There's always pain around. That's one thing you can guarantee in life - there will always be a surplus of pain.
I think it's a part of us as human beings that we search outside of ourselves for meaning.
I don't think Hollywood makes many good films anymore. How many directors can you really trust to have an artistic vision, not a corporate vision or a watered-down communal one?
If you're Australian, you feel it in your bones because you're at odds with everybody else, except other Australians, in the sense that people always seem to be behaving strangely. People always seem to be behaving the wrong way, in a different way. You say things and there are silences.