Jeffrey's book, "Clumsy," is an influence not only in
content, but also form. He cuts to the meat of a relationship, and
through his lack
of chronology, he puts the emphasis on the individual moments, rather
than the narrative. He is also unafraid of using his own life as
subject matter for his work.
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" continues to prove that great comedy can
be captured on handheld miniDV in real locations. Larry David did
away with the slick sets and production, but stayed focused on
the everyday moments and the result is one of the best shows on
''The medieval view of the artist is one I feel much closer to
than the Enlightenment view. In the middle ages, the artist was
seen as a humble servant of God, doing God’s work to the
best of his ability. Starting with the Renaissance, this view gradually
started to change. The artist became increasingly self-important
as his faith in God increasingly diminished. The cult of personality
replaced the ancient mystical cults, and the artist was increasingly
seen as more than human.''
"I am trying to explore this thing called "life" as
deeply as I can, and I feel I can do this most deeply by using
my own life (which is the only life I have any real access to).
Put differently, I believe that all works of art are autobiographical
in some sense, and therefore why not be as direct as possible?
It's not that I'm not interested in other people's lives - I am."
''You put talented people in position and try to capture a moment.
It's not that complicated.''
Winterbottom's pace is just as admirable as his devotion to capturing
moments. He has made 13 features in 11 years.
"I am happiest making films and least happy waiting around
to make them."