More From Zack Snyder : His Movie Making Process & Why He's Different From Most Directors

While talking to Japan Times, Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder explains his movie making process and why he is different from other directors. Two words : TV Commercials. Hit the jump to find out more!

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By Emjeed - 8/29/2013

In a lengthy interview with Japan Times, Zack Snyder touched upon why he felt he approaches his movies with a different perspective than most other directors. Of the subject he says

“I always say that making movies is like being an architect,The scale of the project, the sheer number of people that have to be involved, dealing with the abstract on a daily basis before we can even glimpse the completed product emerging — the conditions are very similar. And there’s a lot of compromise. It’s always (about) how much of your vision you’re willing to sacrifice to get the product made. For both directors and architects, it’s easy to get all tyrannical. It’s weird, but a lot of directors get dictatorial when they come on the set. I’m not, and I think it’s because I’ve made a lot of commercials. I’ve made some for Japan, too. Making a commercial is a whole different story from making a movie. You can believe in your vision, but in the end, you’re selling the product for the client. I’m glad I did the commercials…it allowed me to thicken my skin for dealing with difficulties in movie-making.”

He also goes on to talk about what he feels a good movie should be able to accomplish.

“Chris and I tend to like the same movies,“For me, a good movie has a pokey feel, and its surface has sharp edges. It’s hard to hold in your hand, but fascinating to look at. The ‘Hollywood committee,’ on the other hand, is always trying to get rid of those edges, to make it softer, lighter, more palatable. Those movies are easier to sit through and accept but once the lights come on you’ve forgotten all about it. It winds up not moving you, and the experience doesn’t stay. The best movies are the ones that cut you a little. When I go to the movies, I hope to be moved. Otherwise, why bother?”

There's a lot more interesting things says about Superman in the original article so click the link below if you wanna read more. But what do you think about his opinions? Do you agree? Does these statements help you understand the director more than you did before? Leave your thoughts at the usual place!
Source: Japan Times
TheRationalNerd - 8/29/2013, 11:41 AM
"Those movies are easier to sit through and accept but once the lights come on you’ve forgotten all about it. It winds up not moving you, and the experience doesn’t stay. The best movies are the ones that cut you a little. When I go to the movies, I hope to be moved. Otherwise, why bother?”

Man of Steel was great and the music and action within the film helped add that gloss most fans looked for in any Superman movie. It was great to see Superman finally go toe-to-toe against not only one but three individuals of his own kind. You actually felt as if he was [frick]ed and that's what I truly enjoyed, him learning to go all out with his powers to save the lives of many! Even if sacrifices of some people had to be made. It sounds [frick]ed up when you read my comment but when we all get to watch the film more after it releases I think many more people will understand.

Bring on Batman vs. Superman!

Zessus - 8/29/2013, 11:46 AM
I'm not a particular fan of Snyder. I've seen some of his movies, and some I like, some I don't. But that being said, I absolutely LOVED Man of Steel. In fact, my whole family did. My sister had some issues with the breaking neck scene (not because of the dumb "Supes would never do that" complaining, but because it was gross to her), but even she loved the movie.

Can't wait for Man of Steel: World's Finest!
MexicanSuperman - 8/29/2013, 11:49 AM
MOS is fricking great and I can't wait to own it on bluray. I own every Snyder movie.
Greengo - 8/29/2013, 12:09 PM
Wow great quote.

He sure did cut up a bunch of Marvelites lol!

We should call him Zach Shredder.
Greengo - 8/29/2013, 12:10 PM
Sliced and diced those pussies like Sage, Hydra and Ineed.

Chopped up their butt hurt feewings.
jerryblake - 8/29/2013, 12:13 PM
i liked his Watchmen ... still wish i could see Greengrass version (maybe someday - tv miniseries, perhaps ?)

His style was good for Watchmen, but it also kind of drag the movie down (too many songs. And what with this Hallelujah scene ?)

ABH1979 - 8/29/2013, 12:25 PM
@TheBlackMan - Ha, yeah, so agreed.
Brainiac13 - 8/29/2013, 12:46 PM

Nice Find.

I'm looking forward to Zack's Batman.....its going to be the best version.....hopefully more Arkham Batman.
Emjeed - 8/29/2013, 1:19 PM
Thanks @Brainiac3000
Gnyah123 - 8/29/2013, 1:30 PM
not sure what the deal is with ben afflecks contract with batman if hes a multi-deal or not
if it is then that means he will be bruce for the reboot!!
and if so i would like to see killer croc in a movie

but i cant wait for this movie bringo n 2015
zack is a decent guy!!
some good movies some bad!!
TheRationalNerd - 8/29/2013, 2:24 PM

Very true bro!

I honestly want to see a "Court of the Owls" story arc for the reboot!

And save an Arkham Asylum type of film as the last movie with Batman facing all his greatest enemies in Arkham.

But if not that these characters deserve screen time! :D

-Killer Croc

-Black Mask

-Poison Ivy
-Harley Quinn

Hopefully they won't kill off villains. I was mad that Harvey, Ra's al Ghul and Talia died in Nolan's franchise but it's all good. We had Scarecrow, Joker and Catwoman still surviving I want Batman to outsmart his enemies and not have to kill them. If they die they die on their own but it sucks when all the cool baddies die and don't come back.

We never really found out what happened to
3DWitchHunt - 8/29/2013, 6:11 PM
Really hope there aren't any Bat villains in S/B
Its cool to have Batman and Bruce in there but the focus needs to sway to Superman's side and further explore his mythology
Lex and Metallo or Lex and Brainiac would be nice
Maybe even Parasite. Point is, no Joker.
killerkooljames - 8/29/2013, 6:20 PM
Shitty director. His best film was 300 and then Watchmen. MOS was nowhere near as epic as all the superhero films. wolverine was a much better film. Seriously have Affleck direct the next one and Snyder can go and suck nerds' dick somewhere else.
Jollem - 8/29/2013, 9:24 PM
beautifully said. brilliant director
JULEZ13 - 8/30/2013, 6:51 PM
@emjeed: Nice find!
aevelasquez - 8/31/2013, 12:08 AM

lucio7lopez - 8/31/2013, 6:40 PM
Man of Steel is freaking epic! Snyder rules.

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