But I don't think there has ever been anything written on the nature of violent man as deep and as thorough as Shakespeare's Titus. I think it puts all modern movies and modern exploitations of violence to shame.
I lived in Indonesia for four years and I understand trance and magic and where it comes from.
Some people become dullards, but as children we are all creative. It's in the programming, the socialization, that we lose our sense of play.
Theater is far superior to film in poetry, in abstract poetry.
I've never been a puppeteer, I conceive and I write and I design and I direct. And not just puppets. I direct actors, I direct dancers, I direct singers, I direct films. I also direct puppeteers. I'm really a theatre maker, but there's not a word for that.
I really do believe that if you don't challenge yourself and risk failing, that it's not interesting.
I think we all see the world from our own little unique bubble.
When I was thinking about The Lion King, I said, we have to do what theater does best. What theater does best is to be abstract and not to do literal reality.
Americans in particular are myopic. They're not traveling as much. When you were a college student, the next thing you would do on graduation was to take a year off and travel. That's what I did. I went to Indonesia.
One of the reasons I love to jump back and forth between mediums is that film does allow me to be more literal. I can go to the real place. I can go to the Coliseum, and I don't have to fake it.
Last Update: 28 January 2023
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