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Template:Multiple issues Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. (born July 24, 1952) is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author. He is a two-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director—for Good Will Hunting (1997) and Milk (2008), both of which were also nominated for Best Picture—and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Elephant (2003). He lives in Portland, Oregon.His early career was devoted to directing television commercials in the Pacific Northwest. In his films, he has dealt with themes concerning homosexuality and other marginalized subcultures. His filmography as writer and director includes a 1994 adaptation of Tom Robbins' 1976 novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which features a diverse cast (Keanu Reeves, Roseanne Barr, Uma Thurman, and k.d. lang, with cameos by William S. Burroughs and Heather Graham, among others); and My Own Private Idaho (1991), also starring Reeves as well as River Phoenix.He wrote the screenplays for most of his early movies, and wrote one novel, Pink. A book of his photography has also been published, called 108 Portraits. Wikipedia

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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When We Rise 2017 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes post-production
The McKennas executive producer pre-production
City of Gold 2016 executive producer
I Am Michael 2015 executive producer
Promised Land 2012 executive producer
Boss 2011-2012 TV Series executive producer - 18 episodes
Revolution 2012/II Documentary executive producer
Laurence Anyways 2012 executive producer
Act Up! 2012 Documentary executive producer
Restless 2011/I producer
Virginia 2010 executive producer
Howl 2010 executive producer
Lightfield's Home Videos 2006 Video executive producer
Wild Tigers I Have Known 2006 executive producer
On the Set of 'Elephant': Rolling Through Time 2004 Video documentary short executive producer
Tarnation 2003 Documentary executive producer
'Psycho' Path 1999 Video short documentary executive producer
Speedway Junky 1999 executive producer
Psycho 1998 producer
Kids 1995 executive producer
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1993 executive producer - as Gus Van Sant Jr.
Thanksgiving Prayer 1991 Short producer
Five Ways to Kill Yourself 1987 Short producer
Mala Noche 1986 producer
The Discipline of D.E. 1982 Short producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When We Rise 2017 TV Mini-Series 1 episode post-production
The Sea of Trees 2015
The Devil You Know 2015 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
Promised Land 2012
My Own Private River 2012 Documentary
Boss 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Restless 2011/I
Milk 2008/I
8 2008 segment "Mansion on the hill"
Paranoid Park 2007
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 segment "First Kiss"
Paris, je t'aime 2006 segment "Le Marais"
Best of Chris Isaak 2006 Video music video "San Francisco Days"
Last Days 2005
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Videos 2003 Video documentary video "Under the Bridge"
Elephant 2003
Best of Bowie 2002 Video documentary video "Fame '90"
Gerry 2002
Finding Forrester 2000
Psycho 1998
Good Will Hunting 1997
Ballad of the Skeletons 1997 Short
Understanding 1996 TV Short
Four Boys in a Volvo 1996 Short
To Die For 1995
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1993 as Gus Van Sant Jr.
Bowie: The Video Collection 1993 Video video "Fame '90"
Thanksgiving Prayer 1991 Short
My Own Private Idaho 1991
Drugstore Cowboy 1989 as Gus Van Sant Jr.
Ken Death Gets Out of Jail 1988 Short
Five Ways to Kill Yourself 1987 Short
My New Friend 1987 Short
Mala Noche 1986
The Discipline of D.E. 1982 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paranoid Park 2007 screenplay
Paris, je t'aime 2006 segment "Le Marais"
Last Days 2005 written by
Elephant 2003 written by
Gerry 2002 written by
Ballad of the Skeletons 1997 Short
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1993 screenplay
My Own Private Idaho 1991 screenplay
Drugstore Cowboy 1989 screenplay - as Gus Van Sant Jr.
Five Ways to Kill Yourself 1987 Short
Mala Noche 1986 screenplay
The Discipline of D.E. 1982 Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Canyons 2013 Dr. Campbell
Entourage 2008 TV Series Gus Van Sant
Paranoid Park 2007 Guy reading newspaper (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Last Days 2005 Phone Voice (voice)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 Gus Van Sant
Finding Forrester 2000 Library Assistant (uncredited)
Psycho 1998 Man Talking to Man in Cowboy Hat (uncredited)
My Own Private Idaho 1991 Man Behind Hotel Counter (uncredited)
Five Ways to Kill Yourself 1987 Short
Mala Noche 1986 Guy at Hotel (uncredited)

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
8 2008 segment "Mansion on the Hill"
Paranoid Park 2007
Last Days 2005
Elephant 2003
Gerry 2002
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1993 as Gus Van Sant Jr.
Mala Noche 1986 uncredited
The Discipline of D.E. 1982 Short

