Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it's possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes - clashes of ego.
I really believe you can predict when someone has a great attitude, a real well of talent.
But, unfortunately, sometimes that affirmation creates a sense that you deserve special treatment and recognition in areas where you're not so talented.
My creative partner is a writer, and he's got an executive producing credit on this film. We've made three films together and I would never underestimate the impact of a writer.
It's very clearly stated in the film: You make your own choices, and what you're always fighting is ego.
And it's a question of how far we're willing to go in order to let the ego shine, in order to let that beacon penetrate not only the local scene but the world.
The SAS is the most elite of the special forces in the world. They are not people who go out and advertise; they keep it inside. They don't want anybody to know about them.
Ray Charles, in his own way, it's like at the beginning, Ray Charles changed American music, not once but twice.
I'm not in front of the camera, they are. I encourage them; I build up as much of their confidence and ego as possible. They've got to take control; I can't act it out.
This devil loves mankind because men are going to always make the choice that will send him into ascendancy. He's been winning the game for a long time.
If people are worried about the size of their trailers, I kind of say their priorities are off.
Music has always been an important thing to me in my life and understand I've worked in the music business.
The whole concept of the devil is a metaphor on one level.
But a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary. When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is.
I also know what looks good before the camera, how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen.
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