We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Matt Reeves Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I’m a first-time father, and it was amazing to me to learn that my son could actually use sign language before the spoken word. I could see this intelligence in his eyes before he could speak: how he could understand what was going on around him and was frustrated by that.
Really interesting genre films, especially monster movies, evoke the fears of the times intentionally. Our starting point was ‘Godzilla’ – the original movie was released less than 10 years after Hiroshima, and it’s a classic in Japan.
People’s imagination is the most effective tool in creating terror or dread.
Really interesting genre films, especially monster movies, evoke the fears of the times intentionally.
There’s something about seeing a movie that you like, and being able to see the scenes that didn’t make it, just as a window into the process of how choices are made and how a movie is made. To me, the idea of getting to have the scenes on the DVD is very exciting.
It’s the idea that anticipation is as scary as anything in a movie could be. People’s imagination is the most effective tool in creating terror or dread.
I’m always looking for a reason to say no when I’m approached about a big studio tentpole because your fear is will you be consumed into the anonymous machine, and it will suck out any specificity and point of view that you might hope to express.
‘Avatar’ was incredible and totally groundbreaking, but it wasn’t about utter realism. It had a great mythic fantasy to it, but the characters don’t seem totally photo-real, as amazing as they are.
I never would have guessed I would be making science fiction and horror films.
I thought this was the most incredible opportunity. Because ‘Planet Of The Apes,’ aside from the fantasy element of talking apes, is such an amazing franchise, because under the surface of that genre, you’re actually looking at human nature.
It’s crazy when you think about the ‘Apes’ franchise and how dark all of the endings are and how dark the movies are, and yet there’s something very pleasurable about these movies. It really comes down to the potency of this idea, of seeing intelligent apes.