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Milk 2008/I re-recording mixer
Finding Forrester 2000 re-recording mixer
Good Will Hunting 1997 re-recording mixer
Property 1979 sound recordist

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Restless 2011/I performer: "Musique #4" / writer: "Train Tracks", "Sorry for Your Loss", "Musique #4"
Mala Noche 1986 performer: "To Die For Your Love"

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King Cole's Party 1987 Video slate

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Queens of Heart: Community Therapists in Drag 2006 Documentary production advisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cave 2014/I Short special thanks
Night Moves 2013 special thanks
Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton 2013 Documentary very special thanks
Interior. Leather Bar. 2013 thanks
Massholes 2012 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Strutter 2012 special thanks
Bucksville 2011 thanks
Ocean State 2010 thanks
I'm Still Here 2010/I special thanks
Shit Year 2010 thanks
Some Days Are Better Than Others 2010 special thanks
Accidents Happen 2009 special thanks
Selfless 2008 special thanks
It's All in Place 2008 Short film dedicated to
El camino 2008/III special thanks
I'm Not There. 2007 special thanks
The Who: Fragments 2007 Video documentary thanks
Shortbus 2006 thanks
Junebug 2005 thanks
Undertow 2004 thanks
Saint Jude 2000 thanks
Eban and Charley 2000 special thanks
Reputations 1999 TV Series documentary with thanks to - 1 episode
Zigzag 1997 the producers would like to thank
The Celluloid Closet 1995 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Días de cine 1992 TV Series Himself
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks 1991 Video Himself
At the Video Store Documentary post-production Himself
Xavier Dolan: 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman 2015 Documentary Himself
Hollywoodland 2014 TV Series Himself
Portlandia 2011-2014 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2003-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Greatest Event in Television History 2012 TV Series Himself
Une journée particulière 2012 Documentary Himself
The Story of Film: An Odyssey 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
TV Festival Du Cannes 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself
The Advocate for Fagdom 2011 Documentary Himself
Efter Tio 2010 TV Series Himself
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within 2010 Documentary Himself
Searching for Elliott Smith 2009 Documentary Himself
Milk: Hollywood Comes to San Francisco 2009 Documentary short Himself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director
Critico 2008 Documentary Himself
In the Mood for Doyle 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner 2007 Documentary Himself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma 2006 TV Series short Himself
Wanderlust 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema 2006 Documentary Himself
Making of Last Days 2005 Video short Himself
Comme au cinéma 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The American Avant Garde 2004 TV Series Himself
On the Set of 'Elephant': Rolling Through Time 2004 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Larry Clark, Great American Rebel 2003 Documentary Himself
Saltlake Van Sant 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Campus, le magazine de l'écrit 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinema 3 2003 TV Series Himself
Rescued from the Closet 2001 Video documentary Himself
Orientations: Chris Doyle - Stirred But Not Shaken 2001 Documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
'Psycho' Path 1999 Video short documentary Himself
Strange Parallel 1998 Documentary short Himself
Gomorron 1998 TV Series Himself - Om Filmen
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The Making of 'Good Will Hunting' 1997 Video documentary short Himself - Director
Hi Octane 1994 TV Series Himself
Cinefile: Made in the USA 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Weil ich bin wer ich bin 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Regisseur
Heaven Adores You 2014 Documentary Himself
Welcome to the Basement 2013-2014 TV Series Bellhop
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Himself - #85: Psycho: The Remake
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Special Mention Berlin International Film Festival International Jury Promised Land (2012)
2012 Cinematographer-Director Duo Award Camerimage · Harris Savides
2009 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Milk (2008)
2009 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director Milk (2008)
2009 Sonny Bono Visionary Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
2008 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director Milk (2008)
2008 Tribute Award Gotham Awards
2008 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Director Milk (2008)
2007 60th Anniversary Prize Cannes Film Festival Paranoid Park (2007)
2004 Critics Award French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Best Foreign Film Elephant (2003)
2003 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Elephant (2003)
2003 Best Director Cannes Film Festival Elephant (2003)
2003 Cinema Prize of the French National Education System Cannes Film Festival Elephant (2003)
2003 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director Elephant (2003)
2002 Filmmaker on the Edge Award Provincetown International Film Festival
2002 Visions Award - Special Citation Toronto International Film Festival Gerry (2002)
2001 Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas Berlin International Film Festival Finding Forrester (2000)
2001 Christopher Award Christopher Awards Feature Films Finding Forrester (2000) · Mike Rich (screenwriter)
· Laurence Mark (producer)
· Sean Connery (producer)
· Rhonda Tollefson (producer)
· Dany Wolf (executive producer)
· Jonathan King (executive producer)
2000 Special Award Yoga Awards Psycho (1960)
1999 Outfest Achievement Award L.A. Outfest
1999 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Psycho (1998)
1998 FICC Prize - Honorable Mention Oberhausen International Short Film Festival Ballad of the Skeletons (1997)
1997 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Short Film Ballad of the Skeletons (1997)
1992 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay My Own Private Idaho (1991)
1991 Critics Award Deauville Film Festival My Own Private Idaho (1991)
1991 Coup de Coeur LTC Deauville Film Festival My Own Private Idaho (1991)
1991 International Critics' Award Toronto International Film Festival My Own Private Idaho (1991)
1990 C.I.C.A.E. Award Berlin International Film Festival Forum of New Cinema Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
1990 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Drugstore Cowboy (1989) · Daniel Yost
1990 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
1990 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Drugstore Cowboy (1989) · Daniel Yost
1990 Literary Award PEN Center USA West Literary Awards Screenplay Adaptation Drugstore Cowboy (1989) · Daniel Yost
1989 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Drugstore Cowboy (1989) · Daniel Yost
1989 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Drugstore Cowboy (1989) · Daniel Yost
1988 Festival's Plate Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Mala Noche (1986)
1987 Teddy Berlin International Film Festival Best Short Film Five Ways to Kill Yourself (1987)
1987 Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Mala Noche (1986)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival The Sea of Trees (2015)
2013 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Promised Land (2012)
2013 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Promised Land (2012)
2011 Un Certain Regard Award Cannes Film Festival Restless (2011)
2010 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Milk (2008)
2010 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Milk (2008)
2010 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Milk (2008)
2010 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Foreign Film - English Language Milk (2008)
2010 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) Milk (2008)
2009 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing Milk (2008)
2009 Award of the Argentinean Academy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina Best Foreign Film Milk (2008)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Milk (2008)
2009 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Milk (2008)
2009 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Milk (2008)
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Milk (2008)
2009 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Paranoid Park (2007)
2009 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Editing Paranoid Park (2007)
2009 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo) Milk (2008)
2009 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) Milk (2008)
2009 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Milk (2008)
2009 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Milk (2008)
2009 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Milk (2008)
2008 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director Milk (2008)
2008 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Milk (2008)
2008 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Film Editing Milk (2008) · Elliot Graham
2008 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Paranoid Park (2007)
2008 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Milk (2008)
2008 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Milk (2008)
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Milk (2008)
2008 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Paranoid Park (2007)
2008 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Editing (Miglior montaggio) Paranoid Park (2007)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Milk (2008)
2008 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Milk (2008)
2007 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Paranoid Park (2007)
2005 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Elephant (2003)
2005 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Last Days (2005)
2004 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director Gerry (2002)
2004 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Elephant (2003)
2004 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Elephant (2003)
2003 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Gerry (2002)
2002 Golden Leopard Locarno International Film Festival Gerry (2002)
2001 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Finding Forrester (2000)
1998 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Good Will Hunting (1997)
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Good Will Hunting (1997)
1993 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
1992 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director My Own Private Idaho (1991)
1991 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival My Own Private Idaho (1991)
1990 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Milk (2008)
2008 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Film Editing Paranoid Park (2007)
2008 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Milk (2008)
1991 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director My Own Private Idaho (1991)


