Whatever story you want to tell, tell it at the right size.
No one is asking what happened to all the homeless. No one cares, because it's easier to get on the subway and not be accosted.
I've always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you're doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy.
Well, you have to keep your faith in the fact that there are a lot of intelligent people who are actively looking for something interesting, people who have been disappointed so many times.
Something about Texas I'm not proud of is that our state murdered 37 people last year alone.
I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists.
I always sensed instinctively from the earliest age that I was being lied to.
It's disappointing to see films become pure entertainment, so that it's not an art form.
Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it.
Before Sunrise did very well internationally. It made as much in Italy and Korea as it did here.
Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.
I think I got really lucky with Slacker. That was a film that probably shouldn't have been seen.
I worked offshore as an oil worker for a couple of years.
I think there are more films being made, but there are probably less outlets for them and distributors.
It's luck that one thing works out and one doesn't, it's sort of happenstance.
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