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When you make an exploitation film, you always want to have a real issue. That's how they were always done.
When you put on the glasses in a 3-D movie they just kind of sit there and you forget about them.
Yeah, I was always a big fan of noir.
Hollywood wants to own everything. I don't want to own anything. I don't want people just to make content, I want to empower and teach them to create content they own that they can exploit in any medium.
I have 5 children of my own. They are bilingual, like most second and third generations. But they speak primarily in English and they couldn't find anything on television that represented who they are in this country.
I was from such a large family that when I first met my wife, I told her: 'You can go work outside of the house and I'll stay home and continue making my cartoon strips. Maybe I'll make some commercials nearby, you know I'll do anything locally, but I would love to just stay at home and raise the kids like I did when I was growing up.'
The challenge is what was making it exciting. You don't want to do anything that's too easy or that you know that you can pull off, otherwise it's really not worth doing.
Everything I've done has always been my own made up world with its own rules and its own made up stories.
For me, Mexploitation seemed like something that should have existed, but didn't.
I collect a lot of art.
I was the one in charge of the kids growing up.
If you create a good story that has a lot of story value... I think audiences like that. It's why they stick with the same TV show over and over.
Everyone applauds each other's success in Hollywood because they know how tough it is, but it really comes down fundamentally to the process.
I get a lot done considering I spend half my day sleeping.
I have so many friends who don't know how to cook.
I kind of like working fast.
I love working with great actors.
If you do a film with a studio, agents step in, they start saying, 'My actor has to get this amount of money', and it becomes about deals.
Really, children will support anything that is empowering to them.
The studios don't finance anymore, they get outside funds.
Usually, I'm just pleasing myself and I have very similar tastes I think to an audience, what that core audience really likes.
I like to keep my budgets at a certain price when I work for someone else, and even more so now that I'm working for myself, and use new technologies to deliver films that look like they have high production levels.
I usually have a couple of projects going on that are different. A 'Sin City' while I'm doing a 'Spy Kids' at the same time. I need different things going on.
I was a cartoonist when I was at university, but I decided to go into movie making knowing that I could still draw by doing movies, design work, story boards, and such.
Exploitation films were famous for taking an issue an exploiting it because they could move much faster than a studio could. If there was any hot topic, they would run out and make a quick movie and make a buck on it, by changing it around and using it, in some way, to give some relevance.
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