The frustrating part of being tagged 'controversial' is people go looking for trouble where there isn't any to look for.
The thing that always attracted me to New York was the sense of being in a place where a lot of people had a lot of stories not unlike mine. Everybody comes from somewhere else. Everyone's got a Polish grandmother, some kind of metamorphosis in their family circumstances. That's a very big thing - the experience of not living where you started.
In the movies, the writer is just the servant, the employee.
Stories in families are colossally important. Every family has stories: some funny, some proud, some embarrassing, some shameful. Knowing them is proof of belonging to the family.
Sean Patrick Flanery
Isaac Mayer Wise