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In editing, it’s amazing how you choose the in and out points. What you cut on is everything for creating tension. It’s amazing how expanding…
You know, when you’re isolated on set for like a month, people like to get rowdy.
A big fear of working with an actor that’s never been a lead in a film before is that you’re going to have to work…
You can’t write something to please someone.
When you write, no matter what, it ends up personal.
When I was a little kid, I loved horror films. I always liked being scared.
When I hire actors I believe in their abilities.
The trappings of a religious cult tend to fall into candlelit ceremonies and robes and group chanting and singing and prayer.
The way brainwashing works is subtle and takes a long time.
What I learned from directing, I learned from soccer, where it’s like a coach-player relationship.
It’s sort of one ongoing process where writing ends and directing starts.
I’m interested in adapting books and all sorts of things.
I’m a believer in film school.
I would like to do a sports movie.
I went to my first college to play soccer.
I won’t rewrite on set, but I’ll just trim the fat.
I wasn’t good enough to be a professional soccer player obviously but that was my first goal in life.
I always try to keep the confidence of the actors, and try my best to make them feel comfortable or confident.
Filmmaking is a real craft.
Yeah, in my scripts, I don’t tend to describe landscape too clearly because I like to keep it really basic and sort of let people…
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