While your films are all very different from another, there seems to be a certain personal style that remains consistent in each work. What, if anything, would you say makes your style unique? Are there certain elements, visual or otherwise, you consciously add to or keep out of a film?
I don't have any visual elements that I particularly like or want to re-use. At the same time I think you could run all my pictures in a row and there would be certain visual themes as well as narrative ones. What they are, though, I don't know!
I was very keen on shooting every scene in a single, moving master shot, and did four features that way in the 1990s. But I have had to promise producers to stop doing it, since they think - probably correctly - that long takes are alienating to a younger audience raised on fast-cut fare.
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 8/30/2004|| Comments (1)|
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