I still get a lot of material but I find that as one gets older you get more fussy. You know you're going spend a year or a year and a half on this and you know there are only so many films in you so you get a little bit more selective.
But I've never met a racist yet who thinks he's a racist. That's always the disturbing thing about when we begin to look at ourselves.
I don't like to think that maybe I'm just getting old. I'm not too excited about watching a huge explosion. I'm more interested in people and characters.
I try to find stories that I would think that everyone would find interesting, and just a good entertaining story, and then if I can find a story that has a raison d'etre behind it that I feel is important then that's the best for me.
But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies.
We're always on the side of the animal that's being chased. We always seem to be on the side of the rabbit or the fox and not on the side of the hounds.
When you shoot a musical, you're shooting to lipsynch tracks, so we had to figure out our choreography and work out what we wanted to do with each number before we did it.
Everything Sholom Aleichem talks about in his plays and his short stories is about people, family, man's relationship with his God, the breaking down of tradition.
Every generation deals with the breaking down of its tradition, and I think that they rediscovered the film.
A lot of American actors I work with are in character all day long. You can't talk to them. It's Method and the whole thing.
I don't make films to win prizes. I make films to make films.
Do what you're told, and everything will be all right.
I think you get better as you get older.
Look, I'm just a storyteller. When I make a film, I never want the film to become a vehicle of social propaganda.
We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive. We're always on the side of the animal being chased.
We live in an age of publicity and hype. There's something about success that dehumanizes you, whereas failure reminds you of who you really are.
I work with a lot of movie stars.
Betrayal... is my favorite subject.
I think I've done pretty well. I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards, so I don't have any complaints.
I think all Nazis didn't see themselves as bad people. I've never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist. Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic.
I'm going to do an adaptation of the Italian film, Bread and Tulips. I really like that film.
I'm in the mood for another Moonstruck experience, for another romantic comedy.
When you deal with a film that takes place in Europe, and you're going to work in English, you'd better work with European actors.
The eradication of anti-personnel mines around the world is one of the most important tasks facing the international community.
In America there's no rights for the artist, so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio.
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