By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

John Leguizamo

“You know what’s crazy? Texas is 39% Latino! Twelve percent black! Fifty-one percent of the population is of color! Why are they not in power? How are they being kept out of power? How is that possible? Why are they getting the worst education, and their parts of town not being taken care of because of this hyper-aggressive gerrymandering? It doesn’t just take your vote. It takes money from your public schools and infrastructure and all kinds of things that you need to be a healthy American… Yeah, like you heard there was an article about executives whining about that shit? ‘Oh we’ve gotta deal with women, and now we’ve gotta add black people, now we’ve gotta add Latin people too? I can’t really—’ No, fucking grow up, man. This is the real world. Just represent the real world as you fuckin’ see it, not try to hold on to your job, bitch. That whiny wimpiness. I was like, ‘What the fuck? Shut the fuck up. Put my people who are fucking funding your industry.’ Twenty-three percent of the box office is Latin. Put 23% of us in front of your fucking cameras. I don’t care what your problems are, I’ve got problems, you whiny fucking executive bitch… They’ll say to you, ‘Well, a woman as the lead of an action film, boys really can’t relate to that.’ Fucking Wonder Woman showed your ass, didn’t it? Hunger Games showed your ass. ”
~ John Leguizamo

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“Yes, yes, yes. Now I am also the producer on Jean-Luc’s films, so I need to raise the money. Yes, there are two projects in preparation with the pretext of virtual reality. We are beginning with two approaches: we can either do or undo VR. Maybe we will undo it more than we do VR, because thinking about VR leads to the opposite of VR. Is there concrete imagination in virtual reality? For me, cinema is concrete imagination because it’s made with the real and uses it. VR, virtual reality, is totally the opposite of that, but it might be interesting to use this and then to destroy it. No, we’ll see, we’ll see. First, it’s just an idea of a beginning. There is a forest to cross, and we are just at the beginning of the forest. The first step is development. As they say in business, first there is development and research. We have to develop somehow an idea for the film; I won’t say a script, but to see what we can do with this system, and what we can undo with this system.”
~ Fabrice Aragno On Godard’s Next Projects

“Why put it in a box? This is the number one problem I have—by the way it’s a fair question, I’m not saying that—with this kind of festival situation is that there’s always this temptation to classify the movie immediately and if you look at it—and I’ve tried to warn my fellow jurors of this—directors and movie critics are the worst people to judge movies! Directors are always thinking, “I could do that.” Critics are always saying, “This part of the movie is like the 1947 version and this part…” And it’s like, “Fuck! Just watch the movie and try and absorb it and not compare it to some other fucking movie and put it in a box!” So I think the answer’s both and maybe neither, I don’t know. That’s for you to see and criticize me for or not.”
~ James Gray