By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

“There’s a new strain of filmmaker-without-a-cause. They’re out there in droves, and their films will be coming down the film festival circuit pike for years to come. They are filmmakers first, storytellers second, maybe artists third, and then only somewhere under those layers are they willing take on the role of socially concerned citizens.”

“There’s a new strain of filmmaker-without-a-cause. They’re out there in droves, and their films will be coming down the film festival circuit pike for years to come. They are filmmakers first, storytellers second, maybe artists third, and then only somewhere under those layers are they willing take on the role of socially concerned citizens.”

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I do think the polemic of diversity right now is being handled with a lead pipe. It’s talked about in a way that’s not complex— and it’s a very complex issue. It’s not black and white. It’s not a conspiracy to keep women down. It’s a psychology of risk aversion. Women are question marks to the studios The indie world is changing, television is changing, but if you talk about mainstream Hollywood, they’re still looking at a question mark. [So] it’s not some kind of war. It’s people trying to figure out, imperfectly, how to change a culture that has been one way for a really long time. In terms of this movie, though, Sony was on our ass about diversity from day one. They were like, ‘Look: We want you to make your own movie. We just also want to tell you that there are other options, ones that we’re really open to, and here’s all the people we love.’ And those lists, they were the most diverse lists I’ve ever seen.
~ Jodie Foster

Which is easier, writing or directing a film?
Those are two totally different things. Writing is slightly easier because you can do it in bed.
~ Ben Wheatley To The BBC

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