Lightning in a Bottle.
I'd seen too many shrines in South Central and thought it was worth asking where the first bullet came from that started all this violence.
If ICM can't get that movie made, then you have to go somewhere else where you can
[Within days of rejoining CAA, Fuqua said, his new talent agency arranged for him to meet with half a dozen financiers interested in backing his gangbanger story.] Whether or not the movie happens, ... CAA put me in a room with them.
I take them seriously but I try not to read them. I take them personally, that's why I don't read them. I think people are lying when they say they don't care, that's not true. I take them personally.
It's not worth it, it's not about money, especially when you're dealing with a culture. It should be about elevating the idea of what we are and who we are as people in the cinema, and that kind of stuff keeps dragging us back down.
I like the platform to show your art and everything that goes along with that. To show your voice and hopefully find films that are more politically driven, films that maybe inspire.
The simple answer is I'd just be a guy trying to feed my family, like everybody else. The complicated answer is, I think I'd be in some sort of military or government world of some sort.
It's a hard line to walk, man. Cause you know you want to make this movie, you want to make it dark and real, you want to show all this stuff but unfortunately you can't always do that.
But I like to go to movies with my son because it's still fun; it reminds me of why I make movies.
Being a kid growing up with Kurosawa films and watching Sergio Leone movies just made me love what it could do to you, and how it could influence you - make you dream.
Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies.
I like making movies.
The story is also about the battle between Arthur and the Saxons. The Saxons were destroying everything they came across and Arthur was left when Rome was falling because this movie takes place in 400 A.D.