Filmmaking isn’t if you can just strap on a camera onto an actor, and steadicam, and point it at their face, and follow them through the movie, that is not what moviemaking is, that is not what it’s about. It’s not just about getting a performance. It’s also about the psychology of the cinematic moment,...
But the process of making a film is not glamorous. Certainly not my films.
I’ve been fortunate to be in films that are classic, that are going to be around.
You can make as many films as you like, but if nobody wants to put them on, what’s the point?
I hope to be 70 and sitting at the table with journalists, talking about my films.
The films that I love are very straightforward stories, like really old-fashioned stuff.
If my films make one more person miserable, I’ll feel I have done my job.
I think ‘Rockstar’ is more dear to me than any of my other films.
The trouble with Hollywood films is that they always have a pleasant ending.
When I’m actually making a film and trying to find solutions, I like to watch making-of documentaries about huge films, like ‘Gladiator.’ That couldn’t be more apart from what I’m doing, but you see Ridley Scott facing huge problems and fixing them.
I spent a couple of years doing American films. I did a few.
But now I wish I could back to Stockholm to make international films there.
For me with all this stuff, both the horror films and thrillers like this, the most interesting thing is what goes on inside people’s heads, … The rest is just the setting. She is sort of trapped in her seat, with this guy a few inches apart watching her facial expressions for clues about what...
We were trying to make a movie that was funny, but also trying to be smart about being funny. We just wanted to make people laugh,. If you want to make a comedy you just don’t want to hit people in the groin for two hours, even though that’s really funny too. We wanted our...
But no one should have the right to manipulate my films in the first place.
‘Alien’ is one of my all-time favorite horror films – that has a great monster.
Usually, I make such small-budget films that I can’t afford to buy weather.