The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the directors know. Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting.
I don't see scarey films. I certainly wouldn't go see my films.
Yeah, I had an idea to make a very scary movie, based on a kind of serial murderer that preys on tourists.
I'm always looking for a kind of new musical entity to sort of move into a motion picture venue.
But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore.
Well, I just think through your career you go through different phases, and I just got sort of uninspired by the whole studio process of making and releasing films.
I mean, I don't mind promoting a movie, or talking to the press if it's going to be used in some way.
I've been obsessed with this kind of visual storytelling for quite a while, and I try to create material that allows me to explore it.
Well, like any time you're shooting documentary stuff, you've got to be in the moment, and you've got to be able to be in control enough to capture what's happening.
It's always great when you discover someone.
It's always great to discover a new star of tomorrow.
You know, I listen to contemporary music all the time.
However, ironically, I was baptized Presbyterian, and went to a Quaker school for twelve years.
However, I spent most of my time in a Quaker school.
You know, when people want to get any information, research information, it will all exist on these Web sites.
Godard is incredibly brilliant, the things he says. Apparently here in France, the most interesting thing when a new film of his is going to come out are his press conferences, because he's so brilliant.
You know it's always amazed me - I think the most startling thing that's happened in the last couple of decades is that there is no sort of objective reporting anymore.
And we've become very doubtful of our information sources, because they're all controlled by these huge multilateral corporations.
I've been sort of traveling around the country for ten years talking about independent features.
I hadn't done just a straight-out comedy in a long time, just letting an ensemble do really good character acting, having them carry the movie as in my earlier pictures.
The real trouble with film school is that the people teaching are so far out of the industry that they don't give the students an idea of what's happening.
I guess what's most surprised me in most of the reviews is that they don't seem to get the noir story in the dream sequence, so they analyze it like a straight noir movie.
I do like directing other people's material.
When you make a movie outside the system and it's successful critically or a moderate financial success, you usually have to go back into the system and make a big hit.