Alexander Payne

On why he keeps returning to Nebraska to make movies:

[Payne] told me, “Fellini used to say, ‘They’ve asked me to go to America many times to make films. But I don’t know how they drive there—I don’t even know how they hold their coffee.’ I kind of felt that way. Here in Nebraska, I feel comfortable with the details. So, as much as I’m trying to grasp something mysterious, the other side is that I know how things would be played.”

… via the New Yorker.

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