Date: 2nd November 2000

Even Redford Has Problems Making Movies He Likes

Robert Redford has told the New York Post that he had to "fight a lot more than anyone would know" to get his current film, The Legend of Bagger Vance, produced. He says that to get the film made, he had to make a number of compromises. "The challenge now is to continue to make the movies that I find interesting against the weight of the formulas that you have to come up with in order to make the bottom line work," Redford told the Post. He also expressed dismay over the current action genre: "A lot of films look like they're two-hour commercials," he observed. "You don't stick with anything very long, you can't get in touch with the characters -- they're just props to move the action along. It's a fast, assaultive ride, then it's over."

Source: Studio Briefing