“I think if people love the source material, and that’s really whey they’re making the movie, then that’s a natural outcome. That the things we all love, and work with the creators of the movie to save the things that were so effective. I think it’s situations where people don’t love the material, they just say, oh that was a big hit, it could be a big hit here. It’s just generalizing. Things got lost if you don’t understand why people like a thing. When you love something, it’s easy to say, ‘That’s my son, cut out his heart? No, he needs the heart.’ It’s harder when you don’t love the thing yourself.”—Sam Raimi (via orbofjonfusion)
I remember reading somewhere critics criticized Kubrick for shooting his New York City scenes in a studio for Eyes Wide Shut, rather than on location. To me, I think the sets enhance the film to have an unrealistic dream like state. It’s actually kind of awesome.