James L. Brooks - Quotes

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I had a marketing idea that everybody hated, decency is sexy. ---->>>

I took some time out for life.

I took some time out for life.

If you ever catch a great boss, it's just such a rare thing, and it's amazing. ---->>>

I value comedy. I value somebody who can be funny. ---->>>

I've done it with Broadcast News-where there was no finish line, there was no agenda that I had to move all the characters to this point, that I was sort of open to what happens. ---->>>

I laugh every day. There are days when my laughs are pretty hollow. Dust comes out of your mouth, and your bones make a funny sound. But I'm laughing. ---->>>

You become so obsessed, and that's not a bad thing for a movie. Serve it with that sense that it's the whole world. ---->>>

I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have another idea that you're chasing along with romantic comedy.

I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have another idea that you're chasing along with romantic comedy.

A lot of things just aren't true any more. ---->>>

Great things that can happen when you're doing a movie. ---->>>

I love it if comedy reflects real life because to me it's more reassuring that we'll get through. ---->>>

Linking up the things you were with the things you become is what growing up is. ---->>>

That's the great thing about a series: you're driving to work, and you have an idea for a story for your characters, and you can go into work, and it's gonna be a television show. I mean that's what's great about the job. ---->>>

I came to 20th Century Fox to do movies, and then they started a network, and they asked me to do a show as part of their starting what became the Fox network. ---->>>

I was only in college, unfortunately, for, um, a year. I think my major was public relations, and I had no idea what it meant except it seemed maybe attainable. ---->>>

What does it mean for an actor to make a part his own? It means that he takes on what you had intended and starts to put in his own stuff so that it becomes something that could only happen if he played it. ---->>>

I have a lot of nightmares. ---->>>

I always loved writing, but never considered that I could do it professionally. ---->>>

I have a rule in research: The third time you hear something, it's generally true. ---->>>

I think you have a pact with an audience in every picture, and I think the pact is to try and be truthful and to be real. ---->>>

Media reporting denied privacy to anybody doing what I do for a living. It was no longer possible to work on your picture in privacy. ---->>>

Things get very distorted when you do a movie, weirdly so. ---->>>

Tone is up for grabs in what we do - what's the tone of the scene. ---->>>

I always fight hard to push a movie to the point where it pulls me. ---->>>

I'm big on research. ---->>>

Kids in general make things fresh and alive and they have this great appreciation for, Holy mackerel, we're making a movie! ---->>>

When you work alongside somebody day in and day out, the relationships tend to be wonderful: they're lifelong. ---->>>

I always think a successful television series is the best job because it gives you community, it doesn't demand temporary insanity the way movies do, and you can be almost a normal person. ---->>>

I always think that the deal, once I do the script, sort of the experience I go through writing, which is everything you can imagine, but I always think it's the one thing I can do when I'm directing is say is that it's all about the actors, that I can say, 'We're all here to serve the actors.' ---->>>

I don't know whether I have ideas all the time. I think I'm curious about things all the time; I think I'm always curious, and I think I'm always interested in whatever passes by, and I know I tend to think about things, and I tend to talk about things, and sometimes that takes root and gives me something to chase. ---->>>

I think television keeps on being a place where writers can go, and if they're successful, they can have their way, and they can have creative freedom. ---->>>

I was raised primarily by women. I had a mother who almost killed herself to survive, I had a sister who was eight years older who was like a second mother, and my mother had two sisters. In the environment I grew up in, I heard a lot of female perspectives. ---->>>

Working on any show that works is the best job you can possibly have in any area of the business. You've got so much going for you, a good community, everybody's hanging together, and you get to do it every week. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 05-09, 1940
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Producer

James Lawrence "Jim" Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is an Academy Award-, Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning American television and movie director, producer and screenwriter. Growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks endured a fractured family life and passed the time by reading and writing. After dropping out of New York University, he got a job as an usher at CBS, going on to write for the CBS News broadcasts (wikipedia)