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Character and emotionality don't always have to be relegated to quieter, more simple constructs.

If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.

I need to have my hands on the DNA of a film.

I'm drawn to provocative characters that find themselves in extreme situations. And I think I'm drawn to that consistently.

The journey for women, no matter what venue it is - politics, business, film - it's, it's a long journey.

When he brought it to me four years ago, Rodney King had just arrived, I was involved in the clean-up of L.A. and I guess it was part of my experience.

For some individuals - some soldiers, some contractors - combat provides a kind of purpose and meaning beyond which all else potentially pales in comparison.

On the other hand, I believe there's hope, because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously.

I like to be strong.

I'm drawn to filmmaking that can transport me. Film can immerse you, put you there.

Cinema has the capacity to be so physiological.

I can't stand outside myself and be anybody else.

I don't want to be made pacified or made comfortable. I like stuff that gets your adrenaline going.

One should make morals judgements for oneself.

The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident.

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.

Am I a 'woman of action'? I don't think of myself that way.

I did a pilot for Anything But Love in 1988 that didn't sell.

I do have to say I have been very fortunate.

I don't believe in censorship in any form.