Gus Van Sant
Gus Green Van Sant Jr. (born July 24, 1952) is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author. His films include Drugstore Cowboy, Good Will Hunting, My Own Private Idaho, Milk, Psycho, Finding Forrester among others.
- Once you're directing, you're kind of in a certain mode, where you're taking whatever is on the page and forming it into the film that you think it might want to be. So whether it's my writing or not, I still try to work with it in the same way.
- For me it was a lot like using music. I used it when I felt that it was right, when I felt like it was time.
- In response to the question: "Was there an attempt in Last Days to connect the use of the musique concrete to specific themes in the film?"from the interview “… the Way Someone Would Shoot a Film in an Architectural Magazine”: Gus Van Sant on Last Days by Peter Bowen on Filmaker, (Jul 5, 2018).
- I grew up on the experimental cinema coming out of New York and San Francisco in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.