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Sci-fi: "Also, the spaceship in Trip to Mars (pictured) looks like an airship. Generally, the influences that come from my childhood are taken from movies like Star Wars and James Bond, where Bond has a submarine car. Once I started in film school I was more into art-house films, and how you could make a sci-fi movie more artsy, the way Jean-Luc Godard did with Alphaville. La Jetée makes me nostalgic because I grew up in Paris, so it’s a looking back movie, while Flash Gordon works the other way around — I saw it as a kid and imagined a great future.”