Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing, you have to show them something else.
It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema, because there aren't words or metaphors which describe many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.
Painting and writing are solitary arts.
In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music.
You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.
I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script.
I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.
With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene. You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art.