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What I did was I completed the half-hour film, but before really showing it, I wrote two more sections for a potential feature film which…
I’ve always loved films, always. I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New York and I went to Paris for part of one…
I’d wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New York worked as a musician too, but I found my writing starting…
I start with actors that I know personally or I know their work, and there are things about their work or their presence or their…
I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are not in the script and will not be in the film because what we’re really…
I like doing them and they’re ridiculous and the actors can improvise a lot, and they don’t have to be really realistic characters that hit…
I have to tell everyone that when I finish a film and it goes out and is released, I never look at my films again.…
I didn’t go to classes there, but ended up at the Cinematheque, and there it opened up even wider because there I saw a variety…
It was a really interesting time in New York in the late 70s and early 80s, and the music scene was really, really interesting because…
I started working with friends of mine and that, to some degree, continues.
Poets are always ahead of things in a certain way, their sense of language and their vision.
A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance, they certainly aren’t in it for the money. William Blake – only his…
Before she married my father, my mother was a film reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal – a small newspaper.
I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my…
I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where…
I didn’t get my degree at NYU; I got it later, they gave me an honourary one.
I don’t like American football. I think it’s boring and ridiculous and predictable. But baseball is very beautiful. It’s played on a diamond.
Contradiction was something I really like when it is embraced in that kind of philosophy.
If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you’ll probably get beaten up. But poetry is…
I wanted to make an Indian character who wasn’t either a) the savage that must be eliminated, the force of nature that’s blocking the way…
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