SPIKE LEE, DIRECTOR OF MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA
On the set of Miracle at St. Anna, Spike taught me that I always need to come to work prepared. That's one guy who, the minute that he walks onto a set, already has the entire shot he wants to get in his head. He knows exactly what he's looking for, exactly how he's going to cut a scene, and exactly how it's going to look and how the music is going to sound at that moment in the movie. He knows all that before he even shoots a scene. So I learned to do everything you possibly can to be prepared. Overprepare if you have to!