No matter how many times you do it, you don't get used to the sadness - for me at least - of coming to the end of a film.
I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day.
I write from my stomach.
I don't think it's a director's job to peek behind the curtain too much.
I don't think the competition's so rough, within the majority of movies made in Hollywood.
I don't miss scenes at all the way that I used to miss them when I was younger making a film. It's actually quite fun to get rid of them now.
As I have got older and become a father, there's less and less time for films.
So with 'There Will Be Blood,' I didn't even really feel like I was adapting a book. I was just desperate to find stuff to write.
My dad was this sort of avant-garde guy who did all kinds of weird things. He was a true original and anybody who met him never forgot him.
Crazy is so hard to play, there's nothing you can really tell an actor.
My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father's first marriage who were rock 'n' roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture.
I had the standard movie geek childhood, because for as long as I can remember, all I wanted to do was make movies.
It felt like the first thing, but when I first started out, I got a job adapting a book by Russell Banks called 'Rule Of The Bone.' I didn't do a very good job. I didn't really know what I was doing in general, let alone how to adapt a book.
Of course, I'm no dummy.
Clinton used to like to get out of the White House a lot. He would take night trips to McDonald's, and stuff like that. I think he wanted to get out of the house.
I don't want to be the angry guy.
I didn't have any desire I might have had 10 years ago to shoot every single word that I wrote.
You know, I'm really not that competent at describing things musically.
I'm not really a Sundance baby, but they helped me so much I feel I have to acknowledge it.
I really subscribe to that old adage that you should never let the audience get ahead of you for a second. So if the film's abrasive and wrongfoots people then, y'know, that's great. But I hope it involves an audience.
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