The big movies now are such an industry where the money has to come back as soon as possible. With a little movie you have a little more room to move. The eye of the director and the point of view of the filmmaker has suffered [in big films] in the past decades. I look for hard balls. And I don’t see much balls in most films today. When I started out, the films would go into the theaters and they would play as long as they would play.
From this interview at the Hollywood Reporter.
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