The one thing I am very strict about is that I don't like spending a lot of money on movies because the more money you spend, I think the worse that they get.
I found that a lot of people ridiculed contemporary art. I decided I wanted to be involved in art everybody could understand.
I'm a big believer in creating parameters for creativity. I think parameters make people more creative. So that starts with my budgets. I only do low budget movies, and I think that makes the movies better.
There are a lot of parallels between doing a sequel and doing low budget movies, which is they give creative parameters. As a creative person myself, I work better with parameters as opposed to anything goes.
For some reason, people value being scared less than they value laughing.
I think the location is almost as important as casting the leads of the movie. The location on 'The Purge' was crucial to that movie working.
It's really hard to make an original movie of any kind that succeeds in the theatrical market place, in the wide release market place.
I love Hitchcock movies. I took a Hitchcock class in college, so I saw all his movies. I wrote papers on his movies.
I love musicals. I love horror movies and I love art movies.
I never wanted to get paid by the hour. If I was going to do more work than another guy, I wanted to get paid more.
I read an interview where someone said, 'It's a shame that anyone can make a movie now,' and I feel the exact opposite.
My easiest judgment for a script is 'do I want to keep reading it?'
The minute I was told what to do at any age, I did the opposite. Hopefully I'll do that for the rest of my life.
There are so many factors that go into having a successful movie.. too many that you can't control.
YouTube is found footage. It's here to stay, and people will always come up with new concepts that will make sense for found footage.
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