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By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

[If] you want to learn something about somebody, get into a fistfight. You'll learn more in five minutes than you will in five weeks of conversations. It's basic.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

The movie has to be going somewhere. Other than that, you want it to be entertaining, but people usually disagree on what entertaining is and everybody has different tastes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

I feel like, as a filmmaker, I'm at my strongest when I write the script and when it comes from me, out of whole cloth. My best work has always been self-generated.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

The movie on the screen is always going to be different from the movie in your head. How it makes you feel is what I'm after, what I'm chasing, and what I'm trying to construct.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

You don't want to get too far ahead of the audience and you don't want the audience to be ahead of you. So, that balance is difficult and it takes a lot of work and tuning in the edit, to get the right balance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

The worst part of directing is always seeing the first assembly. It's devastating. It really is. It's like going into the delivery room and you can't wait to see your baby, and it's a crocodile.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Ayer

That's the world of policing. I've met some bad-ass female cops, who are very cool people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

When I make a movie, it's almost a relief to get shooting 'cause the hell is over, or part of the hell is over.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

When you talk to people who have been in combat, there's a sensory overload that happens. The color becomes vivid. Sounds become more pronounced. People talk about how, for them, the war was technicolor and real life was black and white after the war.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

If you want to know somebody, fight 'em. Have a fistfight with them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

For me, I like to show what guys are like when no one is looking and how we really are, and that we can be emotional and have these emotional lives. I think it would be great to do a film where we see some females and what's going on there when we're not around.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

You hear again and again that audiences want to see movies that are different and critics say we [directors] make the same thing again and again in Hollywood, then you go and make something different and you get kicked in the gut for it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

In the writing phase, normally I try not to envisage any particular actors because I like to let the characters sort of reveal themselves in that process.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Ayer

Stories of friendship are very interesting to me. Artificial families are something I like to explore. Whether it's a bunch of guys or a bunch of ladies, there's something interesting about that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Ayer

I think a good director can embrace any genre and it's the kind of thing where you always want to do something different. You always want to challenge yourself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

The most terrifying thing in my life is a blank sheet of paper.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

You never know what you have until you put it in front of an audience. That's the truth. That's the truth of filmmaking and that's why you make movies, for an audience to, hopefully, enjoy it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Ayer

I think great acting is about inhabiting a skin and transforming yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

Actors are like kids, they need to play a little bit. And that's the nature of their job, they need to shake off some energy and then you as the director get them back on track. When you do loosen up the reins, you get some amazing things, but you have to wring out the performances for every last good drop.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

I like to do stuff real and practical and in camera, as much as possible. I like old school filmmaking.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

I'm all about real drama, real performance, and real people, so my twist on this is: I'm creating a family, a brotherhood here. I'm creating a very real chemistry and I have this incredible ensemble of actors led by Will Smith, who are basically playing dimensional characters with lives and souls.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

I'm not a film-school guy. I was a high-school dropout. I was on a nuclear submarine. I was an electrician. I was a house painter. So if you get in my face, I'm going to fight you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

As a writer, you have to be willing to kill your darlings, and I'm a writer first. As a director, I've got no problem cutting the scenes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

You make a movie and it's like convincing people to go on an expedition with you. You think you know where it's going to end up, and you're hoping and guessing. But, when people trust you and get involved, based on that trust, it's a really nice feeling to be able to have everything pay off.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

For me, directing is like writing with meat. I can write live, in real time, and change things and be confident that I'm helping the movie.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

You can't go back. Once it's done, it's done. I'm sure there will be things that I would love to change, in the future, but each movie is a snapshot of its time and the resources, and you do your best on it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Ayer

The hardest thing, as a director, is that it's never right. Nothing you do is ever right. It's never exactly how you envision it. Making a movie is about making it better.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

Every movie is different. Every movie requires its own sort of photographic voice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

To operate а tank as a crew, it's not about five individuals. It has to be one organism, composed of five people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

When you put a movie together, you're continually screening it for yourself and you're screening it for other people. It's like a video game power meter. When the power bar starts going down, you've gotta look at what's going on.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Ayer

I'm one of those big believers that the movie comes together in the way it's supposed to be and that movies are fated to become what they become.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Ayer

Well, as far as film, either you're making a film or you're making videos. Digital capture is always trying to emulate the range and look of film. I believe personally that film has more.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Ayer

It was a distortion, a mercenary decision to create this parallel history in order to drive the movie for an American audience, Both my grandparents were officers in World War Two, and I would be personally offended if somebody distorted their achieve.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Ayer

It's important for me to take very famous, well-known people and not have them play themselves and not have them be seen as themselves.