You have to stick to what you love, as writing is such a lonely and depressing existence... stick to what you love and someone will hear your voice.
Famously, the CIA is somewhere where marriages hardly ever last because it's obviously such a strange lifestyle.
And I think it's true of any big organization... Bureaucracies and organizations make it hard to do the right thing sometimes.
Everyone is doing their job within a system. Even the revolutionaries are in a system.
I need eclectic people in my life.
In a film, you have to externalize things that are internal and of course it becomes a debate about to what extent you do that.
In Tehran, the 444 days of the Iran Hostage Crisis was the first world event in which you could literally have live events beamed into your living room. Now, every world event plays out on its own, and as a media event.
The 'Bourne' movies are great in their own ways; it introduces a whole other sort of allegory about the Bush years. The secrecy and the threats of a big global organization.
You can't really write until the characters kind of show up one day and tell you what they're going to say. You start to hear the rhythm of the way the people talk, and then it becomes easier.
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