“This is the most comprehensive and artistically successful of four maps of Great Britain drawn by the 13th-century historian Matthew Paris, who was a monk at St Alban’s Abbey. Many geographical features are recognisable. His are the earliest surviving maps with such a high level of detail. They stand out in the history of medieval mapmaking as the first attempts to portray the actual physical appearance of the country rather than represent the relationship between places in simple schematic diagrams.”
I like knowing where I am in action sequences. A lot of the attention went into how could we keep the energy up and orient people. The secret is writing to a location. The secret is saying: “Here is where we are,” whether it’s a street, whether it’s a set, or whether it’s Monument Valley or wherever it is, and step by step, rigorously writing a script, writing into every moment and not faking anything and not cutting any corners. It’s just attention to detail. It’s stitch after stitch after stitch. There’s no shortcut. It’s the same thing as trying to write behavior.
Illustrated by Austin Briggs