Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.
The secret to film is that it’s an illusion.
The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.
I loved photography and everybody said it was a crazy thing to do because in those days nobody made it into the film business. I mean unless you were related to somebody there was no way in.
Even in high school I was very interested in history – why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.
The secret is not to give up hope. It’s very hard not to because if you’re really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side.
‘Star Wars’ is fun its exciting its inspirational and people respond to that. It’s what they want.