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#Fact
1 Directed 5 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Minnie Driver, Sean Penn, and Josh Brolin. Williams and Penn won Oscars for performances in one of his movies.
2 He has taught two classes at the Northwest Film Center in Portland, OR.
3 Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1991.
4 Elephant (2003), the very first film he directed that was accepted into Cannes, won the festival's two most prestigious awards: the Palme d'or and best director.
5 Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America", ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press, 2006.
6 Cast 3 of the 5 Phoenix siblings in his movies. River Phoenix in My Own Private Idaho (1991), Rain Phoenix in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993) and Joaquin Phoenix in To Die For (1995).
7 His 1997 film Good Will Hunting (1997) is parodied in the 2001 Kevin Smith film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001).
8 Often casts Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea in small or cameo roles in his films.
9 Van Sant had planned to make a film about artist Andy Warhol with River Phoenix starring as the young Warhol, but plans were scrapped after Phoenix's death.
10 He dedicated both his 1993 film Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993) and his 1997 novel "Pink" to the late actor River Phoenix.
11 In addition to being a successful film director, Van Sant is also a published author (his first novel, "Pink", was published in 1997), a musician (two solo albums "Gus Van Sant" and "18 Songs About Golf" were released on the PopTones label in late 1997, plus his musical/spoken word collaboration with William S. Burroughs, "The Elvis Of Letters" was released in 1985 as the first album put out on the Tim Kerr record label), and a photographer (a large book of his photographs titled "108 Portraits" was published in 1992 and is now something of a collectors item.)
12 In 1992 received the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) of Oregon's Freedom of Expression Award, which recognizes courage or creative vision in upholding free expression, particularly in the arts, for his films that have, " let us see inside the lives of individuals we don't often get a glimpse at."
13 Director of Hanson's music video "Weird" and asked Hanson to produce a song for his next movie.
14 Once worked as an assistant to Roger Corman.
15 Is a member of a band, Destroy All Blondes.
16 Favorite director is Stanley Kubrick.
17 Graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.

