I had an almost fetishistic attraction to film technology.
After marketing surveys by Universal Studios indicated that 'Rocket Boys' as a movie title would not attract the female over-age-thirty demographic, the film was retitled and released as 'October Sky.'
I do my own make-up, even when I have to attend all these film events.
After a couple of attempts at making shorts, I decided to make a feature film with a friend, Tom Hall, whom I've worked with ever since.
After my first film, I was having trouble finding a second film. I had a lot of attempts that failed.
Polar Express is not an attempt to do animation. It is a technology-based film.
The documentary feature film 'Legion of Brothers' tells the stories of the handful of U.S. Special Forces soldiers who, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, went into Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and, within a matter of weeks, overthrew the Taliban regime.
Oftentimes, when you have a huge studio film and you have big names attached, they like to keep attaching big names.
I get emotionally attached with every film I do, and that stops me from being critical. I can't fight my emotions.
'Martha Marcy May Marlene' is excellent. I adore how the film is both grounded in realism and, at the same time, it has an ethereal, nightmarish atmosphere.
I'm very much interested in music specifically and wanted to make a film about it, but not in an atmosphere of censorship.
In India, film sets are like a family atmosphere.
There has been a tremendous growth in the entertainment industry throughout Atlanta. There are many opportunities in film, television and theatre.
People aren't familiar with wheelchair sports. The only film crew in Athens for the Paralympics was the documentary crew.
'Fahrenheit 9/11' is astounding. Not so much as a film - although it is cunning and moving - but as an event.
McQueen is an astonishing film maker. He uses really unusual shots and builds incredible dramatic tension.
TV, in particular cable channels, has assumed the role of independent film.
Though a fine writer, Scott Spencer will forever be associated with a cheesy, sentimental film starring the vapid box-office draw Brooke Shields.
'Barfi!' was a beautiful film. I'm proud to be associated with it.