Listen to David O. Russell: 2015 David Lean Lecture by BAFTA #np on #SoundCloud

I would take from Jean-Paul Sartre to sound pretentious, but also he’s a smart guy. So he said, “We only become what we are by the radical refusal of that of which others have made of us,” and I would say that’s true of every single character I’m inspired to write about, and it’s true of my own story, in the world and in life, and it’s my advice to my own children.