Louis Leterrier quotes

  • When I was in film school I was learning more theory than practice.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #School #Practice #Film

  • Its true, Im the youngest, highest-grossing French director. I have a few records, but no one knows or simply doesnt care. Thats good, because I like that. Ultimately, I want to keep working, making a lot of movies, and get better at it. Its about finding great scripts and bringing them to life.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Get Better #Directors #Records

  • I’m a Clash of the Titans/Star Wars baby. I’m not a new Star Wars baby. I’m not an Avatar baby. That full CG doesn’t work for me. I need interactivity. I need to feel the goo. I need to feel people coming out of animatronics and just interacting with props.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Baby #Stars #War

  • Directing is like cooking, it's like cuisine. You cannot make a great dish with bad ingredients. I have great actors, and I'm putting them together. That's all I'm doing.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Cooking #Together #Actors

  • I love comedies and I like sometimes comedies have a tendency to get a bit lazy. ‘The Other Guys’ was not lazy.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Guy #Lazy #Comedy

  • French cinema has always been very interesting, and it's still very powerful. I think it goes to show that it's great to still have a cinema that doesn't try to emulate, for example, American cinema.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Powerful #Thinking #Interesting

  • It’s funny, I started by making fake American movies, The Transporter and stuff like that. I was shooting in France, but everything was in English. But then afterwards, I was looking at real French movies like the Jacques Audiard movies.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Real #Fake #Shooting

  • Great actors are so easy to direct. It's like they're big 747s that you just have to move left and right, and I don't really need to direct. I need to put them in the right costume, with the right haircut, in the right location, and with the right actor to act with.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Moving #Needs #Actors

  • I’m stuck somewhere a small island in the middle of the Atlantic where I’m alone. Because in France, they’re like, no, you’re not like us, you’re not a French guy. And in America, they’re like, you’re not like us. I’m really alone in my little thing.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #America #Islands #Guy

  • Whats great about The Avengers is that its the next step. Its not just superhero fights super-villain and superhero wins. Its about superheroes that come together and interact. Its a clash of the egos. You could do Avengers 1 without a villain, just with all these guys coming together. They could sit down and just have a discussion.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Fighting #Winning #Superhero

  • Some directors are like it's their... nothing can change, nothing can move. I like collaborating, even when an extra has an idea, I like to bring to really have collaboration.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Moving #Ideas #Directors

  • I just wanted to make a properly good movie, and not beg for the love of the fans.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Good Movie #Fans #Wanted

  • You always have three movies that you have to reduce into one. You have the screenplay. And then, you do a workshop and you add more scenes. And then, on the day you shoot, there's more action and interaction. It's like a souffle. It has a tendency to just grow and explode, and it's just too long.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Long #Add #Three

  • The 2-D movie works as well as the 3-D movie. I want to make sure that people like the 2-D version. It's not a gimmick. It actually improves the viewing experience, but the movie stands on its own.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #People #Want #Gimmicks

  • All the superhero stuff is Greek myths and Greek gods, wearing tights and capes. That's what they are. That's what I gravitate towards.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Superhero #Greek #Capes

  • The movies like "Star Wars," for example or "Lord Of The Rings," they work because it's a a mix of everything.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Stars #War #Example

  • Every actor is different so you cannot become best friends on Day One. You just have to learn to know each other.
    -- Louis Leterrier

    #Different #Actors #Knows