Interviewer: Nick, what’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened on the set of ‘Parks and Recreation?’ Nick Offerman: Well, everything’s funny. But I recall one situation, not actually on set. We were all at a panel and we were doing a question and answer. And way up in the balcony was this tiny woman. And she was given the microphone and said, “Yes, hello. First of all, I’m a librarian—” and Amy, with literally no fucking pause, goes “YOU GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE RIGHT NOW.” It was pretty awesome.
“There was only one Saul Bass. He was a gentleman, a brilliant raconteur, a marvelous collaborator and, as I’ve said before, a truly great artist. And – let’s be honest – a giant.” — Martin Scorsese
“Saul Bass wasn’t just an artist who contributed to the first several minutes of some of the greatest movies in history; in my opinion his body of work qualifies him as one of the best film makers of this, or any other time.” — Steven Spielberg
“Bass fashioned title sequences into an art, creating in some cases, like Vertigo, a mini-film within a film. His graphic compositions in movement function as a prologue to the movie – setting the tone, providing the mood and foreshadowing the action.” — Martin Scorsese
I’m not really your typical LA chick, am I? I get a lot of work even though I’m overweight. And, believe it or not, people tell me they don’t want me to lose weight. For Pitch Perfect for example, I had a clause in my contract that told me I could only lose up to two kilos for that role. Hey, that’s fine with me.
“Before I even met Audrey, I had a crush on her, and after I met her, just a day later, I felt as if we were old friends… Most men who worked with her felt both fatherly or brotherly about her, while harboring romantic feelings about her… She was the love of my life.”
It’s hilarious, the problems that arise when you’re on the set. It’s really funny because you make a complete fool of yourself. I think I know how to use dissolves, the grammar of cinema. But there’s only one place for the camera. That’s the right place. Where is the right place? I don’t know. You get there somehow. - Martin Scorsese
The low points I had all helped make up my character, so I probably wouldn’t want to do away with them because I like being flawed and I like having them help me grow and change and become better and stronger.