The thing is there have been American movies that are similar to Solaris, like Alien had a lot of things that are similar, although it's also got the horror element.
My favorite favorites are people like Bunuel, Fellini and Charlie Chaplin.
Coppola has problems getting financing, so why should I not have problems getting financing.
I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release, but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually, if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies will hit and some just won't.
After living in LA for 8 years, I sort of wanted a change, but there's not much production in New York, which is where I primarily live, so I just sort of drifted over to London.
The thing about movies these days is that the commerce end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting this enormous return on their investment.
I really love sort of classical cinema where people were telling stories with very little dialogue, and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.
I'm not trying to be some kind of underground renegade.
The film, even when we were making it in that budget range, which was really a coup - we got it made because we pitched it to the studio head, Joe Roth.
I direct a lot of TV commercials and music videos.
That's kind of the weird thing that M. Night Shyamalan has sort of unleashed upon the world is this need for every movie to have these ridiculous endings.