Joseph M. Kahn Quotes.
I have a day job that’s very odd. Most people, by the time they’re 25, glom onto one kind of music and that’s what they listen to for the rest of their lives.
I will say that I’m going to take full credit for this. I knew Josh [Hutcherson] was going to be a star. One of the things you do, as a music video director, is spot talent. Th at’s one of my things. I don’t just do random people.
If you look at Cinderhella, from a production design aspect, I tried to find an interesting, iconic character, having her face wrapped up in bandages. That was funny. On the dream logic level, you’ll see the parallels of that interesting connection that I made. There’s a reason why she’s called Cinderhella.
I still have every record company sending every new, hot track to me, to do music videos, so I’m chained by the foot to pop culture. I still know what kids dress like and speak like, and I still hang out with them. It’s just the nature of my day job. I am a freak of nature that has to understand them.
Even the way the kids react with media today is so completely different than what most movies have. We just wanted to make a movie that challenged them.
When I see a kid in a movie theater texting, I think it’s a failure of the movie. It’s not a triumph of the Apple iPhone. It’s a failure of Warner Bros. and Sony, and all that, because they haven’t kept their attention and challenged them. They’re smart little kids that are bored, and I wanted to challenge them.