Garry Marshall Quotes.
People always say, well, how do you get through show business? How do you swim the waters? And how do you survive and all that? I had a very solid method, and that is team up with ambitious partners.
It’s a hard job. It means giving up some things, but on the other hand they keep saying you can have it all. You can’t really have it all so easy. You can do a little of this and little of that.
It’s always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.
There’s no better satisfaction than writing. I feel that writing is the best and everything else comes with it
Some journalists are pestier than others, so I find out where the pests are. I am careful with my actors and actresses. I come back and tell them, ‘Watch out for this one or that one.’ People are surprised I do that. But I watch out for them even after the movie is over.
If youвЂ™ve got the comedy eye, you can look at any situation and see the humor in it while others donвЂ™t.
A lot of people come work with me because I keep an open set, and people can visit. Julia Roberts used to have friends visit on ‘Pretty Woman.’
If you’re creative, they let you be the showrunner, producer. The first thing my partner and I did as producers was hire ourselves as directors – because who else would hire me?
One of my thrills of the business is to find young people, there’s a window. I like young people who are in that brief window between on their-way-up and rehab. In that window I can make stars. It’s not really true but it’s not so far off.
I try to find scripts of stories that kinda celebrate the human condition… let’s talk about the tough world out there and the human spirit overcoming adversity.
I’m too old to be forced.
When I was five years old, my parents gave me a drum set for Christmas. My mom played the piano, and Dad played the saxophone badly. But that Christmas morning, I remember we all played together, and I thought it was the greatest day ever.
We can’t compete with Mel Gibson, but we figured we could do our part.
You can’t have an actor where the audience says, aw, that poor, sweet guy. You got to get somebody who’s, like, nondescript in a way or just somebody that looks a little like they should get it. So this is all I learned actually learn from Lucy [Ball].
There’s no better satisfaction than writing. I feel that writing is the best and everything else comes with it.
Learn to work with people you wouldn’t go to lunch with.
I dont sit well. I like to move around as I talk.
When in doubt, you bring in relatives. Nepotism is a part of my work.
My happiest moments of growing up in the Bronx were when my mom would bring home a new sports magazine from the candy store. I would jump out of bed and grab it from her. Then I’d rip the front cover right off and tape it to my bedroom wall.
I am a total believer of making the process a good time – make it memorable, have some fun, try to shoot high in your quality and then dont get crazy, see what happens.
When I edit, I’m not from the school of Hello, I’m a genius, so everybody shut up. I’m from the school of Let’s play it once in front of an audience, and then I’ll tell you where it is going.
My mother was funnier than anybody I ever worked for. My father was as funny as this coat. Not a laugh a minute, my father.
My first name, with the rare two-r spelling, came from a sportswriter named Garry Schumacher. My parents didn’t know him personally, but my mother liked the spelling.
Never underestimate the power of your sister.
I didn’t want to do movies with hundreds of camels crossing the desert followed by tanks and this and that.
Now women are rising to great positions and they run most of the studios now.
Editing is the only process. The shooting is the pleasant work. The editing makes the movie, so I spend all my life in editing.
[The movie Beaches] was really about how women fight. Women fight, say terrible things to each other and an hour later they make up and go shopping. I think they got the better idea of how it should be done.
Editing is the only process. The shooting is the pleasant work. The editing makes the movie, so I spend all my life in editing
I wrote three years for Lucille Ball. She taught me everything I know about physical comedy…