After Sept. 11, there was a reticence and worrying about films that touched on war, and even more on terrorism.
Australia has produced amazing costume designers that are unheralded.
Australia is much more liberal in accepting de facto relationships than the U.S.
Boys are lacking in female skills, dropping out of schools and ending up in jails and unemployed because they lack these skills.
Critics often say, 'Oh she makes films about strong women'. Wrong; I make films about complex characters and the choices they make.
Frankly, I get sick of being considered a 'young woman filmmaker' rather than an individual artist, as a man would be.
Hollywood is a very old and very structured situation. There's still a lot of old boys at the top who have the money.
Hollywood is hard on women.
I don't consciously go out looking for themes. They attach themselves to me.
I have major credibility as a hip, out-there documentary filmmaker, and I'm not going to say, 'I'm only a drama filmmaker' anymore.
I have worked with some of the most amazing costume designers in the world.
I never worried about topping myself.
I put on 'Starstruck' for my kids, and they started getting bored. I was so upset, I took it off. They preferred 'Home Alone.'
I would never do a sexist script.
It often takes a couple of years to get a script right and then takes a couple of years to get financing together.
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