I have an adult emotional life and an editing system inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid.— Stephen Hopkins
The most astounding Stephen Hopkins quotes that are little-known but priceless
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.
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.
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!
There's no attempt to manipulate the audience. We made our choice at the start.
It's rare that scenes last more than 2 or 3 minutes, so sound helps segue from one scene to another.
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.
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.
If people aren't in sync, things won't work out well.
To be able to rely completely on the actors was a very simple process for me.
Dark impulses certainly exist in me and, I think, in most people.
Everyone was going to play their part honestly, and not try and pretend to be good or bad guys.
My hand trembles, my heart does not.
I wanted to make a film that was sophisticated and emotional, but for a wider audience.
When I was thinking of casting this, I thought, What roles would Sellers be playing now?