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I've never done anything that's totally worked for me. It has always been very painful to watch what I've done. Filmmaking, by definition, is a process of failure and because of that I always seem to be looking for the blemishes in my work.
Claims that he has never been invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) because they "don't like" him and are biased against directors who shoot their own films. In 1997, he said this to Conrad L. Hall
, who didn't believe him. After Hall and Haskell Wexler
offered to sign recommendations on an application letter for him, the ASC summoned him for a 90-minute interview. Several...
Likes to shoot his movies on soundstages, where none of the light is natural and all of it can be controlled.