Lawrence Kasdan

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You know that after the success of Raiders, nothing was too expensive, and probably nothing was too outlandish, either after that.

Lawrence Kasdan

I mean, I really liked those guys and the experience of doing Raiders was really good for me, but I did not really want to be involved - I only did Jedi, as I really owed George a favor.

Lawrence Kasdan

You know what, almost all of the genre movies that had a big impact on me, people have tried to do them again, and they're never any good.

Lawrence Kasdan

One is that I'm not good about going to the theater and being frightened. Something about sitting there with other people makes me twice as anxious.

Lawrence Kasdan

The movies that made me want to make movies were action movies, and thrillers, and Kurosawa films, you know, where you have an opportunity every day to shoot it in an unusual way. I was looking for something like that.

Lawrence Kasdan

I've done two Westerns, and I feel that about Westerns. What a Western is, is a picture frame, and you can put any kind of picture you want in there.

Lawrence Kasdan

Almost every other Western in the last ten years has failed, since Dances with Wolves.

Lawrence Kasdan

But, I think that the reason I responded to this book, sort of paradoxically, is that it starts out like The Big Chill, sort of. Four friends, who are not quite happy with their life, and every year they get together for a week and look for some comfort from each other.

Lawrence Kasdan

The great thing about Stephen is that he sees the movie as a separate thing, I think. He wants it to capture the essence of the book, and if he feels that's been done, then he's not too particular about the details. I think that's why he's happy.

Lawrence Kasdan

I want everything I do to have humor in it, because it seems to me that all of life has that.

Lawrence Kasdan

That was certainly true the first time, when I did Body Heat, the first movie that I directed. I was looking for a vessel to tell a certain kind of story, and I was a huge fan of Film Noir, and what I liked about it was that it was so extreme in style.

Lawrence Kasdan