Pushy Questions for Stephen Susco

Penned the Sundance film 'Red,' starring Tom Sizemore and Brian Cox.

Stephen Susco, who penned the Sundance film “Red,” starring Tom Sizemore and Brian Cox.

Books I’m reading:
“Two Cheers for Democracy” by E. M. Forster, “Dreams From My Father” by Barack Obama, and “Development Hell” by Mick Garris

Total number of books I own:
Enough to bow the shelves and eat into my floorplan.

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury
“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
“The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury

What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen?
“Rage” by Richard Bachman and Stephen King

Last films I saw:
“There Will Be Blood,” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and “Paths of Glory” directed by Stanley Kubrick

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Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Jacob’s Ladder,” directed by Adrian Lyne
“Koyaanisqatsi,” directed by Godfrey Reggio
“Citizen Kane,” directed by Orson Welles

Who do you look to for inspiration?
Emerson, Aurelius, Frost and Shakespeare.

Song currently playing in my iPod:
“The Only Unforgivable Thing” by Marillion.

Best hangover remedy?
The primary debates.

What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Online gaming and online gaming.

What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Buckle up.

Do you have a dream project?
My seven-month-old son.

What helps you get out of bed in the morning?
My seven-month-old son.

Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
Lucy Deakins

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Stanley Kubrick, Winston Churchill, H.P. Lovecraft, my wife and my brother-in-law.