The Clintons are obsessed with money, and they have been since they came on the national scene. I'm sure that both of them since childhood have been obsessed with money. And I mean it. I mean obsessed with not having it when they were young.
When it comes time to make the scenes concrete and shoot them, I want the freedom for it to exist which means adding, subtracting or modifying.
I love any scene where there's a physical confrontation. It reminds me that I'm in show business and I play pretend for a living.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
In rare instances you have to give up what you thought was a great scene.
It's not the subject of narration that interests me, but the structure. That's why I stay in touch with my old works, which I reread regularly. I don't hesitate to take up previously used images or even whole scenes.
It comes down to something really simple: Can I visualize myself playing those scenes? If that happens, then I know that I will probably end up doing it.
P. J. Soles
John Carpenter was very gentle. He was very tender. He really liked talking to actors. He really wanted you to be comfortable. He waited until you were ready to do the scene, and he has a lot of confidence.
As long as everyone is playing for the scene or the movie, rather than themselves, then you're going to have something really good.