Motivational Zal Batmanglij Quotes and Sayings
Inspirational Zal Batmanglij Quotes

Motivational Zal Batmanglij Quotes and Sayings

Zal Batmanglij Quotes:- Zal Batmanglij (born 1981) is an American film director and screenwriter.

Inspirational Zal Batmanglij Quotes

It’s so hard to shoot wealth. It doesn’t show up on film.
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Inspirational Zal Batmanglij Quotes

If you really want to have an anarchist experience, make a movie with a studio.
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It’s awesome to be part of a gay family.
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You think it’s so cool to have movie stars in your movie, but they become people.
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I think if aliens came to Earth, we would laugh. If there was alien technology, we would laugh.
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I think disparaging something you don’t understand, while a very normal thing – I expect more from serious people.
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I hate Q&As. They make me feel awkward.
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You just have to make sure you keep living your life, challenging yourself, putting yourself in unusual experiences, thinking about what you’re interested in doing, and going there.
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We entered ‘Lucid Grey’ into the Georgetown festival on April 27, 2001. Now ‘Sound of My Voice’ is opening on April 27, 11 years later. It couldn’t have happened in a more perfect cinematic way.
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It’s funny how you never know who you’re going to share your life with.
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Existing outside of irony is so hard.
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Famous Quotes by Zal Batmanglij

‘The Terminator’ is grounded in so much realism. It’s again a story that centers around a woman that isn’t a ‘woman’s picture’ necessarily. I found it really thrilling, both ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘2.’ When you watch it it’s such fine storytelling.
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I thought ‘Gone Baby Gone’ was really modern in showing a couple going on an adventure.
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I love James Cameron. I love what he does.
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At AFI, you make three-cycle films your first year, and then you make a thesis film your second year, and I watched Darren Aronofsky’s cycle films and was blown away – there was a young Lucy Liu, who was just part of that generation. And I just wanted to be part of that tradition.
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We want to make a 100 million dollar movie that we have created, in the way James Cameron or Chris Nolan does. It’s so inspiring when high-quality auteurs are writing and directing those movies. That’s pretty cool.
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I think that all-powerful religions are pretty much the same. People like to pretend they are very different, but they are not. They are really about believing in something bigger than yourself, something that’s unseen, and about having some faith.
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‘Terminator’ is one of my favorite films, and so is ‘Terminator 2.’
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I think we’re really hungry for a family in America, especially when I feel like people are really pulled apart from their families.
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I don’t know if any specific religion is the one to subscribe to. I’m not saying, one way or the other. I don’t want to get involved in that. But, I think having faith in this experience we are having as a group of people on Earth helps a lot.
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People are frustrated all over the country, whether they’re in Oklahoma or Oregon or San Diego or San Francisco or L.A. or D.C. or New York or Omaha or wherever.
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I don’t think we set out to make ‘The East’ in order to necessarily change people’s hearts; I don’t know how much movies actually change people’s hearts. We wanted to make something that was thrilling and got you to thinking.
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In every public space, everyone has their head down on their phone. Including me.
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I don’t understand how our story can be so bonkers, but ‘Captain Marvel’ isn’t. A lot of the ideas in ‘The OA’ that seem outlandish are just normalizing as the years go by.
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A lot of people dub our work as New Age. But for some reason, they don’t dub Stan Lee’s work that way.
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I guess it the one consistent thing in my life was that sense of magic that film provides – I still remember the movies from my childhood that I loved.
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I think if I was interested in writing on my own, I would be a novelist – then you could write about yourself, and that would be it. You wouldn’t need anyone else.
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In the film, it is always collaborative, and so to me, it doesn’t make sense to not be collaborative in one of its most critical areas – which is the screenplay.
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Faith requires a leap; otherwise, it just becomes science.
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People are longing for tribe and community.
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Actors love to do extreme things, so that is why they become actors; otherwise, they’d be novelists.
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Sci-fi always appealed to me, like, since I was a kid.
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I want to make the iPhone of movies.
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Top Zal Batmanglij Quotes And Sayings

I wanted to be a filmmaker, so my parents helped me by encouraging me to save my allowance. So I bought my first video camera, and I would make movies, but I never made a movie that I finished until I was in college. There was no expectation, but I would make movies every day.
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A film set is all about hierarchy, but I always like to think about the circus. In the circus, there’s this real sense of tribalism, and they’re all on the road together. I don’t think the ring leader is more important than the clown. They all work together, and I think that I felt that on ‘The East.’
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When I was 17, I grew from being something like 5’2” to 6 foot – I grew a lot – and I don’t remember growing… I feel like the same thing is true of writing. You’re waiting for Santa Claus to come down the chimney, but you just fall asleep at some point, and then the magic happens.
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On ‘Sound of My Voice,’ I was the first and last word, which is kind of a dictatorship. I like collectives, though.
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‘The East’ could easily be a TV show.
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Nobody can seem more politicized and glamorous than baby-boomers. But their kids are surprisingly robust and late bloomers.
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The country gets so beat up in the media. It’s worth remembering how much we love America.
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