"I LIKE DREAM SEQUENCES BECAUSE I DO A LOT OF DREAMING, AND TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF THEM"
The three amigos appeared on the June 10, 2016 episode of Charlie Rose (click the link to watch the video). A full transcript of the episode is available on the video link, as well. Here's the best bit:
19:20 Charlie Rose: Dream sequences.
19:23 Brian De Palma: I like dream sequences because I do a lot of dreaming, and I'm trying to make sense of them.
19:29 Charlie Rose: Do you really?
19:30 Brian De Palma: Yeah.
19:31 Charlie Rose: Well, but do you hire people to interpret your dreams?
19:34 Brian De Palma: No. But I get a lot of ideas from my dreams.
19:37 Charlie Rose: Do you really?
19:38 Brian De Palma: Yeah. If you go-- I don't know if this works for any of you guys, but if you're dealing with a problem and you go to sleep, somehow you work it out in your dream and you wake up and you're, ah-ha, that's it.
19:50 Charlie Rose: Does that happen to you?
19:53 Noah Baumbach: Yeah, versions of it. I don't put it in my movies.
19:58 Brian De Palma: Yeah, plus it's very stylized and you can do really crazy things.