When drawings of the main buildings I have designed in the last five years are juxtaposed, the fact that they all involve the pursuit of certain configurations is obvious to anyone.
But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I'm kind of fascist with myself, you know. There's no discussion. There is an order. You follow it.
I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart, and wicked.
Billy Wilder is really is a heavy influence on Bound. We felt that film noir was a genre where you could create a really contained story. We wanted to be on a set as much as we could to get the kind of style level we were looking for.
I don't know, I just want to be happy. I could be in a hole somewhere. Or I could completely lose it and be some hippy living in the woods with my dad.
I wish people could get over the hang-up of subtitles, although at the same time, you know, that's kind of why I'm kind of pro dubbing.
There's one thing better than having a great actor, and that's having a great actor who's never done this kind of role before and is hungry to do it. They're testing themselves every day. They want to get out of their trailer and get to work.
I just want to make one really good movie a year. And when I die, to know I was honest as an artist.
I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person.
I love men, not for what unites them, but for what divides them, and I want to know most of all what gnaws at their hearts.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
I don't know if I work in order to do something, or in order to know why I can't do what I want to do.
I would seriously question whether anybody is really foolish enough to really say what they mean. Sometimes I think that civilization as we know it would kind of break down if we all were completely honest.
I try to do a lot of research beforehand so I know where I want to go with a scene. I try not to get too stressed about it, because I find that's the worst thing.
But now I know that it is very important that all buildings should be consistent, that this is the quality of the Gothic cathedral, for instance, that we like.
When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to know what one wants it to say, and even if one does know, there is always a difference between what one has in mind and the result on film.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot.
I have an expensive hobby: buying homes, redoing them, tearing them down and building them up the way they want to be built. I want to be an architect.
Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work.
I know that atmosphere of the Parisian apartment building, with the twin menaces of the concierge on the ground floor and the landlord upstairs.
I don't want to say anything because I know I am unable to protect you from the harm that I see.
Why did I make "Subway"? Why did I do all that crazy undersea stuff in "The Big Blue"? Why did I go all black and nasty with "La Femme Nikita"?. I don't know. Because I did. I do what I do because I want to do it, because I want to explore, go looking for things.
I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role.
I want my audience to know me for my work, not because of who I'm dating or what drugs I'm on or what club I went to.