Gary Ross – Really, each era has its…

Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up…


“Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation it was the ’50s, and for other generations it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone, as is complexity, contradiction, and an uncertain future.”
-Gary Ross

Gary Ross – I love all the old…

I love all the old classic Disney movies. ‘Pinocchio.’ There are obviously tons of them…


“I love all the old classic Disney movies. ‘Pinocchio.’ There are obviously tons of them that anybody growing up on that stuff takes with them their whole lives, and I’m an admirer of a lot of classic animation and fairy tales. I grew up on a book of Grimm’s fairy tales that I kind of wore out again and again. That’s all stuff that lingers with you.”
-Gary Ross

Gary Ross – I think movies do play…

I think movies do play a valuable role in turning people on to the act…


“I think movies do play a valuable role in turning people on to the act of reading. I think that phenomenon just creates readers. At first they’re going to love ‘Harry Potter,’ or they may love ‘The Hunger Games,’ but after that, they’re going to love the act of reading and wonder, ‘What else can I read?'”
-Gary Ross

Gary Ross – You can’t tell your kids…

You can’t tell your kids to read if you’re just watching television. They have to…


“You can’t tell your kids to read if you’re just watching television. They have to see you read. And in that respect, I think it’s important to walk the walk. It’s a wonderful shared time.”
-Gary Ross

Gary Ross – If you look at the…

If you look at the opening of ‘Private Ryan,’ you are so in the point…


“If you look at the opening of ‘Private Ryan,’ you are so in the point of view of those guys and there is a whole world swirling all around them. You are learning that geography as they are learning it.”
-Gary Ross