More From Alexander Payne
- "I guess maybe I try to make movies that are closer to real life than are many Hollywood movies. But I still try to stay within a commercial narrative, a contemporary American vernacular."
- "I don’t feel despair because I am able to make the films I want to make, and that gives me hope."
- "When you’re a houseguest and you leave, it’s nice to straighten something up or send your hosts a useful gift. And when you leave the planet, it’s nice to have made a positive contribution."
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- "I’m a sci-fi girl. If I can have anything in life, I’d want tons of great science-fiction movies and stories. It’s so progressive, beautiful, and imaginative."― Zoe Saldana
- "Movies are all about plot. Theater, even if it’s story heavy, it’s about ideas."― Harvey Fierstein
- "Similarly, another famous little quantum fluctuation that programs you is the exact configuration of your DNA."― Seth Lloyd