“I’m not sure which one of you is more interested, but I do know one thing for sure… I am interested.”
“Well… do you know how hard it is to make a movie?
“To me, the hardest part of filmmaking is thinking in terms of all those different things that are going to affect the story: Who is this person? How will they react? What will they say? What will the character do? What does her family think about her? Is it going to be a horror movie? A drama? A comedy? Or maybe it’s going to be a family drama? Then all those other things are just secondary to just making sure that the movie is entertaining the audience and we don’t miss any details. You have to be good at the whole ‘who is this person’ thing, at figuring out how the characters, and the environment, and everything you’re going to put in the film, can all be taken in such a way that, well, it’s a well-made picture. That’s what’s harder than making films generally. Not that I don’t have any idea what I’m doing, you know? Because if I didn’t know anything, I wouldn’t know what I was going to do, because I have nothing.”
“It’s just that I’m used to thinking in terms of all these different things that can affect the story, and I was never a very good visual storyteller. I mean, I know we don’t get to choose the way we’re going to show the story, but I still like writing stories and trying to get good visuals that make people care about the characters and their lives and the world, because they care about the characters, I think. But it would take a very different approach than a lot of what I’m doing in terms of characters. It would take a lot of time and patience to make really good movies, and I don’t think I’m prepared for that at all.”
You’ve created quite a bit of buzz over the past year with your projects. Is this a new thing for you?
“Yes! It has been for me. I’ve always been a visual storyteller, and as I grow older, I’m also more drawn to story. And I think one of the things is I’ve gotten smarter and I’ve learned that this is an important life lesson that I can learn from my mom, which I find incredibly helpful. She always says the one thing you don
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