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Suggestiveness in novels becomes exactitude in film. Too much detail clogs text like cholesterol clogs arteries, and three sentences of description per roof/landscape/face are normally ample. The trick is to 'stroke' the reader's imagination into life and get it to work for you. In a film, however, detail cannot be suggested: it is either shown or it isn't.
He and Japanese-born wife KA Yoshida have an autistic child, and in 2013 they translated a book written by an autistic, 13-year-old Japanese boy into English.