I wanted to make a movie about the arbitrary nature of love.
The danger is that if you have a bunch of ideas that you forget to use.
Well, I think just the fact that you are making your first film is a huge step.
I think you get better at staring into space. Especially living in the South of France.
I was speaking to Ridley Scott the other day and he makes a film every 18 months. He's amazing really.
The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren't cliche.
I don't know really. I've always been interested in the small picture instead of the big one, and I've always been interested in relationship pictures.
I feel a little schizophrenic because my life is so totally different from here, obviously. And the French values are so different from American values.
Their every instinct - and I have to say this is without exception - is to iron out the bumps, and It's always the bumps that are the most interesting stuff.
So on my screenplay, on the left-hand side of the page, I will put all the ideas that refer to the scene next to it so I have some sort of pictorial reference.