I gotta tell you, I don't have many close friends, and if I do wind up making friends with somebody, it takes me a long time, usually.
I was inspired to do anything I could to get out of what I was doing... today, I'm motivated to pay the bills.
Because I found myself telling the story of his family to people without the visual aids that I was able to employ by filming them eventually. But I very much knew exactly what I was going to do.
I'm not trying to be self-serving, but you know, you get to Hollywood, and if you want to make something big and loud and dumb, it's pretty easy. It's very hard to go down there and make a film like 'Sideways,' which I thought was a great film. They don't want to make films like that anymore, even though that film was very successful.
James Prescott Joule