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When we do a movie with the studios, they wouldn’t be asking us to do it, I don’t think, if it was a movie they…
You love all your characters, even the ridiculous ones. You have to on some level; they’re your weird creations in some kind of way. I…
We’ve been remarkably lucky in that we’ve been free to make the movies we’ve wanted to make the way we’ve wanted to make them. They’ve…
Usually, I don’t want to sit down and listen to the director gas on about his movie. I just can’t actually imagine myself sitting down…
The point at which we worked with some of these actors, they weren’t really stars yet. Nicolas Cage was not a big star when we…
The characters are the result of two things-first, we elaborate them into fairly well-defined people through their dialogue, then they happen all over again, when…
You’re doing it to make the character as specific as possible, so that it’s a specific individual that you’re talking about, not that whole class…
Some people come out going, I don’t get it. And I don’t quite know what they’re trying to get, what they’re struggling for. We have…
Our mother was a very religious and observant Jew, our father less so. She was kind of driving the religious education, so for us it…
Other kinds of movie stars, it’s a different thing, they bring their persona to the part and that’s what people like to see, and they…
Maybe our telling of the story wasn’t as clear as it should have been, but I don’t think that’s true. In terms of understanding the…
I’d be perfectly happy never to have to answer anything again about how I work with Ethan, or whether we have arguments, or… you know…
You see a moral in them? Do we have morals?
It’s a funny thing because you look at the careers of other filmmakers, and you see them sort of slow down, and you realize, maybe…
These things are hard to pin down. We work on a script a bit, then work on a different one.
Maybe there should be less of a mystique around making movies. I just don’t think that there’s any real mystery there.
I couldn’t have been happier with the relationship we had with Disney, it couldn’t have been easier.
I always admired Stanley Kubrick for the fact that he managed to beat the system somehow. I think he kind of had it all figured…
People that have been interested in our work for awhile… those are the last people you want to disappoint.
And when you see it the first time you put the film together, the roughest cut, is when you want to go home and open…
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