I just think you can't shut your life off to just, you know, one thing. You gotta be open-minded. Explore things. Feed your artist.
Being a kid growing up with Kurosawa films and watching Sergio Leone movies just made me love what it could do to you, and how it could influence you - make you dream.
Some men don't gel when it comes to work - you have different work ethics, different opinions, different points of views, different methods of filmmaking - and we didn't gel.
What I learned is, don't forget who you are, because that's what's going to make you a filmmaker.
I became a director just for the love of movies, because of the power of cinema.
It's not worth it, it's not about money, especially when you're dealing with a culture. It should be about elevating the idea of what we are and who we are as people in the cinema, and that kind of stuff keeps dragging us back down.
The story is also about the battle between Arthur and the Saxons. The Saxons were destroying everything they came across and Arthur was left when Rome was falling because this movie takes place in 400 A.D.
It's a dumb question, because I don't look at things as a black director, just as a director, so ask me as a director first and we can segue into the colour thing later.
Bruce Willis. Pain in my ass, no problem about that. We just didn't get along. We got along off camera, but shooting we just didn't get along.
But I like to go to movies with my son because it's still fun; it reminds me of why I make movies.
'Cause movies are human drama, that's it.
Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies.
I believe in God, absolutely.
I like making movies.
I like the opportunity to make films.
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