| But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore.
| I've been sort of traveling around the country for ten years talking about independent features.
| I mean, I don't mind promoting a movie, or talking to the press if it's going to be used in some way.
| I've been obsessed with this kind of visual storytelling for quite a while, and I try to create material that allows me to explore it.
| It's always great to discover a new star of tomorrow.
| And I always had this idea for making a movie about a femme fatale, because I like these characters. They're a lot of fun, they're sexy, they're manipulative, they're dangerous.
| You know it's always amazed me - I think the most startling thing that's happened in the last couple of decades is that there is no sort of objective reporting anymore.
| That's what noir feels like to me. It feels like some kind of recurring dream, with very strong archetypes operating. You know, the guilty girl being pursued, falling, all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time.
| So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point.
| You know, I listen to contemporary music all the time.
| I do like directing other people's material.
| Well, I just think through your career you go through different phases, and I just got sort of uninspired by the whole studio process of making and releasing films.
| If anyone's been around some very long cocaine evenings, there's nothing that's in SCARFACE that we all haven't seen before.
| Godard is incredibly brilliant, the things he says. Apparently here in France, the most interesting thing when a new film of his is going to come out are his press conferences, because he's so brilliant.
| The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the directors know. Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting.
| I guess what's most surprised me in most of the reviews is that they don't seem to get the noir story in the dream sequence, so they analyze it like a straight noir movie.
| And we've become very doubtful of our information sources, because they're all controlled by these huge multilateral corporations.
| Well, like any time you're shooting documentary stuff, you've got to be in the moment, and you've got to be able to be in control enough to capture what's happening.
| You really are as hot as your last movie. And it goes away really quickly.
| Yeah, I had an idea to make a very scary movie, based on a kind of serial murderer that preys on tourists.