I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
I look at 'Death Proof' and realize I had too much time.
It's very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back.
Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do.
I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie.
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.
My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid.
I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning.
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.
Movies are not about the weekend that they're released, and in the grand scheme of things, that's probably the most unimportant time of a film's life.
I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies.
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.
If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one.
All my movies are achingly personal.
I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can't ever remember a time when I didn't.
I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I'm attracted to this genre and that genre, this type of story, and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn't quite what I'm seeing - taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I've never seen before.
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