Monday, January 24, 2011

The 'Other' Type of Director

The Truman Show (1998)/ Peter Weir

"When you put it like that, yes. But I think some part of me is already rejecting it. I like to think each thing I’m finding is fresh. I’m not a stylist, pretty clearly. I’m that other type of director who serves the story, whose personal signature or name is not as important as [it is for] a singular artist whose films are, to a degree, about them: Fellini, obviously, or David Lynch. So I belong in that other group. In fact, if I get something that’s too close to something else [I've done], dealing with similar themes, I’ll reject it. But inevitably I’m dragging with me my own preoccupations and sensibility."

Peter Weir, Interview with Filmmaker Magazine

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