Andrew Lau Quotes

After 'Chen Zhen,' I wanted to make an emotional, touching story.... - Andrew Lau

After 'Chen Zhen,' I wanted to make an emotional, touching story.
— Andrew Lau

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After making a movie, maybe you weren't able to shoot many of your ideas, because a movie is only 1 1/2 or two hours long, but TV gives you space to film a lot of things.

Andrew Lau

Audiences in mainland China know how to discuss movies.

Andrew Lau

Beijing is my favorite city in China.

Andrew Lau

Everybody want famous, like me to be a famous director.

Andrew Lau

I don't care about the critics.

Andrew Lau

I don't want to repeat myself. I don't want to shoot 10 installments of 'Infernal Affairs.'

Andrew Lau

I go to universities to talk to the students and teach them how to watch movies. Movies have so many elements - acting, music, art direction, costumes. I also tell them not to watch pirated movies. At the cinema, they can enjoy the big screen and the surround sound.

Andrew Lau

I still remember 1997 when I made the movie 'Storm Riders;' that moment, a lot of American producers want to hire me to make movies in the States.

Andrew Lau

I still remember 2002. It's a very hard time for Hong Kong industry, no movies in Hong Kong, and also at this moment I start my new company, so many people said, 'You're crazy.'

Andrew Lau

I want to put elements from movies into TV to raise the quality of TV.

Andrew Lau

I was able to make many different kinds of movies. They enriched me on many different levels.

Andrew Lau

In Hong Kong, the directors are the idea men.

Andrew Lau

In mainland China, there are many good theaters - sometimes better than Hong Kong.

Andrew Lau

In primary school when I was 6-7 years old, I always go to theater with my uncle, and I don't know why I like the atmosphere, dark only. The screen has some lighting, that kind of things, you can see the movie star and so that's why I like movies.

Andrew Lau

Media Asia has great partners in China, Japan and Hollywood.

Andrew Lau

My visuals are typically very powerful. The rhythm is fast. The cuts are fast.

Andrew Lau

Shooting in Hong Kong, you can do whatever you want, even change the script every day. In Hollywood, you have to have a lot of meetings.

Andrew Lau

So many people ask me, 'Do you like 'Departed?' I say, '50/50.'

Andrew Lau

There are lots of good producers out there.

Andrew Lau

We need to look to the future. You can't come up with new things unless you constantly forget the past. There's no reason to keep wearing the same pair of pants.

Andrew Lau

When I go on the set, I'm so rushed. When I see the actors at rehearsal, when I love it, I want to keep the mood - my mood and the actors' mood also. So I have to push the crew faster. I don't want to lose the mood.

Andrew Lau

When I have a chance to make some movies, I am 200 percent to concentrate about my works.

Andrew Lau

When I on set as a director I crazy. My temper is not that good.

Andrew Lau

With every movie, I try to do something different, whether it's action, comedy or drama.

Andrew Lau

You don't want a movie to have a lot of awards and no audience.

Andrew Lau

You need to make certain decisions to expand your market.

Andrew Lau

After 'Chen Zhen,' I wanted to make an emotional, touching story.

Andrew Lau