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

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.

Matthew Modine
I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet. It's not sympathetic the way that film is.
Matthew Modine

I had always kept a daily journal,

Matthew Modine
Everything is so convenient in New York. Matthew Modin
Matthew Modine

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
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

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.

Matthew Modine
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 down and talk to our enemies and find a way for them to hear us.
Matthew Modine

I always knew I would do something special with my memories of working with Stanley.

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