Employs tight shots during action sequences to increase tension.
Technology is a key feature to many of his stories.
Is a highly trained deep sea diver and incorporates water into many of his films.
Despite being the brains behind some of the best sci-fi plots of the 20th Century, he has since 1997 focused almost entirely on the technological aspects to film-making at the expense of story, choosing to help make advances in camera design, 3D formatting, and CGI effects.
Likes to challenge his cinematographers during the shoot.