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    Many Republicans have always reminded me of professional WWF wrestlers. They come into the ring all pumped up and acting like they're invincible and that they're going to destroy their opponent. Then they get hit once and fall down and roll around in agony and suddenly seem immobilized by pain, calling for the ref to intervene.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: pain 
     
    I've never been comfortable around groups of guys when it gets into the putting-down. My past being a kind of geek - it kind of turns into an attack on the weakest of the group.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: past 
     
    Any ensemble - they didn't call it "the all-male Expendables," for example. But it's Hollywood's fault that people say that, because there have been so few movies that have allowed women to have these leading roles, so that's Hollywood's fault.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  women  movie  example 
     
    The hard thing is getting people to come to the theater to see something, no matter if it's good or not.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people 
     
    The reason most comedies don't win awards is that the filmmakers put the comedy first. This means you have to create a story around the jokes.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: comedy  stories 
     
    There's nothing worse than the sequel that's a letdown from the first movie.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: movie 
     
    I try not to blame the public, because the public - men, especially - have seen not great portrayals of women in supporting roles, because they're not given the lead roles a lot of the time. Especially in comedy, they're relegated to the adversary, which is like "the mean girlfriend."
    — Paul Feig
    tags: time  men  women  comedy 
     
    Throughout my teens, I just wanted to go somewhere I could wear a Donald Duck pin and no one would care.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: care  teen 
     
    We didn't used to be so precious about women in comedy back in the old days.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: women  comedy 
     
    When I went to high school, in the late 1970s, disco was in full swing and anyone who was into it dressed the part. I know I did.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: school 
     
    That's what I love about the mockumentary style, is the added thing of people knowing they are on-camera, which changes your behavior. That's why we sometimes do what we call spy shots.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  knowing 
     
    If some magic thing happens, and everybody goes completely nuts, and does something we never thought of, the cameras catch everything. That comes from having camera people who are almost like actors and writers themselves.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  thoughts  magic 
     
    Handheld camera is approximating what we're seeing when we're looking at each other, and kind of looking around, and your eyes whipping around. It adds an immediacy, where you feel like you are watching something through your own eyes, standing there with them. And that just allows you to take more liberties and have more fun with people's behavior.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: eyes  seeing  fun  liberty 
     
    I find that so many times when somebody tries to go back in, it sort of isn't as good and you wish they hadn't done it.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: time  wishes 
     
    I mean Ally McBeal was sort of the closest thing I can think of to kind of being a comedy-drama but that had its own kind of style that meant it got kind of big sometimes. But it was a great show.
    — Paul Feig
    I'm not a painter who's saying, "I want people to see my work when I die; it will be this and that." That's not satisfying to me.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  work  saying 
     
    I always felt, and still feel, one of my best strengths as a director is having been an actor for a long time. Nobody knows actors and their insecurities and strengths and everything more than somebody who's done it before.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: time  strength 
     
    You have to know everything. You have to know how to light a scene. You have to know all this technical stuff about directing. No, you don't. You can know as much or as little as you have to. Your main job is to get great performances and tell the story correctly and capture it correctly. Then it's just basically yours to complicate or simplify as much as you want.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: job  stories 
     
    The good thing is that I really think that American television is in kind of a second golden age. Even though there's a lot of reality and all those contest shows, which aren't my kind of shows, the scripted stuff that's going on is so good right now because of basic cable. Everyone has stepped it up and realised that people like quality.
    — Paul Feig
    Little Britain" ever since it first came on" I come here a lot, we have a lot of friends here, my wife used to work with a lot of Brits, so we were always keyed into the hot shows when they first came out. So, I fell in love with Little Britain.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: work  friends  wife 
     
    I'm just an enormous British comedy fan.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: comedy 
     
    People are like, "Why are you all dressed up? Did you dress up just for me?" I'm like "No, I dressed up because I'm an adult and I felt like putting on my suit." But I love it. Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren are my two heroes of clothing designers.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  adult  hero  designer 
     
    That's the thing with women's movies - there's so much about kind of catfighting. And my experience is women aren't - look, we all get in fights with people, but it's not that face-to-face aggression.
    — Paul Feig
    In a perfect world, I'd love to make 90-minute movies, but for me, a movie needs to be as long or short as it can sustain itself.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: world  movie 
     
    Film, television, and working with a camera is such an intimate art form that if a camera is right on you, and I've got your face filling the screen, you have to be real. If you do anything that is fake, you're not going to get away with it, because the camera is right there, and the story is being told in a very real way.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: right  real  film  stories 
     
    What you want is the thing that critics love and audiences love, but that's the hardest thing to do.
    — Paul Feig
    To me, there's nothing funnier than funny people in peril, because it's just a great springboard for people to be at a heightened emotionality and things get funnier.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  funny 
     
    At the end of the day if you want to entertain people, you've got to take your ego out of the equation.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  ego 
     
    Period costume films are fun to discover, but they're not relatable. It's more, 'Wow, that's cool - did it really look like that back then?' Whereas with a comedy, you're like, 'Yeah, that's me, that's my friends.' No matter what, I want people to relate.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  friends  comedy  fun  film 
     
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