Lorenzo di Bonaventura Quotes


I think that running a studio gave me an appetite for making a lot of different kinds of movies and it's given me the opportunity to do that.

My experiences with the older audience and selectively the people I hang out with or run into they all want to see Arnold [Schwarzenegger] kick some ass.

But fundamentally I don't think of it as an alien-invasion movie; everybody's here kind of right? So I think it's probably more of an action-adventure picture if I actually had to qualify it.

The action pictures I've been typically involved with when somebody gets punched you really feel the punching and when somebody gets shot you really feel the shot.

The amount of piracy is extraordinary. People don't realize how big it is.

I used to do a stunt in almost every movie. When I became an executive all the insurance guys freaked out.

I don't like the term 'ensemble.' It's bland to me.

It's so hard to find a director who when you look at their body of work you like everything.

Everybody has a background. Everybody has a past. Not everybody's the same person all the way through.

My backpack has seven or eight DVDs in it and four or five of them have been there three months and I'm desperate to get to them.

I think when you're doing something cutting edge like 'The Matrix ' it might mean when everybody's saying 'no' that you're really on the right track.

My experience is that you can't possibly win against whatever the tidal wave is that's coming at you.

Our world faces incredible economic uncertainty. The notion of what is a super power has evolved and who actually can carry what muscle has changed.

One of the things that's driving films in a particular direction is that the after market value of them is dropping really fast and in many segments of it not just DVDs. Pay television is dropping.

What I can't figure out is why we're not making more R-rated movies actually.

As a filmmaker you have to keep asking yourself the question are we really going to impress them [audience] either by the wow factor the intelligence factor the I didn't see that coming factor?

What I keep searching for in movies more and more is the right gravity.

If the studio wants to spend money on making your movie better let them.

I mean I'm not a contrarian.