#Quote
1 With Psycho (1960), I was sort of angry at Hollywood trying to remake movies, because it seemed like they would rob the screenplay and forget all the other inputs, whatever else existed. For instance, in a movie like Casablanca (1942), they would take the script and they would actually change the script. So I said, "Why don't you just shoot it exactly the way it is, because it's a great movie?" This was my sort of anti-remake statement. And it wasn't until after Good Will Hunting (1997) that they were willing to let me do that. Universal was the company that I would go to for meetings, and every time they'd ask me what I wanted to do. The first time I said something like, "Why don't you remake something like Psycho without changing it?" And subsequently, after they laughed at me that time, I'd bring it up again the next year, and the next year, until finally, when Good Will Hunting was up for awards, they wanted me to do something at Universal. And I said the Psycho-don't-change-anything shoot, and their response was, "We think that's a really brilliant idea." [audience laughs] So then they were willing to do it and the ball was in my court, to decide whether I wanted to do it. Danny Elfman said the critics would kill me, which they did. But I still thought that it was worthy of experimentation, even though I was at a weird point, with the nominations and everything.(...)I expected it to be a huge blockbuster.[2009]
2 [on going digital to produce no-budget movies outside of Hollywood] There was an expected style in making a movie, like a template, and to deviate from it was highly suspect. You always made these a-little-more-safe decisions because money was riding on it. I got tired of it.
3 [on 'Restless'] Younger cancer patients form these relationships with complete strangers because the depth of the tragedy is so great it wipes out the standard support systems of friends and families. Parents can't cope, so they make new friends - and they can be staff at the hospital, or someone they just picked out.
4 I'm really going in a weird I-don't-know-where direction. I prefer it to anything like what standardised filmmaking has become.
5 Different filmmakers do it different ways. My way was to make something for cheap. It's a good deal for people to give me $3 million for a movie. So they don't have a lot of requirements. If I was looking for $30 million, then they need more requirements. They need movie stars, and they need backup for their money. The drawback is, when they spend small amounts of money, the studios don't tend to release the movie very wide since they don’t have that much at stake. Which is O.K. because the films can fend for themselves and be seen by word of mouth.
6 Kubrick was a good model. He had an autonomy I've never had but that one desire. He organized things a certain way. And he had a good relationship with Warner Brothers. He was their class act.
7 Because we're used to making films and observing films with a sort of shorthand. You see the car going down the road. O.K. Got it. Then it's the next shot. Usually what happens then is people start talking about something that will relate to the story instead of something random and more lifelike, like dental work. We learn in English class not to have it be about dental work. But maybe watching the car going down the road is important. To really watch it - as if you were in the car.
8 Part of me believes in anonymous art. I got that from a writer named Jamake Highwater, who wrote about painting before the Renaissance. The way people related to art in, say, ancient Greece. How it was about the community for the community and not the self-expression of the artist. I thought of 'Good Will Hunting' and 'Finding Forrester' as doing it for the people, and wanted to speak without the hindrance of my own style. I'm not sure if that's possible, but it was my rationale.
9 I have this new theory about films. It's almost like astrology, where if we started on a Tuesday the film will be different than if we started on a Wednesday. Not because of the planets. It's that sometimes you start with the wrong balance and the whole thing gets messed up.
10 You can't copy a film. If I hold a camera, it's different than if Irving Penn holds it. Even if it's in the same place, it will magically take on his character. Which was part of the experiment. Our 'Psycho' showed that you can't really appropriate. Or you can appropriate, but it's not going to be the same thing.
11 When asked "Why in the hell would you want to do a shot-by-shot remake of Psycho in color?" He serenely replied "So no one else would have to."

#Trademark
1 His end credits are often run over film footage (i.e. home movies in 'Drugstore Cowboy', ice skating in 'To Die For', an incoming storm in 'Elephant') instead of the usual solid black. A notable exception is 'My Own Private Idaho'.
2 Usually uses music by Danny Elfman
3 Utilizes very low depth of field in his films' cinematography
4 Often uses shot of cloud formation (e.g. Elephant, Drugstore Cowboy, Gerry, Paranoid Park, and Psycho)
5 Frequently casts Matt Dillon, Keanu Reeves, Grace Zabriskie, Matt Damon and James Remar
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