Matthew Modine

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Matthew Modine

Matthew Modine

Actually, about four years ago I was working in London and someone broke into the house that I was living in and stole my prized Rolleiflex.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
As I was working on the film, everyone that I photographed, I gave prints to, so it was a nice thing to share with others as we were going through the process together - not just giving them a snapshot from an instamatic, but rather a beautiful print from my Rolleiflex.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
But it's a different language and rather than try to make it into film, let it be digital, let it be what it is.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
Everything is so convenient in New York.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
Honus came out of the coal mines - shoveling, swinging an ax, sledgehammer. I think he and Ty Cobb both used that split grip.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
I always knew I would do something special with my memories of working with Stanley.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
I bought all the stuff, but nothing was as satisfying to me as using the Rolleiflex because it was one shot.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet. It's not sympathetic the way that film is.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
It was the baseball fantasy of a lifetime - to be able to sit on the bench with all those professional athletes. I got to take my son along because I wasn't sure I would be able to play with them.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
My diary is a kind of heart-of-darkness story, both (his character) Private Joker's story and my story - of a young man leaving his home and his country and going to meet this very unexpected experience.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
My father taught me to paint when I was young with watercolors and so I learned at a very young age the essential elements of the value of light and composition.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
My interest in photography really began with the tremendous generosity of my friend Joe Kelly giving me the Rolleiflex to take with me on my trip to London to work with Stanley Kubrick.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from the ugliness that all people are capable of.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
The experience of using a Rolleiflex camera is very different than using a SLR.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
The fact that I happen to be a celebrity who takes pictures is inconsequential to me.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
There was an element of time when Stanley was filming something it would take hours and days to accomplish something, so if he was focusing his attention on Adam Baldwin, or Vincent D'Onofrio, or Lee Ermey, that meant he wasn't focusing that attention on me.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
There's a discipline. When you take someone's portrait, you don't have to take 50 photographs, just find that one so that when you release the shutter, that's the image that you took.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
There's a famous story about Honus, during a game, getting a piece of chew out of his back pocket and taking a bite right when the guy hit the ball at him. He caught it with one hand.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
Think of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges. They used the same actors over and over again.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
We should all aspire in life to do a multitude of things well - to be a great father, to be a good husband, to be a good lover, you know, to try to do things the best you can is very important to me.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
You hope and pray that you'll get involved with a director that you understand and who has the same sensibility as you do and knows how to push you and bring out the best in you.More Matthew Modine [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
I've worked with Robert Altman a couple of times too.More Matthew Modine [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Think of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges. They used the same actors over and over again.More Matthew Modine [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For example, Michael Mann's film Collateral - there is certain kinds of stories that lend themselves to digital photography. Some things are very raw stories that digital photography kind of lends itself to.More Matthew Modine [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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