A sociopath is not just someone who doesn't care about human emotion. They're someone who understands people to the point that they can manipulate them to an extraordinary degree.
A script like 'Nightcrawler' gives me an opportunity to truly realize a vision that's mine, which is exciting.
There are a lot of sociopaths running around who are probably our friends, if not us, and we don't know it.
I reached a point where I'd watched enough directors do the job that I felt I understood it. And it's not that I'm a slow learner and it took me this long; I also was enjoying writing, and I still enjoy writing - I get tremendous satisfaction out of the writing end of it.
Media is extraordinarily important and is an extraordinarily powerful tool. There's a reason that the first things that a rebellion or revolt will take is the media. The story you transmit is the story that becomes a given, or the narrative of a country and people.
A lot of times, L.A. is desaturated, and cement and freeways, and downtown.
A sociopath is just a label and doesn't encompass the entire being of a person.
Everything I've ever written, I had a very distinct vision of what I wanted it to look like. But, other directors never do it that way.
Has Werner Herzog ever said anything that wasn't true? What a brilliant fountain of wisdom. Everything he touches I'm just fascinated by.
I had written a script called 'Freed,' which I had wanted to direct.
I have a strong desire to communicate what I feel about the world. That's exciting to me.
I think a first-time director always has to convince a lot of people that they're ready to do it.
I'm an enormous Tim Burton fan.
Shooting at night in Los Angeles is amazing. The city shuts down at 10 P.M. every night, and a whole different cast of characters comes out.
The smorgasbord of images now presented to us is getting bloodier. They're becoming more frequent - almost hourly.
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