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" A movie like 'Edge of Tomorrow' is so huge and complex - the spectacle and action is all-consuming - and that on its own is enough of a reason for a lot of people to see it. "
" My older brother took me to Woody Allen double features when I was still teething. "
" In 'The Bourne Identity,' I wanted to give the audience the feeling of being in the car with Jason Bourne, not just watching him drive but be in the car with him, and 'The Wall' is the continuation of that immersive filmmaking style. Where you're trapped behind the wall with Aaron Taylor-Johnson - for better or worse, you're trapped there with him. "
" I can't impress people with the pedigree of obscure French filmmakers that got me into film. It was Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg. I really thought I wanted to make dumb action movies. "
" I really have thought about immersive storytelling my whole career, so when I first heard about VR, I was like, 'Oh, this sounds like it's for me.' "
" I don't really analyze my process. I do know that if it's not right, I won't move on. I'm tenacious to a fault about that. "
" I went to USC film school, briefly, which is a very traditional film school. "
" I probably shouldn't treat interviews as therapy sessions, but I don't keep a diary, so these end up being my way of keeping track of where I'm at and letting it all out. "
" Trust me: you make a movie about time travel, and you know for a fact humans will never travel through time. The paradoxes that come up just from trying to tell a story with time travel really illuminates the fact that it's impossible. It will never happen. We can barely get through a movie that involves time travel. "
" For me, the scale of the budget is part of the creative process. 'Swingers' is the movie it is because we made it for exactly the right budget. Had it been made for a higher number, it would not have been as imaginative as we had to make it, given the budget constraints we had. "
" I'm very interested in politics, and I feel TV is a more political medium than film. "
" When you have films like 'Bourne' that succeed, not only does it beget sequels, but it begets people taking chances. "
" At the end of the day, the less money you have, the easier it is to make a movie. "
End Of The Day
" I'll just say that there are certain people who continue to be hired in Hollywood, and that leaves me truly shocked. "
" When I read the script of 'The Wall,' I saw how much different the war looks from the point of view of a soldier fighting it. "
" It turns out that it's easier to do politics in a movie. People really don't want it in their TV. "
" I realize I am contradictory: I have an independent filmmaker's sensibility and a Hollywood director's short-attention span. "
" I think of myself as making independent films within the studio system. Yes, I've made movies with significantly larger budgets, and I've also made movies with smaller budgets. "
" There's a weird intellectual approach to filmmaking, where I pose a question to myself and use the film to try and answer it. "
" Even more than 'Swingers,' 'Go', for me, defines my career. "
" We love movies like 'Edge of Tomorrow.' It's why we go to the movies, and it's why we make movies. "
" I was a troublemaker. For a long time, I didn't fit in. "
" I feel like, Barry Seal, he's pure of heart. "
I Feel Like
" I'm really drawn to adventure, and characters being plucked from normal life and sent on extraordinary adventures. "
" VR should be more emotionally involving, but that doesn't happen automatically by just taking a VR camera and sticking it onto what would be a traditionally blocked scene for 2D. "
" I don't think I'm all that twisted in my life. I'm not like some tattooed filmmaker who, you know, hangs out on the Lower East Side and is part of some satanic cult or something. "
" Given the kind of filmmaker I am, the kind of experiences I've been trying to give audiences, I was drawn to the potential of VR before I even tried watching anything in VR. "
" When I set out to make 'Bourne Identity,' my main goal for the franchise was to create something where it feels like you're in the action. You're not just passively watching it from far away. That's something that I have constantly aspired to do - even in 'Swingers,' to feel like you're Jon Favreau; you're not just watching him. "
" I'm really interested in real people in extraordinary situations. The detail and reality to that. "
" Antiheroes who are sort of honest to themselves are the ones you root for. Like, Barry Seal isn't trying to be anything other than he is. He isn't fooling anybody per se. "
" From a production point of view, I still have one foot firmly planted in the independent film world, and much of the shooting on 'Jumper' was done 'Swingers'-style because that was the only way we could afford to do it. "