Let me put it this way: I would like to direct a successful film. An unsuccessful film I would not like to direct. Films are very difficult.
I always find that the best collaborations are when you work with people that know what they're doing, and you leave them alone to do it.
To survive, you've got to keep wheedling your way. You can't just sit there and fight against odds when it's not going to work. You have to turn a corner, dig a hole, go through a tunnel - and find a way to keep moving.
When I was a kid, toe dancing and toe shoes had a meaning in our culture as a serious kind of art.