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NY Times

“Any movie that sympathizes with terrorists, glorifies them; insults Indian Army & justifies ethnic cleansing, goes to the bin. #BoycottHaider”
Hindu Nationalists Take Offense At Kashmiri Adaptation Of “Hamlet’

daily beast

“On the whole I kind of quite like my films without watching them every night like Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard. But I do actually think they are alright. A lot of filmmakers say ‘I can’t watch myself’ and, very often it is because the film that got made isn’t the film they wanted to make because a few people had their hands all over it and f—ed it up.”
Mike Leigh Regards Mike Leigh

CBC Fires Leading Talk Host Jian Ghomeshi Over Sex Allegations: Star Explicit On Content
“We talked about using safe words and regularly checked in with each other about our comfort levels. ”
AndGhomeshi Seemingly Pulls Few Punches In 1,600 Words On The Content Of The Allegations

“The only thing that goes directly on the screen is the dialogue and the narrative structure. You can be a terrible writer, but if you write good dialogue and have a good sense of narrative structure, you can be a good screenwriter and still be functionally illiterate, which a lot of good screenwriters in my experience are.”
David Cronenberg On What Makes A Good Screenwriter

“Seriously, he blows my mind. I’ve never met a human being who was so productive, so energetic. He lived off of four hours sleep and a small catnap in the afternoon. I would never not hear his typewriter. So the sound of the typewriter for me is the most comforting thing. He was tireless.”
Samantha Fuller Talks Samuel Fuller Dad-Doc

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“The city to me is the only possible vehicle we have to measure human achievement. We’re an urban species now. If you look at Karachi or Mexico City or Hong Kong or London or New York or Yonkers or Baltimore or any of these other places, the pastoral is now a part of human history. We’re either going to figure out how to live together in these increasingly crowded, increasingly multi-cultural population centers or we’re not. We’re either going to get great at this or we’re going to fail as a species.”
~ David Simon

“I wondered how different it would be to write a novel and it’s totally different. It’s very internal. The weird thing about it is that I found that novel-writing was much more like directing than it is like screenwriting. You’re casting it, you’re lighting it, you’re doing the costumes, you’re doing the locations, you’re doing it all yourself as a director would. In screenwriting, you don’t do that stuff. You don’t describe the face of the actor or the character when you’re writing a screenplay because Tom Cruise is going to do it and he doesn’t look like that, whereas in the novel to describe what he is is what he is. The actual act of writing, just like shooting on a set, is a slow slog. It’s going to work every day.”
~ David Cronenberg On Screenplay vs. Novel