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    If the actor points a fake gun and pulls the trigger, and you have to fall to your knees, you really do have to sell it. Otherwise, it takes the viewer out of the moment.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    tags: moment  sell 
     
    At my house I have a full-size time machine that I've built over a couple of years. I love looking at people's faces when they walk into my office. They're literally astounded.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    tags: time  machine  year 
     
    I really had the right nose for making the right decisions, in terms of which projects to do and which projects to stay away from. The people that I ended up becoming very close to in my career are the guys who inspire me.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    It's like when we get the transformer movies. It was all a bunch of smaller robot pieces and then you're on set, and you're watching them blow everything up and you see the movie and you say "wow there's a big giant spaceship crashes there and it turns into a transformer." It's stuff that you don't really see, because our involvement is so heavy.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    tags: movie 
     
    Every season I teach zombie school. The casting people in Georgia look for like 200 new recruits. They come in in groups of 20, and I audition them and grade them based on their look and their performance ability.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    tags: people  school 
     
    There is something really so iconic about the original Predator, and it is exciting. It's not just special effects. It's not like you bring a puppet in, these are characters and so we were involved in developing the look and the attitude of all the characters.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    When a movie succeeds, it takes me to another world where I don't think about it and I'm just immersed.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    tags: world  movie 
     
    During the preproduction when I'm shooting and then once we wrap we go away. And then the visual effects guys take over. And then they add all those little bits and pieces. They come up with ideas during the cut in the editing, and they said while would be really cool if we did this thing here where the blade pops out. So then you see the movie and say wow that's a really neat idea. I wish we would have thought of that.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    tags: thoughts  wishes  movie  ideas 
     
    As a movie fan, my number one goal is to continue to learn from what I've done and make special effects as precise and clean as they can be.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    tags: movie  learn  goal  precise 
     
    I love the expression 'makes your skin crawl,' because when you have that sensation while you're watching something, it really does.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    It's funny, I worked with a lot of directors in the many years that I've been doing this, and generally when you hear a director yelling on set, everybody scatters in the other direction.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    tags: funny  year 
     
    I always say that, if you have great actors and great storytelling and great monsters, and you mix them together, nine times out of 10, it explodes in your face.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    tags: time  storytelling 
     
    I grew up really loving horror movies and genre movies. I was a big fan of Universal Monsters movies, read Famous Monsters magazine. I built monster models and creature effects.
    — Gregory Nicotero
    tags: horror  loving  movie  read 
     
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