The very fact that 'the mystical' is seen as irrelevant to issues of social and political authority itself reflects contemporary, secularized notions of and attitudes toward power. The separation of the mystical from the political is itself a political decision!
More people are exposed to movies than to most other forms of art.
I position everything else in my life around making movies.
Yet I never want to make a movie purely for the money.
Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.
To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as basing stories on Roman mythology, Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies.
We should assume that the end product can be switched off by any consumer who is offended or frightened by it.
Each feature I make is my focus at that time.
I have never seen a connection between cinematic violence towards women and actual violence towards women in society.
I aspire to eventually be making my living by making movies.
I think you get out of film school what you put into it. If you don't care about making movies, film school will do you no good.
I'm not impressed by someone's degree.. I'm impressed by them making movies.
If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist.
Violent behavior exists in one's psychological makeup much deeper than the level that receives information from television or movies.
Also, I plan to screw something up on every movie I do so that I can learn from my mistakes and become a better director with each project.