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Robert Towne Quotes

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If you have a good ear for dialogue, you just can’t help thinking about the way people talk. You’re drawn to it. And the obsessive interest in it forces you to develop it. You almost can’t help yourself.  (Robert Towne Quotes) You’re torn between wanting to fill in all the spaces and knowing that’s really going to screw up the screenplay. and yet, how are you going to communicate it to people who really don’t understand the process?  (Robert Towne Quotes) It was not possible to film in California, because all the areas are heavily built up now. Coming to Cape Town is an invitation to step into the past and recreate Los Angeles of the 1930s  (Robert Towne Quotes) But time has caught up with it and I think vindicated it. Shampoo, too: very dark, very ambitious movie  (Robert Towne Quotes) Larry Grobel senses there are no answers in life, only questions. Good ones  (Robert Towne Quotes) In dramatic writing, the very essence is character change. The character at the end is not the same as he was at the beginning. He’s changed-psychologically, maybe even physically.  (Robert Towne Quotes) I’m not in business to be loved, but I am in business  (Robert Towne Quotes) If you can find meaning in the type of running you need todo to stay on this team, chances are you can find meaning in another absurd pastime: Life.  (Robert Towne Quotes) Now they’re attracted to one another, but repelled by their ethnic origins, so that there was something to overcome. They had to overcome their own prejudices, which had been imposed by the culture - their own shame at being Mexican and Italian.  (Robert Towne Quotes) I’m excited and encouraged to see people getting involved with their public lands and forests. We really need the public’s help to repair these heavily used recreation sites.  (Robert Towne Quotes) What makes screenplays difficult are the things that require the most discipline and care and are just not seen by most people. I’m talking about movement - screenwriting is related to math and music, and if you zig here, you know you have to zag there. It’s like the descriptions for a piece of music - you go fast or slow or with feeling. It’s the same  (Robert Towne Quotes) I’m not supposed to be the one that’s caught with his pants down  (Robert Towne Quotes) Good dialogue illuminates what people are not saying  (Robert Towne Quotes) Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough  (Robert Towne Quotes) You’re dumber than you think I think you are  (Robert Towne Quotes) One of the reasons for going back into the past is that it’s almost the only place that there’s any drama  (Robert Towne Quotes) I’m excited and encouraged to see people getting involved with their public lands and forests. We really need the public’s help to repair these heavily used recreation sites  (Robert Towne Quotes) The straight roads are the roads of progress, the crooked roads are thee roads of genius  (Robert Towne Quotes) If you have a good ear for dialogue, you just can’t help thinking about the way people talk. You’re drawn to it. And the obsessive interest in it forces you to develop it. You almost can’t help yourself  (Robert Towne Quotes) But, uh, censorship at that time said that you just absolutely couldn’t do anything involving children and so we had to go from there. I don’t remember what I changed it to. Duvall is just excellent in it  (Robert Towne Quotes) And I think one way or another it’s evident to those who work with me that as a writer, a director, a friend, as somebody’s there that’s very anxious to get the movie made  (Robert Towne Quotes)