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Brief about John Sayles: By info that we know John Sayles was born at 1950-09-28. And also John Sayles is American Director.

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There are genres I don't care for, and I've never worked in those genres, and then sometimes there are people that I haven't liked and I haven't worked for those people. But if I feel like there's a movie that I would like to go see, I'll jump into it.

Tags: Care, Movie, Sometimes

There was a widespread indignation in the American media. They were saying, 'How can you make a movie during an election that's about politics? What are you doing? Are you trying to influence people's lives?' To which my response was, 'Well, I hope so.'

Tags: Hope, Politics, Saying

There were not fifteen people in the story department and twenty-five producers and stuff. And Roger had produced 1,000 movies and directed a couple of hundred, and their comments were always very, very specific.

Tags: Movies, Story, Stuff

Those are fun, especially if they're going to shoot them in four weeks, because you know they're not going to mess with anything you do, so it can be very imaginative.

Tags: Four, Fun, Mess

To this day, I get rewrite offers where they say: 'We feel this script needs work with character, dialogue, plot and tone,' and when you ask what's left, they say: 'Well, the typing is very good.'

Tags: Character, Good, Work

We just said, 'Okay, you're in the movie. Bring what you would bring for a three-day weekend and I hope you like the way you look in it because once you're on camera, that's your wardrobe.' But it worked; it worked and we were very surprised.

Tags: Hope, Once, Said

Well, acting is cheap; I knew all these actors who weren't in the Screen Actors Guild yet, and it happened that they were all just about thirty years old.

Tags: Acting, Knew, Old

You get to say, 'Here's my philosophical idea about what the costume should like,' and the costume designer comes and gives you choices and sometimes they're all good, and I say, 'What do you think?' and they pick the right thing.

Tags: Good, Here, Sometimes

I've always felt like I was on the margins. Once upon a time that's what independent used to mean.

Tags: Mean, Once, Time

I like to act. I work for scale. I don't have an acting agent. I'm in the book.

Tags: Acting, Book, Work

I probably wouldn't have done as many as I did in one year, which I did when I was trying to raise money.

Tags: Done, Money, Trying

If you write a movie for Roger Corman, it's going to get made. You saw it almost the next day.

Tags: Almost, Next, Write

Michael Moore, whether you like him or hate him, has done something very important.

Tags: Done, Hate, Him

The media in America has become so cowed and compromised.

Tags: America, Become, Media

When I was really young I didn't know that there was such a thing as a screenwriter. I wrote stories.

Tags: Stories, Wrote, Young

And it was out in the theaters in two weeks. This is not, 'We're going to develop twenty-five and maybe one's going to get made,' so the first three things I wrote got up on the screen and, good, bad or indifferent, I got to see them on their feet.

Tags: Bad, Good, Three

Basically, if you could get a good trailer out of the script, Roger had no objection to you making a really good movie. He liked it if you did. He liked the more cleverness and ingenuity you could bring to it. He just wasn't going to give you any more money.

Tags: Give, Good, Money

But compared to writing a novel, where you can be God, I did the Bay of Pigs invasion in six pages once, and there were 50,000 guys with boots that I didn't have to pay, and all those extras; we didn't have to pay them.

Tags: God, Once, Writing

Fahrenheit 9/11 took public domain information that should have been on the news every night and put it in a film that a lot of people went to see. But still Bush has never had to answer those charges.

Tags: Film, Night, Put

For me the writing, when I'm going to direct it myself, is really just the first draft, and I don't change it very much; I only change it on average about two lines per movie.

Tags: Change, Movie, Writing