Movies are my religion and God is my
patron. I'm lucky enough to be in the position where I don't make
movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be
everything to me; like I would die for it.
I don't really consider myself an
American filmmaker like, say, Ron Howard might be considered an
American filmmaker. If I'm doing something and it seems to me to be
reminiscent of an Italian giallo, I'm gonna to do it like an Italian
All my movies are achingly personal.
learned as an actor, I
have basically applied to writing.
I always do an all-night horror
marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in
I've always considered myself a
filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.
If I really considered myself a
writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels.
I don't believe in elitism. I don't
think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the
To me, movies and music go hand in
hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is
find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence.
I've always thought my soundtracks do
pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a
mix tape I'd make for you at home.
If there is something magic about the
collaborations I have with actors it's because I put the character