Stephen Hopkins

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Liberty is the greatest blessing that men enjoy, and slavery is the heaviest curse that human nature is capable of …. those who are governed at the will of another, and whose property may be taken from them...without their consent...are in the miserable condition of slaves. Freedom & Liberty ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
My hand trembles but my heart does not. Constitution / Bills & Declaratiobns of Rights
Without this trade, it would have been and will always be, utterly impossible for the inhabitants of this colony to subsist themselves, or to pay for any considerable quantity of British goods Foreign Trade ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
24 isn't like other shows, where you set the look once and you're done. The show started at midnight, then moved to a pre-dawn look, and now we're at dawn and we're warming up the day.
Because of all the concurrent stories going in 24 and its fast pace, it can be complicated in terms of the story, so I thought sound could help with the storytelling.
Dark impulses certainly exist in me and, I think, in most people.
Each environment has its own signature. Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing, where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on.
Everyone was going to play their part honestly, and not try and pretend to be good or bad guys.
I directed 24's pilot. I felt we should follow the characters around as if we were a documentary crew, using available light, hand-held cameras, split screens, sound that isn't always what it should be, to suit the reality of the premise.
I had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on. I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me, all wearing masks of my face.
I had no special effects, no monsters running around, nothing blew up; those things are all things I've done so many times that they lose their allure after a while.
I have an adult emotional life and an editing system inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid. Life
I wanted to make a film that was sophisticated and emotional, but for a wider audience.
If people aren't in sync, things won't work out well. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It's been exciting to be able to go forward with stuff without 10,000 people saying, It should be like this.
It's rare that scenes last more than 2 or 3 minutes, so sound helps segue from one scene to another.
I've always been a bit of a sound freak in the movies I've done. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Knowing that Gene and Morgan were playing those roles made it much easier to put the script together-we knew who we were writing it for. It took some mystery away.
There were no previews; we made the film we wanted to make.
There's no attempt to manipulate the audience. We made our choice at the start.
To be able to rely completely on the actors was a very simple process for me.
We shoot double episodes in 15 days in Los Angeles.
We use a lot of source music on some shows and none on others. Music, Chants & Rapps
When I was thinking of casting this, I thought, What roles would Sellers be playing now?