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" It causes havoc on set anytime a director wants to go backward rather than forward. "
" I had just come off doing a lot of commercials when I did 'Go,' so a part of the fast pace and efficiency comes from the discipline I had to learn from telling stories in 25-second increments, and that type of discipline is insane. "
" With VR, you are directing in a 360-degree environment. The biggest challenge is that the viewer can look anywhere. They might look at the the weakest moments, the very things you edit for TV. You don't control where they look. "
" I'm really drawn to adventure, and characters being plucked from normal life and sent on extraordinary adventures. "
" It turns out that it's easier to do politics in a movie. People really don't want it in their TV. "
" When I was making 'Bourne Identity,' I wasn't making a dumb action movie like they were expecting it to be. "
" Sometimes there are films like 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' which turned out better than it deserved to be, but in the case of 'Edge of Tomorrow,' there was just such enthusiasm from fans. "
" When I'm working on a film, I think about how it will play with a tiny audience of friends whose opinions I respect - basically, a 40-bloc radius from my apartment in Manhattan. "
" My films are very rooted in specific people's point of view. Some film-makers give a more global point of view, like God looking down at the characters. "
" One thing about pushing yourself outside your comfort zone is that you're going to make mistakes, and you're going to fall flat on your face sometimes. "
" That's why 'The Bourne Identity' has that sort of shaky style, because for the most part, Matt Damon and I were sneaking around Paris and shooting where we didn't have permits. "
" Casting is everything. I put a huge amount of work into casting, and consistently across my career, I am most proud of my bold choices I made in casting. "
" I was a troublemaker. For a long time, I didn't fit in. "
" I don't really make movies with an intention other than asking myself, 'Do I love the character, and do I love the story?' "
" All of my fellow directors, I think, would agree that in whatever medium you are working, the challenges and obstacles push them to be more creative. That's the case with VR. "
" I really love the movies of Katherine Hepburn, movies like 'The African Queen.' I love 'Midnight Run' and I suppose, to pick something out of a different genre, I love 'Aliens.' "
" 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. "
" I'll just say that there are certain people who continue to be hired in Hollywood, and that leaves me truly shocked. "
" I've been really lucky in terms of the people I've gotten to work with. "
" Normally, the action is just a gratuitous thing. In the case of Bourne, he was going to learn about himself in the action scenes. "
" 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. "
" At the end of the day, the less money you have, the easier it is to make a movie. "
End Of The Day
" 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. "
" Ultimately, if you look at the characters in my films, you'll see a lot of similarities going all the way back to 'Swingers' with Vince Vaughn's character. "
" I think when the United States of America put a man on the moon in 1969, that was one of the greatest accomplishments mankind has ever done. "
" We love movies like 'Edge of Tomorrow.' It's why we go to the movies, and it's why we make movies. "
" 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. "
" In particular, I'm drawn to the stories that have big, high concepts and real characters at their heart. And I love where those two worlds meet, and 'Edge of Tomorrow' is the perfect canvas to explore that. "
" In hindsight, everything in my life looks a little rosy. But the reality is that with, say, 'Swingers,' when we finished, it was considered a total failure. "
" It's kind of hard to work with Tom Cruise and not be aware that you're working with one of the biggest movie stars in the world. "
" I started my career wanting to make a 'James Bond' movie, and I couldn't get hired! I made 'The Bourne Identity,' and ultimately the impact of that film was that it changed the 'James Bond' franchise. "