It Either Feels Right Or It Feels Wrong

"I really go off of my gut as a filmmaker. I feel like I have an inner barometer that kind of works for tone and realness and I basically approach every decision that way. For me, directing is really simple. You basically watch something and it either feels right or it feels wrong. And it's that way if you look at props, if you're looking at location, if you're looking at performance, if you're looking at an edit, you're reading a screenplay. It either feels right or wrong, and if it's wrong, why and how do you fix it? That's the whole job in a nutshell.

-- Jason Reitman, discussing Juno with Elvis Mitchell on KCRW's The Treatment (2/13/08)