“I’m always criticized of style over content, unlike Ridley [Scott’s] films like Alien or Blade Runner or Gladiator, which go right into the classic box right away. Mine always, sort of, hover. Maybe, with time, people would say they should be classics, but I think I’m always perceived as reaching too hard for difference and difference doesn’t classify you into the classics category. Maybe I think that my movies are more different than they actually are, but, in my mind, my process with each movie is very different and I love what I do. It’s boring having to repeat yourself with how you work and how you shoot. It’s not just change that drives me—-it’s the worlds that I touch and the characters I touch that make me want to see the worlds in a different way. I’m motivated by characters and story”.