I read, therefore I'm interested in writers.
And I liked this extreme character of de Sade.
The truth is, I'm drawn to all kinds of things.
The danger is not so much in the economic structure of a society but in its intellectual structure.
You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money, but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness.
Similarly, the Marquis is presented in this film as someone who would disturb the status quo and therefore must be kept imprisoned.
To me, thoughts are fun and art is fun. The strength of our society should not be idle entertainments but the joy of pursuing ideas.
Nowadays they either want to move the film to Canada or in some cases they go to Prague or Romania or they want to keep 'em down in L.A.
Whereas European films have traditionally been able to go into adult relationships. I think there's a huge audience in America for those kinds of films.
They are always very lax about putting restrictions on violence for children's movies, which I think is much more harrowing than sexuality for children.