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J. C. Chandor

American,  Director
Total Quotes : 17
Film Grow Film Business

I did not grow up a cinefile. No one in my family was in the film business or even anything close to it.

- J. C. Chandor

My Life Why Weigh

I don't know how you make decisions in your life, but I weigh lots of things, and it's not always the purest of things for why I take a job or do this. I always try to think of the many different factors in my life, and not one is pure greed. One is pure quality of life.

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Myself Practicing Somewhat

I consider myself somewhat spiritual, but not practicing.

- J. C. Chandor

Your Used Huge Fan

I'm a huge fan of the films of the '70s and even into the '80s, Sidney Lumet, all those films that used what was going on in people's lives as drama. And not only are you entertained, but hopefully have a greater understanding of your world coming out of it.

- J. C. Chandor

London New England

I grew up in suburban New York City and London, England, where my dad was working.

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Always Learned Margin

As a writer, I had learned a lot on 'Margin Call' about embracing the weaknesses of a narrative and of a project. A story always has an inherent narrative weakness.

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Some Classes Had

I had decent but not great grades in high school because I was highly motivated in some subjects, like the arts, drama, English, and history, but in math and science I was a screw-up. Wooster saw something in me, and I really flourished there. I got into theatre, took photography and painting classes.

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Think Which Films

I think my films kind of walk this line that I'm proud of, that they feel sort of like films of my youth, which were far more commercial.

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More Commercial Certainly

There is certainly a part of my filmmaking that harkens to a more simpler commercial kind of taste, but then with this there's certainly a kind of avant-garde, abstract, existential element to it.

- J. C. Chandor

Margin Movie Before

I wrote 'All is Lost' while editing 'Margin Call'. I did that long before I knew if I was ever going to get to make another movie.

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My Life Other Movie

Just making a movie the way 'All is Lost' had to be made was a great experience, because it was structured differently than any other film I will make for the rest of my life.

- J. C. Chandor

Proud Living Movie

To have a second movie that you're proud of and that actually turned out the way you wanted, shot by shot, I realize I'm probably going to be able to do this for a little while for my living.

- J. C. Chandor

Other TV Very

That's what film can do in a way that TV and other long-form storytelling can't. It gives you this very immersive moment.

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United United States Very

We print money. The people that print the money is actually us. The government of the United States of America. By its very nature, we control that, and this system is there as representation of us.

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Voice Always Over

The original Spencer Tracy version of 'The Old Man and the Sea' was always terribly flawed because of the over-reliance on voice over, but it's still a beautiful movie.

- J. C. Chandor

Myself People Around

When I have people around, I'm a chatterbox. But when I'm alone, I never speak. I don't talk to myself; it's just not my schtick.

- J. C. Chandor

Pretty Which Movie

When I'm writing a movie, it's usually pretty close to what the movie is going to be, which is just a luxury of being a writer-director.

- J. C. Chandor