I have been interested in dreams, really since I was a kid. I have always been fascinated by the idea that your mind, when you are asleep, can create a world in a dream and you are perceiving it as though it really existed.
I've been interested in dreams since I as a kid and I've wanted to do a film about them for a long time.
I never considered myself a lucky person. I'm the most extraordinary pessimist. I truly am.
One of the things you do as a writer and as a filmmaker is grasp for resonant symbols and imagery without necessarily fully understanding it yourself.
For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously. He's not from another planet, or filled with radioactive gunk. I mean, Superman is essentially a god, but Batman is more like Hercules: he's a human being, very flawed, and bridges the divide.
I don't particularly enjoy watching films in 3D because I think that a well-shot and well-projected film has a very three-dimensional quality to it, so I'm somewhat sceptical of the technology.
I have always been a huge fan of Ridley Scott and certainly when I was a kid. 'Alien', 'Blade Runner' just blew me away because they created these extraordinary worlds that were just completely immersive. I was also an enormous Stanley Kubrick fan for similar reasons.
The best actors instinctively feel out what the other actors need, and they just accommodate it.
The problem with big films is they snowball very rapidly and you can never pull back. It's a pipeline that needs to be fed.
Batman and Superman are very different characters but they're both iconic and elemental. Finding the right story for them both is the key.
If I could steal someone's dream myself, I'd have to go for one of Orson Welles.
The term 'genre' eventually becomes pejorative because you're referring to something that's so codified and ritualised that it ceases to have the power and meaning it had when it first started.
Superheroes fill a gap in the pop culture psyche, similar to the role of Greek mythology. There isn't really anything else that does the job in modern terms. For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously.
I've always been a movie guy, movies have been my thing. I love movies, all kinds of movies.
Revenge is a particularly interesting concept, especially the notion of whether or not it exists outside of just an abstract idea.
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