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23 Solitary Selected Quotes By - Alan Taylor

23 Solitary Selected Quotes By - Alan Taylor
23 Solitary Selected Quotes By - Alan Taylore

On 'Game of Thrones,' we always shoot away from the green screen because it's bloody expensive to shoot green screen.

Alan Taylor

The weird thing is, 'Game of Thrones,' people go to Iceland for three weeks, and it'd be like a small guerilla operation. 'Thor,' we went there for, like, five days, because we couldn't afford to be there any longer, because we were airlifting the entire contents of Hollywood into this country.

Alan Taylor

My heroes were people like Jim Jarmusch. Scorsese was my god. Spike Lee was exciting, doing exactly what we thought we were going to do: personal movies based in, and about, New York. My heroes were all participating in an economic model that was collapsing as I was finishing film school.

My heroes were people like Jim Jarmusch. Scorsese was my god. Spike Lee was exciting, doing exactly what we thought we were going to do: personal movies based in, and about, New York. My heroes were all participating in an economic model that was collapsing as I was finishing film school.

Alan Taylor

I love things that have one foot in history - I was going to be a history professor before I sold out and went into TV.

I love things that have one foot in history - I was going to be a history professor before I sold out and went into TV.

Alan Taylor

There's a natural human compulsion to chase after freedom and then to actually hand it over as fast as possible and get away from it.

There's a natural human compulsion to chase after freedom and then to actually hand it over as fast as possible and get away from it.

Alan Taylor

Coming off 'Sopranos' and 'Mad Men,' I was starting to feel like I was being spoiled creatively. I wanted to move forward as a director in TV and get more involved in the process. After having those two great experiences, doing regular episodic TV wouldn't be quite the thrill.

Coming off 'Sopranos' and 'Mad Men,' I was starting to feel like I was being spoiled creatively. I wanted to move forward as a director in TV and get more involved in the process. After having those two great experiences, doing regular episodic TV wouldn't be quite the thrill.

Alan Taylor

I have this thing for anything Italian.

I have this thing for anything Italian.

Alan Taylor

It's been a twisty-turny path for me. I was studying to be a history professor, and then I left that, went to film school, and tried to be like my heroes, like, Spike Lee and Hal Hartly.

It's been a twisty-turny path for me. I was studying to be a history professor, and then I left that, went to film school, and tried to be like my heroes, like, Spike Lee and Hal Hartly.

Alan Taylor

I used to play with model trains when I was a kid, and then I used to study history.

I used to play with model trains when I was a kid, and then I used to study history.

Alan Taylor

When you direct a movie that makes no money whatsoever, there is no rush to your door for the next one.

When you direct a movie that makes no money whatsoever, there is no rush to your door for the next one.

Alan Taylor

Science fiction sometimes is fun because it reaches so far in the future.

Science fiction sometimes is fun because it reaches so far in the future.

Alan Taylor

There's a way in which filmmaking is a director's medium and television is a writer's medium, so even as TV gets more cinematic, it's still guided by the writer.

There's a way in which filmmaking is a director's medium and television is a writer's medium, so even as TV gets more cinematic, it's still guided by the writer.

Alan Taylor

The funny thing is more money doesn't necessarily get you what you think it's going to get you and the way where it does get you more value on screen.

The funny thing is more money doesn't necessarily get you what you think it's going to get you and the way where it does get you more value on screen.

Alan Taylor

I think calling for more women in every aspect of this industry is a sensible thing.

I think calling for more women in every aspect of this industry is a sensible thing.

Alan Taylor

I come out of TV, where you never reshoot, because you don't have time. If you do reshoot, it's because someone really screwed up.

I come out of TV, where you never reshoot, because you don't have time. If you do reshoot, it's because someone really screwed up.

Alan Taylor

I just love drawing on past human cultures; that's a thrill for me.

I just love drawing on past human cultures; that's a thrill for me.

Alan Taylor

There's a very devoted fan base that really loved 'T1' and 'T2' and felt burned by 'T3' and 'T4,' so when we said, 'We're going to do it again!' the reaction was, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa - what do you think you're doing?'

There's a very devoted fan base that really loved 'T1' and 'T2' and felt burned by 'T3' and 'T4,' so when we said, 'We're going to do it again!' the reaction was, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa - what do you think you're doing?'

Alan Taylor

I'm not a shouter, but I like to put my stamp on things.

I'm not a shouter, but I like to put my stamp on things.

Alan Taylor

The Marvel experience was particularly wrenching because I was sort of given absolute freedom while we were shooting, and then in post, it turned into a different movie.

The Marvel experience was particularly wrenching because I was sort of given absolute freedom while we were shooting, and then in post, it turned into a different movie.

Alan Taylor

I had been trying to make movies, but they were really hard to get made. TV wound up, by surprise, a much more fulfilling place to work. That said, I've always been drawn to make movies.

I had been trying to make movies, but they were really hard to get made. TV wound up, by surprise, a much more fulfilling place to work. That said, I've always been drawn to make movies.

Alan Taylor

I love staging action and wide-shots, not necessarily going to close-ups.

I love staging action and wide-shots, not necessarily going to close-ups.

Alan Taylor

On 'Game of Thrones,' I remember shooting in Croatia, and by lunchtime we'd see photos of what we'd shot online and think, 'My God - people really care.'

On 'Game of Thrones,' I remember shooting in Croatia, and by lunchtime we'd see photos of what we'd shot online and think, 'My God - people really care.'

Alan Taylor

Compared to TV, 'Palookaville' was restriction-free, except we had no money and no time.

Compared to TV, 'Palookaville' was restriction-free, except we had no money and no time.

Alan Taylor

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