Don't worry about the war. It's all over but the shooting.
Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
When it comes to locations I'm one of those crazy authors who has to see it touch it taste it before I trust myself to recreate it for my readers. Having said that visiting a locked-down pediatric psych ward was the most intimidating research I've ever done - and I've visited maximum security prisons shooting galleries bone collections etc.
I almost always do things that I like in some form or fashion. Every once in awhile that means that I don't think the script is any good and I don't have any trust in the people but the film is shooting in Sri Lanka or somewhere like that so I'm going.
Well I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn't handle the travel. I'm a single parent. I had young kids and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn't working for me. So I stopped.
I'm interested to go other places I've been the boy in the bubble since we've been shooting I need to go travel a little bit see where the action is other than going to see family of course.
For the last 10 years I've felt increasing pressure to stop shooting film and start shooting video but I've never understood why. It's cheaper to work on film it's far better looking it's the technology that's been known and understood for a hundred years and it's extremely reliable.
But in each case as a filmmaker who's been given sizable budgets with which to work I feel a responsibility to the audience to be shooting with the absolute highest quality technology that I can and make the film in a way that I want.
I come from a background of hanging out with friends and shooting videos with them with funny stuff coming out of the group. I guess we got the same charge jocks get out of sports.
I've always been really active. I grew up playing sports so I'm always shooting hoops or throwing the football with my friends. I'm super-active in that sense.
After a shooting spree they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
You keep shooting. You hope it goes in and you smile.
I don't mind a little Sturm und Drang. When I was doing 'Riding in Cars With Boys ' I wouldn't smile at anybody because my character Bev was angry at the world. I'm the opposite. Inside my head I'd be like God I'll explain to you at the end of shooting that I'm not this person.
Shooting a film is like a kismet quest. You have thirty days and you need magic to happen. So that's why I wear suits. I'm praying to the gods and I'm doing everything I can to respect the powers of the world.
You know I've carried a weapon for 10 years never shot anybody never robbed anybody. It has saved my life twice but I know they're not toys. I practice with firearms I enjoy shooting it's a hobby of mine and I have a healthy respect for them.
You can't have a relationship when you're shooting a 14-hour day and your husband is shooting a 14-hour day in the same city. It's a time thing and it's a together thing.
I have this home in New York I have a long-term relationship with my boyfriend who's from Australia and I had this business that I had maintain. Even though I wasn't actively shooting there's a lot of peripheral work.
I love romantic comedies. They're for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There's nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That's not second nature to me thank God.
A movie goes from several stages from idea to script. As you continue shooting you will make some adjustments. You're constantly adjusting. It's like a piece of music. You're constantly trying to make it better.
What I know is my music gets blamed for school shootings.
When I'm shooting a movie I'm always in an invisible theater seat. I respect the fact that people have worked hard all week and want to go to the movies on the weekend and be entertained.
I've been in enough movies to know that when you're on the set and you start shooting you're looking at playback and you get a sense of what it's going to be like.
Shooting this one was kind of like a two month party we would literally play music between takes and other movies that were shooting on our lot would play hookey come over and hang out and stuff. We had a great time.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.