When asked by a studio head once how I would direct the film, I said, well ….. Ummmm ….. I would put some film in the camera ….. And umm …. I would find a nice place to put the camera and umm ….. Needless to say I did not get the job, nor would I work with anyone that asked me that question…..
The process of creativity, if not a great adventure of exploration is flat and unimaginative… Like job work. We thrive on being surprised by our own work, while increasingly we are asked to be able to explain exactly what we are planning. Like asking Piccaso to explain the colour schemes of his paintings before he has done them.
So what others see as chaos, independance, or even arrogance is nothing but us protecting that child within us that is completely at play. For on the child’s naïve and innocent play, or on that child’s anguish, depends our ability to create.