I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
Well, there's no question that a good script is an absolutely essential, maybe the essential thing for a movie.
I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
I mean, the truth of the matter is, I like the failures as much as I like the successes, it's only the world that doesn't like the failures.
I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something, it's pretty hard to pick favorites.
We talked about Tootsie, the idea in Tootsie is that a man becomes a better man for having been a woman.
For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma, who could be president 40 years ago, and who was a deserving president, I don't know that George Washington would be a president today, I don't know that Abe Lincoln would, I don't know that Roosevelt would.
Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest, in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies, you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies.
I didn't grow up thinking of movies as film, or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon.
No, I never went to college. Always regretted it, always envied people who did.
And I taught acting for years, and without knowing it that was the real thing that started bending me toward directing.
You don't normally do another presentation of All About Eve. You do one All About Eve, and that's it.
Every single art form is involved in film, in a way.
When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
I mean, I don't know anything else that I would try to do, but it's a very frustrating thing to do, because you are trying to take what's a fantasy in your head and make it live through the minds of 200 people.
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