Todd Haynes — American Director born on January 02, 1961,

Todd Haynes is an American independent film director and screenwriter. He is known for the critically acclaimed films Safe, Far from Heaven, I'm Not There, and Carol. Haynes also directed the short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, Poison, and Velvet Goldmine. Far From Heaven and I'm Not There received Academy Award nominations... (wikipedia)

I love how 'melodrama' is a denigrated term - a lower-class citizen to other genres. And yet that's what life is, man.
Pop music can get inside us and enter our memory bubbles. It provides those true Proustian moments, unlocking sensations, unlocking our imaginations. Music inspired me as a filmmaker.
I think by around the time I was about 8 or 9, the idea of filmmaking probably took hold. I made little Super 8 extravaganzas when I was a kid, the first being my own version of 'Romeo and Juliet,' and where I played all the parts except for Juliet.
I liked to act in plays when I was a kid, and then in college. But that's the last time I really acted. I always loved it. But my interests were more in looking at the whole, rather than getting completely swallowed up in a single part of the whole.
You always feel like rock critics are frustrated musicians. I envy musicians their ability to live their art and share it with an audience, in the moment.