If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction.

-Matthew Modine
Matthew Modine

I never set out to be rich and famous. I wanted to follow my own path.

Matthew Modine
For example, Michael Mann's film Collateral - there is certain kinds of stories that lend themselves to digital photography. Some things are very raw stories that digital photography kind of lends itself to.
Matthew Modine

You hope and pray that you'll get involved with a director that you understand and who has the same sensibility as you do and knows how to push you and bring out the best in you.

Matthew Modine
Stanley Kubrick the man turned out to be very gentle,
Matthew Modine

Everything is so convenient in New York,

Matthew Modine
I played Little League and in high school. I played more over the years whenever there was a pick-up game... usually softball.
Matthew Modine

Photography is about light and what it does and how it is captured on a piece of negative.

Matthew Modine
So the thing that's beautiful about the Rolleiflex is that I open the camera up from the top and put my face in and that the camera's all about composition and all about light.
Matthew Modine

That the only person who can save you is yourself. The only person you can really forgive is you.

Matthew Modine
Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from the ugliness that all people are capable of.