Los Angeles Times
DARIUS MARDER & LEE ISAAC CHUNG
We asked Darius Marder, director and co-screenwriter of “Sound of Metal,” and Lee Isaac Chung, writer-director of “Minari,” who their influences have been.
DOGME 95 AND LARS VON TRIER
» “In my early 20s I was influenced by the Dogme 95 movement, and Lars von Trier — specifically ‘Breaking the Waves.’ I was drawn early on to filmmakers who were accessing a surprising vulnerability and prioritizing true and real emotion over polish and ego. I felt I was seeing Emily Watson [in ‘Waves’] for the first time, this transcendent performance, like a stealth movement through the mind of this crazy director.”
WILLA CATHER AND ANTON CHEKHOV
» “Lately, writers have inspired me. Willa Cather is huge, and Chekhov I began studying years ago — I can’t get enough of his stuff. Just the way he tells stories.”