You need to be silly to be funny.
Writing is truly a creative art – putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.
When I did the film Generations in which the character died I felt like a guest for the first time. That made me very sad.
Well-written words are music.
There’s a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail the need for time is such that it’s overwhelming at times and the stream of responsibility.
The mysteriousness and mystique of space is such that science fiction attempts to tantalize you by telling you a story that could possibly be out there and that’s the appeal of science fiction.
Success should always be just beyond your grasp.
Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene – but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers.
My kids say if there’s any family dinner that doesn’t result in somebody crying it’s not a good dinner. They cry because it helps relieve them of a guilt or some onerous emotional burden. It’s like a family tradition.
If saving money is wrong I don’t want to be right!