And as I think about “the market will speak” or something like that, 50 years ago, the only way someone like Preston Sturges got a chance to make films was there was a good film executive at Paramount, Bill LeBaron, who was a former writer-playwright and very sensitive guy, who gave him his chance, and he was able to make those films. If there hadn’t been a William LeBaron, we probably wouldn’t have seen any Preston Sturges films.
And my experience was the same. Metropolitan wouldn’t have seen the light of day if it hadn’t been for maybe five people. And if each one of those five people hadn’t contributed, it never would have been seen anywhere.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Waiting is the hardest part
Or is it getting the financing? Director Whit Stillman is finally, really, absolutely, almost for sure going to make one of two possible next projects after a 10 year silence. Good interview, but I wonder - if you haven't already seen Stillman's Metropolitan (available in a lovely Criterion DVD) how likely are you to discover it because of Hulu? (SpoutBlog)