I think the real challenge in filmmaking and theatre that attracted me to it, is that it forces you to be intensely and intellectually creative in transforming pretence and contrivance into believable, emotive reality.
As civilized this world pretends to be, it is still remarkably primitive. When the tools, knowledge, and desire to eliminate hunger and poverty are in place, but somehow cannot be managed and applied to solve the problem, we are deliberately sustaining, if not maintaining, the roots of violence and destruction.
I think it is extremely arrogant and hypocritical of Hollywood insiders to refer to middle America as the 'Flyover States', when those are the very same states they want appearing as audiences of their films.
Because art can never truly capture our experiences, we are condemned to repeat it.
The mediocre are always at their best. (1989)
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