I have an adult emotional life and an editing system inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid.

— Stephen Hopkins

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I believe there's a landscape that exists underneath everything that we can see in present-day stuff. And I think that makes life kind of a detective story.

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I had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on.

I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me, all wearing masks of my face.

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I've never seen, heard, nor smelled an issue that was so dangerous it couldn't be talked about. Hell yes, I'm for debating anything!

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There's no attempt to manipulate the audience. We made our choice at the start.

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It's rare that scenes last more than 2 or 3 minutes, so sound helps segue from one scene to another.

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I directed 24's pilot. I felt we should follow the characters around as if we were a documentary crew, using available light, hand-held cameras, split screens, sound that isn't always what it should be, to suit the reality of the premise.

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Each environment has its own signature.

Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing, where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on.

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If people aren't in sync, things won't work out well.

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To be able to rely completely on the actors was a very simple process for me.

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Dark impulses certainly exist in me and, I think, in most people.

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Everyone was going to play their part honestly, and not try and pretend to be good or bad guys.

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My hand trembles, my heart does not.

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About Stephen Hopkins

Quotes 18 sayings
Nationality Jamaican
Profession Director
Birthday 1958

I wanted to make a film that was sophisticated and emotional, but for a wider audience.

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When I was thinking of casting this, I thought, What roles would Sellers be playing now?

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We use a lot of source music on some shows and none on others.

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I've always been a bit of a sound freak in the movies I've done.

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We shoot double episodes in 15 days in Los Angeles.

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