I don’t even have voice mail, and people get all out of shape about that. But, you know what, I don’t want to transcribe your message; I want to talk to you. And that kind of freaks people out a bit. They go, ‘Oh, who has time to talk?’ and I’m like, ‘Well, I’m gonna...
I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
Some persons talk simply because they think sound is more manageable than silence.
The only sci-fi movie that I’ve ever been offered that, had circumstances been different, I would have definitely done, was ‘Avatar.’ And I literally couldn’t do it because of my schedule. But listening to James Cameron talk about ‘Avatar’ was so fascinating. Because he literally invented the world in his mind – and it literally...
I wouldn’t say I’m a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don’t tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to.
It is not empty rhetoric to talk of the Free World.
I am becoming morbidly obese as we speak. So what’s the solution? To stop talking.
The funny thing is that my husband couldn’t be sweeter. He looks like this bad boy. He’s got tattoos and earrings and a mohawk, but when you talk to him and he’s around you, he’s such a gentleman. He holds doors for ladies. He pulls out chairs. He cooks. He cleans.
Usually you talk about directors in terms of the way they choose camera lenses or a kind of light to create a certain effect. But to me the most valuable commodity for a movie to create is a feeling of life, and that’s what A Hard Day’s Night has in spades.
Early on, I was so impressed with Charles Dickens. I grew up in the South, in a little village in Arkansas, and the whites in my town were really mean, and rude. Dickens, I could tell, wouldn’t be a man who would curse me out and talk to me rudely.
Tolkien made dwarf sign language because, you know, it’s too loud to talk in the mines.
It is easy to talk on religion, but difficult to practice it.
I was the little French boy who grew up hearing people talk of De Gaulle and the Resistance. France against the Nazis! Then when that boy grew up, he began to uncover things. We began to legitimately ask the question, ‘What exactly did our parents do during the Occupation?’ We discovered it was not the...