Q: You’ve built your career on character-driven dramas. How hard it is to get this type of movie made in the current market?
A: I think it’s kind of a natural problem of the weekend movie and the logic of moviemaking now moving into the marketing division. I think that movies are just where real estate was, y’know. So there’s a lot of movies made that probably wouldn’t have been made with hedge fund money and too much money in the system. So they start cannibalizing each other and people probably got fed up seeing them, y’know. And I think what comes around goes around. I mean, “Precious” is a dark, deep movie. I went to see it last night and the cinema was full at 7 o’clock on a Saturday. You can’t say that’s not a strong character-driven movie.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Brothers: Jim Sheridan
Brothers director Jim Sheridan (In The Name Of The Father) on "war" films, the movie marketplace, and his hot cast. (The Wrap)