I think the people who are making Christmas-themed #movies today feel that people are more cynical about Christmas. There’s more of an edge.
My Christmas wish would be to have an entire week off. To spend it with my family and just curl up and watch Christmas #movies when it’s snowing outside.
What bugs me is that #movies don’t reflect how interesting and vibrant women are. We don’t treasure women as they get older.
The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white #movies anymore - which is a great shame, but I’d love to make a black-and-white movie one day.
’That’s What She Said’ is not Hollywood’s standard picture of women: preternaturally gorgeous, wedding obsessed, boy crazy, fashion focused, sexed up ’girl’ women. These are real women, comically portrayed, who are trying to wrestle with the very expectations of womanhood that Hollywood #movies set up.
Well, I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting #movies because I couldn’t handle the travel. I’m a single parent. I had young kids, and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn’t working for me. So I stopped.
Unlike some of the time-travel #movies I love, like ’Primer’ or ’12 Monkeys,’ ’Looper’ is not about time travel. It’s about this situation that time travel creates and the people dealing with that situation. So narratively, the big challenge was to have time travel get out of the way.
American #movies are often very good at mining those great underlying myths that make films robustly travel across class, age, gender, culture.
I realized this is what God has dealt me, and I should be thankful considering all that’s happened to me in my life, but MS caused the #movies to stop - stop dead - and I miss it.
I think I am too old to be doing teen #movies. I am just kind of annoyed, because you have all these teen #movies coming out with usually either Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff doing four of the exact teen #movies over and over again.
To be honest, I haven’t seen a lot of the current crop of teen #movies because there’s only so much time and there’s nothing that really drives me to do it.
Teen #movies often have an unspoken underlying premise in which high school is seen as less serious than the adult world. But when your head is encased in that microcosm it’s the most serious time of your life.
At the time I came along, Hollywood’s idea of teen #movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen #movies was teenagers!
Well, in our industry it’s that the #movies cost so much money to make they have to appeal to a broad audience. And I think that’s part of what will loosen up in the future, as technology makes it cheaper, you’ll be able to make films for a more selective audience. I think people will be able to make more personal #movies.
Obviously, CGI in the last ten years has gone through such leaps and bounds that today, people are looking for these kinds of #movies to wow audiences with technology.
For me, modern technology has ruined romance and #movies - nobody can run to the airplane gate anymore.
Everything’s changed. The technology is the big thing changing now, the way #movies like ’Alice’ or ’Avatar’ are made. And technology on the other side, the audience side. Word spreads so fast now on a movie, with the Internet, and piracy is something coming down the line like in the music industry.
Normally, I love to go to the #movies and when I see a character portrayed by different actors at different ages, it kind of pops a little bit for me. It brings me out of the movie experience. Now we have the technology to cure that.
I’m not sure anybody’s ready to see me in a drama. And loving #movies so much, I’ve seen a lot of comics try to make that transition too fast, and it can be detrimental. And I don’t think I’ve had as much success as I need in the comedy genre to open up those opportunities.
The thing about sports #movies is, they can’t help but feel epic - putting music to images, etc.
I just think that sports #movies have such a built-in visceral, rooting interest, an epic win or lose redemptive quality. When they get it right, it can make for a really rousing movie experience.
I think a big part of our attraction to sport #movies are the stories contained within the sports.
The cardinal sin in sports, what could really wreck it, is not cheating to win, which has gone on forever, but cheating to lose. That threatens a fundamental aspect of sports’ appeal, which is their spontaneity. If games are fixed, they’re no different from #movies they’re scripted.
Making #movies was more a reaction to not being chosen for sports. Other kids were out there playing at whatever I was off making something blow up and filming it, or making a mould of my sister’s head using alginating plaster.
We can now have action #movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn’t have to be white, and the other one doesn’t have to be the ethnic sidekick. We’re way over that. And I think it’s happening in society, too.
I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood #movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times.
I do love science fiction, but it’s not really a genre unto itself it always seems to merge with another genre. With the few #movies I’ve done, I’ve ended up playing with genre in some way or another, so any genre that’s made to mix with others is like candy to me. It allows you to use big, mythic situations to talk about ordinary things.
I was born in 1950 and watched science fiction and horror #movies on TV and was always really fascinated by them.
I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my #movies were like science fiction.