I think what film school gives you is a community of people that bash their heads together to come up with something interesting to say. I think if you sit down and watch a million movies, you can imitate great filmmakers, but you’re not being inspired by actual human beings.
We talk to the first-time director about film school, collaboration and his new movie, The One I Love.
I don’t like to talk to people, because I can’t express myself satisfactorily. I don’t say the things I mean.
The pen isn’t really the weapon - the work ethic is the weapon.
Are you going to want to die because of how hot it is outside? Yes, you will want to die. I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you. If you want someone to sugarcoat it for you, somebody to tuck you in at night and tell you that there’s a cold front on the way, that the sun-sweetened summer days of your youth haven’t been transformed by global warming and a lifetime of crippling mistakes into a pit-stained heat-hole of suffocating regret, then maybe you should just switch right on over to Kevin O’Dell and the Channel 6 Weather Squad, because you won’t find it here. I’m not Kevin O’Dell, folks. I’m Tom Sykes, and I’m just giving you the straight dope here at Channel 3. I tell it like it is. And what it is, folks, is extremely hot outside.
"A Meteorologist Works Out Some Personal Issues During His Forecast." by Pete Reynolds over at McSweeney’s.