'True Detective' would not pass The Bechdel Test.

Cary Fukunaga

Cary Fukunaga

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American

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I'm not Mexican, and I'm not Central American. I'm from California.

In terms of tackling different subjects, I can't really think of anything I wouldn't want to try; that's the fun of it right? Each new style brings new challenges - not that you shouldn't focus on one and master it, but it takes so long to make a film, you just want to have some variety.

You work with the communities to make films. And you just don't go in and take over their territory.

I began writing fictional stories and little screenplays when I was in fifth grade.

I'm definitely sensitive to the idea of exploitation. You don't want to glamorize certain things.

There are elements to the 19th century which just don't work for contemporary audiences.

I like characters that make choices and try to drive their own fate.

Ed Norton is probably one of the smartest people I've ever met.

Literally, I don't have a television. So I don't really know what's happening pop-culturally. I read the 'New York Times.' And there's one worldwide cabin blog that I look at.

There's nothing I find more lazy than unmotivated camerawork just to make things look interesting.

I've certainly never been dying to go to England my entire life.

I think about a Richard Avedon photo series, the kind of faces he gets of real people, which I find so captivating. Fellini was also great in filling his films with this ambiance, this environment, sometimes chaotic and carnival-like, but people's faces were always amazing.

To be straight, I was kind of a dork, and in order to fulfill the creative fires burning inside me, I participated vigorously as a Civil War re-enactor through most of my teenage years, traveling across the country to participate in large scale reenactments - grandiose plays enacted by over weight history buffs and war enthusiasts alike.

I was imagining films in my head and trying to gather friends together to make movies since I was a kid. I tried to do comedy skits and a horror film.