by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Some issues are tough to narrow down to a sound bite, despite our media’s best efforts. There are matters that shouldn’t be watered down. They deserve a story. The power of story allows us to communicate with each other in ways that defy the articulation of human
We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls.
It goes all the way back to ‘Psycho.’ Movies with twists like that are memorable because they’re so simple.
I’ve never made any horrible, horrible movies. If you don’t ruin your reputation, you can always get work.
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.
Some people go to the movies to be reminded that everything’s okay. I don’t make those kinds of movies.
There should be a point to movies. Sure, you’re giving people a diversion from the cold world for a bit, but at the same time, you pass on some facts and rules and maybe a little bit of wisdom.
Everything I learned I learned from the movies.
We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds, not simply in the sense of identifying with the characters, although that is an important part of it, but by seeing the world as another person sees it.
It’s all about escapism. That’s essentially what all movies are about. It’s a vicarious thrill.