The process of discovery (3 replies and 2 comments)
Certainly there was a 'discovery process' for '1917' as it was both a conceptual and a technical challenge but everything you do is based on experience. Surely, even what we call 'intuition' is based on what has gone before. 'Revolutionary Road' was not the same technical challenge but it wasn't just taking down a formula from the shelf. Every time you start work on a film it is like staring afresh, as if it is your first time. Well, that is the way it is for me, for others it may be different. That is what is make the job so interesting.
It's absolutely true that intuition draws from experience. I guess this process relies also on the level of confidence that somebody has of their abilities.
Thank you Roger!
I think it has to be both. You are telling the story that the director wants to tell and, I would hope, one that you also want to tell.
Thanks for your time Roger.