There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven't. You just do the best you can.
In the Bay Area, there was a resurgence of Dixieland jazz in the '40s - there was the Frisco Jazz Band, and Lu Watters and the Yerba Buena Jazz Band.
You have to steal a lot. You have to have a criminal mentality to be a film director.
I have been trying to retire to the back of the camera for quite a few years, and in 1970, when I first started directing, I said, 'If I could pull this off, I can some day move to the back of the camera and stay there.'