You're meant to think somehow that literature, in espousing eternal values, is kind of normal and balanced and reasonable. When it fact it's anything but.
I've never had any problem with crazy people. I like crazy people; I probably am a crazy person myself.
There are endless anxieties in putting a film together, and it's an enormous relief when you know it's working with an audience.
But one of the amazing things about documentary is that you can remake it every time you make one. There is no rule about how a documentary film has to be made.
But I can say what interests me about documentary is the fact that you don't know how the story ends at the onset - that you are investigating, with a camera, and the story emerges as you go along.
A movie is like a tip of an iceberg, in a way, because so little of what you do in connection with making a movie actually gets into the movie. Almost everything gets left behind.
I like to think that I'm nonjudgmental, that I can listen and be engaged by almost anything.
My advice to all interviewers is: Shut up and listen. It's harder than it sounds.
Ecstatic absurdity: it's the confrontation with meaninglessness.