The hard part was structuring it out, because that’s what I don’t have as much experience doing, but once I had the structure down, then actually writing the scenes, for me, came very easy because I’ve spent my whole life looking at a few hundred pages of dialogue and being like, “Ah, this part’s good, but this part’s going to be really hard to pull off to make it sound good,” you know? So, when I was writing, I just made sure that there weren’t any of those bits.


Not a lot of people know what it feels like to be angry, in your bones. I mean, they understand, foster parents, everybody understands, for awhile. Then they want the angry little kid to do something he knows he can’t do, move on. So after awhile they stop understanding. They send the angry kid to a boys home. I figured it out too late. You gotta learn to hide the anger, practice smiling in the mirror. It’s like putting on a mask.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) dir. Christopher Nolan

People think there’s nothing really important about movies or music or what you could call culture. There’s nothing sacred about it. It’s considered snooty to think this stuff matters nowadays, but I believe it does. I’m not saying it matters more than other things, but it matters to me, and it’s part of being human. That’s enough for me.