“People don’t want a hero, they want to eat cheeseburgers, play the lotto and watch television.” Se7en (1995)
DIRECTORS POINTING: David Fincher
DIRECTORS POINTING: Stanley Kubrick
DIRECTORS POINTING: Paul Thomas Anderson
Your own barometer is all you have to go by, and often what makes a good director is knowing when not to say something. On occasions you can find yourself on a film set where the person who is wearing the director’s hat is only trying to justify his position.
- Gary Oldman
Nicolas Winding Refn on set of Drive.
Oh stop, there’s nothing more tiresome than last-minute heroics!
- Preed, Titan A.E.
Cinema is a specificity of vision, it’s an approach in which everything matters. It’s the polar opposite of generic or arbitrary and the result is as unique as a signature or a fingerprint. It isn’t made by a committee, and it isn’t made by a company, and it isn’t made by the audience. It means that if this filmmaker didn’t do it, it either wouldn’t exist at all, or it wouldn’t exist in anything like this form.
- Steven Soderbegh