I hadn't been in Vegas 20 minutes when I got word that the bookmakers were offering three to one that Frank wouldn't show for my wedding.
The U.S. uses most of its oil for transportation. We can limit U.S. demand for oil by requiring automakers to use the technology that already exists to improve fuel economy - technology that the automakers refuse to bring into the market despite societal demand.
America's downgrade may serve as a wakeup call for its policymakers. It is an unambiguous and loud signal of the country's eroding economic strength and global standing. It renders urgent the need to regain the initiative through better economic policymaking and more coherent governance.
My brand is a demography-breaker. It speaks to all homemakers and women from all walks of life and all across society.
Stories in which the destruction of society occurs are explorations of social fears and issues that filmmakers novelists playwrights painters have been examining for a long time.
Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.
Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Film-makers are always going to be interested in making movies that plug into society around them. That's what a vibrant artistically alert community should be doing. After all it would be sad if we only made films about alien robots.
Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.
I'm highly political. I spend an awful lot of time in the U.S. trying to influence decision-makers. But I don't feel in tune with British politics.
One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers.
We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of the dream.
I think filmmakers want their movies to be seen.
If you look at anybody who's had along career if you look at the choices they've made - even if the movies haven't worked - they've always worked with great filmmakers.
The more unique your film is and unusual it is and difficult it is the harder it is to get it financed. That's why a lot of good filmmakers are doing television. They do HBO movies.
I'm not one of those actors where filmmakers that I admire ask me to be in their movies. I meet them at parties and they're nice to me but they never ask me to work with them.
Other filmmakers make their movies and put them out and that's that. For me for some odd reason it goes deeper than that.
In anything I've ever written all the characters sound like me which I don't think is a bad thing. It makes sense. But I had always admired filmmakers who made movies that didn't sound like them at all.
I don't think people have been able to deal with the fact that African American filmmakers can make movies about life and relationships.
If the goal is to get the best artists actors and filmmakers in the world to create the best movies Hollywood does a decent job. And I think no one would disagree with me that it also makes a ton of bad movies and employs a bunch of hacks.
You can't work in the movies. Movies are all about lighting. Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story. You get very little rehearsal time so anything you do onscreen is a kind of speed painting.
Young film makers should learn how to deal with the money and learn how to deal with the power structure. Because it is like a battle.
Who gets the risks? The risks are given to the consumer the unsuspecting consumer and the poor work force. And who gets the benefits? The benefits are only for the corporations for the money makers.