For the most part, studio movies have huge budgets. They don't do anything under 30 to 40 million. When you have that much money at stake, you have so many people breathing down your neck.
I really feel kind of guilty spending 80 million dollars. People are starving in the world.
Decline III, I funded myself, from the studio money. That, and I sold a lot of drugs. Kidding. Don't print that.
Those movies, Decline I and II and Suburbia, are dearly loved, but they never made any money. I didn't even have the rights for some of them.
When men have money and power they get turned on, sexually. They get horny as hell. Can't imagine why, though.
It's really hard to imagine there ever being the kind of impact there was when punk rock happened in the late 70's. I wish there would be one big change like that again, but I don't know if that'll ever happen.
It is fun to try figure out the things that really are real and the things that aren't.
I love punk rock, but I also love metal.
The first Decline I did was out of sheer love and appreciation for the music. In 1977, it was more about bands, because punk was a new form of music. It was groundbreaking and political.
I can't believe I actually was in my own movie.
It is the idea that it's a movie in a movie. So I did it.
Me and Johnny Rotten have been talking about doing a movie of his book, No Irish, No Dogs, No Blacks. We have a script, so hopefully that's going to happen at some point in our careers.
When we did Wayne's World, it was 14 million dollars and they didn't bug us too much because they just thought it was some little movie that nobody was ever going to see. We showed them.
I was always into music. I think everyone is when they're a teenager, as a way to drown out the world.
Now, it's almost impossible to go out and do a film about a new form of music.