neil labute Quotes

I wanted to make these people real, not like they were in a painting. Like these are people who don't know they're in a period movie. Those concerns are incredibly immediate.
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— Neil LaBute
I didn't choose BYU, I like to think it chose me.
— Neil LaBute
Everyone has a little bit of Howard and Chad in them. I think there's Christine in all men as well.
tags: men
— Neil LaBute
And with Aaron, I'd have to find a reason not to work with him.
tags: work
— Neil LaBute
We humans are a fairly barbarous bunch.
— Neil LaBute
I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them, because with that sense of privilege comes contempt.
— Neil LaBute
I was always looking for the most dramatic emphasis.
— Neil LaBute
First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain. On a grander scale, I would say they're reacting to change. Feminism has got to be part of that.
tags: men feminism food
— Neil LaBute
My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me. We're all protective of the self.
tags: friends self
— Neil LaBute
I make movies I want to see.
tags: movie
— Neil LaBute
Everybody has the ability to be manipulative, to be hateful and deceitful.
— Neil LaBute
I think the more the actor lets you know what he thinks of the character, the less the audience cares - like a comedian who laughs at his own jokes.
tags: character care
— Neil LaBute
If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors, we'll come up with some scary stuff.
tags: friends
— Neil LaBute
But even with a character like Cary who is relatively outlandish, at the end of the movie he's in a place where I wouldn't have expected him to be - taking on the responsibility of a woman who is pregnant and who used to be his best friend's wife.
tags: character women friends responsibility movie wife
— Neil LaBute
You start as an audience member and create a world you're interested in, and then you move into the telling of those stories, bringing what has interested you as an audience member.
tags: world stories
— Neil LaBute
I'm more than open to hope, but I think men and women have a difficult time dealing with each other and often take the low road.
tags: time men women hope
— Neil LaBute
I see bits and pieces of me in all the characters in my films.
tags: character film
— Neil LaBute
I have a healthy view of what one can do with art.
tags: healthy
— Neil LaBute
Movies are - all I've found is that they're just tougher and tougher to make.
tags: movie
— Neil LaBute
Sitting in an automobile was where I first remember understanding how drama works ... Hidden in the back seat of a sedan, I quickly realized how deep the chasm or intense the claustrophobia could be inside your average family car.
tags: work understanding drama
— Neil LaBute
People think my work is therapeutic. I don't see it that way. It's not like I'm saving money from a weekly therapy visit by writing down my life.
tags: people work writing money
— Neil LaBute
The future is now. It's time to grow up and be strong. Tomorrow may well be too late.
tags: time future strong tomorrow
— Neil LaBute
It's funny how that comes up, because sometimes I'll write something and I'll think, I don't know if that's a film or a play, and then other things I feel very strongly about them just being plays - they feel very theatrical to me.
tags: funny film write
— Neil LaBute
But for me, it feels like a natural extension of what I've been doing: exploring relationships. Here you have two relationships and we can explore how difficult it is for people to be together.
tags: people relationship
— Neil LaBute
In a relationship you have to open yourself up.
tags: relationship
— Neil LaBute
We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling.
tags: society live
— Neil LaBute
With In the Company of Men, the misogynist label stuck early and firmly. In the end, it probably did hurt the film a bit, because getting women into the theaters was difficult.
tags: men women hurt film company
— Neil LaBute
I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction.
tags: people thoughts movie fiction
— Neil LaBute
I wanted to tell a story that interested me as much in the telling as in the watching.
tags: stories
— Neil LaBute
I felt, if I'm going to take on some of the most overdone material, which is men and women and affairs and betrayal of friends, I had better have a new take on it. I think my films come from a desperation not to be boring.
tags: betrayal men women friends film
— Neil LaBute
Relationships in general make people a bit nervous. It's about trust. Do I trust you enough to go there?
tags: people trust relationship
— Neil LaBute
Without In The Company of Men, I could still be teaching, so who knows if this would've existed.
tags: men teaching company
— Neil LaBute
Unrequited love is always a great thing.
— Neil LaBute
I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation.
tags: women lying ideas
— Neil LaBute
My business is can I create a world that's possible and could happen? I think that's the only thing that I have to do, and I think that I have done that each time.
tags: time world business
— Neil LaBute
And I've got some screenplays and plays ready to dip into when I need to.
— Neil LaBute
People have perhaps gotten to the point where for the most part movies are a just bit of escape.
tags: people movie
— Neil LaBute
Everyone has a story.
tags: stories
— Neil LaBute
There is a lot of absurdity sometimes, not just in Mormonism but often in other religions that want to pretend that no bad happens in their church, rather than taking care of what bad does happen.
tags: care bad church
— Neil LaBute
Just in the past few years - since I've been making movies, which isn't a very long time - you now have a culture that is fascinated and informed about the box office in a way that sometimes filmmakers weren't even.
tags: time past culture movie year
— Neil LaBute