I’m often asked by younger filmmakers, why do I need to look at old movies; I’ve made a number of pictures in the past twenty years. And the response I find that I have to give them is that I still consider myself a student. The more pictures I’ve made in the past twenty years the more I realize I really don’t know. And I’m always looking for something to, something or someone that I could learn from. I tell them, I tell the younger filmmakers and the young students that I do it like painters used to do, or painters do: study the old masters, enrich your palette, expand your canvas. There’s always so much more to learn.
I knew she was going to kill it. Just from talking to her I knew that she was really ready to step up. And there’s nothing better a director can have than somebody who’s very eager…Amy’s very fierce. Amy has that fierceness in her, but she also brings a great deal of emotion in her eyes. So you have that great cocktail that I find so interesting, of the two. - David O’Russell on Amy Adams
PHILIPPINES, Manila : People gather to form a woman symbol to celebrate International Women’s Day at Manila’s Rizal Park on March 8, 2014. The organizers hope to bring in 10,000 participants and set a Guinness World Record for the largest human woman symbol. The event’s official recorded participants has yet to be announced by Guinness World Records. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO