Stephen Hopkins - Quotes

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I have an adult emotional life and an editing system inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid. ---->>>

I had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on. I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me, all wearing masks of my face.

I had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on. I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me, all wearing masks of my face.

If people aren't in sync, things won't work out well. ---->>>

I wanted to make a film that was sophisticated and emotional, but for a wider audience. ---->>>

There's no attempt to manipulate the audience. We made our choice at the start. ---->>>

Each environment has its own signature. Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing, where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on. ---->>>

Knowing that Gene and Morgan were playing those roles made it much easier to put the script together-we knew who we were writing it for. It took some mystery away. ---->>>

Dark impulses certainly exist in me and, I think, in most people. ---->>>

Everyone was going to play their part honestly, and not try and pretend to be good or bad guys. ---->>>

There were no previews; we made the film we wanted to make. ---->>>

Because of all the concurrent stories going in 24 and its fast pace, it can be complicated in terms of the story, so I thought sound could help with the storytelling. ---->>>

I've always been a bit of a sound freak in the movies I've done. ---->>>

It's rare that scenes last more than 2 or 3 minutes, so sound helps segue from one scene to another. ---->>>

I directed 24's pilot. I felt we should follow the characters around as if we were a documentary crew, using available light, hand-held cameras, split screens, sound that isn't always what it should be, to suit the reality of the premise. ---->>>

24 isn't like other shows, where you set the look once and you're done. The show started at midnight, then moved to a pre-dawn look, and now we're at dawn and we're warming up the day. ---->>>

I had no special effects, no monsters running around, nothing blew up; those things are all things I've done so many times that they lose their allure after a while. ---->>>

It's been exciting to be able to go forward with stuff without 10,000 people saying, It should be like this. ---->>>

To be able to rely completely on the actors was a very simple process for me. ---->>>

We shoot double episodes in 15 days in Los Angeles. ---->>>

We use a lot of source music on some shows and none on others. ---->>>

When I was thinking of casting this, I thought, What roles would Sellers be playing now? ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Jamaican
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace: Jamaica
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Occupation: Director
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Stephen Hopkins (born 1958) is an Australian director of film and television and producer. He directed Predator 2, Blown Away, the critically acclaimed The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, and the Jesse Owens biopic Race. He also produced and directed several episodes of the critically acclaimed first season of 24 (wikipedia)