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  • It's just funny that Americans have to contend with 2000 channels, and 60 different specific news sources, and the confusion that it creates, and the junk that we get to see is hilarious.

    "Adam McKay Reveals ANCHORMAN 2 to Feature a Choreographed Musical Number, Plus Plot Details and More" by Dave Trumbore, November 12, 2012.
  • The crush of lobbyists on Washington and purchase of the media by corporations has created a big business-run government and a worthless press leaving Americans screwed and ill-informed.

    "What the Hell is Going On?" by Adam McKay, June 12, 2009.
  • Benito Mussolini created the word 'fascism.' He defined it as 'the merging of the state and the corporation.' He also said a more accurate word would be 'corporatism.' This was the definition in Webster's up until 1987 when a corporation bought Webster's and changed it to exclude any mention of corporations.

    "Citizens United : A Week Later" by Adam McKay, March 27, 2010.
  • For a documentary it's so important to find the characters and to find people who will give you access to film

  • The only way that Hollywood ever skews toward liberal is because part of what we make out of Hollywood involves writers, actors, directors, musicians, set designers, and photographers. In general, people like that are going to be more progressive, more open minded, a little more altruistic.

  • I gotta say - if I clicked on a movie interview, and the first part was all about Walt Whitman, I'd love that article.

  • The idea of 24-hour news, if you really step back, is pretty insane. Just even saying '24-hour news' almost has satire laced in it.

    Ideas   Insane   News  
  • 'Blazing Saddles' is one of the funniest movies ever made.

    Made   Saddles   Blazing  
  • Hollywood is for-profit, is what Hollywood is. All the studios are owned by big, megacorporations that are the furthest thing from liberal you can possibly imagine.

  • Normally when it hits two and a half, three hours, the audience gets exhausted and start yawning.

    Yawning   Two   Three  
    "'The first cut was was four hours' - inside the 'Anchorman 2' editing room with director Adam McKay". Interview with Todd Gilchrist, November 25, 2013.
  • I could see how people get addicted to animation, and I understand why it's so great for comedy. You can do whatever you want and it just happens.

    People   Want   Comedy  
  • Dave Herman as Michael Bolton is one of my favorite performances ever.

  • It so happens that America, according to all the polls that are out there, is pretty progressive. So you're not going to see messages that support Ayn Randian individualism at the cost of the whole, because most people don't agree with that.

  • You could feel America starting to ease up a little bit on racism, against blacks in certain pockets, and then suddenly The Cosby Show bubbled up and it was the right time for it.

  • In general foreign invested companies who come to America to start a company, to open a manufacturing business or whatnot, they actually provide much higher wages than American companies.

    America   Wages   Company  
  • I've gotten like five laughs in movies, just off guy hugs.

    Laughing   Guy   Hug  
    "Gross Prophets". Interview with Brett Martin, July 12, 2010.
  • Blanket cynicism toward government has always existed.

  • Hollywood has to appeal to the broadest audience, and when it comes to most social and economic issues, America is progressive. Because of that, the messages that are in Hollywood movies tend to be, for instance, pro-environment.

  • If you make action movies, the critics will savage you, and then your movies are outdated the following week with the new wave of special effects.

  • There are so many shoot-'em-up, action, jingoistic TV shows and movies that are made every year. I think the final line is that Hollywood is populist.

  • Obamacare is a private mandate that will drive billions to the insurance industry, much like the auto insurance mandate. Hardly socialism. In fact, it was a Republican plan to begin with.

    "Dear America, Please Don’t Fall for This Shit Again" by Adam McKay, October 5, 2012.
  • The easiest time to be funny is during a fairly serious situation. That way you can break the ice.

    Ice   Way   Serious  
  • David O. Russell is probably my favorite filmmaker. He's not only a great director, but he's also a great writer.

  • All you can really do as director is sort of set a tone.

    Directors   Tone  
    "Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Celebrate 'The Other Guys'". "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross., August 5, 2010.
  • In general, the final filter of Hollywood is for-profit. Nothing goes through unless it can make money.

  • When you screen it the first couple times, you're just trying to get the movie to work, trying to get the story to flow, trying to find out where your areas are where you have enough breath to laugh a little bit. So you're doing that the first two or three screenings, and then finally, you dial the movie in and it's working, and at that point, it's 50/50 as far as what's funny and what's working. Sometimes you'll put something in and it will just die so hard that it'll almost kill the movie.

  • I grew up with a single mom who was a waitress. We were on food stamps. My mom then got Pell Grants, put herself through college to get a degree to get a better job. Because we were broke, I then had to go to a state school. I went to Temple University, and had to get loans. So I grew up in a world where I saw the government helping individuals pull themselves up, and saw it work very successfully.

    Mom   Jobs   School  
  • Anyone in the comedy world knows that Horatio Sanz and Chris Parnell are two of the funniest guys around.

    Two   Guy   World  
    "‘SNL’ stars in Comedy Central sitcom" by Michael Schneider, March 14, 2010.
  • There are many aspects to directing that have a romantic place in people's minds.

    People   Mind   Aspect  
  • The way you really stop Al-Qaeda is by stopping their funding. It's not by carpet-bombing or land invasions or anything.

    Interview with Sam Adams, August 5, 2010.
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