"It needs blood to pump"

06 Feb 2012

Director Nicolas Refn was interviewed by Todd Gilchrist:

Filmmaking is very sexual, because it’s about working with your collaborators as intensely as a sexual experience, figuring out what the other person likes, needs, and can contribute to the emotion that you’re trying to build.

If filmmaking is lovemaking then novel writing is masturbation. It is all simply a matter of finding ways to get the blood flowing to right places.