No, I don't feel we got screwed because we got such a great reception. People still rave about it all the time.
It barely opened anywhere! They didn't put any money behind it at all.
This movie works, but it's pure luck.
I was sadder for the actors than I was for me because when you do good work in this industry, you get more work. Colin got a whole career from it.
I don't want to tell your story because you're a insensitive, self-centered moron. I've told a lot of stories about young people, and I always feel there's hope.
The script was about 100 pages. I mean, we could have padded it if we wanted to. But I don't think that would make a better movie... .I mean, it's a guy in a phone booth.
Don't you hear people saying things you can't believe they're saying?
With Batman and Robin, I was opening toy stores in Sydney, Australia. I had awards for selling more Batman merchandise than any human being in the world.
When I was doing 8mm, my agents called me and said, There's this hot script by Larry Cohen, and there's a bidding war for it. Fox is in the lead and if they get it, they want to do it with Mel Gibson and they want you to direct it.
I purposely did 8mm because it was as far from a summer movie as you could get.
We deserved it. I mean, if you get a pummeling, you deserved it. But isn't it wonderful to remember a time that America was once so innocent that all we had to worry about was the next Batman movie?
So we got there at 6 a.m. We'd be shooting by 6:45. We wouldn't break for lunch, we'd just pass food around all day. And we would just rock and roll 'til 4, then Matty Libatique, our great cinematographer, would say, Outta light, guys - and that was it.