I still remember 1997 when I made the movie 'Storm Riders;' that moment, a lot of American producers want to hire me to make movies in the States.
We need to look to the future. You can't come up with new things unless you constantly forget the past. There's no reason to keep wearing the same pair of pants.
When I go on the set, I'm so rushed. When I see the actors at rehearsal, when I love it, I want to keep the mood - my mood and the actors' mood also. So I have to push the crew faster. I don't want to lose the mood.
Everybody want famous, like me to be a famous director.
When I on set as a director I crazy. My temper is not that good.
You need to make certain decisions to expand your market.
In primary school when I was 6-7 years old, I always go to theater with my uncle, and I don't know why I like the atmosphere, dark only. The screen has some lighting, that kind of things, you can see the movie star and so that's why I like movies.
After 'Chen Zhen,' I wanted to make an emotional, touching story.
Audiences in mainland China know how to discuss movies.
Beijing is my favorite city in China.
I don't care about the critics.
I don't want to repeat myself. I don't want to shoot 10 installments of 'Infernal Affairs.'
I want to put elements from movies into TV to raise the quality of TV.
I was able to make many different kinds of movies. They enriched me on many different levels.
In Hong Kong, the directors are the idea men.
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