You can have 10 bucks to 10 million bucks and if you got a crew imagination and a lot of people willing to turn in some work next to nothing you going to have a feature. But you can’t get beyond how expensive marketing the movie is it’s so crushing.
There’s something to be said for failing. It’s not the failure you feel it’s the failure that people project when something disappoints. You’re back to ground zero where there’s no expectations and that’s where I like to be.
The writer crafts their ideal world. In my world everyone has really long conversations or just picks apart pop culture to death and everyone talks in monologue.
I think the advent of the Internet gave us all a big boost because by the time the Internet became mainstream and you could get it in your home a lot of us were used to dealing in fan culture writing to magazines or anything at the back of comic books.
I saw Richard Linklater’s film ‘Slacker’ for my twenty-first birthday. That was the moment when it all seemed possible. This guy gave me hope.
Haven’t two hundred years of failed missionary work overseas taught anybody anything? You can’t convert people to anything – whether religion or something as inane as our flicks.
Everybody’s got one killer story. It doesn’t take talent to tell that story it just takes experience.
All these people who say success changes people well no it just magnifies what’s there.
I just love movies so suddenly you’re political about movies and that’s dark. It’s just not fun when something you love becomes calculated.
I’d see movies comedies and I loved ‘Animal House’ I loved all the John Hughes stuff but I never saw me and my friends totally represented.
In anything I’ve ever written all the characters sound like me which I don’t think is a bad thing. It makes sense. But I had always admired filmmakers who made movies that didn’t sound like them at all.
It’s too expensive that’s the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That’s not true it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not.
Other filmmakers make their movies and put them out and that’s that. For me for some odd reason it goes deeper than that.
So I know how I watch movies which is on my laptop man. And that’s how I suspect a lot of people do it.
You know comics and movies even if you take a comic and turn it into a movie we can’t all be Joss Whedon.
I know what it feels like to carry a lot of weight in a society that’s very image-conscious. It’s a thin person’s world and we try to navigate within it without being made fun of.
The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story whether in print orating writing it down or having people acting it out. That’s why I’m always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers.