I grew up in a refinery town in Texas, and we weren't fancy enough to have a McDonald's.
We have the word 'Mc' attached to so many things now, like 'McMansions.' It's become part of our vernacular as something on steroids almost, just bigger and bigger. I think, to a degree, studios have fallen prey to that as well.
I think that, anybody with a strong will to tell a story, then that is fantastic. I think it's fantastic. I think sometimes people have what I'll call an ulterior motive with a story.
'The Blind Side' took forever to get it out of 20th Century Fox in turnaround. It was one of three different movies I was involved with then. 'The Blind Side' just happened to be the one that got made.
I think that all the anger and cynicism comes from suppressing things that we always wanted.
I really don't storyboard unless it's an action sequence of some kind, but I plan carefully.