Somewhere in talking and rehearsing, there is a magical moment where actors catch a current, they're on the right road. If they really catch it, then whatever they do from then on is correct and it all comes out of them from that point on.
The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you're dead.
I didn't watch much TV as a kid and I don' t watch it now. I don' t find anything beautiful or unique to the medium, and the only thing you can do on TV that you can't do in film is make a continuing story - which is so cool!
The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to.
You're right on the money with that. We're all like detectives in life. There's something at the end of the trail that we're all looking for.
Television provides the opportunity for an ongoing story - the opportunity to meld the cast and the characters and a world, and to spend more time there.
I let the actors work out their ideas before shooting, then tell them what attitudes I want. If a scene isn't honest, it stands out like a sore thumb.
Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd.
This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top.
My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.
I like cappuccino, actually. But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all.