Success is extremely ephemeral and very hard to hold onto.
I think you have a responsibility to the people you're making movies with, and I take that very seriously. I don't want to let up and I don't want to let down.
If you're going to spend two or three years of your life working on something, you've got to be making the kind of movie that discusses and influences the culture and is engaged in the world you're living in.
The movies that work are the ones in which somebody very smart figured out how to take all the thematic material, all the character material, all the filigree, all the beautiful writing, and put it into a story.
'The Social Network' was probably one of the two or three things I've done in my life that I'm most proud of. I'm not going to engage in what about it was disappointing. There's nothing about it I was disappointed in.
Classics stay alive because a great actor or a great director wants to do them.
I always loved doing a movie with Daldry. That's always a huge factor for me.
I do what I feel I know how to do and don't do things that I don't. I'm a product of my sensibility.
I don't particularly have a wide social circle.
I have a big affinity for the Coen Brothers.
I keep my overhead as low as I can.
I know that movies are basically meant to be entertainment, but I'm not that interested in entertainment.
I love stories about women, and I think stories about women are generally pretty underrepresented.
I love work. I love putting together a group of people who are all doing the same thing. The commonality of purpose.
I loved doing casting because I love actors, and I am very conscious of what actors do. But I always wanted to be a producer.
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