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A few years ago, I decided I wanted to be home with my family.
About a year ago, out of the blue, I just wrote a bunch of songs.
And I discovered after a couple years that I really didn't miss making movies.
And we had the perhaps unfair advantage of not having to worry about what an audience was gonna think. We were in a vacuum. We were making little short films, really.
I always find it flattering when somebody recognizes me.
I don't limit my taste. There's some jazz that I like and there's some opera. I've been listening to what was essentially country music, but it crossed over to rock.
I pulled out of making movies in about '96 or '97.
I think Alison Krauss and her band are the best today. The same goes for Rick Skaggs and his band.
I think that I recall the nostalgic '50s: the start of early television and rock-and-roll, and I think everything seemed to get very generic. Not much has changed.
My own personal taste in films as a member of the audience was not completely in line with films I was doing.
On the last couple of movies I made - big-budget Hollywood movies - I really missed being able to create my own material.
The actual process of filmmaking, the many hours out of your life- it is very slow and boring. I'm not interested in that now unless an opportunity was provided for me.
There will always be another group of kids going to college, drinking beer, and discovering that movie. Many of them have never even heard of SCTV.
Well, I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn't handle the travel. I'm a single parent. I had young kids, and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn't working for me. So I stopped.
Well, whether it's on film or on TV, you don't want to throw too many curves at your audio and video guys.
What we see is what they're trying to sell us. It's not true nostalgic as much as it is repeating old material because it's less expensive than new material.
When I got to filmmaking, the most democratic of environments where anybody could say anything, those were the best environments, but what you don't want to assume is that you know what the audience is thinking.
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