With ‘Brick,’ I wrote the script when I was 23 and didn’t make the movie until I was 30.
Well, you know, we all grew up as ‘Star Wars’ fans.
In almost the same way you know what your grandmother looks and sounds like, you know what Bruce Willis looks and sounds like.
‘Game of Thrones’ is just incredible, what they pull off every week.
All my favorite movies are somebody else’s least favorite movie.
Belgrade has kind of a Dublinesque, dear-dirty charm.
With ‘Brick,’ the style with language and the way it was shot was to create a world obviously elevated from the very first frame above a typical high school.
Even if I had $200 million, I’m very wary of overusing CGI. I think it’s a great tool and it can be used really effectively, but I feel like it does tend to be overused and especially in sci-fi stuff.
Unlike some of the time-travel movies I love, like ‘Primer’ or ’12 Monkeys,’ ‘Looper’ is not about time travel. It’s about this situation that time travel creates and the people dealing with that situation. So narratively, the big challenge was to have time travel get out of the way.
I just don’t think CGI is up to manipulating the human face yet. I feel like you can get away with it with aliens or monsters or something that’s intentionally foreign, but I have yet to see anything digital to do with the human face that doesn’t just look ridiculous.
Writing is not fun.
The critical reaction to ‘Bloom’ has been similar to ‘Brick.’ There are people on board with it and people who are not.
Showing your movie to an audience… it’s like your kid doing a piano recital. ‘Just let it not fail. Please.’
I bristle a little when the argument for film gets put into the nostalgia ghetto. Film is still the highest quality and best-looking image capture medium available. I don’t think it always will be. The digital image will get better, and it will eventually surpass the quality of the film image, but it isn’t there yet.
My favorite sci-fi always uses its hook to amplify some bigger theme or idea – some emotional thrust.