It's very difficult to break into motion pictures, but it's oddly easier for directors today because of independent films and cable, who have inherited for the most part those films of substance that the studios are reluctant to finance.
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It's kind of interesting to be a director who is all of a sudden being an actor playing an agent. This is my whole world!
So he was really a tortured fellow, ... He felt very lonely during that period. But he felt that it helped him. And it did.
It's sad - it's sad for us old enough to remember when directors ruled, and films were substantially better than they are today. But it's hard to argue with those kinds of grosses.
It perhaps has a chance, a commercial chance, this film. It's funny, it's charming, the idea is original, it's unusual and it makes fun of the movie industry in a way that it needs to be poked fun at.
There are always at least five good films at the end of the year to get nominated, but generally speaking nowadays, it's more of the independent films that are recognized.
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Nobody now is going from department to another department. Only Walt did that. I was very fond of him, really.
Brimstone was great. That was another occasion when they called me in to do the pilot and it turned into a regular job, which made me quite happy. It was another really good experience and we were all so surprised when they pulled the plug on it.
The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.