A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.
So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.
Train yourself to let go of the things you fear to lose.
Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.
The secret to film is that it’s an illusion.
The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie
No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
Even in high school I was very interested in history – why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.
I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.
’Star Wars’ is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It’s what they want.