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

Cary Fukunaga

Cary Fukunaga

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American

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I'd done the method bit before from, like, age 15 to 19. I was a Civil War re-enactor.

Tom Hooper had done 'John Adams,' and David Lynch did 'Twin Peaks.' I figured I could do eight hours of television, and I wanted to.

The theoretical casting part of movies is the funnest part. You really can imagine so many different versions of a story based on who's embodying it.

Shakespeare is repeated around the world in different languages, just because it's good storytelling.

One of my problems with a lot of things I watch is that everybody's too pretty, and it takes me out of the film because I'm thinking that all these people look like I've seen them in a cafe in Los Angeles.

I think the only reason people use PCs is because they have to. Mac is the most streamlined computer there is. I started using the Mac in college because I was doing editing, and they were the only computers we could use to do that.

I think any character has to be well-rounded, whether they are male or female - they have to be complex and make choices that maybe we don't agree with, you know? I guess that's what makes them human.

Writing, for me, is an inherent part of understanding the material on a deeper level.

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

I think I learned discipline on 'Jane Eyre.' Charlotte Bronte's dialogue, the intellectual duel between Rochester and Jane Eyre's character, is so compelling that you didn't have to do much with the placement of cameras.

No, ramen's not good for you. But in Japan, our favorite thing to do after drinking all night, especially in Sapporo where it's freezing cold, is to go to the ramen place at two, three in the morning.

With 'Sin Nombre,' there are parts that I wish were longer. And with 'Jane Eyre' especially, there were parts that I had to compress that I thought it would have been really nice to spend more time with - to spend with the characters.

There's a lot of two-hander dialogue in 'True Detective,' and I needed to place those guys in locations where there were other levels of visual storytelling. It didn't necessarily have to move the plot forward, but it had to add tone or add to the overall feeling.

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