Kill your television!
I really subscribe to that old adage that you should never let the audience get ahead of you for a second. So if the film's abrasive and wrongfoots people then, y'know, that's great. But I hope it involves an audience.
My writing has a lot to do with who I am, and what my life is like, and my relationships to people.
I have a feeling, one of those gut feelings, that I'll make pretty good movies the rest of my life.
I am always looking for that nuance, that moment of truth, and you can't really do that fast.
I'll rebel against powers and principalities, all the time. Always, I will.
No matter how many times you do it, you don't get used to the sadness - for me at least - of coming to the end of a film.
As I have got older and become a father, there's less and less time for films.
But I'd be lying if I didn't say that every time you go to make a film, you're desperate to either do it better than you did it last time or to not repeat yourself.
You have to be a brat in order to carve out your parameters, and you have to be a monster to anyone who gets in your way. But sometimes it's difficult to know when that's necessary and when you're just being a baby, throwing your rattle from the cage.
I don't miss scenes at all the way that I used to miss them when I was younger making a film. It's actually quite fun to get rid of them now.
The films that I love are very straightforward stories, like really old-fashioned stuff.
Well I'd really love to work with Robert De Niro, because he's still the most talented actor out there.
I don't think the competition's so rough, within the majority of movies made in Hollywood.
I had the standard movie geek childhood, because for as long as I can remember, all I wanted to do was make movies.