Born On This Day – November 6, 1947

“I really don’t play favorites with my own films because I already feel lucky enough just being able to make a film in Taiwan. So every time I get behind the camera, all of my energy and effort is concentrated there. And although there may be areas that I feel aren’t perfect, I know that it isn’t because I didn’t work hard enough. Sometimes those are actually the most interesting parts. When I look back I discover that I have always been doing the same thing. Every time I get behind the camera to direct, I approach it as if … Continue reading Born On This Day – November 6, 1947

Born On This Day – November 6

“A movie is like a person. Either you trust it or you don’t.” –Mike Nichols “To me writing and directing go hand in hand. You can’t separate the two responsibilities. Writing, from the very beginning of the idea, is like the blinking of a light bulb in your head, and until completion the whole production process is writing, one way or the other. Shooting is writing, editing is writing, pre-production is writing, and auditioning for the cast is also writing. Improvisation is also part of writing. I think I’m fortunate that I started my career not in the tradition of … Continue reading Born On This Day – November 6