Editing is kind of a solitary job.
Repetitiveness is one of the things that's most difficult to get away from in genre pictures, because people come specifically to see certain kinds of things but get disappointed if they're presented in the same way. So to try to find a new way to show old stuff is always the challenge.
I love 'Evil Dead 2!' Who doesn't love 'Evil Dead 2?'
I think 'Pan's Labyrinth' is genius.
I mean, movies are all geared to be basically under 25, and they're all tentpoles, explosions, excitement and all that - they take advantage of the big screen, which is great.
Finding a writer who can write decent kids' dialog and finding kids that can act realistically and not 'cute' is an effort.
Editing is where movies are made or broken. Many a film has been saved and many a film has been ruined in the editing room.
I grew up in New Jersey and my father was a golf pro, so I was groomed for sports, but I wasn't very good, so my interests lay elsewhere.
I like working with kid actors because they surprise you constantly. I mean, all actors do - but kids particularly.
I'm always looking for films, but the horror scripts that I get tend to be very repetitive and often not that interesting.
It's very hard to have lived through the Sixties and not be political.
You don't paint pictures to put them in your attic. You want people to look at them.
Daffy, of course, wants to go on the journey with him but the studio decides they want Daffy back, so Bugs and a young studio executive heroine have to go out and try to bring him back.
I've made a lot of movies with kids in them. I don't know why that is, but it's something I've noticed.
When I was growing up in the '60s I would have thought that westerns would last forever.
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