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

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

Everything is so convenient in New York. Matthew Modin

Matthew Modine
The experience of using a Rolleiflex camera is very different than using a SLR.
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
Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from the ugliness that all people are capable of.
Matthew Modine

I've worked with Robert Altman a couple of times too.

Matthew Modine
That the only person who can save you is yourself. The only person you can really forgive is you.
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 bought all the stuff, but nothing was as satisfying to me as using the Rolleiflex because it was one shot.