A great screenplay makes everybody step up to the bar and deliver.
Actually, yeah, I am an artist. I draw.
After 'Inconvenient Truth,' we hit a tipping point where almost everybody in America cares about the environment.
As a director, we work ridiculously hard on every detail, and we do everything to the billionth degree, and mostly people notice nothing.
As a filmmaker and film student, I think it's really interesting to hear what a director did and how they figured out how to do things.
As the director, you cannot control what people do after hours or in their trailers or on break. Why would you want to? But you can't.
Before 'Twilight' was greenlit, I had four projects at four studios. I worked super-hard on all of them, but 'Twilight' was greenlit first.
Can you have it all, as a woman? Can you be a creative artist and have stability and a home life? How much can you stretch yourself as an artist?
For a film, when you condense, you don't want to keep going back to the same setting over and over.
How do you fight when you're trying to pull somebody's arms off or twist their head off? That makes for a different kind of fight.
I don't like the sterility of the casting office.
I had a bunch of other projects that I worked really hard on after 'Twilight,' and the magic just didn't hit.
I respect all the teenagers I work with and feel that everything they have to say is just as valuable as anything I have to say.
I think at any age, you can stay open and creative and excited.
I try to learn on each project, try to really feel what the characters are feeling.
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