Neil LaBute

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People have perhaps gotten to the point where for the most part movies are a just bit of escape.

Neil LaBute

But even with a character like Cary who is relatively outlandish, at the end of the movie he's in a place where I wouldn't have expected him to be - taking on the responsibility of a woman who is pregnant and who used to be his best friend's wife.

Neil LaBute

If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors, we'll come up with some scary stuff.

Neil LaBute

I make movies I want to see.

Neil LaBute

But for me, it feels like a natural extension of what I've been doing: exploring relationships. Here you have two relationships and we can explore how difficult it is for people to be together.

Neil LaBute

Everyone has a story.

Neil LaBute

I didn't choose BYU, I like to think it chose me.

Neil LaBute

I was always looking for the most dramatic emphasis.

Neil LaBute

I don't see my career as this steady building to a point, it's just a path that wanders for me to do whatever I'm interested in doing.

Neil LaBute

Just in the past few years - since I've been making movies, which isn't a very long time - you now have a culture that is fascinated and informed about the box office in a way that sometimes filmmakers weren't even.

Neil LaBute

I still am somewhat guarded with my feelings. A lot of writers find it much easier to express themselves on paper. That hasn't changed.

Neil LaBute

I wanted to tell a story that interested me as much in the telling as in the watching.

Neil LaBute

First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain. On a grander scale, I would say they're reacting to change. Feminism has got to be part of that.

Neil LaBute

I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction.

Neil LaBute

With In the Company of Men, the misogynist label stuck early and firmly. In the end, it probably did hurt the film a bit, because getting women into the theaters was difficult.

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It's just often more interesting to write about one or more people who are being awful to other people because it makes for exciting, dramatic fare.

Neil LaBute

I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them, because with that sense of privilege comes contempt.

Neil LaBute

I see bits and pieces of me in all the characters in my films.

Neil LaBute