Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most.— Roman Coppola
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I am very much a person who appreciates perennial things.
Things like a Lacoste shirt, a Clarks desert boot, Persol sunglasses and Vans shoes that have been the same forever. There are certain things that once you find it, you like it and it's done. I like Italian clothing, like suits from Battistoni and I have a shirt by Piero Albertelli.
The director is the ultimate creative arbiter of what's going to happen.
And as a director myself, you really appreciate collaborating with people who are trying to help you find what you need and what you want.
I've been enjoying 'Life on the Mississippi' by Mark Twain that I picked up at the airport randomly. It's very witty and interesting to read about his time as a steamboat pilot.
I'm a curious person. I pursue things based on what sparks my interest. I'm not thinking about what role I play. I don't have to be a movie director or this or that. I just want to be part of projects and places that are of interest to me.
Sometimes in writing you have difficult periods and then other times it just flows.
Film is like eating to me. It feels completely natural.
I grew up in San Francisco and moved to L.
A. about 20 years ago, and now my main home is in Hollywood.
When I'm in London, Claridge's is a great favourite.
I'm a big fan of art deco architecture and the rooms are extraordinary.
Recently, I was in Bernalda, my dad's ancestral home town in Italy.
He has just refurbished a palazzo and turned it into a hotel, so we had my sister's wedding there. It was beautiful.
On Darjeeling, I was on set every day and I acted as the second unit director and a producer on that film. I was there throughout the whole process. On Moonrise Kingdom, I showed up for one day.
The more you travel, the better you get at it.
It sounds silly, but with experience you learn how to pack the right way. I remember one of my first trips abroad, travelling around Europe by rail, fresh out of high school. I brought all these books with me and a paint set. I really had too much stuff, so I've learnt to be more economical.
As a director myself, you really appreciate collaborating with people who are trying to help you find what you need and what you want.
I love 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and I love 'Bugsy Malone.
' I haven't seen 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' in a long time, but I remember loving it as a kid.
That's a hobby of mine - to do whatever I can for unusual for-hire creative projects. I am waiting for someone to really challenge me - obviously I'm often approached to do film related work, but I would be very happy to design a bar or an amusement park ride. I would love to be an imagineer!
The more you travel, the better you get at it.
Dont imitate. Write what you know about, that has to be your goal.
It's not just people in Hollywood: I'm sure everyone in the world thinks, 'What would be it like if I won an Oscar?
A movie that I'm involved with and have a lot of love for, which is On The Road, does use a lot of handheld. It can be done beautifully. I'm proud of that. It's a very beautiful movie.
As a director myself, you want to have colleagues and collaborators that respect your authority as the director. I'm very comfortable with that, and I've done a lot of work in second unit.
I'm a writer and director, and the movie I've seen a million times is 'Stardust Memories' by Woody Allen, starring Woody Allen and Charlotte Rampling.
Relationship movies are often made for a female audience.
I like things that are hand made - but personally for a man, I'm not interested in fashion that evolves with time. I like things to be the same. For a woman I think it's fantastic to have things that are different - it's like a flower where every season there's some new exotic bloom.
I really value distinctive movies, movies that feel that they came from a person that was really something that they had conceived and they made and is a reflection of who they are.
In my films that I've directed, and my work in commercials and videos, I've rarely used handheld. It's just not something I'm drawn to, but I've seen it done very well.
Movies are very expensive endeavors, and my first film was not particularly a money-maker. Quite the opposite.
Anything that you think is wild or fun, or can't wait to see or show your friends, go for it.
To make personal movies that you are the author of, is quite a difficult thing.
It takes a lot of stamina.
I feel like I am very drawn to the short form stuff because it's just fun to be making something, and then, a week later, it's out. I will always be drawn to that kind of thing.
I would like to do more feature work.
I intend to do that. To be really honest, it's an economic thing because when you make a film that doesn't make what it cost back, it's very difficult to get back in the ring.
Movies are magical. Sometimes it just works, it catalyzes, and everything falls into place, and no one knows exactly how or why.