I’ve always said to people that auteurism is nice, but it’s hypothetical, and gradually you learn how much or how little influence different directors had.
I was a solipsist and a narcissist and much too arrogant. I have a lot more compassion now, but it took a long time.
Movies are as old as psychoanalysis. So if I were to put you or anyone else on a couch and say, ‘Tell me your favorite movies,’ it would be a way of psychoanalyzing you.
There’s a part of me that looks beyond everything now.
I never argue with people about movies.