We should all aspire in life to do a multitude of things well - to be a great father, to be a good husband, to be a good lover, you know, to try to do things the best you can is very important to me.
My father taught me to paint when I was young with watercolors and so I learned at a very young age the essential elements of the value of light and composition.
Photography is about light and what it does and how it is captured on a piece of negative.
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.
Think of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges. They used the same actors over and over again.
I had always kept a daily journal,
Stanley Kubrick the man turned out to be very gentle,
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.
Everything is so convenient in New York. Matthew Modin
I never set out to be rich and famous. I wanted to follow my own path.
Fifteen dollar too beaucoup. Five dollars each... Five dollars is all my mom allows me to spend.
I always knew I would do something special with my memories of working with Stanley.
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.
There's a discipline. When you take someone's portrait, you don't have to take 50 photographs, just find that one so that when you release the shutter, that's the image that you took.
I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet. It's not sympathetic the way that film is.
They don't have the news media set up in Africa that we do in the United States, where televisions are so accessible and newspapers and magazines are able to educate people.
Imagine if somebody were to really sit down with Osama bin Ladin and say, 'Listen man, what is it that you're so angry at me about that you're willing to have people strap bombs to themselves, or get inside of airplanes and fly them into buildings?' That would be the miracle if we can get -- sit dow
Photography is about light and what it does and how it is captured on a piece of negative. Matthew Modin
The experience of using a Rolleiflex camera is very different than using a SLR.
That the only person who can save you is yourself. The only person you can really forgive is you.
My diary is a kind of heart-of-darkness story, both (his character) Private Joker's story and my story ï¿½ of a young man leaving his home and his country and going to meet this very unexpected experience.
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.
And if I was going to go there â€“ the only person you can really compare Batman to, of those characters, would be Iron Man, another rich guy who has the ability to make fantastic toys â€“ so if you want to take Batman and Iron Man and put them in a battle, thatâ€™s an interesting battle. But if you
Everything is so convenient in New York,
I played Little League and in high school. I played more over the years whenever there was a pick-up game... usually softball.
I bought all the stuff, but nothing was as satisfying to me as using the Rolleiflex because it was one shot.
I always thought that it was kind of silly that a baseball card could be worth so much money.
I've worked with Robert Altman a couple of times too.
Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from the ugliness that all people are capable of.
It was the baseball fantasy of a lifetime - to be able to sit on the bench with all those professional athletes. I got to take my son along because I wasn't sure I would be able to play with them.