"I try to take risks and I try to challenge myself and I try not to be complacent or lazy in any way. For Shame, I tried to do justice to the beautiful script that Abi [Morgan] and Steve put together. I’ve got to put myself out on the line and try and represent [that] as best I can. And that’s, I think, just part of my job description, I don’t see it as being exceptional or anything else. The thing is, I try and move forward, you know? I put heart and soul into this film six months ago, now I have to concern myself about the next thing. I can’t linger in the past."
Michael Fassbender discussing Abi Morgan’s and Steve McQueen’s script “Shame”.
- This is all you can ask of an actor and all that they can ask of you as a writer to not to be lazy or complacent in any way.
"Now, on Breaking Bad, I am kind of the last word on the set for the look of the show. And I’m very open. We don’t have rules there. Our rule is to tell the story honestly — that’s our credo. We don’t say, “You must tell it in long shots, You must tell it in wide shots, You must tell it in close-ups, you must do this…” What we do say, if that you must get to the essence of the story, and tell it organically. When you do something like that, then it kind of rolls off of the screen. It doesn’t feel like the photography is a separate job from the writing or the acting or the art directing or the makeup. Everything feels of a piece, and that’s the best compliment you can pay to any visual artists, I think — hen it all feels like it belongs there"
‘Breaking Bad’ Director of Photography Michael Slovis Talks About Shaping the Look of the Most Cinematic Show on Television,
"The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and dance and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that just possibly you are walking down the street naked…that’s the moment you may be starting to get it right."
Neil Gaiman (via thatkindofwoman)
Note: There is so much truth in this statement all art… whatever it is that you do, draw, paint, sculpt, write, exposes a part of your soul and that’s what makes you feel like you have nowhere to hide and that is where you are on the money.
(Source: thewalkingcontradiction, via always-be-happy)
"When we write, we access different aspects of ourselves, different characters, different parts of our brains and hearts. And then, when they’ve each had their say, we mentally switch hats, step back from accessing our myriad selves, and take a more distanced and critical view of what we’ve done. Don’t we always work by editing and structuring the outpouring of our many selves? Isn’t the end product the result of two or more sides of ourselves working with one another?"
— David Byrne, How Music Works