wishes he had a pink frolicing llama under his tag
They'd be whistling a different tune of the film made tons of money. There are many critics who find "Heaven's Gate" a great film. If the studio wasn't so greedy (they figured how could the director of "The Deer Hunter" make a box office dud?) and thrown so much money at him, they mightn't have suffered as much financially. It's the studios' job to control budget, not to tamper with or steer an artist's work. What if Picasso was mandated he couldn't use blue paint?George: Yes, as United Artists painfully found out with Cimino, sometimes the director needs to be directed. I like the Scorsese approach: shoot the film, give it to Thelma to edit.