Edward Norton is fed up with people who think movies aren't the way they used to be
No, no. I think it's very much about doubt, self-doubt and the way that our brains go to war with us about our choices and how badly we beat ourselves up. Our own ego becomes literally a voice in our head saying you need more. You should be doing this. Why aren't you this? Why haven't you done this? You're an idiot. I really think the whole idea of the way ego picks at us and drives us, taking it and turning it into this demon in this film, I think is entirely about an agent life, more than it is about being performers. Performers are just fun, melodramatic people to satirize, but I think that a mid-life crisis is something that anybody can relate to. I think having that fear that you've drifted from a vision you had of yourself is something that people relate to almost on a day-to-day basis. Have I become something different than the person I want to be or thought I wanted to be when I was young? All that, I think, transcends the inside baseball of the industry stuff.