a digital scrapbook of the life of film writer and director Jeremy Michael Cohen
"I spent way too much money, I spent way too much time thinking about this. I spent way too much time coaxing and cajoling to get that. We can’t leave this until we have the moments that it’s going to take to make this work. We can’t. We’re doing everyone a disservice. You can’t allow it to exhaust you. You have to keep that focus and that concentration and you have to get what you need.
I mean I have thrown the flag and called it on account of rain: I’ve had situations where you say, “This person is too tired to continue, so…” I’ve had situations where you have an actor and you realise, “They’re not there anymore. We’re going to have to pick this up some other time.” But for the most part… You’re doing it for the fucking Blu-ray, man. Blu-ray is forever.
I mean, part of what you get paid to do is to ignore the discomfort of those around you, because you have to go, “I get it! But I didn’t fly Stellan Skarsgård all the way here and put him up in a hotel and make him learn 18 pages of stuff only to say, “Oh, OK, that’s pretty good, let’s move on!’” I came here to juice that! I came here to squeeze that. And I came here to see what else is there."