I guess I never had a better experience than working on The Long Riders, and at the same time, I never had a harder time than what I did making Southern Comfort.
Well, we're in show business, and I have been making a living in this business a long time and inevitably it means taking what it is that you've done and hopefully you're showing it to a lot of people who like it.
As far as I'm concerned, all my movies could be westerns, so this is good stuff.
I've always wanted to do a boxing movie.
You as an audience can look at these things as films, but I remember them as social experiences.
Some say Hollywood movies that are made about boxing are just metaphors for other things, I think I've made one that's actually about boxing and not a metaphor.
I wouldn't not want to be a director and write as I wouldn't not to want to be a writer and direct movies.
I think it's fair to say I've always been a boxing fan.
What's not perceived to be an A movie anymore, is often subject matter that would have been thought of as a B movie many years ago.
My Father was a great boxer, and I grew up watching the fights, live and on TV too.
If I could go back I might change Geronimo a bit. If I do, it will be made a longer version.
I'll talk about these things, but it's just, you know, you only get so much time and I'm much more interested in what I'm going to be doing next year than in something I did 10 years ago.
It's really about, oh come on, this guy wouldn't say that or he wouldn't do that, you know, it's about the characters, about the story, about the situation.
I did have an offer to direct one of the Alien movies but I wasn't too excited about all the effects work.
I mean no film is beyond criticism, but I think we've made a very modest movie.