I don't think people are ever going to a place where they're like, 'I'm over stories about character and love.'
I always wanted to tell the story of how Pearl Jam is the story of lightning striking twice. As well as being the flipside of the classic rock tale where great promise ends in tragedy. This is where tragedy begins great promise.
Stars arrive on their own timetable.
People dance and we have a lot of music and... this might be the closet I get for a while.
Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist.
Time puts things in proper perspective.
In the future, everybody is going to be a director. Somebody's got to live a real life so we have something to make a movie about.
And I liked that whole idea that energy comes from not disseminating your ideas and talking about them.
It's more like can I build a group of characters and can I tell some universal truths that feel real and aren't formulaic in the spirit of filmmakers gone by who've told American stories that were personal and universal as well.
Well it kind of is project to project because as a writer I think you always write to some degree about things that you know or things that happened - but my favourite filmmakers, my favourite movies of theirs tend to be the personal movies.