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You have to really work with someone who you think is going to be a collaborator, who you think understands what you want to do…
There are two things I will never do in my life. I will never climb Mount Everest, and I will never work with Val Kilmer…
There are so many effects and so many things that are done digitally now that it’s so hard for the director to really control the…
Then I usually leave the choice of the second assistant director and any other assistant directors to the first assistant director, who will choose because…
It’s very eclectic, the way one chooses subjects in the movie business, especially in the commercial movie business. You need to develop material yourself or…
I think that you can’t make a movie without a script. But you also can’t make movies without actors. You also can’t make movies without…
I think all great actors – and I don’t classify myself as one of them, incidentally – but I think all great actors listen well…
I sought Ben Affleck because I needed an everyman for this role. Ben appeals to men and women. He gives you a sense of intelligence,…
I mean, this whole digital revolution is really eroding the director’s importance on a movie because, number one, just from a practical standpoint, with floppy…
Historically the director has been the key creative element in a film and we must maintain that. We must protect that, in spite of the…
First, speaking for myself, I don’t want to ever be in a position where I’m telling other directors how to make movies, because I don’t…
But I really am very active in the choice of the line producer with the producer of record and the distributing company, because I’ve had…
And in Hollywood, you know, everyone is an expert. Most of them are expert editors. They can’t direct, they can’t write, they can’t act, but,…
And I kind of feel that I have a responsibility to the people that invest their time and money with me to show up on…
To do that I try and keep myself in pretty good shape physically and I try to lead my life in such a way that…
A disk unbeknownst to the director can go to the producer in another city or in another office and that producer can edit behind the…
The importance of the assistant director cannot be overemphasized.
The first thing I can really tell you is I really love the work.
The first assistant director is just so important that the choice of that person is critical to the movie.
So I’ve had really great assistant directors for my last seven movies.
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