I'm not interested in doing a simple, straightforward action movie, unless they want to pay me lots of money.
My philosophy is always, "Let's get the spirit of the character." If people believe in it and the spirit of it, then it will work.
If you try to do a look-alike and an impersonation, then that's just not conducive to good drama.
As a director you want to show the truth of people and sometimes that's unflattering, or it's not something that people want to see.
The thing about Hitchcock is that, however much one dissects him, he still manages to hang onto his mystery. You can never quite get to the bottom of him.
I'm looking for richness, complexity, and characters that have different layers and that you don't really get bored of.
There's so much energy that's needed, for every stage of the process, so I don't want to do something that I'm bored by with characters that I don't like or actors that aren't going to surprise you.
It's difficult to make the interesting feature films that don't fit easily into a genre, even on modest budgets. It's tough to get those films made, but I'd rather try to get those films made than compromise too much.
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