies.
I think storytelling is all about children. We human beings love to hear stories being told – and it first happens when you’re a kid.
I think people are intolerant of artists.
I really like comedy. There’s always a choice, when you’re writing: you can either go for the joke or you can go for the story,…
I have a huge editor in my head who’s always making me miserable. But sometimes, I try to let my unconscious act out.
I had a prior deal in place to do a miniseries for HBO, so I’m not done with TV. But I basically want to stay…
I think that the difference between ‘The Sopranos’ and the shows that came before it was that it was really personal. There had been a…
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