” When I started making films, all the theaters, the screen would slide open the widest possible point, and that would be widescreen. But now, theaters are geared up for around 16:9, so scope is now ‘letterboxed.’ In a way, if you want the big picture, you shoot 16:9. “


” I sort of feel like my job is to be a conduit to opportunities, to maximize the creativity of the day itself – because that’s when the cameras are running. That’s the important thing to me. Some of these shots you need to think about in advance, you need to have some ideas for them. “


” Signature film-making seems rather dull to me, it’s about finding something you can do something with and running with the ball. “


” A lot of cinema is about the game of authenticity – do you feel it’s real? “


” As a director, when you embrace a project, you try to understand as much as you can about its world, and you do that by embracing and engaging with people who are in that world. Then it’s down to your best instincts, which is what most directing is about anyway. “


” Being open to what’s happening in front of you is the most important thing about being a director. To allow the magic to exist and to be light enough on your feet to harness it as it’s happening. That’s what makes cinema interesting. “


” I always feel like a script is a recipe, and then you bring the elements into the recipe, and you cook with it. “


” Most of the films I’ve tried to make I’ve ended up making. And they don’t necessarily go in the order you want to do. So I haven’t got a huge list of undone films or stuff that’s just been abandoned forever. “


” When you make a movie, you don’t know how it’ll turn out. You can only guess. “


” I like the idea of the audience absorbing the language and getting to understand it as they journey through the film. It starts off being more obscure, but you get used to it. A ‘Clockwork Orange’ thing. I read ‘Clockwork Orange’ without any vocabulary, and I got to understand the words as I went through it. I like that process. It immerses you. “



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When I started making films, all the theaters, the screen would slide open the widest possible point, and that would be widescreen. But now, theaters are geared up for around 16:9, so scope is now
I sort of feel like my job is to be a conduit to opportunities, to maximize the creativity of the day itself - because that
Signature film-making seems rather dull to me, it
A lot of cinema is about the game of authenticity - do you feel it
As a director, when you embrace a project, you try to understand as much as you can about its world, and you do that by embracing and engaging with people who are in that world. Then it
Being open to what
I always feel like a script is a recipe, and then you bring the elements into the recipe, and you cook with it.
Most of the films I
When you make a movie, you don
I like the idea of the audience absorbing the language and getting to understand it as they journey through the film. It starts off being more obscure, but you get used to it. A

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