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If Hollywood stars speak out, so do all sorts of other people. Now Hollywood stars can get a better hearing.
 

It's a good question, because a movie isn't good or bad based on its politics. It's usually good or bad for other reasons, though you might agree or disagree with its politics.
 

It's funny that there was so much disturbance about having a Catholic in the White House with Kennedy, and when we finally get a religion in the White House that's causing a lot of conflicts, and concerns, and disturbances for a lot of people, it's in the Bush Administration.
 

Most of us do not consciously look at movies.
[Movies]
 

Movies absorb our attention more completely, I think.
[Attention]
 

No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.
 

The Academy is paranoid about its image.
 

The movies that are made more thoughtfully or made or with more ambition often get just get drowned out by the noise.
 

The problem with being sure that God is on your side is that you can't change your mind, because God sure isn't going to change His.
 

The right really dominates radio, and it's amazing how much energy the right spends telling us that the press is slanted to the left when it really isn't. They want to shut other people up. They really don't understand the First Amendment.
 

We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too.
 

We don't have a lot of class-conscious filmmaking.
 

Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old, and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics.
 

You can have a movie with hardly any cuts, or very few cuts, that is fascinating, you can't take your eyes away from it... Look at some of the long takes in Citizen Kane.
 

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
 


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