A little something that was sent to me from Rock and Rap Confidential. A seasoned filmmaker's attitudes on art and the changes - which might includes a return to how things were handled in the pre-copyright past - technology brings it. -- editor
And thats how you begin. And then one day someone will steal from you. And Balzac said that in his book: It makes me so happy because it makes me immortal because I know that 200 years from now there will be people doing things that somehow I am part of. So the answer to your question is: Dont worry about whether its appropriate to borrow or to take or do something like someone you admire because thats only the first step and you have to take the first step.
Q: How does an aspiring artist bridge the gap between distribution
This idea of Metallica or some rock n roll singer being rich, thats not necessarily going to happen anymore. Because, as we enter into a new age, maybe art will be free. Maybe the students are right. They should be able to download music and movies. Im going to be shot for saying this. But who said art has to cost money? And therefore, who says artists have to make money?
[Interview by Ariston Anderson]